Chapman codes


These are a list of three letter codes useful for specifying countries and counties (all within UK and Ireland).


The original list is at:

A modified list is at GENUKI:

A fuller list is Wikipedia:


On-line courses

Members may find the following useful:

On-line FREE hand writing transcription course.


This could be useful to anyone struggling with old wills & documents. The
tutorial consists of examples 1500-1700 which you can work through at your
own pace. On-line help available.

Website address is:

Palaeography – a practical on-line tutorial


Available from the National Archives. Palaeography is the study of old handwriting. This web tutorial will help you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800. They have a similar course in Latin.

Website address is:

FREE on-line genealogy course


The University of Strathclyde is offering a FREE on-line genealogy course
which may be useful to someone just beginning their research or for anyone
wishing to refresh their research skills. The course begins 14 Mar 2016, duration
6 weeks. 4 hours per week. On-line registration.

Website address is:

[Last updated: 9th January 2016]