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 and Visitors to the Site

2. Staffordshire and Cheshire Based Local Sites

3. Family History Sites

4. Free Family History Software Sites

5. Nationally Available Local History Resources


1. Some Articles Useful to Our Members and Visitors to the Site

Some sites recommended by Caroline Hampton which cover:

Genealogy: The Complete Resource Guide

How to Use DNA Testing to Trace Your Family Tree

How to Preserve Your Family Treasures

How to Handle Antique Textiles and Costumes

Preserving and Passing On Your Values: How to Create a Family Heirloom

Fun Family Traditions: Examples and Ideas

Internet Safety and Protecting your Identity on Line

A Guide - Talking to Elderly Parents About Internet Safety

How To Keep Elderly Loved Ones Safe From Online Scams
- provided by Joe Robinson the Content Manager of ireviews.

Phoenix Life's “Protecting Your Identity Guide” - provided by Emily Taylor of Investis Digital

How to Keep Children Safe on the Internet

Seven Technologies That Can Help Keep the Elderly Safe

Financial Information and Safety from Scammers

Compare the Market’s “Digital Money for Seniors” - provided by Veronica Jones.

Senior Scams: The Complete Guide - provided by Kayley Brooks of RetireGuide

Seniors’ Guide to Staying Safe Against Tax Scams - provided by Melissa Miles

Ten Common Internet Scams - provided by the Money Crashers website.

Care of the Elderly

A Guide provided by Michael Morris which covers

Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring

  • 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.

Information provided by Katheryne Hylton who suggested the website of the Denver Recovery Centre giving

Help for Elderly People Struggling with Addiction

Information provided by Jessica Cooper who suggested the website of the Chicago Addiction Group giving

Help for Elderly People Struggling with Substance Use Disorder

Information provided by Nicole Reynolds who suggested the website of Newmouth Medicare giving

Help for Elderly People Suffering from Bruxism (Grinding your teeth) and Sleep Apnea.

Information provided by Ashley Little of the website Mattress Advisor

Common Sleep Problems faced by People as they Age

Creating a safe bedroom space for those with disabilities

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 by Michael Morris, the “Stanmore” web site, has a lot of interesting articles and is a guide to help you create an eco-friendly home.

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Genealogy

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Genealogy recommended by Maria Jones, Content Manager of, this is a 10,000 word guide based on American practice but includes many useful ideas and a good review of new research methods including DNA testing facilities and information.

DNA Genetic Testing Kit Reviews

Impartial Reviews of the Leading DNA Test Kits recommended by Claire Hodges, the Outreach Executive of the “DNA Weekly” web site, which has user-generated reviews of many DNA test kits with a detailed comparison.

Wills, Business and Real Estate Forms

Blank Forms for Wills, Business and Real Estate For Visitors to the Site from the U.S.A. A set of useful forms applicable in the United States - recommended by Talisha Keats, of

2. Staffordshire and Cheshire Based Local Sites

Arnold Bennett

Cheddleton Historical Society

Coal Mining History Resources Staffordshire

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

Harriseahead Facebook Page

Macclesfield Reflects WW1 Project

Mow Cop - a past & present look

North Staffordshire Railway Study Group

Rushton Spencer

3. Family History Sites

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

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


Waltham Forest Family History Society

4. Free Family History Software sites

Heredis Software

Legacy Family Tree Software

5. Nationally Available Local History Sources

Access to Archives

Acts of Parliament

BBC History Timelines

The British Newspaper Archive


Digital Library of Historical Directories

Gazetteer of British Place Names

Handwriting between 1500 to 1700

Old Maps

Search for National Archive Documents

Value of Money Comparison Calculator

Victoria County History

Local and Family History for the Biddulph area

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Created by the late Mr. David Moore