Useful Links for Family History Researchers
We are including here hyperlinks to favourite web-sites that we have found very useful during our research, or that carry Stables Family information that may be of interest to visitors to this web-site.
The Church of the Latter Day Saints. Vast database, allowing free searches of the IGI, BVRI (many UK Parish Records) and 1881 UK Census, together with censuses and IGI for other countries.
IGI Batch Numbers. This web-site is an absolute gem and totally indispensable to researchers, as it allows the IGI entries for a specific parish to be searched for a given surname. It also makes it obvious how very extensive the omissions from the IGI actually are.
FreeBMD. Allows free searches of the GRO Index of UK Births, Marriages and Deaths but is only partially completed.
The 1901 UK Census Online. Allows free searches for anyone living in the UK in 1901, giving their occupation, place of residence and place of birth free-of-charge. For a charge of £1, it is possible to obtain the census details for everyone living at the same address. With careful use of the 'advanced search' it is often possible to deduce the entire household without having to pay.
The Commonwealth Wargraves Commission. Allows free searches for anyone killed in service and provides details about their place of burial. Often includes the names and addresses of the next of kin.
The Public Record Office Online. Free, searchable database of Wills that were proved at London and that are now held at the PRO. PDF versions can be downloaded for £3. Check this web-site first, before you buy, as we have already included transcripts of all the South Yorkshire Stables ones on this web-site.
Family Research Link. I'm a bit sceptical of this, as it lets you pay to view the GRO Indices of Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1837 onwards, which are available to use free-of-charge at all main Public Libraries within the UK. However, for those outside the UK it's a god-send. FreeBMD provide the same service for nothing, so always try there first!
Old Maps. Allows free access to old ordnance survey maps of the UK from the Victorian Period.
Sites with Stables References
The Robin Hood Society. Their web-site features a list of everyone who has held the post of Sheriff of Nottingham from the 15th Century to date. Interestingly this includes three Stableses: Thomas Stables in 1507/1508, Robert Stables in 1518/1519 and another Robert Stables in 1588/1599.
Shillitoe Family History Society. Lynn and Mike Shillitoe's web-site contains numerous Stables Family references due to the close association of the two families in the Pontefract area in the early part of the 18th century. It also has lots of interesting and very useful background information on tracing family history in the Yorkshire area.
Mirfield Parish Plague 1631. A list of the parish plague victims of Mirfield in 1631, which includes a Sara Stable who died on November 5th.
Google. This is the only site to use if you want to find a web-site. Ultra-fast and it doesn't miss a trick. If it's out there in cyberspace you'll find it here. Very useful for genealogists. Try entering a surname and a town name together, e.g. Stables Barnburgh. You'll be amazed what Google turns up!
The Tourist Guide to Glendale, Isle of Skye.This one's a shameless plug for Glendale on the Isle of Skye. Thoroughly recommended. A great place for a holiday.