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    England by Counties

 

          [Links from these county sites below have not been checked as there are so many links for each county].
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Looking for records of villages and the countryside try this site http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-place/villagesandthecountryside.htm

    England General 

    [Web links for England General checked 29/1/2015] 

   Archives / Libraries / Online Libraries / Guilds / Record Offices

 

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

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

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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. http://www.bl.uk/

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

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

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UK Access to Archives  A2A: Search the Data base : http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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General Records Office of UK: Order certificates using credit cards on line: http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content

 

    Adoption

 

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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. https://www.adoptionsearchreunion.org.uk/default.htm

 

    Apprentices

 

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

 

    BDMs / UK Indexes online:  

 

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BMD Certificates England & Wales: Buying online. https://www.gov.uk/research-family-history

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Tutorial showing what is contained in UK BDM Certificates in what years. http://www.dixons.clara.co.uk/Certificates/births.htm

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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 online.

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UK BDM Records 1837-2003 from National Archives  http://www.archives.com/uk/search/birth?kw2=Find%20UK%20birth%20records%20instantly%21&Location=UK&gclid=CJi68LONuMMCFRZxvAod_AYAsQ With over 3.0 billion UK records, Archives is your complete solution for tracing your family tree as far back as possible

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Free BDM  free access to UK births, marriages and deaths [Great site]  http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

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British Origins: marriage index, marriage licence, will indexes, burial index  and much more  http://www.origins.net/bowelcome.aspx

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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 and www.findmypast.com.au

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Family Search [Mormon Church records] [Great site] BDMs, Vital Records, 1881 census, Pedigree Resource File, Library Catalogue https://familysearch.org/

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Boyd's Marriage Index - A a collection of names for English marriages copied from local parish marriage registers, Bishops' Transcripts and marriage licences, from when marriage registration began to be mandatory in 1538 to 1840. http://www.findmypast.com.au/articles/world-records/full-list-of-united-kingdom-records/life-events-bmds/boyds-marriage-index-1538-1840

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Ancestry.com: http://home.ancestry.com/  UK BDM's [Great site]  {Free for members use at Casino FH Group)

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

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British Settlers in Argentina - http://www.argbrit.org Lost an ancestor? An indexed collection of records from Argentina documenting the presence of thousands of British and other English-speaking residents there. Records include baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials from the Anglican, Scots Presbyterian and Methodist churches, transcripts from the National Archives in Buenos Aires and London, Argentine census returns and contemporary publications.

 

    Census's

 

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Ancestry.com: http://www.ancestry.com/  [great site] 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 to members]

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FreeCensuses - free online census for England, Scotland & Wales, incomplete www.freecen.org.uk

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British Origins: Census Index. http://www.origins.net/

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

 

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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/records/census-records.htm1911 UK Census http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-records/1911-census-for-england-and-wales

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FreeCensuses - free online census for England, Scotland & Wales www.freecen.org.uk

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

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

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

 

    Convicts

 

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

 

    Directories

 

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

 

    Education

 

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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

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

 

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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. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/wills-and-probate

 

    Immigration UK Records

 

bullet England - Crew List Index(CLIP) Large data base of seafarers' names from Crew List and Agreements  for 1861-1913 www.crewlist.org.ukPassenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960 discover your ancestors who left Ireland and Great Britain between 1890 and 1960. Find out where they were going and where they were coming from, where they called home as well as their age, occupation and whether they were married or single. http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-records/passenger-lists-leaving-uk-1890-196
bulletWar Brides:  Name indexes to war bride passenger lists for ships bound for Canada, USA, Australia in 1946 & 47 at www.warbrides.co.uk
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British Settlers in Argentina  http://www.argbrit.org 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...

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

 

    Maps

 

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

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

 

    Mining UK

 

bulletWomen & Mines in the UK great site with name indexes  http://www.balmaiden.co.uk/WomenUK.htm
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Coal Mining History Resource Centre: http://www.cmhrc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

 

    Other

 

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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.ancestry.com/~spire/Yesterday/InformationPages.htm

 

   Trade Directories

 

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Historical Local & Trade Directories for England & Wales 1750 - 1919 http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16445coll4/hd/index.asp

 

   War related Indexes / Army / Navy / Airforce

 

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UK War related indexes click here

 

   Wales click here

 

    Workhouses

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

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Workhouses in Britain: http://www.workhouses.org.uk/

 

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