Resources

RODLIFFE & BLOMFIELD Roots & Branches

Early photographers:

If you have an old photograph and you're not sure when it was taken, then this site can help with guidance on several methods for dating photos. It describes a variety of techniques that we've found useful and includes our searchable databases of portrait and studio photographers for many counties in the UK.


Kelly's Directory of Norfolk 1900:

Fully scanned and freely available to browse, an invaluable companion to the 1901 census.


Norfolk Landowners 1873:

Fully transcribed and searchable for free - find out if your ancestors were Norfolk landowners.


Glimpses of Fiddaman's Lynn:

All about King's Lynn in Victorian times seen through the eyes of Thomas Fiddaman Blomfield's godfather, James Fiddaman, publican, hotel keeper, racing horse owner and bookmaker.


Blo(o)mfield of Wellingham (Norfolk):

Baptisms, marriages and burials transcribed from the parish register.


Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1900:

Fully scanned and freely available to browse, an invaluable companion to the 1901 census.


Round the Coast published by Newnes in 1895:

Fully scanned and freely available. An album of pictures from photographs of the chief seaside places of interest in Great Britain and Ireland. Descriptions transcribed and images freely available. A fantastic resource if your ancestors lived or holidayed at the coast, providing an amazing insight into Victorian seaside resorts.


Black's Guide to Cornwall 1879:

Eleventh Edition with Map and Illustrations. Published in Edinburgh by Adam & Charles Black and containing everything the Victorian traveller needed to know about a holiday in Cornwall. Every page scanned and freely available.


Thornbury Gleanings:

Transcribed newspaper articles about the people and happenings at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, and surrounding areas over the last three centuries.


Black's Guide to Gloucestershire 1875:

Fully scanned and freely available to browse. Third Edition, with a map of the County, plans of Bristol and Cheltenham, and chart of Bristol and Birmingham Railway. Published by Adam & Charles Black in Edinburgh. Every page scanned and freely available.


Black's Guide to South Wales and Monmouthshire 1883:

Sixth Edition published in Edinburgh by Adam & Charles Black. Fully scanned and freely available to browse.