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Here is a list of my favorite sites from the World Wide Web.

You can jump to the described Web site by clicking on the hyperlink in italics.


Newcombe Web Sites:

  • Newcombe Family of Devon Page.htm
    • is the home of the Speare family history Web site and includes a link to their Newcombe Family Page and also information on other Devonshire families and villages around the Northlew area.
  • Newcombe Genealogy Page
    • This USA web page by Ken Newcombe exists to allow people researching the surname "Newcomb / Newcombe" and other spelling variants to exchange information, post queries and to point to information sources. In the USA the name is invariably spelled NEWCOMB. In Canada, the common spelling is NEWCOMBE. Additional variant spellings: Newcom, Newcomen, Neucomen, Neucome, Newcome, Neucum, Neucom, Nucum, Nucumb, Neukomb, Newkomb, Neucombe, Neucomb, Newcum and Newkombe.
  • Newcomb's in America
    • The "Newcombs in America" website by Rosemary West aims to promote genealogical research relating to the Newcomb family name and to improve communication between Andrew?) Newcomb descendants and connected families.


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Maritime Web Sites:

  • Amlwch Ships
    • The Copper Kingdom Web site for Amlwch Industrial Heritage Trust on the Island of Anglesey in North Wales. My grandfathers schooner Eilian was built in Amlwchin 1908.
  • Maritime research
    • British maritime history and genealogical research by Len Barnett. I commissioned Len to research my grandfathers maritime history, which he undertook with thoroughness and professionalism, resulting in the discovery of his complete career details.


Devon Web Sites:

  • Devon Family History Society
    • Devon Family History Society (DFHS) was founded in 1976, and now has over 4,000 members. Its aims include promoting the study of genealogy and history and encouraging the preservation and transcription of relevant documents and records.
  • Westcountry Studies Library
    • The Westcountry Studies Library in Castle Street, Exeter is now closed. The collections are moving to the Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Sowton. The Westcountry Studies Library is the largest local studies library in Devon. It also houses the unique collection of the Devon & Cornwall Record Society; this was the first society I joined in 1973 in order to trace my parents Devonshire ancestry.
  • Devon Record Office
    • The Devon Record Office exists to collect and preserve the historical records of Devon and to make them available to all who wish to study them; there web site links to other related Devonshire archive and local government sites.


Genealogy Web Sites:

  • Genealogical list of Web sites
    • Cyndis List is a 'one stop shop' for all your genealogical queries:
        • A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
        • A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
        • A free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research.
        • A "card catalog" to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet.
        • Your genealogical research portal onto the Internet.
  • UK & Ireland genealogy societies
    • The aim of GENUKI is to serve as a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. It is a noncommercial service, provided by an ever-growing group of volunteers in cooperation with the Federation of Family History Societies and a number of its member societies.
  • Mormon's Family Search
    • Family Search is the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) Web site and the single most important source of online family history data and information anywhere in the world. Creators of the famous International Genealogical Index (IGI), the Mormons have done more for the collection, preservation and free dissemination of worldwide family history than any other organization.
  • Society of Genealogists  
    • The Society of Genealogists (SoG) offers a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history and the lives of earlier generations. It is a charity whose objects are to "promote, encourage and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy". They have the foremost library in the British Isles with a large collection of family histories, civil registration and census material, and the widest collection of County Sources in the country (over 9,000).
  • National Archives
    • The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom has one of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British history, from Domesday Book of 1086 to government papers recently released to the public.
  • English & Welsh digital genealogical data
    • helps you to trace your family tree by searching the entire copy of Birth, Marriage and Deaths indexes for England and Wales from 1837 to 2002, as well as British nationals overseas from 1761 to 1994. Access a host of digital data for the English & Welsh census records, military, newspapers, migrations, parishes etc.
  • Civil Registration free index from 1837  
    • FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records for the period 1837-1983.
  • 1901 Census
    • The 1901 Census Online Service site is used by genealogists, family historians, one name researchers and anyone wanting to know more about their Welsh & English ancestors in 1901. It can also be used to research hamlets, villages and parishes to build a historical perspective.
  • The Family Tree Magazine
    • Family Tree Magazine began in 1984 and has steadily grown into the highest circulating British family history publication, currently (November 2004) selling more than 40,000 copies every month, with readers in more than 40 countries throughout the world.
  • General Register Office  
    • General Register Office (GRO) has a responsibility for recording all births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales.
  • English heraldry
    • The College of Arms is the official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants.
  • British heraldry
    • The Heraldry Society exists to increase and extend interest in and knowledge of heraldry, armory, chivalry, genealogy and allied subjects.


Genealogy Software Web Sites:

  •  The Master Genealogist (TMG)
    • The Master Genealogist (TMG) produced by Wholly Genes is by far the best genealogy programme available. The last thing you want to do is enter thousands of ancestors into an inferior genealogical software programme that you out-grow and then later on have to convert to TMG, with all the possible problems that entails due to miss matching data fields and parameters etc. It really isn't worth considering any other piece of software - do it right first time - I'm talking from experience.
    • On the 29 July 2014, TMG owner Bob Velke made the sad announcement to discontinue The Master Genealogist ("TMG"). This is a real disappointment to the many users of this software; but don't panic! TMG is still the very best genealogy programme available, especially when considered with its' companion programmes listed below and it will remain so for a long time even without further development. I for one, will continue to use TMG and the companion software.
  • TMG Companion Programmes
    • If you use The Master Genealogist (TMG) from Wholly Genes, you may want to consider using one or more of the TMG companion programmes created by John Cardinal. These programmes are enormously significant enhancements to TMG; and a 'must have' for any TMG user, especially if you have say 10700 relatives like me and want to change their global data!
  • Second Site Programme
    • If you use The Master Genealogist (TMG) from Wholly Genes and want to publish the data on the Internet the use Second Site. It has more features and provides more control than any GEDCOM-based method. If you are serious about publishing your TMG data on the Web, or if you are sharing your data with family members on custom CDs, you need Second Site! created by John Cardinal. It is fast, and the HTML format makes the data easy to browse. Many users have reported that it has helped them to find inconsistencies in their data and other problems.
  • PathWiz!
    • The PathWiz! program by Bryan Wetton is a presentation tool which allows you to access a TMG Version 5 and 6 project database table (dbf) containing paths to and information attached to exhibits (graphical images and other files stored anywhere on your local PC. In addition, the ability to directly edit the Topic, Reference and Description fields of a list of  related exhibits (for example - External Images attached to persons) from one screen with the ability to see the actual images both internal and external provided they are available.
  • Pocket Genealogist
    • The Pocket Genealogist by Northern Hills Software is the leader in genealogy software for PocketPC's and other "Windows Powered" mobile devices. I use Pocket Genealogist on my iPAQ Pocket PC and can take my genealogy data of 1000's of people with me in my pocket! No more laptops or bulky notebooks! Pocket Genealogist supports most data types including events, facts, notes, sources, repositories, addresses, to do lists etc. It reads TMG (and other programmes) data files directly from your PC - no GEDCOM to worry about!
  • Genealogical retailer supplies
    • S&N is the largest UK genealogy publisher and retailer, with over a decade of experience in serving the needs of computer based family historians.


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