Links to genealogical resources, software, accessories and on-line databases on the internet.
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> > > Getting started

Following links for getting started, were kindly submitted by a student from the W.B. Goodwin Community Centre - Good luck with your research Emma.

*Family Search Getting started guide
*Ellis Island Genealogy (courtesy of Cleaning Building Services New York Inc.)
*Genealogy by USA State

> > > General

*Cyndi's List
Famous comprehensive list of global Genealogy Sites and resources on the Internet.
For births, marriages, deaths, adoptions and civil partnerships.
*National Archives
For census returns, wills, military records and other material in UK.
*Archive site for Family Records
An archived version of in the UK Government Web Archive.
*Family Search Internet Genealogy Service
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Search on-line databases for Census, Vital Records, International Genealogical Index etc.
*Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society
Formed in 1973 as the Rossendale Society for Genealogy and Heraldry (Lancashire), the Society now has twelve centres in Lancashire, together with one in London where members meet regularly.
*Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society
Founded in 1964 as the Manchester Genealogical Society, the Society encourages and supports family history research in the Greater Manchester area including Bolton and Oldham.
*Find My Past
Various UK Family History Records. Subscription required.
*Free Births Marriages and Deaths Project
FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales from 1837, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records.
*The Federation of Family History Societies
An international organisation, established in the UK as a non-profit making charitable company.
Information on the National Burials Index project for England and Wales, publications and fairs.
*Federation of Family History Societies - FamilyHistoryOnline
Pay per view on-line records compiled by Family History Societies. Now transferred to Find My Past.
*Access 2 Archives
A2A is a useful resource for family historians looking for references to their ancestors in catalogues dating from 900's of the archives held in record offices and other places in England.
*GENUKI : The UK and Ireland Genealogy Information Service
Large comprehensive collection of genealogical information covering England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
*The National Archives
The UK National Archives.
*The Society of Genealogists
UK Society of Genealogists. Library, publications, newsletters, lectures & FH fairs & events, society data on-line.
*English Origins
Pay per view access to on-line datasets containing names covering 1442 - 1850 and include Boyd's Marriage Index, Bank of England Wills and Apprentice records.
Free U.S. genealogy search center
*BBC Online Family History
Explore the history of your region, family and home and get expert tips.
*British Library
On-line catalogues for national resources, documents and books.
*British Library Catalogue
Located at Colindale, North London, The collections include: all UK national daily and Sunday newspapers from 1801 to the present; most UK and Irish provincial newspapers, some dating from the early 18th century onwards
*List of old occupations
Hall Genealogy site with a description of archaic occupations.
*David Hawgood
Author of material relating to the internet and computing for genealogy.
*Helm's Genealogy Toolbox
List of genealogical links, it has genealogical software profiles, search engines, digitized images, how-to articles, queries, and genealogical news stories.
*Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
Various source material for Cheshire UK.
*Old Bailey Trials 1674 to 1834
A fully searchable online resource, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.
*Moving Here
200 years of migration to England. The ultimate online database of original sources recording the migration experience.
*UK Hospital Records Database
Provides information on the existence and location of the records of hospitals in the U.K. Currently over 2,800 entries
*Behind the Name
What's in a name ? Find out about the etymology and history of first names
*GenDocs - Resources for London
Well researched genealogy resources for London.

> > > Census

*UK Family Search
Part of the Church of the Latter Day Saints website. Also includes various resources including United States, Canadian, Germany and other Census returns.
*Census On-Line
Links to on-line census records. Founded by Mark Reed 1996
*Library and archives for Canada
Reference material for all things Canadian. *UK Census On-Line - Free to view
Volunteers world-wide working on the transcription of 1841-1891 Census returns
*Scotlands People
Government site for Census returns for Scotland. Chargeable searches.
*National Archives UK 1901 Census On-line
Official genealogy site of the 1901 Census for England and Wales. Free search of the census, fee to view results.
Subscription based website for US and UK censuses.
Subscription based website for UK censuses. View original images (incl 1881 census). Index search available.

> > > Software

*Family Tree Maker
Software and on-line resources
*Brother's Keeper
Windows shareware program that will help you organize your family history information and print large variety of charts and reports
*RS Designs
TreeDraw a shareware specialist graphics editor for creating high quality genealogical drop-line charts.
Alternatively email a tdr file to print on A3 or A2 paper.
Generate HTML webpages from Gedcom files. Advanced users can customise the code. Excellant software used on this website ! ! !

> > > Maps and Gazetteers

*Gazetteer of Scotland
Scottish place names by Roy McGilvray.
*Gazetteer of Scotland
A significant historical, cultural, architectural and environmental resource
*Gazetteer of Wales
Welsh place names
*Gazetteer of UK
British place names, covers administrative boundaries.
*Historical Maps for Lancashire
Digitised Lancashire maps galore. Courtesy of Lancashire County Council. Includes sample tithe map for Caton
*A vision of Britain through time
A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions.
*Jim Fisher's Genealogy and Family History Pages
English Counties, Parishes, etc. for Genealogists
*London Map 1827
Greenwood's Map of London 1827
*Bolles Collection of London maps
Digitised copies of maps of London 17th to 19th Centrury plus other resources. (Spend hours on this superb website.)
Extensive historical maps of UK
*Ordnance Survey
Use 'Get-a-Map' to find anywhere in the UK
*GenDocs - Victorian London A-Z Street Index
An aid to finding where a street used to be in London
*Genuki: London Genealogy
Information relating to all of London.

> > > Resources to purchase

Federation of Family History Societies publications from Family History Societies, books, microfiche, maps, computer disks and other items.
*S & N Genealogy
S&N Genealogy Supplies source of genealogy programs and census publications on CD ROM
*British Data Archive
Census data and name index to buy.
*TWR Computing
Excellent resource for family history and genealogy software and Data CDRoms
*UK Genealogy USA
Fee based services to provide a full document location and purchasing service for almost any document.

> > > Searching For Names

The oldest and largest Free Genealogy site supported by The primary purpose and function of is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. Most resources on are designed to facilitate such connections. Check out the message boards.
The largest collection of family history records on the web.
Provides the excellant Ged2HTML Software, and also free on-line index of 20 million names and web hosting services.
*Guild of One-Name Studies
On-line register of individuals performing a one-name study.
Similar to
*Scot Clans
Tartans, Castles, Coats of Arms, gifts origin of surnames.
*GenServ Genealogical GEDCOM Server System
Send your Gedcom files here, then pay to see other Gedcom files uploaded.

> > > War related sites

*Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The "Debt of Honour Register" is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations world-wide where they are commemorated.
*The Campaign for War Grave Commemorations
Dedicated to the identification & commemoration of those missing from the Commonwealth War.
*Kings College London Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
The Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives holds the private papers of nearly 600 senior British defence personnel who have held office since 1900.
* - Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth
Resources pertaining to land forces of territories and successor states that were at any time part of the British Empire or Commonwealth.
*Bob Saunder's Family History Web Maritime Index
Mariners Research Links
*Imperial War Museum
UK Imperial War museum
*Ministry of Defence
UK Ministry of Defence

> > > Magazines

*Family Tree Magazine
British Genealogy Publication
*Everton's Family History
Family History Magazine

> > > International

*London Metropolitan Archives
London Metropolitan Archives and genealogical sources
*The Irish Family History Forum
The Forum was incorporated in 1993 in New York State, and membership has since spread across the United States and to Canada, Ireland, and England.
*The National Archives of Ireland
The National Archives of Ireland.
*The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
The official place of deposit for public records in Northern Ireland
*General Register Office for Scotland
Official government source of genealogical data for Scotland.
Scottish ephemera.
Links to online surname searchable records such as ship's passenger lists, church records, cemetery transcriptions, military records and censuses for USA, UK, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Europe, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.
*The WorldGenWeb Project
The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access!
*Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc
Homepage of the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc.
*National Archives of Canada
Libraries and Archives of Canada.
*East European Genealogical Society
East European Genealogical Society Inc.
*Jamaican Family Search
Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library
*The Jewish Genealogical Society of G.B.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain.
*Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie
Major resource for genealogy and heraldry in the Netherlands.
*The Genealogy Home Page
The Genealogy Home Page.
*The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation Inc
Passenger Search and immigrant experience.
*Romany & Traveller FHS
Special interest in British Gypsy and Traveller roots.

> > > Resources

*Telephone Directories on the Web
*Lookup United Kingdom
*How much is that worth today ? - U.K.

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