Biddulph & District Genealogy & Historical Society Biddulph Grange by Kath Walton

Local and Family History for the Biddulph area


1. Some Articles Useful to Our Members

Internet Safety

Ten Common Internet Scams
A Guide - Talking to Elderly Parents About Internet Safety
Seven Technologies That Can Help Keep the Elderly Safe
How to Keep Children Safe on the Internet

Care of the Elderly

Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring

A Guide provided by Michael Morris which covers

  • Getting started on finding care, understanding different and varied care options available, as well as costs and legal considerations when planning for elderly care.
  • Home modifications and assistive technologies that can improve the daily living of elderly family members.
  • Support networks and charities that offer help and support for both people in need of elderly care and their families.
  • Other helpful resources and tools to help family members begin to find the best possible care option for their elderly relatives.

Travel and Travel Insurance

Travelling with a Medical Condition by Kirsten Miles with many useful links to other travel information sites.

Having an Environmentally Friendly Home

How to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly recommended Michael Morris the “Stanmore” web site has a lot of interesting articles and is a guide to help you create an eco-friendly home.

2. Family History Sites

1837 on-line : General Registry Office BMDs for 1837 to 2001 - note that this is a pay-to-view website; also take care with the surname search facility.
1901 Census
1911 Census
Archive CD Books - for the 1861 Census and electronic facsimilies of Trade Directories and so on
Audley and District Family History Society
Betley Parish Registers
Cemeteries of England
Cheshire Wills Online
Commonwealth War Graves
Cheshire BMD (Births Marriages & Deaths)
Family History Society of Cheshire
FreeBMD Home Page
Genealogy resources on the Internet
Genes Reunited - an off-shoot of Friends Reunited, for Family Historians
UK and Ireland Genealogy
GENUKI: Newbies Guide by Roy Stockdill
GENUKI: Registration Districts in England and Wales (1837-1974)
GENUKI: Staffordshire Genealogy
Global Information Centre Historical and Genealogical Resources
How To Gather Family Infomation - One of the Home Advice Guides by Steve Anastasiadis
IGI Batch Numbers (Hugh Wallis web sites)
IGI Family Search
Old occupation names
Registration Districts in England and Wales (1837-1974)
RootsWeb Mailing Lists: Cheshire
RootsWeb Mailing Lists: The Potteries
RootsWeb Mailing Lists: Staffordshire
St. Mary’s Swynnerton MIs
Search for Military Records
S&N Genealogy Products
Staffordshire BMD
Staffordshire Parish Registers Society
Staffordshire Trade Directories
Stepping Stones Online - for the 1841 Census and other Trade Directories
The Stonehewer to Stanier Society
Tribal Pages - Free Family Tree online

Read an account of Valerie Pike's pursuit of her own Biddulph-based family history.

3. Free Family History Software sites

Heredis Software
Legacy Family Tree Software

4. Local History Sites

Access to Archives
Acts of Parliament
Arnold Bennett
BBC History Timelines
Cheddleton Historical Society
Costume Gallery
Coal Mining History Resources Staffordshire
Digital Library of Historical Directories
Gazetteer of British Place Names
Handwriting between 1500 to 1700
Macclesfield Reflects WW1 Project

David Kitching's Home Page The Canals; Industrial History and Industrial Archaeology of Cheshire, including: The Ashton, Macclesfield, and Peak Forest Canals and the Bugsworth Basin Heritage Trust; The History of Poynton Village and Collieries; The Lime Kilns of Cheshire and for the naturalists - The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Cheshire

Mow Cop - a past & present look
The British Newspaper Archive
North Staffordshire Railway Study Group
Old Maps
Search for National Archive Documents
Rushton Spencer
Value of money comparison calculator
Victoria County History

5. Local Sites

Harriseahead Facebook Page

Local and Family History for the Biddulph area

These web pages are hosted by 1and1, and the site was originally

created by the late Mr. David Moore

Updated regularly by DJO - See “Site News” for changes.