Links to genealogical resources, software, accessories and on-line
databases on the internet.
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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
Famous comprehensive list of global Genealogy Sites and resources
on the Internet.
For births, marriages, deaths, adoptions and civil partnerships.
For census returns, wills, military records and other material in UK.
Archive site for Family Records
An archived version of FamilyRecords.gov.uk in the UK Government Web Archive.
Search Internet Genealogy Service
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Search on-line databases for Census, Vital Records, International
Genealogical Index etc.
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.
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.
Federation of Family History Societies
An international organisation,
established in the UK as a non-profit making charitable company.
on the National Burials Index project for England and Wales, publications and
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.
: The UK and Ireland Genealogy Information Service
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.
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
Free U.S. genealogy search center
Online Family History
Explore the history of your region, family and home
and get expert tips.
On-line catalogues for national resources, documents and books.
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
List of old occupations
Hall Genealogy site with a description of archaic occupations.
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
Archives and Local Studies
Various source material for Cheshire UK.
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.
200 years of migration to England. The ultimate online database of
original sources recording the migration experience.
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.
Part of the Church of the Latter Day Saints website.
Also includes various resources including United States, Canadian, Germany and other Census returns.
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
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 and on-line resources
Windows shareware program that will help you organize your family
history information and print large variety of charts and reports
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
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.
& N Genealogy
S&N Genealogy Supplies source of genealogy programs
and census publications on CD ROM
Census data and name index to buy.
Excellent resource for family history and genealogy software
and Data CDRoms
Fee based services to provide a full document location and
purchasing service for almost any document.
The oldest and largest Free Genealogy site supported by Ancestry.com. The primary
purpose and function of RootsWeb.com is to connect people so that they can help
each other and share genealogical research. Most resources on RootsWeb.com 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.
of One-Name Studies
On-line register of individuals performing a one-name
Similar to Ancestry.com
Tartans, Castles, Coats of Arms, gifts origin of surnames.
GEDCOM Server System
Send your Gedcom files here, then pay to see other
Gedcom files uploaded.
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.
Campaign for War Grave Commemorations
Dedicated to the identification
& commemoration of those missing from the Commonwealth War.
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
to land forces of territories and successor states that were at any time part
of the British Empire or Commonwealth.
Saunder's Family History Web Maritime Index
Mariners Research Links
Imperial War Museum
Imperial War museum
Ministry of Defence
UK Ministry of Defence
Family Tree Magazine
British Genealogy Publication
Family History Magazine
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.
National Archives of Ireland
The National Archives of Ireland.
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
The official place of deposit
for public records in Northern Ireland
Register Office for Scotland
Official government source of genealogical
data for Scotland.
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 is a non-profit, volunteer
based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records
and resources for world-wide access!
Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc
Homepage of the Australian Institute
of Genealogical Studies Inc.
Archives of Canada
Libraries and Archives of Canada.
European Genealogical Society
East European Genealogical Society Inc.
Jamaican Family Search Genealogy Research Library
Jewish Genealogical Society of G.B.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great
Bureau voor Genealogie
Major resource for genealogy and heraldry in the
The Genealogy Home Page.
Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation Inc
Passenger Search and immigrant
& Traveller FHS
Special interest in British Gypsy and Traveller roots.
Directories on the Web
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whilst relocating to another web address, or they could be permanent.
links remain broken after six months then they will be removed.