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Willis family in UK

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Willis- how to start, for David.

Posted: 15 Jul 2000 8:31AM GMT
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 1:33PM GMT
The golden rule in genealogy is to start with yourself, from your birth certificate get your parents, get their marriage cert.,from that get the names of their fathers and their ages, from there get their birth certificates, and so on back to the start of civil registration in 1837. Not all births were registered when registration was brought in. Once you either have an address in 1891, or are back to 1881 you cab use the census returns, which will give you a list of everyone living at the house on the night of the census, age, relatonships, occupation, and birthplace. You should have a library, record office or family history centre run by the Mormon church near you which will have the indexes to births, marriages, and deaths searchable alphabetically by year and quarter and from the entries you can apply for copies of the certificates. Once you are back before registration you will need to use parish registers, so pray that your ancestors did not move around a lot. lt is ussefull if you are in the UK to join your local family history society as even if you are researching a different locality there will be a fund of experience to draw on. Buy a good magazine, l would recommend Practicle Family History, and look for others researching the same surnames, and most importantly enjoy doing it. A good site to visit is where you find mail lists and lots of good information on the subject in the UK. l do not research for others as l am a full time worker, butif you have any questions you are welcome to e-mail me on
l am researching Willis in Berks, Bucks, and London.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Debbie Hartigan 1 Jul 2000 5:51PM GMT 
David willis 2 Jul 2000 7:27AM GMT 
e carroll 2 Jul 2000 5:54PM GMT 
joy_lawrence3... 31 Jan 2004 11:29AM GMT 
bevpease 15 Jul 2000 2:31PM GMT 
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