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#262971 - 11th Oct 2008 6:22pm Local History Resources
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I thought it might be good to have a thread that people can add to when it comes to researching local History topics. By this I specifically mean internet resources. I have found a few very useful places to go when researching a topic. I will list them and hope that as people stumble across new ones they will add them.

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#262972 - 11th Oct 2008 6:28pm Re: Local History Resources [Re: MissGuided]
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#263048 - 12th Oct 2008 6:10am Re: Local History Resources [Re: MissGuided]
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#263052 - 12th Oct 2008 9:08am Re: Local History Resources [Re: LukeORourke]
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This may be useful i reckon lots of wirral stats

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#263068 - 12th Oct 2008 11:13am Re: Local History Resources [Re: Riki_Wirral]
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A link site to Old maps of Cheshire - note that some use zoomify which gives really good detail.

Antique Cheshire Maps
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#263101 - 12th Oct 2008 4:26pm Re: Local History Resources [Re: diggingdeeper]
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The BBC asked the public to contribute their memories of World War Two to a website between June 2003 and January 2006. The result is an archive of 47,000 stories and 15,000 images.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/

It is not really a research website, but a large collection or stories written by the people who were there, and very interesting to browse.

However the search function is rubbish as it adds +ww2 to every search.

But it is possible to find local Cheshire stories by going to
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/categories/c54613/

There are is one for Lancashire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/categories/c1136/

And one for Liverpool.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/categories/c1141/

Sorry if this has already been posted somewhere.

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#265390 - 21st Oct 2008 8:22pm Re: Local History Resources [Re: TonyP2020]
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Not sure if this is the correct place for this but if you wanted to look up ancestors births marriages and deaths you can do free online searches here http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk/

Note that this is only Cheshire. Wirral of course used to be Cheshire when us oldies first came on to the scene. smile It is not a complete list and you stand a better chance of finding a relative the further back you go as they are still transcribing. If the person you expect is not there then it is possible that they haven't been included yet or may not have been born, married or died in Cheshire. Perhaps we could have a family History thread or are there too many on the net anyway?
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#265392 - 21st Oct 2008 9:10pm Re: Local History Resources [Re: Morseman]
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#266445 - 27th Oct 2008 10:24pm Re: Local History Resources [Re: Dava2479]
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#290605 - 8th Feb 2009 4:36pm Re: Local History Resources [Re: MissGuided]
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#290647 - 8th Feb 2009 6:45pm Re: Local History Resources [Re: Doctor_Frick]
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Some more links


http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~cprdb/
births, marriages and burials

http://www.andysutton.co.uk/
get old cemetery maps from this


http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/recordoffice/wills/Home.htm
for wills from cheshire to the late 1930's

http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=0

this has cheshire christenings, marriages and burials for some churches on the Wirral. If you put in names you may not get a hit, but if you think they may have gone to a specific church like St Peters or St pauls in Birkenhead,( try a common name like Davies,, find the church ) you have to go through each page, but if you know the year you can narrow it down when on that actual church. Takes some getting used to. This site can be slow.....


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#290652 - 8th Feb 2009 6:58pm Re: Local History Resources [Re: history]
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http://www.upton.cx

For History, Information and pictures of Upton (Wirral).

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#290654 - 8th Feb 2009 7:02pm Re: Local History Resources [Re: uptoncx]
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I have the Mi's for St Mary's,Upton. Also St Hilary's, Wallasey, St Bridgets, West Kirby. St Oswald, Bidston.

Also Baptisms,Marriages and burials for Liscard Independent Chapel

These are all on Fiche, if anyone needs a look up. Thought it might help some?


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#290898 - 9th Feb 2009 11:11am Re: Local History Resources [Re: history]
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Try the link in my signature for Wallasey History.

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#389491 - 18th Feb 2010 9:33pm Re: Local History Resources [Re: ]
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Birkenhead Central Reference Library has all the Electoral Registers for Birkenhead going back to 1863, additionally it has Wallasey and rest of WBC since amalgamation with Birkenhead.
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