Dr Williams's Library
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Dr Williams's Library and Family HistoryThese pages are intended to give guidance on the type of records the Library holds useful to family historians and also to suggest alternative locations for relevant records.
The right sort of nonconformists?
Among the confusing but crucial distinctions that baffle many family historians are the denominational differences within religious dissent or nonconformity. Here you will find out about the various different types of nonconformists, as well as discovering where to look for further information that will aid your research. Useful addresses and contact names are included.
Nonconformist registers and records
Although Dr Williams's Library is the main library for the study of religious nonconformity it has very few records relevant to the family historian. Use this page to help you find out where registers relevant to your family history may be located. You can also read about the "Dr Williams's Library Registers", which cannot be found at the library.
The Surman Index Online
The Rev. Charles Surman indexed the education and careers of Congregational and English Presbyterian (later Unitarian) ministers for England and Wales on 32,000 typed cards. These cards are the basis of The Surman Index Online, which is freely available to search online via http://surman.english.qmul.ac.uk
Dr Williams's Library contains some documents which may be of value to local historians. Discover more about these here.
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