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Leicestershire Genealogy


"Leicestershire, inland county of England, bounded N. by Notts, E. by Lincolnshire and Rutland, SE. by Northamptonshire, SW by Warwickshire, and NW. by Derbyshire; greatest length, about 44 miles; greatest breadth, about 40 miles; area, 511,907 acres, population, 321,258."
from Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887
Genuki - Leicestershire
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Neighbouring Counties
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Leicestershire GenWeb
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find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland Leicestershire Libraries
Leicestershire Lookup Exchange
request free lookups of censuses, parish registers
held by individual volunteers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Leicestershire
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web

Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
huge resource by University of Leicester; of local and trade directories from 1750 to 1919
Parish and Probate Records
132,800 records including baptisms/christenings, burials,
marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills.
Surname Lists
England & Wales BMDs
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Message Boards
post and read about Leicestershire genealogy with other researchers

Parish Registers

free internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records,
which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Leicestershire
Leicestershire war memorials and rolls of honour
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK  records in over 60 individual databases
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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