The full text of this article is available to Plus members only.
For full access to all of our articles, please Join or Log In.
Not a Plus Member?
British Intelligence: Digging Deeper
More smart strategies and resources for tracing your English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry.
Once you know your ancestors' county, be sure to join the corresponding family history society. Most of these groups publish journals three or four times a year, carry out indexing projects, transcribe gravestones and maintain lists of the surnames their members are researching. The FFHS and GENUKI <> provide links and information about these societies.

RootsWeb <> maintains dozens of mailing lists dealing with British genealogy. Subscribe to the lists dealing with the places your ancestors lived so you can swap research tips with other genealogists and stay abreast of new resources.

The Family History Library has a terrific collection of British genealogy books and records, but archives and libraries throughout Great Britain have many more useful family history resources. Two huge online catalogs let you identify materials of interest:

To continue reading this article
Share |
Did you enjoy this article?
Please share it!
Recent Blog Posts »
Recent Articles »

Free Genealogy Downloads

Best of Family Tree Magazine Premium Collection
Celebrate 15 years with us, and use these tools to continue expanding your family tree.
Only available in January, this collection has a retail value of $203.93, but is yours this month only for $74.99!

They're going fast - get yours today!

©  F+W All rights reserved.