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Useful notes

Brind source documents
We don't want you to think we have the lot. The older documents are examples of what is available at the National Archives (PRO) Kew, the Wiltshire & Swindon Record Office, some other county record offices and other places.

Listing of wills
In some cases these help flesh out family trees, especially if wills of uncles, aunts and cousins are investigated. Copies of wills from January 12, 1858, can be obtained from the Principle Registry of the Family Division, First Avenue House, 42-49 High Holborn, London, WC1 6NP opposite Chancery Lane, telephone 0207 936 6000.
Listing of births, marriages and deaths
Currently closed (in early 2008)
The Family Records Centre (FRC) is jointly run by the General Register Office (GRO) and The National Archives. The address is 1 Myddelton Street, London EC1R 1UW. Contacting the Family Records Centre. Births, Marriages, Deaths, Adoptions and Overseas enquiries: General enquiries about certificates. Telephone: 0845 603 7788. Fax: 01704 550013 Email: certificate.services@ons.gsi.gov.uk. Census and general enquiries about the FRC (not Births, Marriages and Deaths): Telephone: 020 8392 5300. Fax: 020 8487 9214. Email: frc@nationalarchives.gov.uk. You can also phone GRO on (0)845 603 7788 and write to it at: GRO, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2JD. Fax: +44 (0)1704 550013. If you have any birth, marriage or death certificates not in this package, it would be wonderful if you could send a copy to Jonathan Brind, 519 Lea Bridge Road, London E10 7EB. Email jonathan@brind.co.uk.
Parish Records
The International Genealogical Index (http://www.familysearch.org/) has not always complete listings of church registers. Some churches have not been included at all.

Do you know the rules about the degree of relationship. People with the same grandparents are first cousins unless they are siblings. How do you decide what a second cousin or a third cousin is? Click here for the rules.
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