Document Repository Guidelines

Introduction

Master source documents of a particular type are usually lodged with a specific organisation, known as a Repository. In Family Historian (fh), when creating Source Records they can be linked to one of the Repository Records. These guidelines provide a directory of common Source Types versus Repository details, with advice on which fields to use for the various details.

Details

For each country there is a separate Source Document Repository Directory with further explanatory details where appropriate.

Lookup online to find the Repository organisation Address, Telephone, Email, Website, etc, to complete the Repository Records. The Author can either be entered in the Source Records Author field, or added to the Repository Records Name field preceding the Repository organisation.

Some users like to record the online website where the records were discovered and downloaded, such as Ancestry, FindMyPast, FreeBMD, etc. Their URL can be added to the Repository Records Website or Note fields, or to the Source Records Publication Information or Note field.

In the table below GRO is an abbreviation for General Register Office and where the Author is the same as the Repository then the Author is left balnk.

England & Wales Sources

England & Wales Source Document Repository Directory
Source Type Author Repository
Census Records 1841~1851 Home Office The National Archive
Census Records 1861~1931 GRO (England & Wales) The National Archive
1939 Register GRO (England & Wales) The National Archive
Electoral Rolls ? ? Name of Local Authority ?
Birth/Marriage/Death Index GRO (England & Wales)
Copies of Birth Certificates GRO (England & Wales)
Original Birth Certificates Local Superintendent Registrar
Copies of Marriage Certificates GRO (England & Wales)
Original Marriage Certificates Name of Parish Church/Authority
Copies of Death Certificates GRO (England & Wales)
Original Death Certificates Local Superintendent Registrar
Baptism Records Name of Parish Church/Authority
Marriage Records Name of Parish Church/Authority
Burial Records Name of Parish Church/Authority
Boyd's Marriage Index Percival Boyd Society of Genealogists
Wills 1384~1858 Prerogative Court of Canterbury The National Archives
Wills 1389~1858 Prerogative Court of York Borthwick Institute for Archives
Wills & Administrations 1858~1966 Principal Probate Registry (E & W) Principal Registry of the Family Division (Holborn)
Probate ? ? ? ?
Communications (Emails/Letters/Interviews) Name of Originator Address of Recipient

Scotland Sources

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Scotland Source Document Repository Directory
Source Type Author Repository
Census Records 1841~1851 Home Office ? National Records of Scotland
Census Records 1861~1931 GRO for Scotland National Records of Scotland
1939 Register GRO for Scotland National Records of Scotland
Electoral Rolls ? ? Name of Local Authority
Birth/Marriage/Death Index GRO for Scotland National Records of Scotland
Copies of Birth Certificates GRO for Scotland National Records of Scotland
Original Birth Certificates Local Superintendent Registrar
Copies of Marriage Certificates GRO for Scotland National Records of Scotland
Original Marriage Certificates Name of Parish Church/Authority
Copies of Death Certificates GRO for Scotland National Records of Scotland
Original Death Certificates Local Superintendent Registrar
Baptism Records Name of Parish Church/Authority
Marriage Records Name of Parish Church/Authority
Burial Records Name of Parish Church/Authority
Wills & Testaments 1500~1925 ? ? National Records of Scotland
Probate ? ? ? ?
Communications (Emails/Letters/Interviews) Name of Originator Address of Recipient

Ireland Sources

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Ireland Source Document Repository Directory
Source Type Author Repository
Census Records 1749~1911 GRO (Ireland) The National Archive
1939 Register GRO (Ireland) The National Archive
Electoral Rolls ? ? Name of Local Authority ?
Birth/Marriage/Death Index GRO (Ireland)
Copies of Birth Certificates GRO (Ireland)
Original Birth Certificates Local Superintendent Registrar
Copies of Marriage Certificates GRO (Ireland)
Original Marriage Certificates Name of Parish Church/Authority
Copies of Death Certificates GRO (Ireland)
Original Death Certificates Local Superintendent Registrar
Baptism Records Name of Parish Church/Authority
Marriage Records Name of Parish Church/Authority
Burial Records Name of Parish Church/Authority
Wills & Administrations ? ? ? ?
Probate ? ? ? ?
Communications (Emails/Letters/Interviews) Name of Originator Address of Recipient

USA Sources

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USA Source Document Repository Directory
Source Type Author Repository
Census Records 1790~1940 Bureau of the Census National Archives & Records Administration
TBD
Communications (Emails/Letters/Interviews) Name of Originator Address of Recipient

Canada Sources

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Canada Source Document Repository Directory
Source Type Author Repository
Census Records 1851~1921 ? ? ? ?
TBD
Communications (Emails/Letters/Interviews) Name of Originator Address of Recipient

Australia Sources

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Australia Source Document Repository Directory
Source Type Author Repository
Census Records 1828~1901 ? ? ? ?
TBD
Communications (Emails/Letters/Interviews) Name of Originator Address of Recipient