Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint

This is the correct title for what most people refer to as 'The Mormons' or the LDS. It was founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith in Fayette, New York, USA. Joseph Smith had a vision from God which instructed him to find some golden plates which were the basis of 'The Book of Mormon'. Latter-Day Saints use the Book of Mormon alongside the Holy Bible and other scriptures in their services of Worship.

The Church has a special interest in encouraging Family History studies. All members are encouraged to trace their family since great emphasis is placed on the importance of family life.

This site is a good one to view the 1881 Census and International Genealogical Index (IGI). The IGI is a remarkable index which contains many millions of baptisms and marriages but virtually No Burials. The most recent date for entires is about 1885 but the majority are much earlier. By no means all parish or nonconformists registers are included and even where the index contains some entires from a particular register this does not necessarily indicate coverage of the whole period of the register.


This site will give you information on all Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates since Civil Registration started. The requirement to register a birth, marriage or death came into effect on 1 July 1837 in England and Wales. Up to 1983 the indexes of Birth, Marriage and Deaths are in separate alphabetical indexes, each covering the preceding three month period and dated March, June, September and December quarter. From 1984 the indexes are arranged in alphabetical order for the full year.

It is still not a complete index but it is update regularly. And it is the best site available online that is free to search.

Ancestry is a company based in Salt Lake City they publish books, magazines and other genealogy materials. The online service is less than 5 years old but it has grown rapidly.'s online services include a research site, an interactive site and a community site. All the sites are designed to help the amateur family historian.

Use this site to access other people's trees and English Census for 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901


Also use this site to link up with other research's.


This site will give you links to all sorts of genealogical research including individual Counties Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates.

1901 Census

This site will give you all the information you need for the 1901 Census. You can even check who lived in your house in 1901.

National Archives

This site will give you access to all sorts of records from Wills to all manner of Legal Documents.

Put your details of family members for the 1881 Census on this site and it will help you link up with other researchers searching the same people.


Some of the Images and Text of Suffolk are taken by Simon Knott and from his site which can be found at the above link.