Sources (hover for more info)
Civil Registration
Poor Law Records

Additional Resources

Besides outlining the methodology of England research, this website also seeks to provide additional resources to help in finding, reading, and analyzing documents.  There are a wide variety of websites that contain databases of either English records or guides on how to find said records.  Visit the websites page to find a list of benenfical sites for the average researcher.  Being able to read documents is an essential skill of a genealogist.  Visit the handwriting page to learn more about the paleography of old English documents.  Maps are an important way to understand the cultural, geographical, and historical context of where and when your ancestors lived.  Visit the maps page to learn more.