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If you are just trying to contact people (or even businesses), you may now try UK Directory Enquiries which is British Telecom's service to provide telephone and fax numbers for residents in the UK. If you have some basic information, give this service a try first.
If you wish to search the Electoral Register for the country, try 192.com.
Persons seeking information about ancestors from this area (unless the surname is uncommon where we may be able to help) may find help by trying the soc.genealogy.britain & soc.genealogy.surnames.britain genealogy newsgroups.
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Genealogy Guide - How To Trace Your Family History
If you are looking for someone who may have left this area, or wondering
whether people who have left may be trying to find you, try our Sheffield
Expats Pages. There are notice-boards where people have left messages
seeking long-lost friends. Check it out - also at Expats
New: try this local-to-Sheffield genealogical resource - Sheffield
Indexers. Lots of information and links on here.
Search Via Genes Reunited
Discover your family story at Genes
Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes 1837-2004 |
Search Military Records
1841 Census |
1851 Census |
1871 Census |
1891 Census |
EMAIL ADDRESS SEARCHES
If you think that your intended contact
may have an email address, try some of these search sites:-
- which will let you carry out UK phone number and email searches.
- carries out searches on databes for lost friends, relatives & colleagues.
Other email searching locations include Yahoo
(look for People Search), Lycos
Who Where and Internet
If you wish to look into Forces archives, try the following:-
Indexes and Royal
Air Force Association are good places to try to trace Forces veterans.
Alternatively, you could try Forces
Reunited or Find
My Past for ex-forces personnel.
PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICE
We have also seen another search service which will quote its fee on application. This will be a search of the Public Records Office in Kew, London where are held service records of Naval, Military & Royal Marine personnel up to 1913, records of the Cabinet and Foreign Office papers to the mid-1960's, records on the Merchant Navy, Railway staff, Emigrants & Immigrants, Australian convicts, executions at Newgate/Tyburn etc.. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note of what you require and they will quote a fee. Details will be sent to you by Email and by Airmail with copies of documents.
URL of the Public Records Office is NationalArchieves.gov.uk
MORMON CHURCH FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE
Sheffield does have a Family History Centre run by the Mormon Church situated at the top of Wheel Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield where genealogical searches may be made. The Mormon Church has put its records of family names onto the internet. The URL is www.FamilySearch.org.
(We have been asked to point out that the preferred name for the Mormon Church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
The Archive Centre at 52 Shoreham Street, Sheffield contains Census records. The Archive Centre, at 52
Shoreham Street, Sheffield, S1 4SP, may be contacted on 0114 2734756 and, if you wish to make searches
there, it would be advisable to ring beforehand to book a microfiche or microfilm machine. Proof of
identity is required in the form of 2 separate items. Furthermore, the Central Library will also keep
records which may assist in locating relations.
The Sheffield Star also carries a weekly Contact Column aimed at anyone trying to contact people in Sheffield with whom they have lost contact. Sheffield Star, York Street, Sheffield,
S1 1UP. Tel 0114 2766666.
FIND MY PAST
Genealogists whose ancestors emigrated from Britain by ship are now able
to look up their relatives' journeys on the Internet. Details of 30 million
passengers who sailed out of Britain between 1890 and 1960 to destinations
like Australia, South Africa, North America and India are being made available
online at Find My Past.
The 1.5 million pages of passenger lists were previously only available
at The National Archives in Kew, southwest London.
The availability of the passenger lists from ships that left British ports
in this period is an invaluable tool for people tracing relatives they
believe may have left the UK during this period. It may provide a missing
link for many genealogists who have hit a brick wall in their research,
as well as helping those outside UK to trace their British heritage.
Images of the passenger lists will be available to view, download, save
and print. As well as the names, departure dates and destinations of each
passenger, the records may also include their address, age, marital status
The 1890 to 1900 records online from 10/01/07, with the subsequent decades
This Genealogical site is currently being built up
but looks potentially useful - www.sheffieldindexers.com
The Sheffield Indexers' mission is to provide accurate indexed transcriptions
of genealogical records for access by all, free of charge.
The original site was first conceived in 2001 by Elaine Pickard. The
intention is to index genealogical material, primarily specific to Sheffield,
especially Parish Registers and Burial information, into a simple to
access format for people who are interested in Sheffield Genealogy and
have difficulty in obtaining the needed source material.
Access to the material and transcription records is free of charge.
Genealogical Search Resources
Office - applies to Northern Irish non-Roman Catholic marriages,
births & deaths.
The General Register Office for Scotland is for Scots births, marriages
People - a one-stop shop for birth, death and marriage certificates,
census records and parish registers.
Records - This is the government's gateway to official sites for
Genealogy. This site provides links to relevant natoinal bodies across
the UK including the Family Records Centre, the National Archives and
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission but not local record offices.
If your relatives have a Republic of Ireland connection, try the National
Archives of Ireland.
- A database of the General Register Office (GRO) indexes to Births,
Marriages and Deaths. This has mostly records from over 100 years old.
Search facilites are flexible but it can be difficult for large-scale
- This site offers all certificate indexes for England and Wales. Post-1984
material is available in a searchable database. Scans of original certificates
can be obtained for earlier years at a cost.
1st Locate - Free
UK electoral roll searches, family tracing, land registry and Yorkshire
genealogy field research.
- BillionGraves is the world's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery
data, and is growing bigger and better every day.
Your Family Tree: A Beginners' Guide
of South Yorkshire - The families of Bradford and Chatterton were
joined together by marriage in 1972 and I have been researching both
mine Bradford (incl. Hawley, Lemons, Mitchell and my husband's - Chatterton
(incl. Benson, Fieldsend, Kenn(e)y families for 5 years.
CyndiList - England -
Over 200,000 links to Genealogy sites.
- A Genealogy mailing list web site for Sheffield and surrounding areas.
- big big resource of family history matters.
- dedicated reunion directory.
Genealogy - history of the family name 'Hallam'.
My History - Genealogy
Supplies - Specialist supplier of family tree software, books data
discs and other genealogy supplies. Site provides help with choosing
software. Online ordering and mail order catalogue.
My Old Mate.Net
- The place to search and find old friends, lost relatives, family,
school pals and colleagues - or for them to find you. Search the database
containing many thousands of people and optionally leave your details
for others to find you.
- A Genealogical co-operative. Mailing list directory.
- The Sheffield Indexers provide geneaological information pertaining
to the city of Sheffield, Yorkshire.
UK Society of Genealogists
- plenty of info about how to search for your family history.
to Yorkshire - Yorkshire genealogy & family history - particularly
for those new to this hobby. Mailing list is strictly for people with
a serious interest in finding their ancestors and making connections
with other people. New list - everyone welcome, whether in the UK or
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