Useful links for family history projects

Here are some links to other internet sites which are of historical value or useful for family tree researchers.

Coventry Family History Society

If your family are from the Coventry area then why not join the Coventry Family History Society? They have many useful local CD's and books available from their bookshop. For a small membership fee you receive their quarterly journal which makes interesting reading. You could always make a contribution yourself!

Historic Coventry

An excellent local site looking back at the history of Coventry.

The Coventry Watch Museum Project

This site is particularly interesting from a family history viewpoint, because so many Coventry folk were involved in the watchmaking industry at its height that if your family originated from the area you are almost sure to have Watch Making Ancestors.

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Royal Warwickshire) Museum

Fascinating museum, tells the story of over 300 years of history of the Royal Warwickshire County Regiment.

The Charterhouse, Coventry

History of the Grade 1 listed Carthusian Priory of St Anne in Coventry

Friends of the London Road Cemetery, Coventry

All about the wonderful, historic London Road cemetery in Coventry

Jayne Shrimpton

Photograph dating and analysis service.

BMD Certificates

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UK Family Researcher

As a Family History Researcher and Genealogist I began with this, my first website, some years ago. My current website provides a more complete list of Coventry Blitz Victims, Home Guard and Local information as well as advertising my services. I have kept this archive of my first website available as an historical curio.

Soldiers in trench during WW1

Dictionary of Old Occupations by Jane Hewitt

Interested in history? Researching your family tree and wondering what those old occupations you found on census records actually mean? Maybe you are a creative writer looking for details to give your work authenticity? The Dictionary of Old Occupations explains the meaning of job titles, trades, professions and terms dating back through the centuries.

A handy reference ebook for researchers, creative writers and history buffs. Jane Hewitt is an experienced, professional genealogist. Aided by her husband Paul she compiled the Dictionary of Old Occupations over several years. This A-Z is an informative and fascinating read, giving insight into the day to day experiences of real people from all walks of life over many centuries.

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