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Linda Jonas 2006

England and Wales

You don't have to travel to England or Wales to do your family history research.

There are many online indexes and images.  You may want to purchase subscriptions to,, and 1837Online.  This guide describes only a few of the resources available at these sites.

To conduct original research, you will need to use the resources of the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Family History Library has a massive collection of English and Welsh Records.  You can search the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) online.  You then go to a Family History Center and order the microfilms/fiche you wish to see.  This guide describes some of the most important holdings of the Family History Library and often gives the FHL film number. If a record series is on several rolls of film the first film number is listed in this guide; search the FHLC by film/fiche number to see the entire series. The Family History Library only lends  materials on microform; it does not lend books, CDs, maps, and other materials. If the record you want is a book, go to a public library and see if you can order it on interlibrary loan.  You can also purchase most of the non-microfilmed materials online from genealogical booksellers.

This guide describes only a sample of the materials available for English and Welsh research.  For detailed instructions, you will want to purchase one of the books in the "How to Do Research in England and Wales" section.

The resources listed in the "England and Wales" section are to be used in addition to the resources in the "General British Isles" section.

The following items are only a select list of materials. These items are in the process of annotation.

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