Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday's Tip - Find United Kingdom/Ireland Information at GenUKI Site

This week's Tuesday's Tip is:  Check out the GenUKI website (http://www.genuki.org.uk) for information about genealogy and family history research in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The description of the FREE United Kingdom and Ireland Genealogy site is:

 "GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers."

Here is the home page:

There are a number of link collections on the page above - Regional Links and Technical Links on the left side, and Quick Links on the right side of the page.  A researcher could spend hours exploring the site and learn a lot about genealogy and family history research in the UK and Ireland.

I was interested in Wiltshire records and research, so I clicked on the "England" link on the left-hand side, and saw:

I clicked the link for "Wiltshire" (or the "WIL" on the map) and saw:

All of the topics in blue on the page above are on this one page.  Here I learned about the archives and libraries in Wiltshire, books about church history, church records, civil registration, description and travel, directories, gazetteers, genealogy resources and much more.  Further down at the bottom of the page, there is a link for all of the towns and parishes.  I wanted to know more about Hilperton, so I clicked through and saw:

The page above provides a list of available church records for Hilperton, including where indexes and registers are located.

Back on the home page, one of the links on the right side of the screen is a link for "Church Database."  I clicked that and saw:

I entered "Hilperton" to the Location field, selected "Wiltshire: from the County list, and clicked on "Search:"

The list of churches within three miles of Hilperton appeared.  I clicked on the "View church locations on a Google map" link and saw:

I love maps!  While some of my pre-1850 Richman ancestors worshiped at St. Michael's in Hilperton, some of them may have worshiped at other nearby churches and there may be records in those church parish records that I need to review.  

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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

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