England

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Archives / Libraries / Online Libraries / Guilds / Record Offices

** UK National Archives: Documents online great site for wills etc and can be downloaded imediatly pay per view http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/

* British History Online: Digital library from medieval and early modem period. www.british-history.ac.uk/

** British Library: Main Integrated Catalogue of over 12 million books, serials, printed music and maps, Newspaper Catalogue of over 52,000 newspaper and periodical titles and India Office Select Materials. www.bl.uk/

** Guild of One-Name Studies. www.one-name.org/

** Guildhall Library (London) Manuscript Section. www.history.ac.uk/gh/

** UK Access to Archives  A2A: Search the Data base : http://www.a2a.org.uk/

** The National Archives [British]: The National Archives has a number of searchable resources to help you find the records you require. Includes the catalogue, documents online plus census records www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

** Access to (English) Archives: Currently contains 10 million catalogue entries from 408 record offices and other repositories across England. www.a2a.org.uk

** General Records Office of UK: Order certs using credit cards on line: www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificate/index.asp#0

** London Metropolitan Archives: Includes Middlesex wills. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/corporation/family-research/

** Directory of Family History resources held in public libraries in UK & Ireland www.familia.org.uk

 

** Adoption

** Adoption Search Reunion: The site contains two searchable databases: a directory of agencies offering support, counselling and intermediary services, and a database to help people find out where adoption records are held. www.adoptionsearchreunion.org.uk

 

** BDMs / UK Indexes online:  

** Tutorial showing what is contained in UK BDM Certificates in what years. http://home.clara.net/dixons/Certificates/deaths.htm

** NEW Nonconformist birth, marriage and death records online  http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk/  The National Archives´ collection of nonconformist birth, marriage and death records from 1567 is now online for the first time. A new partnership project between The National Archives and S&N Genealogy Supplies means that you can now access images of these records online.

** BDM Records 1837-2003 Subscription needed www.bdmindex.co.uk  

** BMD Certificates England & Wales: Buying online. www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificate/index.asp

** Free BDM Volunteer project with the aim of providing free access to births, marriages and deaths information for         

** British Origins: marriage index, marriage licence, will indexes, burial index  www.britishorigins.com

** FindMyPast: BMD entries from GRO indexes 1837-2004, Death Duty Indexes 1796-1903, BMD at Sea, Divorce Indexes, Army lists etc.; living people search. www.findmypast.com

** IGI / Mormon Church records Births & Marriages plus more www.familysearch.org (available at Casino FH Group)

** ** Family Search / Mormon Church records BDMs, Vital Records, 1881 census, Pedigree Resource File, Library Catalogue & PAF Family History Software and charts www.familysearch.org

England and Wales.  www.freebdm.org.uk  

** Boyd's Marriage Index Subscription req. www.britishorigins.com

** Ancestry.com: www.ancestry.co.uk  UK BDM's (available at Casino FH Group)

** War Brides:  Name indexes to war bride passenger lists for ships bound for Canada, USA, Australia in 1946 & 47 at www.warbrides.co.uk

** British Settlers in Argentina - Lost an ancestor? Try this huge indexed collection of records from Argentina documenting the presence of thousands of British and other English-speaking residents there. Includes baptisms, marriages, deaths from the Anglican and Scots Presbyterian churches and more...

 

Census's

**Ancestry.com: http://www.ancestry.com/    includes UK Census 1841, 51, 61, 71, 81, 91 & BDM's and much more. subscription required or try a 14day free trial Available at Casino FH Group (great site).

** British Origins: Census Index. www.britishorigins.com

** Findmypast.com: Censuses etc. pay per view.  www.findmypast.com

** The English Census Website - 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 census for England and Wales. Free index, fees apply for image viewing http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/census/

** FreeCensuses - free online census for England, Scotland & Wales, incomplete http://freecen.rootsweb.com

** A Census at SEA for 1861, 1871, 1901 try the census Ships Lists www.thegenealogist.co.uk

** Domesday Book Britain's oldest public record 920 year old census www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/domesday

** Family Search / Mormon Church records BDMs, Vital Records, 1881 census, Pedigree Resource File, Library Catalogue & PAF Family History Software and charts www.familysearch.org

Churches / Church Databases

** UK Church 0f England database 1540 - 1834     www.theclergydatabase.cor.uk

 

Convicts

** Old Bailey 1674-1834, The Proceedings at: Over 100,000 London criminal trial records. www.oldbaileyonline.org/

 

Directories

** Historical Directories: A digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. www.historicaldirectories.org

 

Education

** AIM25: Provides electronic access to collection level descriptions of the archives of over ninety higher education institutions and learned societies within the Greater London area. www.aim25.ac.uk

 

Gazetteers / Maps

** Gazetteer of British Place Names. www.gazetteer.co.uk/

** Gazettes, London, Edinburgh or Belfast: These contain a wide range of official notices including state, parliamentary and ecclesiastical notices, transport and planning notices as well as corporate insolvency and personal bankruptcy notices to name a few. In addition, a number of Supplements are published covering honours and awards, premium bonds, armed forces promotions, and company information. www.gazettes-online.co.uk

** Genmaps for England Wales Scotland http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genmaps/

** Old Maps: www.old-maps.co.uk/

 

Immigration UK Records

**  Ancestorsonboard UK Immigration  www.ancestorsonboard.com New !!! 1890-1960. Entire National archives historical database of passengers who embarked on sea voyages from Britian's shores. An estimated 30million individual records include details of emigrations to Australia, Nth & Sth America, India and Africa.

** England - Crew List Index(CLIP) Large data base of seafarers' names from Crew List and Agreements  for 1861-1913 www.crewlist.org.uk

** War Brides:  Name indexes to war bride passenger lists for ships bound for Canada, USA, Australia in 1946 & 47 at www.warbrides.co.uk

** British Settlers in Argentina - Lost an ancestor? Try this huge indexed collection of records from Argentina documenting the presence of thousands of British and other English-speaking residents there. Includes baptisms, marriages, deaths from the Anglican and Scots Presbyterian churches and more...

** Moving Here: Irish, Caribbean, Asian and Jewish immigrants, 1800-2000. www.movinghere.org.uk/

 

Mining UK

** Women & Mines in the UK great site with name indexes  http://www.balmaiden.co.uk/WomenUK.htm
** The Mines of the Bristol and Somerset Coalfield

        A brief history of the coalfield

        Colliery lists

        Statistics

** Historical Local & Trade Directories for England & Wales 1750 - 1919 www.historicaldirectories.org

 

Occupations UK

** The Apprentices' Entry Books Carpenters' Company of London 1654-1694 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

** Coal Mining History Resource Centre: www.cmhrc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

 

Other Information sites UK

** Family Search / Mormon Church records BDMs, Vital Records, 1881 census, Pedigree Resource File, Library Catalogue & PAF Family History Software and charts www.familysearch.org

** Findmypast: Census's, BDM's Shipping and much more:  www.findmypast.com Findmypastcom wildcard It is possible to use a wild card instead of the first letter(s) of a surname when entering a surname in the Findmypast (www.findmypast.com) census indexes. This website does not offer all the censuses yet, as Ancestry does, but for 1841, 1861, 1871 (not complete) and 1891, it is worth checking it for ancestors you cannot find because of possible transcriptions errors, especially for surnames with familiar endings (usually correctly transcribed): *ridge, *field, *ston, etc. According to some peoples experience, there seem to be fewer mistakes in the Findmypast transcriptions; and it has also been very useful for the possibility to enter the name of a brother or a sister as another member of the household, while Ancestry limits the choice to parents or spouse.

 

** FamilyHistoryOnline: FFHS's online database of 65 million indexes and transcriptions of parish registers, census returns, monumental inscriptions, poor law documents, etc.; includes images of gravestones and other documents. www.familyhistoryonline.net

** To find Britons serving in India & South Asia, try: www.fibis.org

** Yesterdays Journeys- Dealing primarily with Derbyshire it does however cover the whole of the British Isles as people moved around seeking work, travelled as vagrants through the County or were chased throughout the realm as the responsibility of fatherhood and law caught up with them. There are references to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and America, as well as other lands overseas, as some moved further afield. http://homepages.rootsweb.com:80/~spire/Yesterday/index.htm

** England: Type name of village in England & find others researching in the same village. www.curiousfox.com

** Coal Mining History Resource Centre: www.cmhrc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

** Valuations of British Money, 1264 to 2002. www.eh.net/hmit/ppowerbp/

 

War related Indexes / Army / Navy / Airforce

** Great War Index UK WW1 www.lightage.demon.co.uk/GREATWARINDEX.htm   

** Roll of Honour all Wars UK: Searchable Databases: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Databases/

** UK online War Memorials/ searchable databases   www.channel14.com/lostgeneration

** UK online War Memorials/ searchable databases  http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/

** The Battle of Britain Roll of Honour other info: www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/bobhome.html

**Uniforms of various countries www.diggerhistory.info/pages-uniforms/all-forces.htm

** British Military Cemetery "Brookwood" est.1917 and used for burial of service personnel who died in hospitals in the London Military District: www.tbcs.org.uk/military.htm

** British men and women who were born, married, died, served in the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, the British Army, were residents on the island, or in some manner are connected with Malta Malta Family History

** Soldiers of the Queen in second Anglo Boer War 1899-1902 Index to soldiers, nurses identies the unit/regiment in which they served. Covers 20percent of the 500,000 soldiers and nurses. www.pcug.org.au/~croe/sotq_abw.cgi

** British Prisoners of War + other documents online: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/pow.asp

** UK Boer War Indexes http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Databases/#Boer

** The Battle of Britain Roll of Honour other info: www.raf.mod.uk/bob1940/bobhome.html

** England: Type name of village in England & find others researching in the same village. www.curiousfox.com  

** British Origins: Militia Attestations Index. www.britishorigins.com

** Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Debt of Honour Register of Commonwealth forces who died in WWI or WWII. www.cwgc.org

** Imperial War Museum, London (WW1 & WWII Collections). www.iwm.org.uk/

** Royal Navy Biographical Database, since 1660. www.navylist.org/

** Waterloo Roll Call search for your ancestors www.findmypast.com

 

Wales click here

 

Workhouses

** The Workhouse http://users.ox.ac.uk/~peter/workhouse/index.html

** Workhouses in Britain: www.workhouses.co.uk

England Counties Alphabetical

** England: Type name of village in England & find others researching in the same village. www.curiousfox.com

** Coal Mining History Resource Centre: www.cmhrc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

** Genmaps http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genmaps/

Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire

 

Berkshire

Berkshire

 

Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire

 

Cambridgeshire

** Cambridgeshire

** 1881 Census: Residents of Caxton & Arrington Union Workhouse, Caxton, Cambridge, England

Cornwell

** Cornwall

 ** Cornwall, England: Parish and Probate Records at Ancestry.com

**Bal Maidens & Mining Women http://www.balmaiden.co.uk/

**Cornwell-The Calsrock Clerk Try this site for lots of leads:

 http://www.minebydesign.co.uk/calstock/census/people_emigrants.htm

** Cornwall Information Uk: www.genuki.org/big/eng/Cornwall/Breage/index.html/ very informative site worth a look.

** Cornwall Online Parish Clerks' website: http://www.cornwalluk.net/

** West Briton & Cornwell Advertiser   http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/%7Ewbritonad/

** Cornwall Family History Society
** Cornish Surnames & Places List
** CFHS Electronic Members Pages
** Cornwall On-Line
** Cornwall Connections
** Cornwall Genealogy http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/

** Illogan Cemetery in Cornwall war graves and includes mainly people from Canada, Australia and New Zealand
** Cornwall Photos www.kammneves.co.uk/cpg/index.php

** Cornwall Railway, 1889 457 records, www.fhindexes.co.uk/cornrail.htm

** Cornwall County Council - General Register Office Indexes www.cornwall.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=4531

Cheshire
** Cheshire

 

Cumberland

** Cumberland
 

Derbyshire

** The Genealogy and Local History of the Wirksworth Area, Derbyshire, England from 1600 to 1900
** Derbyshire
** Yesterdays Journeys- Dealing primarily with Derbyshire http://homepages.rootsweb.com:80/~spire/Yesterday/index.htm

 

Devon

** Devon
 

Dorset

** Dorset

 

Durham
**
Durham

** Durham Records online: freely search Parish and census records. www.durhamrecordsonline.com

 

Essex

** Essex

 

Gloucestershire

** Gloucestershire County Council online database: Great site

 http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=4237Index

** Prisoners in Some Gloucestershire Jails 1850 and 1851
** Gloucestershire

 

Hampshire

** Hampshire
 

Herefordshire

** Herefordshire
 

Hertfordshire

** Hertfordshire
 

Huntingdonshire

** Huntingdonshire

 

Isle of Wight

** Searchable database www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk

 

Kent

** Kent

** Parish Registers Midway & NW areas of Kent http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/

** Kent Monumental Inscriptions (lots of cemeteries):

www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIslist.htm

*Kent Archaeological Society - Studying and sharing Kent's past http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/ Wills, church yard monumental Inscriptions, maps etc.

** Thanets Private School List 19th & early 20th Century A very interesting site. It lists all the private schools and pupils from the area. Written By  BJ WHITE.  http://barry-white.members.beeb.net/places/pt_schools.pdf

 

Lancashire

** Lancashire Online Parish Clerk records http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

** Lancashire
** Jacobites from Preston in 1715 transported.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tornabene/index4.ht...

 

London & Middlesex

** London & Middlesex

** List London Cemeteries with dates established: www.gendocs.demon.co.uk/cem.html

** London Gazette - gradually being made available online: www.gazettes-online.co.uk/generalArchive.asp?webtype=0

** Search the London Gazette Archive World War I Records (1914-1920)  World War II Records (1939-1948)
http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveSearch.asp?WebType=0

** London Metropolitan Archives: Includes Middlesex wills. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/corporation/family-research/

** Maps of London : http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genmaps/genfiles/COU_Pages/ENG_pages/lon.htm

** City of London -  all sorts of goodies here: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/wills/

 

Leicestershire

** Leicestershire

 

Lincolnshire
** Lincolnshire

 

Monmouthshire

** Monmouthshire Genealogy
 

Norfolk

** Norfolk Monumental Inscriptions 290 burial grounds: Basic info free transcripts are 4pounds UK

www.memorialinscriptions.org.uk

** Norfolk

 

Northamptonshire

** Northamptonshire

 

Northumberland

** Northumberland

 

Nottinghamshire

** Nottinghamshire
 

Oxfordshire

** Oxfordshire

** Oxfordshire: The Packer photographic archive has just gone online. 11,600 photographs, mostly from around the Chipping Norton Area. Go to the Oxfordshire County Council 's Heritage search: and type in the place that interests you.
http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/wps/portal/publicsite/doitonline/finditonline/heritage

 

Rutland

** Rutland

 

Shropshire

** Shropshire

 

Somerset
**
Somerset

** Bath Registry Office Marriages www.BathBDM.org.uk
** Somerset & Dorset Family History Society http://www.sdfhs.org/
** Somerset County Council www.somerset.gov.uk/somerset/culturecommunity/culturalservice/libraries/
**
Somerset Archives & Record Service  http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/
** Somerset Genuki Home Page   http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SOM/

** West Somerset Parish Register Transcriptions http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk:80/wsomparreg

** Southern Somerset Transcriptions http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sarahhawkins

http://www.picturesofengland.com/mapofengland/counties-map.html

** Frome, Somerset http://www.fromeresearch.org.uk

 

Staffordshire

** Staffordshire
 

Suffolk

** Suffolk

 

Surrey
**
Surrey
 

Sussex

** Sussex

**  Sussex Directories www.historicaldirectories.org:  17 directories 1832-1915

** Welcome to Ringmer East Sussex England: http://www.ringmer.info/index.htm Census of Ringmer and much more.

 

Warwickshire

** Warwickshire

 

Westmorland
**
Westmorland
 

Wiltshire

** Wiltshire Family History Society   http://www.wiltshirefhs.co.uk/mmmmmmmmmm

** Windows on Wiltshire's heritage http://www.wowheritage.org.uk/
** Wiltshire

**

Worcestershire

** Worcestershire

 

Yorkshire
**
Yorkshire

 

 

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