Here are my recommendations for genealogy resources to help you with your search for your UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) based ancestors.

The National Archives

The National Archives (previously known as the public records office) is based in Kew, near London.


The National Archives
Kew, Richmond
Surrey TW9 4DU

An excellent book “The National Archives” by Stella Colwell gives you insider information on how to make the most of your visit.

The website does contain a lot of different resources  however some is only available in person.

Some particular recommendations:


The Family Historian’s Pocket Dictionary by Stuart A Raymond. Pocket Guide. US Readers click here.

Tracing your Ancestors through Family Photographs by Jayne Shrimpton. US Readers click here.

Tracing your Church of England Ancestors by Stuart A Raymond. US Readers click here.

Ancestral Trails by Mark Herber (this is a very heavy book). US Readers click here.

Who do you think you are? by Dan Waddell. Pocket Guide. US Readers click here.

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