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Northamptonshire Genealogy


"Northamptonshire or Northampton, an inland county, bounded on the NE by Leicestershire and Rutland, on the N by Lincolnshire, on the E by Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, and Bedfordshire, on the SE by Buckinghamshire, on the S and SW by Oxfordshire, and on the W by Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. Its outline is oblong and irregular, and extends from NE to SW. Its boundaries in some parts are traced by streams, but in general are artificial. Its greatest length is 70 miles, its greatest breadth is 25 miles, its circuit is about 215 miles, and its area is 641,992 acres. Population in 1801, 131,525"
From The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5
Genuki - Northamptonshire
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Neighbouring Counties
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire,
Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire
Northamptonshire GenWeb
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find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
Northamptonshire Record Office Northamptonshire Libraries
Northamptonshire Lookup Exchange
request free lookups of censuses, parish registers
held by individual volunteers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Northamptonshire
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
94,700 records including baptisms/christenings,
burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills
Surname Lists
England & Wales BMDs
search over 40 million England & Wales free B,M&Ds
Message Boards
post and read about Northamptonshire 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 - Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire 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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