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Where to Start

 This leaflet produced by the NFHS, maps a path that can be taken to help build your family tree and will show you some of the information and where it can be found. It is not a definitive route as there are many sources available to researchers and not all can be shown, but it will set you well on your road. Note that many of the sources cover a wide timespan.

Click on the Image to download and then print the leaflet. The best results will be obtained by printing the leaflet from the PDF, double sided and 2 pages to a sheet (Using your printers instructions), otherwise print as two pages.



Guides to Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

The Links on this page will take you to the Official Government leaflets covering all you need to know about BMD certificates

The Guide to Birth Certificates can be found <here>

The Guide to Marriage Certificates can be found <here>

The Guide to Death Certificates can be found <here>

Maps and Place Name Index

Northamptonshire Map and Place Name Index – PDF Here

Guide to the various maps held at the Northamptonshire Archives – PDF Here

Non Conformists Research

A leaflet to help research your Non-conformist can be found [here]

Poor Law

Please click [here] for a detailed leaflet about the surviving records for the Poor Law Unions that are held at the Northamptonshire Archives.

Researching WW2 Ancestry

Please click [here] for a guide to help you research your WW2 ancestry

Strays From the Registers

The following links will take you to lists showing “Strays” from Northamptonshire for Baptisms, Marriages and Burials. Strays are people from Northamptonshire whos events took place outside of the county.

Baptism Strays, sorted by surname, forename and showing abode and event place – Baptism Strays

Marriage strays by Groom sorted by surname and forename showing Brides name, Abode and event place – Groom Marriage Strays

Marriage strays by Bride sorted by surname and forename showing Grooms name, Abode and event place – Bride Marriage Strays

Burial Strays, sorted by surname, forename and showing abode and event place – Burial Strays


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