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 Post subject: Pre 1841 census
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:40 pm 

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This might sound a daft question but what are the ways to trace your tree before the census started can anyone give me any tips, eg where do you find other records.
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 Post subject: Re: Pre 1841 census
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:54 pm 
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Hi Sue, you could try the family search web site www.familysearch.org it is a free site to search but you do need to register. That site has helped me a lot.
If you are searching in Lancashire there is http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/ but they get you no further back than 1837.
Some parish registers can be found on http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
Parish records available at the records office and libraries local to them.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:01 pm 
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If you want to search on line, the most useful site in my experience is http://www.familysearch.org/ - the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) database. It can also be rewarding to look at http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/

Both these sites contain other people's findings and deductions and therefore can be wrong, but I've had many good finds from them. Good luck!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:51 am 
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The research news section on here also gives some ideas for you to look at.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:10 am 
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There are some helpful hints and links on the Lost Cousins site's Help page http://www.lostcousins.com/pages/help/,
particularly (as both Gloria and I have suggested you try Family Search) http://www.lostcousins.com/pdf/IGI.pdf
which is a brief but useful guide to the IGI.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:37 am 

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Thanks to everyone.
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Sues, if you have hit a brick wall, which we all do, put it on the site, there is always someone who will try to knock it down, and get through it.
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