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About GenGuide

Peter HumphriesThe idea behind the GenGuide is to offer beginners and experienced genealogists and family historians an easy and convenient way to find descriptions of and information on genealogical sources. Keeping track of developments in new databases, web sites and reference books is a challenge and one of the aims of the GenGuide is to provide a facility where these resources are easily and quickly found. Hopefully you will find targeted and relevant information and spend less time sifting through internet search results or potentially missing relevant information and web sites. Each genealogical source in the GenGuide is fully searchable by a number of individual fields or across all fields.

The GenGuide began life as hand-written index cards which I used when studying for the Higher Certificate in Genealogy with the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies. The content of these cards were then transcribed into a Microsoft Access database. Later, when studying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies with the University of Strathclyde, I developed the Access database into a website as part of a study project.