These resources have
a wider coverage than a county and most cover the whole of the UK or a
major part of it.
They include CDs such
as Phillimore's Change of names which indexes a persons
name before and after they changed it. If you've come to a halt in your
research this CD may help if your ancestors changed their name.
such as Kelly's Landed Gentry cover professional people and those in leading jobs in the Civil Service as well as the titled. Burkes Peerage concentrates more on those with titles and gives family details as does Peerage and Baronetage.
The National Burials Index contains the results of contributing members of the Federation of Family History Societies. It details Burials indexed from parish records and other sources.
With over 18.4 million burial records, this is a popular resource which is produced by The Federation of Family History Societies.
Records are taken from Anglican parish; non-conformist; Quaker; Roman Catholic & cemetery burial registers throughout England and Wales.
Information includes (if found in the original record):
- forename & surnames
- date of burial (from 1538 - present day)
- details of place where the event was recorded; pre-1832 county
- the recording society, group or individual
View more information about the National Burials Index
Landowner records lists all owners in possession of one acre or more of land. The records give you the name of the landowner; where they lived (usually just the town or village); how much land they owned and the land valuation.
We have landowner records covering the whole of the UK:
English and Welsh Landowners of 1873
Scottish Landowners and Heritages 1872/3
Irish Land Owners of 1876
Other resources, such as directories, also cover land records for a particular county or town. Click here to search.