Useful Links

Please find below links to other websites that may be of use for research etc.

 

Access to Archives Catalogues describing archives dating from the 900's to the present day. www.a2a.org.uk
Alfred Williams Heritage Society Celebrating the life and works of the South Marston writer. www.alfredwilliams.org.uk
Ancestry Llibrary   www.ancestry.com
British Association for Local History An essential starting point for local history research from 1952 to date. www.balh.co.uk
British Library The British Library website where you can search their catalogues. www.bl.uk
Dictionary of National Biography Over 55 thousand biographys of individuals. Subscription required. http://oxforddnb.com
English Weights and Measures Definitive internet resource on imperial weights and measures. http://home.clara.net/
brianp/index.html
Family Search Searchable database of millions of names made available by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. http://familysearch.com
Federation of Family History Societies Family history website. www.ffhs.org.uk
Genealogical Research A guide to Genealogy for the whole family. www.creditcritics.com/giving-credit-to-your-past/
Genealogical Research Genealogical research in the UK and Ireland. www.genuki.org.uk
Genealogical Research

Getting started with Genealogy.
Submitted by Brittney Barnes.

www.vodien.com/blog/education/getting-started-genealogy-web.php

Genealogical Research
US military

Genealogical research in the United States of America military records. www.justmilitaryloans.com/military-genealogy
Great Western Archive Great Western Railway archives. http://www.greatwestern.org.uk
Highworth Twinning Information on Highworth's twinning with Pontorson and Wassenberg http://www.highworthtwinning.org.uk
Local and Trade Directories Library of directories for England and Wales from 1750 to 1919. Run by the University of Leicester. www.historicaldirectories.org
Medieval Legal Documents Medieval source book. www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html
Maps Archive of old maps. Also maps for sale. www.old-maps.co.uk
Local History A world history encyclopedia. www.localhistories.org
National Archives Website of the National archives (formerly the Public Record Office). www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Family History Books Publisher and book seller of British local and family history. www.phillimore.co.uk
Rodbourne Town History The story of Rodbourne's (Swindon) history. Includes historical trail around Rodbourne. www.livingstory.org.uk
Royal Historical Society Promoting and defending the scholarly study of the past. Lectures, conferences and publications. www.royalhistoricalsociety.org
Swindon Website Swindon's own website. www.swindonweb.com
Historical Website An encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present. www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk
Family History The site for family historians in Wiltshire. www.wiltshirefhs.co.uk
Wiltshire County Council website Information from Wiltshire County Council. www.wiltshire.gov.uk/community
Maps Old maps, plans and etchings. www.yourmapsonline.org.uk
Chipping Campden Historical Society Local Historical Society website. www.chippingcampdenhistory.org.uk

Wiltshire and Swindon Archives

A huge amount of local information including Maps, Wills, Parish Records, Court Records, Family and Estate Records and Local Government Records.

www.wiltshire.gov.uk/history-centre.htm

www.swindon.gov.uk/libraries

South Marston
Historical Society

Local Village website www.southmarston.co.uk
Lechlade Local Website www.lechladeonthames.co.uk
Lechlade History Society Local Historical Society Website www.lechladehistory.co.uk
St. Michaels Church, Highworth Local Church Website www.stmichaelshighworth.co.uk
Coleshill House Website dedicated to Coleshill House www.coleshillhouse.com
Who Is Hosting This Genealogical records search.
Many thanks to Ryan Cason who submitted this useful tool.
www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/searching-genealogical-records

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The development of the drinking glass, and the tea and coffee meeting places. Also some of the men of wealth and influence who frequented them.

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Women at work in WW1.
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With the men away the women came out of the home and went to work. Find out the many and varied jobs that they took on.

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