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Dry Drayton History - Resources and Where We Need Help


• Free Resources available to you    

The two major databases for family historians, Ancestry and Findmypast, are both available free at Cambridgeshire Libraries.

The Times and Guardian are also available there free. You will need your Cambridgeshire library card and PIN.


• If you want to find out more

If you are interested in an overall history of Dry Drayton, there are two publications you need to find. These are: Gallows Piece to Bee Garden, a Millennium History of Dry Drayton, Dry Drayton 2000, published 2000, and the much rarer History and Natural History of the Parish of Dry Drayton by Rev F.A.Walker, 1876, which is now available free at Google Books: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=zicDxf8a2V8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false (Thanks to Cinnamon Bair for the reference)


If you are interested in tracing your family history you will find membership of the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Family History Society very useful. They have extensive online resources and can offer free help and advice from fellow enthusiasts www.cfhs.org.uk.

The Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Family History Society have transcribed the Dry Drayton parish registers: all the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials 1564-1959 - you can get these for just £9.60 as a download or on a CD (also included are transcripts from Knapwell 1598-1959).


The Victoria County History is now available online. This link takes you to Vol 9 for Cambridgeshire and this link will take you to the introductory material on the history of Dry Drayton, from which you can access the other articles on the village.


• Those interested in researching the history of our place will want to use the following collections and organisations:



Where we need help


Many items in these pages indicate that the present state of our knowledge is incomplete. We would welcome any corrections and additions you may have and are prepared to share. We are also keen to add to the archive of old photographs of the village and village activities.

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