"Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, or Notts, north-midland county of England, bounded N. by Yorkshire, E. by Lincolnshire, S. by Leicestershire, and W. by Derbyshire; greatest length, N. to S., about 50 miles; greatest breadth, E. to W., about 25 miles; area, 527,752 acres, population 391,815. ... The soil is varied, but cannot be spoken of as being highly productive. Green crops are the principal growth, and the common cereals are cultivated. Hop plantations are numerous, while in proximity to Nottingham and Newark there are many market gardens. Magnesian limestone and old red sandstone overlying coal prevail in the W.; in the other districts are formations of marl, new red sandstone, and lias, with quartz and gravel in the Forest. In a few places coal is worked. The principal manufactures are laces of various descriptions, in recent years a great development being apparent in the production of lace curtains. Hosiery manufacturers, woollen mills, cotton mills, and iron foundries are also actively productive. Nottinghamshlre comprises 6 wapentakes, 273 pars. with parts of 5 others, the parliamentary and municipal borough of Nottingham (3 members), and the municipal borough of East Retford and Newark. It is almost entirely in the diocese of Southwell." [Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887]
Ted Wildy's UK Marriage witness index entries for Nottinghamshire[ ftp ].
Certificates of birth, death and marriage can be obtained from the Superintendent Registrars at the following District Register Offices:
If ordering from a District Office, please note the following:
(a) the cost of a certificate is currently (May 1997) £6.50 -
send a Sterling cheque payable to the Superintendent Registrar
plus return postage or two International Reply Coupons;
(b) the St Catherine's Index references are of no value;
(c) for marriage certificates, the precise place of marriage must be given;
(d) Civil Registration in England and Wales began on July 1st 1837.
Registration Districts in Nottinghamshire 1837 - 1930
Here is a surnames list, compiled by Hugh Winters, of Nottinghamshire research interests of a number of Internet users.
Hugh Winters also runs a mailing list for people researching their ancestry in Nottinghamshire.
Here is also a list of people who hold reference books about Nottinghamshire and who are willing to undertake small searches.
Jayne McHugh runs a mailing list for anyone interested in the village of Clayworth, or for anyone bearing that surname
Here is a list of websites constructed and maintained by people researching Nottinghamshire families
Rosemary Oram has transcribed the passenger lists of the three ships Agincourt, Fairlie and Harpley, which sailed to Australia in 1848, carrying a number of lacemakers from the Nottingham area.
Heather Faulkes is developing an excellent picture gallery featuring some of the older parish churches of north Nottinghamshire.
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