To make sense of family history, it helps to understand the way that Baldock has developed. On this web site are a brief history of Baldock and a list of the main road name changes which can help in interpreting the census and older documents.
On the History Websites page, we have listed useful web sites for local and national family history and local history sources. Also, it is worth trying a global web search (such as Bloggs +Baldock) using a site like Google, especially if you have a more unusual surname, to see if anyone else has posted their family history and you can link up.
On the following pages are some more pointers which may help: