The Genealogist is a superb online resource for genealogists researching their family history in England and Wales. Why?
Well, for starters they’ve got an award-winning complete index of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales since civil registers began in 1837 (including records of overseas registrations).
There are complete transcripts for all census returns for all counties in England and Wales from 1841 to 1901 (except for 1881 – records are already available for London and Lancashire, and the rest will be available soon) with linked images so that you can see the actual entries if you choose.
If you’re delving back even further than 1837, they’ve got the records of over a thousand parishes on line, and the number’s growing steadily – these can take you back as far as 1538, when Thomas Cromwell ordered the recording of all baptisms, marriages and burials. There are also records for Nonconformists going back to the 1600s in some cases.
They have other research materials available too – including trade directories going back to the mid-1800s, land records from the 1873 tax survey covering all landowners with a holding of one acre or more, and many more.
All this wealth of information is checked by a team of UK experts, both paid and volunteer, to ensure the greatest accuracy possible. And to make sure it’s as useful to you as it possibly can be, there are a host of smart search tools available to help you extract all the details you can.
With a range of subscriptions to suit everyone, whether you just want to check a couple of entries on one of The Genealogist’s hundreds of databases (443 and rising) or want to carry out extensive research on several of them, The Genealogist is the online research tool for you.