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|As well as the usual census
and parish records I can search for in the UK, there are some extra
local resources that can give further insight into your family history.
I can obtain copies of most of the following, where photocopies are
not permitted due to the delicate state of the original documents
I can obtain digital photos.
- Coventry and Warwickshire Church registers for baptisms, marriages,
banns & burials.
- Registers for Nonconformist churches including West Orchard
and Vicar Lane. Some of these give dates of births as well as
the usual baptisms and burials c.1700 - 1837, for Coventry and
Warwickshire (excluding Birmingham)
- Burial Registers for London Road Cemetery, Coventry 1847-1900.
- Monumental inscriptions for London Road Cemetery, Holy Trinity
and some other local churches. I can also search for and take
photographs of gravestones.
- Registers listing enrolments of apprentices from 1781 –
- Rolls and registers of men (and women from 1937) admitted to
the Freemanship of Coventry, 1715 - 1986.
- Local newspapers dating from 1746 to the present day. I can
obtain copy pages showing births deaths and marriages plus local
events. Did a relative died in strange circumstances was
there an inquest? If so there is a good chance it was
in the local paper. Or are you looking for an unusual
gift for a special Birthday, how about
a copy of their birth Announcement or a copy
of every page of the Newspaper from the day they were born. Or
for a special anniversary a copy of their wedding announcement.
- Rolls of the Fallen - Soldiers who were born or lived in Coventry
who died in WW1 and WW2
- The Coventry
Graphic index of servicemen 1914 – 1918 this includes
- Some registers of admissions to local schools, plus records
for various charity schools.
- The Convicts Register 1879 1890-1897. This usually includes
their photograph may include some details of their convictions
- Original records of the Court Leet, Quarter Sessions and Magistrate's
courts for Coventry, 15th century to mid 20th century.
- Trade directory entries for Coventry, some directories covering
Warwickshire published between 1822 and 1940. Plus some local
telephone directories from 1948.
- Maps books old Photographs/Prints of the local area.
- Electoral Rolls for Coventry including 1834, 1857-59 and all
years since 1877 (Not including First and Second World Wars when
no lists were produced). Poll Books for most elections 1741 -
- Coventry Workhouse registers including admissions, discharges,
births and deaths. These also give reason for admission and some
- Publican in the family? I can often obtain photos of many Pubs'
that no longer exist.
|The Facts of Life -
|The story of an extraordinary family of
seven sisters living in Coventry during the Second World War. Presided
over by an indomitable matriarch, the sisters live out a tangled and
fraught life that takes them through the Blitz, war work and on into
the hopeful post-war years, and a bizarre interlude for one of them
in a commune. And through it all wanders the young son of one of the
sisters, passed from sister to sister, the innocent witness to a life
that edges over into the magical.