Useful local history web links and resources

Spondon and Derby Local History 

 

www.derby.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/local-studies-collection/ 

Derby Local Studies library . You can check out Derby's past, present and future, look at old newspapers or photographs or trace your family's history. 

www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/record_office/

Derbyshire Record Office provides the archive service for Derbyshire, Derby City and Diocese of Derby. You can now search online for archive collections held at Derbyshire Record Office using their Record Office Guide.

www.derby.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/derby-libraries/spondon-library/ 

Spondon Library holds books of local interest.

www.spondononline.co.uk/local-history-weblinks.html

Spondon Online.  Read more about the history of Spondon here

www.spondononline.co.uk/photo-gallery/general-views-spondon

Spondon Online's photos of Spondon

http://sites.google.com/site/denkporter2/spondon,avillageremembered/

Ken Porter's Spondon: a Village Remembered

www.spondonchurchboysclub.com/

Spondon Church Boys' Club

www.domesdayextracts.co.uk/?de_affsrc=Domesdaybookcouk 

Domesday Book Extract for Spondon 

www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DBY/Spondon/index.html 

Genuki entry for Spondon

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=7581952

National Archives for Spondon

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=7581875

National Archives for Spondon             

http://cfj.anzacpoetry.org.au/b_a_walk/my_birth.htm

Colin F James’s My Birthplace

 

Family History 

 Subscription sites  

www.ancestry.co.uk

www.ancestry.co.uk/1911census/

trees.ancestry.co.uk/

www.findmypast.co.uk

www.thegenealogist.co.uk 

Ancestry - check this for family trees, war records, and free bmd, and 1911 Census.

All these give all census and GRO access plus various additional databases. They offer free trial periods. 

www.1911census.co.uk

1911 census ONLY

www.lostcousins.com

Lost Cousins: a different approach to research, but worth signing up for the free monthly newsletter

Free sites 

 

www.familysearch.org

  

1881 census plus many parish records and international (but also unchecked user submissions).  One of the earliest online sites produced by the Mormons 

www.freebmd.org.uk

www.freereg.org.uk

www.freecen.org.uk

GRO records and (limited) indexes to parish registers and censuses

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

National Archives: access to complete catalogue and many documents available online

www.genuki.org.uk

Genuki: a huge collection of various UK genealogical resources

www.genealogysearch.org/free/forms.html

For useful paper forms

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sooty/spondon.html

Genealogical resources from Rootsweb

www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.History-at-Home-A-Guide-to-Genealogy.17370.html

History at home: a guide to genealogy.  An American website with a comprehensive list of resources.

 

 

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Forces War Records: their online digital library of books, newspapers and magazines, some more than a hundred years old.  Gives  the finer detail of what your military ancestors did during their service. 

www.cwgc.org

Commonwealth War Graves Commission; over recent years has significantly improved search mechanism

www.1914-1918.net

The Long, Long Trail: a useful site for explaining the military context

www.westernfrontassociation.com

Western Front Association: despite its name, covers other areas of WW1

Derbyshire War Memorials

 

derbyshirewarmemorials.wikispaces.com/Spondon+St.+Werburgh%27s

 

St Werburgh’s Church

derbyshirewarmemorials.wikispaces.com/Spondon

 

Spondon Library

https://derbyshirewarmemorials.wikispaces.com/Spondon+Liberal+Club

 

 Spondon Liberal Club

 

Software
All these will import/export using common file format so you can start with one and transfer (most of) your data if you change your mind. All do basic functions but have different additional functions (such as face recognition in group photographs). The majority are of US origin but have varying degrees of “Anglicisation”.

www.legacyfamilytree.com

  

Legacy (free (limited version) with good value upgrade 

www.familysearch.org/eng/paf

Personal Ancestral File free, linked to familysearch

www.family-historian.co.uk

Family Historian: 30 day free trial

www.familytreemaker.com

Family Tree Maker) – one of the oldest, owned by Ancestry so has linked searches; purchase usually includes limited subscription to Ancestry

www.whollygenes.com

Master Genealogist– 30 day free trial available

www.gensmarts.com

Gensmarts – reads most (popular) software files and offers research suggestions for missing data

https://ftanalyzer.codeplex.com

Family Tree Analyser will give a lot of additional insights and reports on your data, including highlighting possible errors

www.parloc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/parishlocator.html

Parish Location is a handy piece of free software that helps you if your ancestors have “crossed boundaries”.

Maps.familysearch.org

Also helps locate parishes

 Family History websites recommended by Derby City Libraries 

http://www.derby.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/libraries-recommended-websites/ 

 When all else fails…GIYF (Google is your friend)

www.google.co.uk

 Books 

· The Genealogists Internet by Peter Christian, published by the National Archives; ISBN: 190336583X with associated website (www.spub.co.uk/tgi3) to keep links up-to-date

· Ancestral Trails by Mark Herber, published by the Society of Genealogists; ISBN: 9780750941983 an excellent and comprehensive single volume

· The Family and Local History Handbook, published by Robert Blatchford Publishing Ltd; ISBN: 9780955239946 – updated annually

British Association for Local History 

www.balh.co.uk

BALH Useful Links 

www.balh.co.uk/directory_cat_other.html

Other Local History Groups  

www.astonontrenthistory.org.uk

Aston on Trent Local History Group

www.chaddesdenhistoricalgroup.co.uk/ 

Chaddesden Historical Group

www.chellastonhistorygroup.co.uk

Chellaston History Group

www.darleyabbey.com

Darley Abbey Historical Group

www.ilkestonhistory.org.uk

Ilkeston and District Local History Society

www.reptonvillage.org.uk/history_group/about_rvhg.htm 

Repton village history group 

www.ticknall.org.uk/groups/historical-society 

Ticknall Preservation and Historical Society

www.westhallam-pc.org.uk/page81a.html 

West Hallam History Club