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Updated 15 Mar 2017

Local Interest Sites

Website Summary
www.audleycommunitynews.co.uk

Audley Community Newsletter, published quarterly, contains Audley Family History Society page and other local history articles.

www.acumenbooks.co.uk/audleynet

A large site dedicated to charities, organisations and businesses in and around Audley. Includes links to the Rotary Club, local events and many more.

www.audleycc.co.uk

A well presented site with images and a brief history of Audley. This is the site for the Audley cricket club.

www.jjhc.info

This site is extremely informative and covers the British ancestors and relatives of JJ Heath-Caldwell. The site also covers the history and photos of Linley Hall, Talke.

http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/site/home/index.html

A website that deals with local mining disasters.

http://www.warrinerprimaries.com/Topic/diglake.htm

A fascinating insight into Diglake Colliery and the men who worked there. Some of the information has been taken from archives and census returns, both on and off the internet, but the majority of the information has been kindly supplied by individuals.

http://leycett.wikifoundry.com/

Life in the oldLeycett village.

http://burgesses.info/index.html

Burgess and Taylor families from elsewhere but includes Hilditch and Statham families from Audley

www.northstaffsminers.btck.co.uk

North Staffs Coal Mining History

http://www.madeleyvillage.co.uk/about-madeley/history/leycett-history/

Leycett village history.

www.madeleystaffs.fsnet.co.uk

Includes history and photos of Madeley and Leycett

http://www.apedale.co.uk/

Apedale Heritage Centre

http://pams2011.btck.co.uk/

Parish of Audley Medieval Society

http://www.stjamesaudley.co.uk/

St James's Church, Audley

http://www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/counties/staffordshire/volumes/staffordshire-xi

Victoria County History of Staffordshire - Vol. Xl (includes Audley and surrounding parishes)

http://www.barthomleystbertolines.org.uk St. Bertoline's Church, Barthomley
http://www.halmerendmethodists.org.uk Halmerend Methodist Church
https://sites.google.com/site/charlesfaireyhistorian/publications/the-devils-of-audley-barthomley-and-betley  The Devils of Audley, Barthomley and Betley by Charles E S Fairey, September 2016  

 

North Staffordshire/South Cheshire Sites

Website Summary
http://blhs.co.uk

A very informative site about the Betley Local History Society with many interesting links.

www.betley.net

An individual look at Betley history with relevant research sources, including early records from 975 to 1793, Parish Registers 1538 to 1812, Index to Betley Will 1518 to 1857, etc. Site by Patrick Corness.

www.sprs.org.uk

Staffordshire Parish Registers Society. Transcibes and publishes Staffordshire parish registers.

www.thepotteries.org/general/history.htm

History, pictures and people of the six towns. Interesting and informative

http://www.staffordshirebmd.org.uk

The Register Office of Staffordshire. For births, marriages and deaths from 1837

www.fhsc.org.uk

Family History Society of Cheshire. Founded in 1969 and has 17 groups within Cheshire. Contains a section on Cheshire Wills

www.workhouses.org.uk

History of the Workhouse including all of the local N.Staffs and S. Cheshire unions

http://thepotteries.org/

The local history of the Potteries.

www.cheshirebmd.org.uk

Cheshire births marriages and deaths indexes.

www.borderhistory.org.uk

Represents all the family history societies in the North Saffordshire/South Cheshire area. They organise a history fair in a different village each year

http://maps.cheshire.gov.uk/tithemaps

The site contains digitised tithe maps of Cheshire and complete listings from the tithe apportionments. Sections of maps can be printed and apportionments downloaded. If you have ancestors who lived in Cheshire around 1840, and you know which parish they lived in, then this site will show you exactly where they lived.

http://www.staffspasttrack.org.uk/

Staffordshire Past-Track. Old photographs of Staffordshire.

http://nsmg.apedale.co.uk/

North Staffordshire Coalfield - mining history

http://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/leisure_index.asp?id=SXEDE3-A780BC50&cat=1243

Newcastle Museum

http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/visit/pmag/

Hanley Museum

http://www.staffshistory.org.uk/

Staffordshire History - lists Staffordshire local history societies

http://www.sahs.uk.net/

Staffordshire Archaeological and Historical Society

www.nsrsg.org.uk

North Staffordshire Railway Study Group

http://www.amberleybooks.com/shop/article_9781848683068/Newcastle-Under-Lyme-Through-Time<BR><I>Neil-Collingwood-_-Gregor-A.-B.-Shufflebotham<_I>.html?shop_param=cid=16&aid=9781848683068& Amberley Publishing.:Newcastle Through Time
http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/index.php/unseen-newcastle-under-lyme.html The History Press: Unseen Newcastle-under-Lyme
www.smallthorne-history.org.uk  Smallthorne village history and memories

 

National Sites

Website Summary
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a

The National Archives. Catalogues describing archives held throughout England.

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/

Pay site. Has births, marriages and deaths for 1837 to 2003. Also WW1 and WW2 and overseas BMD’s.

www.ukbmd.org.uk
 

Provides links to 324 web sites that offer on-line transcripts of births, marriages, deaths and censuses

www.ancestry.co.uk

Pay site.17 million names indexed. The only place on the web where you can search all census records for England and Wales spanning 1851 to 1901.

freeukgen.rootsweb.com

A list of free websites that provide a service to researchers.

www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

1861 t0 1901 census records for Scotland

www.familyrecords.gov.uk

Assists in finding government records and other sources needed for family history research

www.bmsgh.org

Local History Society that covers Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

www.bmdindex.co.uk

Pay site. Has a complete range of records from 1837 onwards.

www.1901census.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Pay site. Trace your English and Welsh ancestors on the 1901 census. Transferred to Find My Past

www.familyrecords.gov.uk

1881 census for England and Wales. Fees payable

www.familyrecords.gov.uk

This site gives help in tracking down information on births, deaths, and marriages as well as more unusual topics such as migration, military records and adoption.

www.worldroots.com

For those hoping to confirm their royal blood!

http://www.british-history.ac.uk

British History Online. Lots of historical information, including old OS maps and the Victoria County History

freebmd.rootsweb.com

Provides free internet access to transcribed records

http://backgroundchecks.org/public-records/the-genealogy-resource-guide

"Genealogy - The Complete Resource Guide" . Excellent guide to genealogy resources.

http://maps.nls.uk/

National Library of Scotland - Map Images

 Access high-resolution zoomable images of over 160000 maps of Scotland, England, Wales and beyond. Excellent for old Ordnace Survey maps at various scales. All free., The best site for maps

www.sog.org.uk

Society of Genealogists

 

http://www.publicprofiler.org/

A recent research project based at University College London (UCL) has investigated the distribution of surnames in Great Britain, both current and historic. The website allows users to search these databases and to trace the geography and history of their family names. A very good surname profiler.

www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.1530

The National Monuments Record  (NMR) based in Swindon and maintained by English Heritage is one of the largest  accessible archives in the UK and the biggest dedicated to the historic environment. Amongst other things you can request aerial photos of any area providing you know the grid references at the extremes of the area. Can be especially good for local history.

http://www.ancestor-search.info/

A reference type web site aimed principally at guiding newcomers to genealogy. Also gives them the guidance on where to seek information on their English and Welsh ancestors in a systematic structured way

 

International Sites

Website Summary
www.rootsweb.com

This is a single name site and can be confusing to use particularly if dealing with a common name. It is mainly an American site.

www.familysearch.com

Mormon Church Database. IGI - Parish Registers, and much more.

www.cyndislist.com

The premier site for geneological information. Has 95,500 links to genealogical sources.

www.familysearch.org

A large collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records. Advice on how to start looking into your family history, etc.

www.ex.ac.uk/mhn/new/welcome.html

Mining History Network. Worldwide with a UK section

www.familychronicle.com

Genealogical advice and surname finder. American

http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.History-at-Home-A-Guide-to-Genealogy.17370.html

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy

 

World War Websites

Website
Summary
www.cwgc.org Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.
www.greatwar.co.uk  A Guide to WW1 Battlefields and History of the First World War 

www.1914-1918.net 

www.longlongtrail.co.uk 

A comprehensive online order of battle for the British Army in the First World War, how to research a soldier, the battles and battlefields of the war, and much more.
 
www.forces-war-records.co.uk  Numerous records of soldiers who served in the World Wars and other wars. Full access requires a subscription.
   
   

 

 

 Links to other local Audley and District Organisations

 

 Even more non-history useful links

 

Record & Pedigree Book (for completition with your own family) £3.50

Available from Maureen Wood, 103 Crewe Rd, Alsager, ST7 2JE (Tel: 01270 875 203)

 

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