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British and Welsh Genealogical Resources at Torrance Public Library

The best Internet resource for this area is Cindi's List for British Genealogical Resources Cindi's List for Welsh Genealogical Resources .  Also check the GENUKI  site.
R929.4094
B247
Bardsley, Charles, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames , Baltimore: GPC, 1996. 1996 
30,000 entries in dictionary form including origin and history of each surname.
R929.341
B571
Beyan, Amanda, Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record Office , Public Record Office, The National Archives, 2002.   Older edition in circulation.
R929.342
B775
Bourne, Susan, Records of the Church of England  Maidstone, Kent: Prospect  Litho, 1991. 1991 Records available from 1538 through 1900.
929.342
G226
Gardner, David, A Genealogical Atlas of England and Wales , Provo, UT:  Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1974. Also in the Reference Collection.
Includes old gazetteer of parishes before 1813 with their locations.
R929.341 
G449
Gibson, Jeremy, Bishops' Transcripts and Marriage Licenses , Baltimore: GPC,  1998. Older edition in circulation. 
A guide to their location and indexes.
R929.341
G449
Gibson, Jeremy, Probate Jurisdictions: Where to Look for Wills , Baltimore:  GPC, 1997. 
1997 Probate jurisdictions and records available in Britain and Wales.
R929.342
G449
Gibson, Jeremy, Records Offices: How to Find Them , Baltimore: GPC, 1998. Older edition in circulation. 
Addresses, maps and phone numbers of 97 record offices in England and Wales.
R929.342
H147
Hall, Joseph, The Genealogical Handbook for England , Salt Lake City:  Hall, 1997. 
Includes excellent maps. Arranged alphabetically by county then parish giving beginning date of parish records and microfilm numbers for the FHC library in Salt Lake City.
R929.341
H535
Herber, Mark, Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History , Baltimore: GPC, 2000. 
Detailed view of British archives and published sources available.  Older edition in circulation.
R929.342
I72
Irvine, Sherry, Your English Ancestry , Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1998.  Older editions in circulation. 1998 
Techniques for doing research in England while living in the U.S.
R929.341
L676
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England , Baltimore: GPC, 1996. 
929.342
M659
Milner, Paul, A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors ,  Cincinnati, OH: Betterway, 2000. 
Excellent beginning guide.
R929.341 
P391
Pelling, George, Beginning Your Family History in Great Britain , Baltimore:  GPC, 1999.
Basic information needed to research British ancestry.  Older edition in circulation.
R929.42
R288
Reaney, Percy H., A Dictionary of English Surnames , Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 1997. Meaning of over 16,000 English surnames with early forms, full sources and dates.
R929.342
R356
Reid, Judith P., Genealogical Research in England's Public Record Office , Baltimore: GPC, 2000. Older edition in circulation. 
A general introduction to major records available in England and the U.S.
R929.342
R724
Rogers, Colin D., The Family Tree Detective: Tracing Your Ancestors in England and Wales , Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997. 
How to locate birth, marriage and death information.
R929.42
R883
Rowlands, John & Sheila, The Surnames of Wales , Baltimore: GPC, 1996. 
 40 maps showing the incidence and distribution of typical surnames in the early nineteenth century.
929.3429
W461
Rowlands, John & Sheila, Welsh Family History , Baltimore: GPC, 1999.  Also in the Reference Collection. 
An intermediate guide to Welsh genealogical research.
929.3429
R883s
Rowlands, John & Sheila, Second Stages in Researching Welsh Ancestry , Baltimore: GPC, 1999. Also in the Reference Collection. 
A social history and sources available for research for the period prior to 1800.
929.342
S647
Smith, Frank, A Genealogical Gazetteer of England , Baltimore: GPC, 1968.  Also in the Reference Collection.
 A description of each locality in 1831 with the beginning date of its parish registers indicated.