Locations of sources used in compiling the Ball family of Hastings, its branches and connections
.email: richard.ball@BallFamilyRecords.co.uk

English Record Offices and Archives on the Web - compiled by Mark Howells

Cambridgeshire Family History Society
Cambridgeshire Archives Service

Norfolk Family History Society
Norfolk Contiguous Parishes
Monumental Inscriptions Project - records at Kirby Hall 
Parish Register Transcripts at Kirby Hall
Mid Norfolk Family History Society
Norfolk Record Office

East Sussex Record Office
West Sussex Record Office
Hastings and Rother Family History Society
Sussex Family History Society

The IGI site of the Church of Latter Day Saints
Always be aware, when using IGI data, that most of it was provided by people like you and me and may well not be correct. Much, particularly among the South African records, has merely been copied from standard genealogical reference works.

The IGI is by no means the ultimate reference - it needs checking and corroborating with the facts as contained in original records.

The parish register extraction records are generally pretty reliable but still need confirmation by checking the original parish register (or microfilm of) if at all possible.

Family Search - the IGI site itself
What is the IGI? - a definition help page by Helen S. Ullmann C.G.
How to search the IGI - by a group of friends living in Forbes, NSW
Newbies helping Newbies - all you need to know about the IGI
What the IGI batch numbers mean - by Lyle Rawlins
IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America - Hugh Wallis

South Africa
Researching in South Africa - a very useful introduction by Dafanie Goldsmith
South African Genealogy - how to start, by Anne Lehmkuhl
South African Genealogy Beginner's Primer (Acrobat pdf format)
by Delia Robertson and Janet Melville
Cory Library for Historical Research - with a searchable catalogue
Genealogical Institute of South Africa
Genealogical Society of South Africa
National Archives of South Africa - with a searchable index
National Library of South Africa - searchable catalogue
Searchable data:
Cape Master Death Notice Index Project - by Adelbert Semmelink
National Archives of South Africa - searchable index of records
South African surname interests:
Genforum Navorsers Lys - maintained by Anne Lehmkuhl
list of surnames interests, mainly Afrikaans surnames
Southern African Region Surname Interests Page - by Conrod Mercer
mainly English surnames
Historical and other information:
eGGSA - online branch of the Genealogical Society of South Africa
South African Passenger Lists
Stamouers of South Africa - lots of information - by André van Rensburg
Numbering Systems in Genealogy - by Richard A. Pence
if you wonder what the strange a1b2c3 codes are in South African genealogies!
Heather's South African Geneaology Help List - a lot of links - by H. MacAlister
Mailing lists and other groups:
South Africa - mailing list sponsored by Rootsweb

The Netherlands
Rijksarchiefdienst - Genealogie - searchable databases
Digitale Stamboom - Gemeentearchief Delft
searchable database of church and civil records in the Delft archives
(watch out if using the English version, the dates are in American format)
Digitale Stamboom Rotterdam - Gemeentearchief Rotterdam
Dutch Dictionaryby the publishers Van Dale Lexicografie bv
English-Dutch, Dutch-English - by LookWayUp

Comments or queries to: richard.ball@BallFamilyRecords.co.uk