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This page created 13 April 1999
  Page updated 22 Oct 2005



A personal research project on the English Civil War in this period revealed some interesting things about what materials are available for researching this period, and I thought genealogists might find some interest in what I turned up, both in terms of published material and in links - if you have any that you can add, I would be glad to hear of them. 
16th-17th Century Scottish Wills 
17th Century History Links to history pages
Access to Archives (A2A)
Britannia's  History - Index, Reformation and Restoration
Deciphering Old Handwriting
Early English Handwriting
Samples of sixteenth and early seventeenth century handwriting.
English Civil War Society A re-enactment group, with lots of information about clothing, weapons etc.  Not too wonderful for family history, but it does have a Bulletin Board.
English Civil Wars
London Gazette
Selected issues, between 1674 and 1692
London Wills 1621-1630  
London Wills 1629-1634
LondonWills 1644/5-1646
Includes the names of beneficiaries and executors!  Also includes many people who lived elsewhere in England.
Manorial Documents  
Persons Presented as Popish Recusants in the Reigns of James 1 and Charles  1
From Nottinghamshire County Records, indexed by Guy Etchells
Quakers - 17th Century, from the Nottinghamshire County Records
Transcribed by Guy Etchells
Royal Commission on Historical Documents
Use this site to locate historical documents
Seventeenth Century Genealogy
A list of commonly used genie sources
Transcripts of Various Acts of Parliament of Interest to the Genealogist
Wath-upon-Dearne Baptisms and Burials, 1598-1778, Marriages 1598-1779
Wrong Side of the River: London's disreputable South Bank in the sixteenth and seventeenth century.
Historical essay by Jessica A. Browner



 Some useful published sources for this period:
Calendar of State Papers


Links checked 31 August 2005