Useful External Links


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Accrington Pals – WW1 Dedicated to the memory of the 11th (Service) Battalion (Accrington) East Lancashire Regiment, better known as the Accrington Pals.
Alberta Genealogical Society Founded in 1973, to encourage and promote the study of family history in Alberta. We have eleven active branches.
American-English Notes on American English and UK English spellings
AncestorGuide Entwistle Genealogy UK’s largest family history website, access to millions of records, tree and family history site building. Help on where to find your English and Welsh Ancestors
Archaic Medical Terms Rudy’s List of Archaic Medical Terms on Death Certificates
Archives Resources for genealogists world-wide but especially for US.
BBC Family History Take a fascinating journey into your family’s past. Discover the enormous array of resources at your fingertips.
BBC History Trail Genealogical help and advice
Billion Graves – Cemetery and Headstone Records Simple searches are free but for best use you need to subscribe
Bitterne Local History Society A Society dedicated to the study and research of the history of Southampton
Births, Marriages and Deaths in Lancashire BMDs for Lancashire
Bodleian Library The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford
Bolton Links Page Dave Entwistle’s local Bolton & District web site
Bolton Parish Church Church of St Peter, Bolton-le-Moors
Bolton Workhouse Details & History of Bolton Workhouse
Bolton Workhouse 1881 Census Residents of Bolton Workhouse
British Library The British Library’s collection of over 150 million items covers every age and place of written civilisation
British Monarchy The official web site
British WW2 Veterans Tracing and Ancestry website
Building History Researching historic buildings in the British Isles
Burkes Peerage & Gentry Heraldry – 4,000 entry data base of arms
Bury Parish Church Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin
Cartography  Digital projects concerning early mapping
Castleton Hall The Holt – Entwistle connection
Cemsearch Recording, archiving and compiling databases of Monumental Inscriptions in Graveyards and Cemeteries throughout the UK
Chapman County Codes Plus world codes
Cheshire Family History Society The Family History Soceity of CHESHIRE
Cheshire Surnames Directory Surnames Entwistles in Cheshire
Chetham’s Library Manchester Founded in 1653 it is the oldest library in the English speaking world – its founder owned Turton Tower – see C.6.34-77- sections 12 Entwistle of Foxholes & 13
Convicts to Australia A guide to researching your convict ancestors
County Down Deeds List of County Down Deeds of 1876 (Entwistles)
Cyndi’s List  Surnames, Family Associations & Family Newsletters – E
Cyndi’s List – Dictionaries Dictionaries and Glossaries
Darwen History in Photographs A photographic history of the town – Darwen Days
Discovery Allows you online access to the Public Record Office’s collection of digitised public records. Was, Documents on Line
DNA research at Oxford DNA research on genetics at Oxford University – Prof Bryan Sykes
DNA Testing Guides Excellent front page article if you want not only an introduction to DNA and genealogy, but to explore it more deeply. Good comparison of Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage etc.
Doomsday Book OnLine Commissioned 1085 by William the Conqueror. The original has survived over 900 years of English history and is housed in London’s Public Record Office in Kew, London.
Ellis Island Records Search the Entwistle Immigration Records
Entwistle, Alberta Entwistle, Alberta was incorporated as a village in March 1909, and was named after James Entwistle
Entwistle & Cappucci US Law Firm
Family Ancestry Family Ancestry Project, genealogical resources
Family History UK FREE UK family tree, genealogy and ancestry community, connecting ancestors and living relatives all over the UK.
Family Search Two billion plus names on this Mormon maintained site
Family Tree Magazine Award winning producers of Family Tree Magazine, Britain’s oldest and best selling family history publication.
Federation of Family History Societies Publish on-line records by Family History Societies – quality data from experienced researchers with local knowledge.
FGS Federation of Genealogical Societies
Find a Grave James Entwistle, US navy, 1837-1910
Find My Past Millions of records available for searching on subscription. Very useful military history section.
Gen Web Project – US Genealogical resources, terms and vocabulary
Genealogy and the Law An article from a group of lawyers in the US subtitled, ‘A Layman’s Guide to Legalese’. It provides legal definitions, a guide to abbreviations you may come across, many useful links and more!
Genealogy In Time An online family search magazine with articles and links. It produces a “Top 100” list of websites each year
Genealogy Genealogy in Lancashire
Genes Reunited Here you can build your family tree on-line and search other members’ trees on the site.
GENEVA On-line calendar of GENealogical EVents & activities – UK
GENUKI Lancashire A very comprehensive Lancashire Genealogy site
Geographical Spread – Entwistle Surname ENTWISTLE In Great Britain : 1, 560 people share the surname Entwistle according to estimation. The
surname Entwistle
is the 7,148th most common name in Great Britain.
Getting Started with Genealogy on the Web Useful article with links for research into US ancestors by a web hosting company
GRA Genealogical Research Associates Inc
Guide to the Yorkshire Dales Directory of Castles – Entwistle connections
Guide to Travelling for Genalogy in Europe A tour firm’s guide to researching your ancestors while holidaying in Europe and how to prepare before setting-off
Guild of One-Name Studies A one-name study is a project researching all occurrences of a surname, as opposed to a particular pedigree
Helston History  Helston, Porthleven & The Lizard Penninsula
Herbert Entwistle United States Lighthouse Society
The History Press Publishers & Booksellers of Family & Local History
History Today Family History
HomeAdvisor An unusual entry but a very useful one, especially if you are researching family connections in the US. This is really a home improvement site but the article about genealogy is excellent! Although aimed at beginners, it is a very useful tool for more experienced researchers as well. With thanks to the kids on Courtney Phillips ‘After School Care Program’ for discovering the link and letting us know about it.
Household Quotes Another site you wouldn’t naturally use for family tree research but, like the one above, this site has a page containing a handy introduction with useful links which beginners, and others, may find useful.
How Much is That? The value of monies in times gone by – useful for wills etc.
Hugh Entwistle Descendants of Hugh Entwistle, (b. Bolton 4 March 1744)
Imperial War Museum 800,00 resources! Includes inventory of war memorials
Institute of Historical Research Important resource for history scholars from all over the world World-wide burials – home page
John Entwistle Biography of “The Who” bass guitarist
Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society Home page
Lancashire Fusiliers The Fusiliers’ Museum
Lancashire Halls & Houses Entwistle Hall entry
Lancashire local directories Lancashire Online Parish Clerks has many local directories.
Lancashire Parish Clerks Useful information from Parish records
Lancashire Record Office A treasure trove for Entwistles! Located in Preston – with free parking!
Lancaster Castle Grade I Listed building still used as a court; prison closed recently
Lance and Longbow Medieval interest society
Latin Derivatives Latin Derivatives of English Words
Latin Terms Latin Terms for Genealogists
Library of Congress For researchers, libraries & the public
Logging in Washington in the 19th Century Essay by William Entwistle
Manchester Manchester – the City and the County of Greater Manchester
Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society Home Page
Manchester Pictures Pictures of old Manchester
Maxwell Entwistle & Byrne UK Law Firm
Mayors of Bolton, Lancashire 1838 – 1973 Several Entwistles listed
Medieval Genealogy Excellent site on English Medieval Genealogy
Men in Service WWII How to find a relative
Military Research Links US military history links organised by conflict from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam  One of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British history
Occupation Names Comprehensive list of the names of Ancient Occupations
Ormskirk & District FHS Entwistle surname
Osprey Publishing Military books Illustrated by Graham Turner
Oxfordshire Family History Society Founded in 1976 to encourage and promote the study of Family History
Parish Chest Genealogy supplies, links and contacts
Passenger Lists How to find migrating ancestors. An advertising site called Cruise Direct but some great links!
Peg Entwistle The sad death of Hollywood actress Peg Entwistle
Phillmore & Co Now The History Press, publishers & Booksellers of Family & Local History
Proceeding of the Old Bailey Accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials in London’s central criminal court
RainHill Trials – Stephenson’s Rocket Liverpool & Manchester Railway – the world’s first – an Entwistle drove the Rocket on its first run
Ribbon Gang Ralph Entwistle and the Ribbon Gang – Australian bushranger hanged for murder
Registry Office Near Me Find which UK office holds the births, marriages and deaths information you may need. Contains ads on ‘Add Listing’ page
Root Dig Michael John Neill’s genealogy blogsite (US)
RootsUK A family history site – UK
Rootsweb Genealogy research site
S&N Genealogy Supplies The primary source of genealogy programs and census publications on CD ROM
Saint Annes Church, Turton The church’s site with historical notes – within 1 mile of Entwistle
Saint Anne’s Church, Turton – Burials Not a complete list
Skipton Castle Home of the Clifford family – fought at Agincourt and St Albans with the Entwistles – Bertine & William
Smithsonian In 1829 English scientist James Smithson left his fortune to the people of the United States to found an institution for the “increase and diffusion of knowledge.”
Society of Antiquaries of London One of the UK’s oldest learned societies, having received a Royal Charter in 1751. Aims to encourage advancement of the study of the history of this and other countries’
Society of Genealogists UK society with a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history
Stepping Stones Data CDs
Sundials The Book of Sundials – sundial at Turton Tower Thrale or Thrall family website
Tribal Pages Tribal Pages family tree builder
Turton and Edgworth Districts Community site for Turton, Edgworth, Entwistle & Districts
Turton Football Club The Oldest Football Club in the World
Turton Tower Ancient Turton Building, now a museum & visitor centre housing Sir Bertine Entwistle’s French sideboard
Turton Village Historic Lancashire
US Biographies Project American Biographies
Vicky Entwistle Coronation Street actress
Walks in the Entwistle area In and around Entwistle, Edgworth and Chapeltown
War Graves British Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Winksworth Parish Records 1600 to 1900
WorldGenWeb Voluntary organisation providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access
Your Family History Your Family History Find the family history of everyone in the UK census from 1841 to 1891.

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