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Back Before 1837


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If you've been researching your own British Isles family history, like I have for a number of years, then you too have probably hit some brick walls.

Nick Thorne, The Nosey Genealogist.You, like me, probably concentrated on all the easy connections in your family tree leaving all the frustrating ones to one side.

In my own research I continuously came up against all sorts of ancestor brick walls; but I didn't know how to get past them, in the early days. I missed out on a lot of leads that I could have found and followed sooner.

Eventually I realised that I needed to find out just how to untangle the illusive roots and branches. So I set out to learn more about the subject of family history.

I've now set it all down in a collection of weekly downloadable guides that you can follow in your own time and at your own speed.

I call it the Family History Researcher Guides Membership Site...

Find out more about my course by watching this short video now!

This website is all about sharing with you what information I have gathered and so I hope that I can be of a little help to those of you who, like me a short while back, were floundering around on the Internet.

I make extensive use of the tools provided by genealogy websites in my own research. Sometimes, however, you just need to know a trick or two to get the best out of them.

That is why, as well as the above family history course, I have released a downloadable learning resource on Beginning Family Research on the Internet. You can download it at any time of the day, or night, for a modest $27 using Clickbank to securely take payment. It is priced in US Dollars, but UK customers will find that clickbank converts the price to £s for you!


Beginning Family Research on the Internet includes some screen capture videos and two extra Podcasts.

Please do have a look at what you will get using the link here:

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Take a look at what is in "Beginning Family History Research" by Nicholas Thorne


My most popular family history help resource is the in depth Audio CD. For more information on how it can aid you to move back before the census and government collected birth marriages and death records, see here:

Getting Back Before 1837 in England and Wales.


"The one-hour tutorial concisely describes the use of key pre-1837 records, addressing both those that can be found online and those that will require a trip to a local studies centre or record office.

...some good teaching points are made."

Family History Monthly Issue 199, August 2011.

Help Me Get Back Before 1837 Audio CD


Getting Back Before 1837 in England & Wales


Also available to listen to in the car, or on your CD player is this helpful audio disc:

Breaking Down Brick Walls Audio CD


Breaking Down Brick Walls Audio CD


I don't just sell my valuable information... I also give it away!

You can access to some of my Free stuff here.

To start off take a look at the podcasts to the right...

and then watch the video: Brick walls

Also, there are Articles added all the time to my Blog: "The Nosey Genealogist: Help Me With My Family Tree"

and to the Articles page on this site.

I have a FREE pdf for you to download called Useful Family History Websites.

And another on Learning English family history from before 1837.


Useful Websites pdf


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Audio Family History help files


To listen now press play.

Podcast: 1.Five Golden Rules.

Podcast: 2.Stumbling Blocks.

 Podcast: 3.Non Conformist in the Family?

Podcast: 4.IGI and Using Hugh Wallis' site.

To download to your computer, right click on the named link (e.g. 1.Five Golden Rules.) and then "save target as"

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Getting Back Before 1837 Audio CD

Getting Back Before 1837 in England and Wales.

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Breaking Down Brick Walls CD

Breaking Down Brick Walls Audio CD.

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