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English Genealogy Cheat Sheet


Dig into your English ancestry with this at-a-glance guide to English genealogy basics. This cheat sheet download includes information about English genealogy records and how to find English records online, plus quick guides to the history and geography of England and Britain.


Frustrated by your search for English ancestors? Keep calm and carry on with this detailed English genealogy guide that will help you research more effectively and efficiently. This at-a-glance fact sheet provides the basics of English genealogy, with guides to useful records and valuable information about English history, emigration and geography. Inside, you’ll find:


  • Keys to jump-starting your research and helping you learn more about the home land, including a map of England; a guide to the difference between England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom; and information about important political divisions and historical counties
  • An historical timeline of English history and statistics about English immigration to the United States, plus lists of common surnames and 19th-century terms
  • A comprehensive list of records that will tell you what to expect from each kind of record, plus where you can find these resources
  • Research tips for completing deep research dives into your English ancestry

Once you download the English Genealogy Cheat Sheet, you’ll need a PDF reader, such as the free Adobe Reader software, to open it. Adobe Reader is available for both Mac and Windows computers.

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