We stock and publish a wide range of data CDs to help you with your research. They contain material of every sort, with records as early as the 13th century.
Our CDs are in the form of virtual books and come with Adobe Acrobat Reader Software for Windows. If you use an alternative Operating System software is available for free from the Adobe website. The files are bookmarked so you can jump to various sections and most are searchable and printable.
The census records can provide vital information about your ancestors. They record full names, addresses, occupations, ages, relationships, gender, place/county of birth and certain medical conditions, recording a snapshot of family life in years gone by. Help fill holes in your research with the largest range of census CD roms available from any publisher.
These Acrobat CDs are transcripts of church records which date back to 1538. The Phillimore series cover marriages from mainly southern areas, while other CDs cover parishes from counties across England and Wales. We have published these parish records when permitted to do so or when the records are out of copyright. We are always looking to increase the range of these publications.
Directory Resources are both a research tool and a valuable insight into the lives of your ancestors and what governed their lives. Pigot directories cover the major professions, nobility, gentry, clergy, coach and carrier services, Taverns and Public houses of the areas. Entries include the name, trade and address.
In later Kelly's directories some residents will also be listed. There are sections on each major town and surrounding villages, with a history of the area in a great deal of detail as you would find in a gazetteer. Information on the main trades, the chief land owners, the type of soil and even the coverage dates of parish registers can also appear.
These are records of family pedigrees with the right to bear arms. The visitations to a county by heralds occurred in the 16th and 17th century. Heralds had the official role to record who was entitled to arms and gather appropriate evidence. These can be an invaluable source of genealogical information.
The visitations were printed in book form in the late 1800's and have been scanned by S&N and reproduced as Acrobat documents on CD.
Gazetteers are geographical dictionaries that contain information on places and their location, helping you find a place that may no longer exist. Some may also contain numerous maps. Atlases and maps can be a great help when trying to find where a place is located and are a useful complement to gazetteers and directories.
This collection includes rolls which list officers who lost their lives during the wars. Some contain lengthy information, portraits and circumstances and date of death. Also included are collections of magazines that covered the great war in detail, filled with pictures, maps and background detail.
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, and the National Burial Index which details Burials indexed from parish records and other sources.
The Home Office recorded persons charged with indictable offences in England and Wales between 1805 and 1892 in the registers now held as Series HO 27 at the Public Record Office. Full information from the registers is provided: names, aliases, court, offence and sentence/acquittal; also a variety of statistics showing numbers of (alleged) offenders and ratios within the population. Around 35% of those recorded were not actually found guilty and these indexes give a tremendous insight into the social conditions of the time.
Entrance lists for pupils can provide varying amounts of information including names, biographies, dates of entry, date of birth, leaving date, and accomplishments after leaving. Details on parents and guardians are also sometimes available, as are details of school clubs, history, etc.
The Militia Act of 1757 provided for men to serve in the militia at home to counter any threat whilst the regular army was abroad. Lists of eligible men in each parish were known as liltia ballot lists and from these men were selected to appear on militia lists, musters from these lists can be found at the Public Records Office in the series WO13.