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A study of its people through the ages




Everyone found in the various sources with a connection to Desborough is linked, as far as possible, into their family tree.

The main route into the genealogies is the Surnames Index. Variant spellings are included in the index; selecting any spelling of a name will bring you a list of all the individuals with that surname, regardless of spelling.

Two other indexes have been provided: the Wives and Widows Index lists women by their married name and the Forenames Index enables you both to find the earliest use of a forename and to find an individual where they can't be found under their surname (perhaps because a source has been misread).

Once you have found an individual in the indexes clicking on their name will take you to their genealogy: this includes links to any other information about them on the site, such as census entries, BMD certificates, probate or military records, etc.

The Stories Index gives life to some of the genealogies and highlights some of the ways you can deal with brick walls.