Annotated List of Links for British Isles Family History and Genealogy

A BIFHS-USA finding aid

Originally selected and annotated by  William T. Mooney, Jr. & Linda Jonas. Maintained by Linda Jonas.


This list of links is intended to save viewers time, money, and energy in accessing World Wide Web and other Internet sites of importance to British Isles family historians and genealogists.

The British Isles consists of England, Ireland (i.e. Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland), Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. These links will direct you to resource sites for the British Isles as a whole unit or to sites that focus on one of these six "lands" or regions. Each listing is annotated to help the viewer understand the nature of the site-sponsoring organization and what information to expect when visiting the referenced web pages.

All link sections will have the following categories if suitable sites have been identified:

Go to Links for:

General British Isles
England
Ireland & Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Channel Islands
Isle of Man


Link to Sites Related to the General British Isles

Researchers for each of the six regions should investigate the sites related to the General British Isles as well as their particular regions of interest because information for their region is often included in these sites.

Repositories and Societies for the General British Isles

British Library
The British Library site provides quick access to an index for the world famous library. The index categories are on-line, collections, exhibitions, digital library, services, and information. British Library collection sub-categories of value to family history researchers include Africa, Manuscripts, Maps, Newspapers, Oriental & India Office.

Familia Index of Public Libraries
 This is an index to British and Irish public libraries with links to their websites.

Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS)
The FFHS member list includes almost 200 organizations throughout the world including national, regional, and one-name groups. The FFHS coordinates and assists the societies and other bodies interested in Family History, Genealogy, and Heraldry and fosters cooperation and regional projects. This site is a gateway to information about the FFHS publications, record indexing and transcription activities, lectures and conferences, and contact information for member groups.

Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS)
Look in this register for researchers directing one-name studies, projects researching all occurrences of a surname, as opposed to a particular pedigree (ancestors of one person) or descendancy (descendants of one person or couple). The GOONS web-site lists all registered surnames and how to contact the coordinator for that name as well as information about publications and other resources of the Society.

Public Record Office (PRO)
The PRO is the national archive of England, Wales and the United Kingdom. You can search the Public Record Office Catalogue online. The web pages include links for inquiries about visiting the PRO, its records, and information for genealogists such as Records Information Leaflets.

Society of Genealogists (SOG)
The SOG promotes and encourages the study of genealogy and heraldry. This website includes information on membership, the library collection and usage, publications, meetings and courses, and research. The library collection is comprised of parish registers, printed and typescript family histories, and vast indexes as well as other books, manuscripts, microfilms, and microfiche.

United Kingdom Archival Repositories on the Internet
This is an annotated list of over 100 Internet sites for archival repositories in the Channel Islands, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. A link is provided for each listing. The repositories listed include national, county, and city institutions as well as those affiliated with universities, research institutes, professional societies, corporations, and others. This web-page was initially produced as part of a Master?s degree project at the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies at the University College London by Simon Wilson.

Searchable Databases Related to the General British Isles

British Genealogy Abbreviations and Acronyms
This GenDocS site contains abbreviations and acronyms gathered over many years and from many sources, including British 19th century census returns, used by genealogists and historians .  Use the find function on your browser to search for either an abbreviation or acronym or for the full word, phrase, or name represented.  The use and derivation of abbreviations and acronyms is discussed in an associated page.

National Register of Archives 
The National Register of Archives (NRA) collects and disseminates information about manuscript sources for British history. The NRA consists of lists and catalogs describing the holdings of local record offices, national and university libraries, specialist repositories, museums, and other bodies in the UK and abroad, and papers held privately by individuals. You can even search by personal name for documents relating to a particular individual.

Ordnance Survey Gazetteer of Great Britain
This is the electronic version of The Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. It identifies every place in the Landranger map series. To search the database, you enter a placename and then click the Search button.  The search will return the name of the place, its County, a 4 figure Ordnance Survey grid reference on the Landranger map (tile reference [SZ, TQ etc.], plus 4 digits within the 100Km square) and the number of the 1:50 000 Landranger series map on which the place appears.

Strays by County Census Indexes for English, Scottish and Welsh Counties
This is a Ron Taylor UK Census Finding Aids and Indexes web site. It links to database files of strays in the 1851 census. These are people who were born in one county but found in the census enumeration in a different county. The information in the database includes surname, given name, county of birth, county of census enumeration, and reference number for more data on the person. The files are organized by counties and alphabetically by surnames within the county. Consult the first page for counties currently included. Eventually all English, Scottish and Welsh counties will be included.

Surname Lists for All Regions of the British Isles
This is a GENUKI page that brings together links to the listings of Surnames being researched in the different counties. It includes the names and Internet e-mail addresses of the researchers concerned. It also includes a link to a list of (mainly) Fidonet (a separate internet network) users and the surnames they are researching in the UK and Ireland. Consult the first page for counties presently included.

Gateway Sites to Other British-Isles-Content Sites

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: General UK Sites
This is Cyndi Howells? list of genealogy sites. It provides links to sites for all the United Kingdom in the following categories: Colonies & Possessions; General Resource Sites; History & Culture; How To; Libraries, Archives & Museums; Mailing Lists & Newsgroups; Maps, Gazetteers & Geographical Information; Military; Newspapers; People & Families; Professional Researchers, Volunteers & Other Research Services; Publications, Software & Supplies; Queries & Surname Lists; Records: Census, Cemeteries, Land, Obituaries, Personal, Taxes, and Vital; Religion & Churches; Societies & Groups. The listed sites tend to cover more than one of the regions of the British Isles and/or its one-time colonies & possessions.

Genealogy Resources on the Internet: UK Resources
Chris Gaunt and John Fuller provide links to United Kingdom sites organized in the categories: UK & Ireland, England, Channel Islands, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland, and Wales. The list also includes English county sites, Gibraltar, India and relevant Usenet newsgroups and mailing lists

UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service (GENUKI): The UK and Ireland
GENUKI is an information service web site that provides links to genealogy-related information sites for all of the British Isles as well as for the regions of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. The information is organized according to the categories listed in the Family History Library Catalog and includes archives and libraries, bibliography, cemeteries, census, chronology, church records, civil registration, colonization, description and travel, emigration and immigration, gazetteers, genealogy, handwriting, heraldry, history, land and property, maps, merchant marine, military, military history, military records, names-personal, newspapers, occupations, periodicals, population, probate, societies, and taxation.

Periodicals and Publications for the General British Isles

Computers in Genealogy
"Computers in Genealogy," a quarterly published by the Society of Genealogists, helps genealogists use computers, share experiences, minimise effort in organizing information and designing programs, and report progress in such applications. This site includes information on the latest news, forthcoming events and contents of the issues.  They encourage contributions and make it easy to contact the editor.  Subscriptions & back issues can be ordered online. Detailed content information is available for all issues since 1994.  Links are provided to authors and reviewers as well as for each site mentioned in the articles as well as the news and web watch sections of current and back issues.

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Links Related to a Region of the British Isles

Remember to consider those sites for the General British Isles as well as those listed below for particular regions.


England

Information & Introduction to Research for England

England Section of the BIFHS-USA Guide to British Isles Research
Before proceeding with your English research in other sites, you should study the Guide to British Isles Research. This guide contains a listing of many of the most important sources for English research. Most of these sources are available on microform from the Family History Library. This guide gives a brief summary of each source including the FHL call number.

Administrative Areas of England
The Administrative Areas of England is a table that lists each historic county of England, its common abbreviation, its three-letter Chapman County Code, administrative subdivisions, and successor counties. Each county is linked to an outline map that shows its location in England.

Map of Counties of England, Scotland and Wales Prior to the 1974 Boundary Changes
This is a colored map that shows the location of each county and its Chapman County Code.

Repositories & Societies for England

Most of the English repositories and societies are listed under Repositories and Societies for the General British Isles.

FFHS Member Societies - England
This is a listing of family history societies in England with addresses and links to their web pages. You are strongly encouraged to join a family history society that focuses on the area where your ancestor lived

Searchable Databases for England

General Register Office (St. Catherine's House) Marriage Indexes (Partial)
The General Register Office (St. Catherine's House) indexes to marriages have separate listings for brides and grooms. If you know the name of one spouse only, it is often difficult to identify the entry you need. This database is an ongoing project to reorganize the marriage indexes, making them easier to use.

Index to Paupers in Workhouses 1861 (a 10% sample)
This is a national index to paupers in workhouses compiled from a Parliamentary Paper. The name of the pauper is given along with the name of the workhouse and county, the reason he was unable to maintain himself, and the number of years and months he received relief. This is a 10% sample of the full list which is available on microfiche.

List of Executions in England from 1606
The list of executions in England gives the name, date of execution, reason for execution, and place of trial.

Newgate Prison
This site contains a list of inmates, victims, and others associated with Newgate Prison in London. The names are taken from the book, "The Chronicles of Newgate," by Arthur Griffiths (1896). The list gives the name and page number of each person mentioned in the book. You can send an e-mail inquiry for further information. 

The Trafalgar Roll
Here are the names of 1640 officers and men who served in the various ships of the Fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar. The rank of each man and the name of the ship is included. This site also contains a list of British ships at Trafalgar, and a list of officers killed or wounded.

Gateway Sites to Other England Content Sites

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: England
This is the English section of Cyndi Howells' list of genealogy sites.  It provides links to sites for English research in the following categories:  General Resource Sites; GENUKI Resources by County, Government & Cities; Libraries, Archives & Museums; Mailing Lists & Newsgroups; Maps, Gazetteers & Geographical Information; Military; Newspapers; People & Families; Professional Researchers, Volunteers & Other Research Services; Publications, Software, & Supplies; Queries & Surname Lists; Records: Census, Cemeteries, land, Obituaries, Personal, Taxes and Vital (Born, Married, Died & Buried), Societies & Groups.
Genealogy Resources on the Internet: UK Resources & England
This site has links to websites and mailing lists for the UK. It includes links for individual English counties.

UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service (GENUKI): England
GENUKI is an information service web site that provides links to genealogy-related information sites for all the British Isles.  This links to the pages for England include a link to family history and genealogy information and records for each of the counties.  Information related to all of England is included in the following sections:  Archives and Libraries, Biography, Census, Church Records, Civil Registration, Description and Travel, Genealogy, History, Migration - Internal, Military History, Names - Personal, Obituaries, Occupations, Poorhouses - Poor Law, etc., Population, Probate, Public Records, and Taxation.  Links to other sites are included in some of these sections.  

Periodicals and Publications for England

Go to General British Isles Listings. Remember that the sites for "General British Isles" also contain records for England.

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Ireland and Northern Ireland

Information & Introduction to Research for Ireland & Northern Ireland

Ireland Section of the BIFHS-USA Guide to British Isles Research
Before proceeding with your Irish research in other sites, you should study the Ireland section of the Guide to British Isles Research. This guide describes many of the most important records for Irish research, most of which are available from the Family History Library (FHL). FHL call numbers are included.

NAI Guide to Family History Research
This guide from the National Archives of Ireland tells you the information you will need to know to begin research in Irish records. There is information about the major Irish records of interest to genealogists and family historians.

NLI Guide to Family History Research
This is the National Library of Ireland's guide to family history research. It tells what information must be known to commence research in Irish records. The guide describes the principal genealogical sources held in the National Library of Ireland.

PRONI Guide to Family History Research
This is a superb guide to Irish family history research. It is written by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and describes how to use the major Irish records. Included are church records, valuation records, census and census substitutes, wills and testamentary records, landed estate records, emigration records, poor law records, registry of deeds, and many others. Many of these records are available on microfilm from the Family History Library. Read about the Irish records on this site and before commissioning research in Ireland use the Family History Library Catalog to see if the records are available in the U.S.

Repositories & Societies for Ireland & Northern Ireland

National Archives of Ireland (NAI)
This site contains information about the National Archives of Ireland including news and events, online databases, a guide to family history research, document images, and more.

National Library of Ireland (NLI)
This website provides information abut the National Library of Ireland, its services, publications, and events. Especially important at this site are the well-written descriptions of the printed books, manuscripts, newspapers and periodicals, official publications, photographs, prints and drawings, and maps held by the National Library of Ireland. There is also a guide to family history research.

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
Visit the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland without leaving your home. You can take a virtual tour on this site. There is also an excellent guide to Irish records and a good list of Irish links.

Irish Genealogical Society, International (IGSI)
The Irish Genealogical Society, International (IGSI) is dedicated to the study and advancement of Irish genealogy worldwide. Here you can find out more about the society and visit the IGSI bookstore. The main strength of this site is its outstanding list of Irish links.

Irish Family History Foundation
The Irish Family History Foundation is the coordinating body for a network of governmental-approved genealogical research centers (Heritage Centres) that conduct research in computerized records for a fee.

North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS)
The NIFHS exists to foster interest in Family History with special reference to families who have roots in the North of Ireland. This web site includes sections on the 1798 Rebellion, NIFHS branches, FAQs, Research Interests of Members (searchable database), Membership information, Affiliated Organizations, Links to Irish and Scottish (especially Ayrshire) sites, Publications, and forthcoming activities. Postings in the Members Surname Interests listing is limited to members only; searching can be done by anyone accessing the site.

The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)
TIARA was established to promote the study and exchange of information about Irish genealogical and historical research. At this site you can read the results of the Irish Heritage Centre Customer Satisfaction Survey which you may want to review before commissioning research at an Irish Heritage Centre. The TIARA site also has an extensive list of Irish links.

Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF)
The UHF is a professional and comprehensive ancestral research service for the historic province of Ulster. This web site includes information on the Ancestral Research Service; the Ulster Genealogical & Historical Guild; the UHF Subscriber's Interests Database (searchable by name and location); the annual Irish Genealogy Lecture Tour of USA; the annual Family History & Heritage Conference; and the UHF Book List of publications available through Familia, the UHF bookstore. Order forms are included for the both the Research Service and Publications.

Searchable Databases For Ireland & Northern Ireland

Index to Transportation Registers, Ireland to Australia (1788-1868)
The National Archives of Ireland holds a wide range of records relating to transportation of convicts from Ireland to Australia covering the period 1788 to 1868. In some cases these include records of members of convicts' families transported as free settlers. The most important of these records, transportation and petitions to the government, have been indexed. This index is searchable for any combination of words. Information includes name, age, sex, place and date of trial, place of imprisonment, document date, crime, sentence, ship, reference, and comments.

IreAtlas Project
Eventually the IreAtlas Project database will be a comprehensive, cross-referenced, on-line, searchable genealogical atlas of Ireland. Currently in the first phase of construction, it includes more than 30,000 of the 64,000 place names in the Irish index to towns/townlands on-line. Later phases will include place names from other sources. The initial search page details the Towns and Townlands presently in the database. The researcher may enter any combination of Townland, County, Barony, Civil Parish, or Poor Law Union. The search will return all Townlands that fit the search parameters and indicate the number of acres, County, Barony, Parish, and Poor Law Union and other names for the Townland.

Gateway Sites to Other Ireland and Northern Ireland Content Sites

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: Ireland & Northern Ireland

Doras Comprehensive Directory of Irish websites
The Doras Directory is a comprehensive directory of Irish websites with the following categories:  arts, business, business resources, computers & internet, counties (by province), different, education, entertainment, family corner, genealogy, government, history, lifestyle, music, news/current affairs, shopping, sport, and travel and tourism.  The genealogy category  includes links to: over 30 surname sites; over 25 varied resources; and over 60 links to "unreviewed sites" listed as commercial, periodicals, publishers, searchable databases, societies, surname, and gateways among others.

Northern Irish References:  Ulster Province Family History

The purpose of this website is to identify and locate Northern Irish historical and genealogical materials, to link to sites that contain such information, and to extract and present documents that are difficult to obtain. Each item is listed with full bibliographic reference. When the materials are available from the Family History Library, the FHL call numbers are given.

The Fianna: Irish Ancestry & History Research
This Fianna Group site is a guide to Irish genealogy links, history, and more!  Sections include sites listed as: General Irish Genealogy; Irish Genealogy Bulletin Boards, Mailing Lists, and FAQS; Irish County; Irish Culture, Music, Language, & Literature; Irish History; Irish Genealogy Query; Irish Immigration & Ship; Irish Land, Geography, and Map; Military & Records; Irish Surname & Descendants' Homepages; Irish Tourism, Magazines, and Other Irish Links of Interest; Searchable Irish Surnames; Searchable Irish Genealogy Databases; Miscellaneous Genealogy; Scotch-Irish Genealogy; and Scotland/UK/England Genealogy and Government.  Only a few have limited annotations.

Irish Ancestors (formerly IRLGEN)
This information on this site is based on John Grenham's Tracing Your Irish Ancestors. It provides a general overview of Irish records and links to fee-based databases.

Periodicals and Publications for Ireland and Northern Ireland

The Irish At Home and Abroad
This journal is, unfortunately, no longer published and no longer has its own website, but back issues can be purchases through the above link. "THE IRISH At Home and Abroad" was an excellent quarterly journal focusing on record sources and strategies for Irish and Irish immigrant genealogical research.

Go to General British Isles Listings. Remember that the sites for "General British Isles" also contain records for Ireland & Northern Ireland.

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Scotland

Information & Introduction to Research for Scotland

Map of Counties of England, Scotland and Wales Prior to the 1974 Boundary Changes
  This is a colored map that shows the location of each county and its Chapman County Code.

Scotland Section of the BIFHS-USA Guide to British Isles Research
Before proceeding with your Scottish research in other sites, you should
study the Scotland section of the Guide to British Isles Research. This guide describes many of the most important records for Scottish research, most of which are available from the Family History Library (FHL). FHL call numbers are included.
 
Statistical Accounts of Scotland
The two Statistical Accounts of Scotland, covering the 1790s and the 1830s, are among the best contemporary reports of life during the agricultural and industrial revolutions in Europe. Based largely on information supplied by each parish church minister, the old (first) Statistical Account and the New (second) Statistical Account provide a rich record of a wide variety of topics: wealth, class and poverty; climate, agriculture, fishing and wildlife; population, schools, and the moral health of the people. Both the Old (1791-1799) and the New (1834-1835) versions are available as superb quality scans for free on the Web.

Repositories & Societies for Scotland

Scottish Archives and Libraries
A listing of national, regional, and local libraries, archive centres, local history centres, and museums. The listing gives the name, street location, mailing address, telephone, e-mail, and web site for each institution, its hours of operation, and more.

General Register Office for Scotland (GRO)
The GRO is responsible for the registration of births, marriages, deaths, divorces and adoptions in Scotland, and for carrying out periodic censuses of Scotland?s population. The GRO home page includes links to frequently asked questions (FAQ?s), services & products, research reports on most popular names in contemporary Scotland, and the Hall of Fame. A searchable database of Scottish birth, marriage, marriage, and death records from the GRO became available on 6 April 1998. See the link for Scots Origins under the category "Searchable Databases for Scotland."

National Library of Scotland (NLS)
The NLS is Scotland?s premier library, both a general research library of international importance and the world?s leading repository for the printed and manuscript record of Scotland?s history and culture. The NLS home page includes links to these pages: about the library, what?s on, collections and catalogues, services, and on-line resources.

Registers of Scotland Executive Agency
The Registers of Scotland Executive Agency is responsible for property registers and Chancery and Judicial Registers. The property registers are the Register of Sasines, and the Land Register. This site discusses the history, purpose, description, and location of the Register of Sasines; information about the Land Register which in 1979 was created to replace the existing Sasine Register; and information about the Chancery & Judicial Registers, the most important of which are the Register of Inhibitions & Adjudications and the Register of Deeds. The site also includes a section on the History of the Registers of Scotland.

Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS)
The SAFHS website includes lists of member societies, lists of publications for sale, the SAFHS Bulletin, and a "News Desk" page.

Scottish Genealogy Society ? Edinburgh (SGS)
The SGS promotes research into Scottish family history and collects, exchanges, and publishes material relating to genealogy. This site includes information on purpose, membership, publications, meetings, location, and library holdings of the Society.

National Archives of Scotland (NAS) [formerly Scottish Record Office (SRO)]
The name of the Scottish Record Office was changed to the National Archives of Scotland in 1999. NAS holdings include an enormous amount of archival material, much of which is of direct interest to family historians.

Searchable Databases for Scotland

Scots Origins
Indexes to Scottish births and marriages from 1553-1899, and deaths from 1855-1924 are available from this site for a fee. Once you find an entry in the index, you can order the full certificate from the same site. The census index for 1891 is also available.

Gateway Sites to Other Scotland Content Sites

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: Scotland
Links to family history & genealogy related sites for Scotland organized as follows: general resource sites; GENUKI resources by county; how to; libraries, archives, & museums; mailing lists & newsgroups; maps, gazetteers & geographical information; military; newspapers; people & families; professional researchers, volunteers & other research services; publications, software & supplies; queries & surname lists; records ? census, cemeteries, land, obituaries, personal, taxes and vital; societies & groups
Genealogy Gateway to the Web: Scottish Section
 
Genealogy Resources on the Internet: Scotland/Scottish Information
Provides links to sites concerned with Scotland and Scottish genealogy & family history topics in these categories: genealogy resources, general information about Scotland, university resources, and other interesting sites. Includes some sites not found on other listed lists.
Scottish Ancestry (Department of Geography, University of Edinburgh)
This is the list of Scottish genealogical links compiled by the Department of Geography at the University of Edinburgh.

UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service (GENUKI) for Scotland
Provides links to extensive genealogical and family history information sites for each county of Scotland including searchable query databases where they exist. Also links to brief information related to all of Scotland as follows: archives & libraries, biography, cemeteries, census returns, church history, church records, civil registration, court records, emigration and immigration, encyclopedias and dictionaries, genealogy, handwriting, history, kirk session records, land & property, language and languages, law & legislation, names ? geographical and personal, newspapers, nobility, occupations, population, social life and customs, societies, and taxation.

Periodicals and Publications for Scotland

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Wales

Information & Introduction to Research for Wales

England and Wales Section of the BIFHS-USA Guide to British Isles Research
Before proceeding with your Welsh research in other sites, you should study the England and Wales section of the Guide to British Isles Research. This guide describes many of the most important records for Welsh research, most of which are available from the Family History Library (FHL). FHL call numbers are included.

Digging Up Your Roots in Wales
Part of the GENUKI site, this is a guide to general Welsh research. It tells how to begin your research and explains Welsh names, Welsh counties, civil registration, census, church records, probate records, and many lesser-used sources. The guide gives names, addresses, telephone numbers, and operational hours of archives and libraries with significant collections of Welsh records.

Map of Counties of England, Scotland and Wales Prior to the 1974 Boundary Changes
This is a colored map that shows the location of each county and its Chapman County Code.

Repositories & Societies for Wales

National Library of Wales

National Welsh-American Foundation
A national organization dedicated to promoting Welsh culture, its history, rich heritage and links to Wales, among all aspects of American society.  The website includes information about the Foundation as well as links to local Welsh societies in the USA and Canada, national and international Welsh organizations.  They have links to the BBC, online newspapers, sports sites, and tourist attractions.

Gateway Sites to Other Wales Content Sites

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: Wales
Links to family history and genealogy-related sites for Wales organized as follows: general resource sites; GENUKI resources by county, government and cities; history and culture; libraries, archives and museums; mailing lists, newspaper and chat; maps, gazetteers and geographical information; military; newspapers; people and families; professional researchers, volunteers and other resource services; publications, software and supplies; queries, message boards, and surname lists; records, census, cemetery, land, obits, personal, taxes and vital; religion and churches; societies and groups.
Genealogy Resources on the Internet: Wales Resources

UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service (GENUKI) for Wales
Provides links to information sites for Welsh genealogy and family history, including searchable query databases where they exist. Links to archives and libraries; bibliography; census; church records; civil registration; description and travel; gazetteers; genealogy; history; language and languages; manors; maps; and newspapers.

Periodicals and Publications for Wales

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Channel Islands

Information & Introduction to Research for Channel Islands

Alex Glendinning's Channel Islands Pages
This site answers the most frequently asked questions about Channel Islands research. It includes descriptions and locations of various records.

Family History In Jersey
This is a brief introduction to Jersey research. It includes a listing of the 12 Jersey parishes and sections on civil registration in Jersey, census, parish registers, non-conformist records, cemeteries, official records, almanacs and rate lists, useful addresses, and recommended books.

Repositories & Societies for Channel Islands

Channel Islands Family History Society (CIFHS)
General information about the Channel Islands Family History Society. Members who cannot attend meetings can listen to audiotapes available on loan. This site includes a contents list of Channel Islands FHS journal articles.

Family History Section of La Société Guernesiaise
 This site tells about the society services, its holdings and publications, and how to join.

Guernsey Archives Service
Location, hours, general information, and holdings of the Guernsey Archives Service.

Priaulx Library
Location, services, and list of holdings of the Priaulx Library in St. Peter Port, Guernsey.

State of Jersey
Official government website

Jersey Archive
 
Société Jersiaise

Searchable Databases for Channel Islands

Gateway Sites to Other Channel Island Content Sites

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: Channel Islands

Genealogy Resources on the Internet: United Kingdom Resources

UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service (GENUKI): Channel Islands

Periodicals and Publications for Channel Islands

Go to General British Isles Listings. Remember that the sites for "General British Isles" also contain records for the Channel Islands.

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Isle of Man

Information & Introduction to Research for Isle of Man

A Manx Notebook
"A Manx Notebook: An Electronic Compendium of Matters Past and Present Connected with the Isle of Man" contains historical, geographical, and genealogical information about the Isle of man. It is a very comprehensive site for Manx family history.

Isle of Man Genealogy
Here is a wonderful source of information about Manx genealogy. Included are GEDCOM files, a genealogy database, a parish map showing locations of churches, a description of family history sources for the Isles of Man (including locations of records), information about the Isles of Man FHS and the North American Manx Association and other items of interest to Manx researchers.

Manx Family History
This is one of the subsections of "A Manx Notebook" focusing on information about Manx family history. There are sections for demographic issues, family names, genealogy, armorial bearings, indices to Family History Society, and parishes. The section on genealogy contains the description, location, and dates of commencement of records. It also has an excellent summary of records available from the Family History Library with FHL film numbers included.

Repositories & Societies for Isle of Man

Isle of Man Family History Society (IMFHS)
Available here is information about the Isle of Man Family History Society and how to join. The Isle of Man FHS journal articles are indexed on this site by family name and by topic. The complete text of journal articles from 1979 to 1990 is available to download. There is additional online data available to members only.
North American Manx Association (NAMA)
A short description of the society and the names and contact information for its officers.

Searchable Databases for Isle of Man

Database of Researchers: Manx Genealogy
This database contains a list of Manx researchers, their e-mail addresses, and the surnames they are researching.

Gateway Sites to Other Isle of Man Content Sites

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: Isle of Man

Genealogy Resources on the Internet: United Kingdom Resources

UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service (GENUKI): Isle of Man

Periodicals and Publications for Isle of Man

Go to General British Isles Listings. Remember that the sites for "General British Isles" also contain records for the Isle of Man.

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Original page copyright © 1998-1999, William T. Mooney, Jr. and Linda Jonas, all rights reserved. Reproduced here with permission from the copyright owners.
Revisions copyright © 2000-2002 Linda Jonas and
British Isles Family History Society ? U.S.A.


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