Links to external websites that could be of interest to you
Set out below are lists of websites that are useful in researching family and local history, particularly for Tewkesbury.
THS Life President, John Dixon, has written a guide and commentary about the use of such resources - to read it, click the link.
Family History Tewkesbury Britain Gloucestershire Military Miscellaneous
Census 1841-1911 Ancestry.com - (not free).
Census 1841-1911 Find My Past - (not free).
Census 1861 for Tewkesbury FreeCen (RG9/1806) is available for free thanks to Mike English.
Census Scotland 1871-1911 (Not free )
Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Registration, Free BMD Free, but not comprehensive.
Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Registration, Genes Re-United Its index is a good supplement to FREEBMD which is weak after 1937. Remember all BMD for Tewkesbury after 1937 registered in Cheltenham. If you wish to see detail, then you will need to subscribe.
Most Gloucestershire Civil Registration Birth, Marriages and Deaths are covered by a Glos. Familv History Society Index.
Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Registration, buying Certificates online - Office of National Statistics.
www.familysearch.com free and good for pre-1837.
Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Registration, BMD Registers In association with National Archives (not free): BMDregisters.co.uk have added more than 100,000 records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials of British subjects overseas and on board ships to their website. The records mostly date from the 19th and 20th centuries; if your ancestors travelled the world or married at sea during this period, you may find them here. Make sure you explore the rest of BMD registers too. With records ranging from Methodists and Baptists to Presbyterians and Quakers, this website is good for tracing non-conformist ancestors.
Birth, Marriage and Death Civil Registration, Find My Past (Not free) comprehensive official records 1837-1983.
Mike English's parish register transcriptions Tewkesbury and the surrounding parishes are all included.
GENUKI Gloucestershire section
BBC history page http://www.bbc.co.uk/legacies
To gain help from the BBC series "Who do you think you are?" http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/index.shtml
Glosgen - Stuart Flight's extensive Gloucestershire ancestry plus much more.
Comprehensive Scottish online resources at Scotlands People
Photos of the last barge to leave Healings Mill on 25 March 2007.
Jack Boskett's photo website - has pictures of the floods and many railway photos.
1984 BBC 'Day Out in Tewkesbury' 30 min video
1977 BBC 'Six English Towns' 30 min film on Tewkesbury by Alec Clifton-Taylor
Vol I of Bennett's Register available on-line via Google Books.
Bennett's History of Tewkesbury available on via Google Books (plus many other very useful historical publications).
James Bennett's Memorandum - the family history James Bennett.
Tewkesbury Town Band - history, photos and current information on the band.
The Media Archive for Central England (MACE) is a screen archive (TV, video, film etc) - search for Tewkesbury (includes the pram races!)
The National Archives claim that you can find details of everything on the statute book, in one place and free of charge on http://www.legislation.gov.uk/
Vision of Britain www.visionofbritain.org.uk - historical facts, figures, maps and viewpoints covering almost every settlement in Britain, providing seven centuries of comment and observation by artists, authors, preachers, social reformers and agitators. Full listing of every General Election result, 1832 to the present. Historic boundary maps, details of land use, labour market trends, travel writing.
www.rgs.org The website of the Royal Geographical Society.
National Archives (ex-PRO) 'Discovery' Search portal for National Archives records, indexes etc.
Naturalisation papers from 19th c (National Archives - cost £3.50 to download)
London, Edinburg and Belfast Gazettes on-line (free)
www.workhouses.org.uk A complete history to the workhouse, search by county and town, includes residents in censuses.
What to see, where to stay www.information-britain.co.uk
The Defford Airfield Heritage Group seeks to record, research and preserve the history of Defford Airfield in Worcestershire.
BBC 1986 Domesday Project on-line (Tewkesbury related material to be found there)
The following three links have been kindly supplied by the students of Elwood Union Free School District, USA.
Britain From Above - aerial photographs of Britain- including Tewkesbury
The Architectural Red Box Photographs of buildings from cities and towns in England.
The Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society have the complete contents of 113 volumes (1876-1995) of their Transactions journal available online.
For those who like their history left of centre there is the Bristol Radical History Group.
Gloucester Civic Trust Interesting and educational content on the heritage and history of Gloucester.
Gloucestershire Local History Provides links to a range of websites that are useful for local history research.
Geoff Sandles comprehensive Gloucestershire Pubs website
Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology - includes all of their journals on-line
Gloucestershire volumes of The Victoria County History
Australian War Memorial website with extensive details of the Australian involvement in World War I
British Prisoners of War - interviews and reports are online via The National Archives
Merchant Navy Seamen records 1835-1941 from national Archives via 'FindMyPast'
Royal Air Force combat reports 1939-1945 (National Archives - chargeable)
RootsChat is the largest free family forum in the UK.
Reference books available on CD http://www.familyhistoryresearch.org/cdindex
Useful dates http://www.johnowensmith.co.uk/histdate/
It is impossible to get an accurate value of money in the past but http://www.measuringworth.com/ukcompare/ tries.
you come across any good websites for others to use
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