Useful local history web links and resources

Spondon and Derby Local History

https://www.inderby.org.uk/libraries/our-libraries/derby-local-studies-and-family-history-library/

 

 

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. 

http://www.domesdayextracts.co.uk/detailsdigital.asp?id=4905

Domesday Book Extract for Spondon.

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

Genuki entry for Spondon 

 

http://reverendtembarber.webs.com/

Spondon Church Boys' Club 

http://spondon.play-cricket.com/

Spondon Cricket Club. Under the heading SCC History are listed:

Past Captains

Past Presidents

Brief History

Taking The Field

Overseas Payers

Honours Board (Details to follow)

Archive Inventory (Almost 500 items listed from 1890 until January 2018)

Past Teams (Team photographs with names)

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

Colin F James’s My Birthplace

 

https://sway.com/Qs8QPl2tFXg0XZBC

 

Memories of Spondon, by Guy Brighouse; a short account of Spondon past

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

Ken Porter's Spondon: a Village Remembered 

 

Family History 

  Subscription sites  

www.ancestry.co.uk

 

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/uk1911census

 

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/

 

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. 

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/group/uk_derbyshire_recordoffice?cj=1&sid=Derbys&o_xid=0001793701&o_lid=0001793701&o_sch=Affiliate+External

Derbyshire Parish Records

www.findmypast.co.uk

 

Find My Past: discover your family history

www.thegeanealogist.co.uk

 

The Geanealogist: Parish Records, Wills, Census, BMDs & Non Conformists.

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.

https://billiongraves.com/

 

BillionGraves is an expansive family history database of records and images from the world's cemeteries

http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles/top-100-genealogy-websites-of-2015-page01.html

100 top genealogy websites from Genealogy in Time magazine

www.forces-war-records.co.uk 

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.

http://www.findmypast.com/articles/anzac-day-stories/resources-search-military-records

Resources for military families.

http://www.militaryindexes.com/

 

Online Military Indexes and Records is a directory of links to online military indexes and records for USA genealogy research. Included are rosters, databases of soldiers, draft card databases for World War I and II, and listings of military and war casualties.

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/en

British Red Cross First World War Volunteers. Search for your family’s personnel records and discover what Red Cross volunteers were doing in your local area 100 years ago.

 Derbyshire War Memorials

https://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

https://staplefordcemeterymemorials.wordpress.com

Stapleford Cemetery

  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

maps.familysearch.org

 

Helps Also helps locate parishes

 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

http://www.balh.org.uk/useful-links

  Other Local History Groups  

www.astonontrenthistory.org.uk

Aston on Trent Local History Group

www.chaddesden.org.uk/ 

Chaddesden Historical Group

www.chellastonhistorygroup.co.uk

Chellaston History Group

https://darleyabbeyhistoricalgroup.wordpress.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 

 https://www.ticknalllife.co.uk/ticknall-preservation-and-historical-society/

Ticknall Preservation and Historical Society

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

West Hallam History Club