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Family names

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

A family name or last name is a type of surname and part of a person’s name indicating the family to which the person belongs. The use of family names is widespread in cultures around the world. Each culture has its own rules as to how these names are applied and used. In many cultures [...]

Census records

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

One of the best places to start finding out family history are the Census records. Census records for England and Wales from 1841 to 1911 are available online through the national archive and its partners. It is free to search their websites. Other source to check are Family Bibles, and records of birth, marriage and [...]