Hints,Tips & Links

Researching your family history can be extremely exciting, frustrating, time consuming but nevertheless rewarding. Firstly you will need to speak to elderly relatives to glean as much information as possible. The last census published was 1911, therefore you need to try an get back to 1911 to start your research in earnest.

The Census was published in 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911. The 1939 Register is also now available. Access to these records is available on numerous sites for a fee.

NB: Gower Ancestry has paid membership to all major genealogy sites, why not let us research for you? 

The most up to date websites are www.ancestry.co.uk  & www.findmypast.co.uk .  Information can also be obtained from www.genesreunited.com. Both have community access so that you can join forums, post messages and find living relatives.

Free information can be accessed on www.familysearch.org .This site includes millions of records complied by the Church of Latter day Saints. 

Births, Marriages and Deaths can be access free from www.freebmd.rootsweb.com  
Early parish records are available on http://www.freereg.org.uk

Certificates (£12.00 each) can be obtained from The General Register Office (GRO) website www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates 

Gower Ancestry has paid subscriptions and access to numerous websites to locate even the most elusive ancestor.

Let us take away your frustration and find them for you