The following links are provided for the use of family historians to assist in research and further background to the contents of this site.
East of London Family History Society
The East of London Family History Society has provided invaluable assistance to those of us researching the Ferdinand(o) name. As you can see much of the early history was centred around the East End of London. Please do look at the Web Site and subscribe should you feel so inclined. The Society provide many extremely useful services and purchases from their bookstall and subscriptions to the Society enable this work to continue.
Want to know something about the London of Dickens, Shakespeare or just interested? Click on the Hidden London Logo to access Jan Collie's excellent site. Jan has also given us permission to use some of her Church Images. Please support Jan's work and visit her web site. Jan is the author of the book, Hidden London (details on the web site).
Essex Church Images
http://www.essexchurches.com Providers of royalty free Church images in Essex (Thanks)
The Society of Genealogists
http://www.familysearch.org/ The Latter Day Saints site containing the online IGI and other resources
The Ferdinando Family Forum
http://genforum.genealogy.com/ferdinando/ An "open" internet forum to post queries to a wider audience.
http://www.genuki.org.uk/ - Your first starting point for Internet based research
Dwellings of the Poor
Dwellings of the Poor in Bethnal Green articles and pictures. David's site makes great reading if you are interested in how our ancestors lived in and around the Bethnal Green area. Particularly horrifying and graphic details of the area around the Old Nichol (the Jago in Morrison's book ad Dr. Peter's article).
The Public Records Office
http://www.pro.gov.uk/ Stunning search capability on their catalogue of their holdings.
The Family Records Portal
http://www.familyrecords.gov.uk/ The Family Records Centre. All sorts of details and "How tos".
http://www.romford.org A fascinating site all about Romford with local family history links
http://www.cyndislist.com/ a complete resource of links from around the world
History of the Workhouse
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/ Read about the history of the workhouse.
http://www.londonancestor.com/index.htm Is a site with some great old churches, articles, maps and London resources.
Essex Family History
http://www.esfh.org.uk/ The Essex Society for Family History
Harry Stein's Sephardic Resource site. Click on the Map to go to his site. Excellent details of Sephardic names and history.
Arthur's Genealogy Home Page
Arthur Russ (a very old friend of mine) Genealogy Web site . Arthur has some interesting ancestors and a journal and poems by one of his ancestors are great fun.