Links


Please note that database websites will offer free searches and then charge a small fee to view and download records. Time-based subscriptions are also offered.

Births, Marriages and Deaths (BMDs) and Parish Records

www.ancestry.co.uk
England & Wales BMD’s Index Collections (1837-2005)
Birth, Marriage and Death records prior to Civil Registration (1837)

www.ancestry.com
US (and other) Birth, Marriage and Death indexes and records

www.bmdregisters.co.uk
Official non-conformist and non-parochial BMDs Service

www.deceasedonline.com
Central database for UK burials and cremations

www.familyrelatives.com
Births, Marriages and Deaths 1837-2005
Collection of historical parish and probate registers from many Counties of England and Wales dating from the early 1500s to the middle to late 19th Century.

www.familysearch.org
Service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

www.findmypast.co.uk
England & Wales 1837-1915, England & Wales 1916-2005
Extensive collection of parish records, some from as early as 1538

www.gro.gov.uk
Order Birth, Marriage and Death certificates from the GRO.

www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
Official Scottish genealogy resource

www.thegenealogist.co.uk
British genealogy research website

www.ukbmd.org.uk
Links to websites offering on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages and deaths. Wide range of other indexes and transcriptions also available.

 

Census

www.1911census.co.uk
Official 1911 census website in association with The National Archives

www.ancestry.co.uk
Complete set of indexes and images of censuses for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, for every decade from 1841 to 1911. Indexes for Scotland up to 1901

www.ancestry.com
US Census Records 1790-1940

www.findmypast.co.uk
UK Census Records 1841-1911. Search by person or address.

www.nationalarchives.ie
Free search and view the 1901 and 1911 censuses of Ireland

www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
Official Scottish genealogy resource

www.ukcensusrecords.co.uk
UK census website detailing the information requested by the census enumerators for each census year from 1841 to 1911.

www.uscensusrecordsonline.com
US census website detailing the information requested by the census enumerators for each census year from 1840 to 1940.

 

Family History Societies (England) by Counties and Districts

Bedfordshire Family History Society
Berkshire Family History Society
Birmingham and Midland Family History Society
Bristol and Avon Family History Society
Buckinghamshire Family History Society
Cambridgeshire Family History Society
Cheshire Family History Society
Cleveland, North Yorkshire & South Durham Family History Society
Cornwall Family History Society
Cumberland
(see Cumbria)
Cumbria Family History Society
Derbyshire Family History Society
Devon Family History Society
Dorset Family History Society
Durham
(see Northumberland and Durham)
Essex Society for Family History
Gloucestershire Family History Society
Hampshire Genealogical Society
Herefordshire Family History Society
Hertfordshire Family History Society
Huntingdonshire Family History Society
Isle of Ely
(see Cambridgeshire)
Isle of Wight Family History Society
Kent Family History Society
Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society
Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society
Lincolnshire Family History Society
London – East of London Family History Society
London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society
Malvern Family History Society
Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society
Middlesex – West Middlesex Family History Society
Norfolk Family History Society
Northamptonshire Family History Society
Northumberland Family History Society
Nottinghamshire Family History Society
Oxfordshire Family History Society
Peterborough & District Family History Society
Rutland
(see Leicestershire)
Shropshire Family History Society
Somerset & Dorset Family History Society
Staffordshire
(see Birmingham and Midland Society – Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire)
Suffolk Family History Society
Surrey – East Surrey Family History Society
(includes the London Boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Lambeth, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth)
Surrey – West Surrey Family History Society
Sussex Family History Society
Warwickshire Family History Society
West Midlands
(see Birmingham and Midland Society – Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire)
Wiltshire Family History Society
Worcestershire
(see Birmingham and Midland, see Malvern)
York – City of York and District Family History Society
Yorkshire – East Yorkshire Family History Society

 

Family History Societies (Scotland)

Aberdeen & North East Scotland FHS
Alloway and Southern Ayrshire Family History Society
The Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives
Borders Family History Society
Family History Society Of Buchan
Buckie & District Fishing Heritage
Caithness Family History Society
Central Scotland Family History Society
Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society
East Ayrshire Family History Society
Fife Family History Society
Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society
The Heraldry Society of Scotland
Highland Family History Society
Lanarkshire Family History Society
Largs and North Ayrshire Family History Society
Lochaber & North Argyll Family History Group
Lothians Family History Society
The Moray Burial Ground Research Group
Moray & Nairn Family History Society
North Perthshire Family History Group
Orkney Family History Society
Renfrewshire Family History Society
The Scottish Genealogy Society
Shetland Family History Society
Tay Valley Family History Society
Troon @ Ayrshire Family History Society
West Lothian Family History Society

 

Wills

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Prerogative Court of Canterbury wills 1384 – 1858. Small fee to download.

www.ancestry.co.uk
National Probate Calendar 1858 – 1966 for England and Wales and probate records that pre-date 1858 from a variety of places and sources.

www.nationalwillsindex.com
Origins Network site. Wills and probate indexes in progress.

 

General and Miscellaneous

www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory
Tracing your family history

www.cyndislist.com
An almost overwhelming compilation of genealogical and family history associated links.

www.familytreeforum.com
Genealogy forum where members can ask for advice or offer helpful tips to other researchers

www.ffhs.org.uk
Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS). An educational charity which exists to represent, advise and support its membership of family history societies and other genealogical organisations world-wide

www.genesreunited.co.uk
Research and family tree publishing site

www.genuki.org.uk/Societies
Family History & Genealogy Societies (UK)

www.one-name.org
Guild of One Name Studies. Research facts about a surname and all the people who have held that name

www.rootsweb.com
Free site connecting family historians researching similar pathways

www.searchwhateveraustralia.com.au
Genealogy search Australia

www.sog.org.uk
The Society of Genealogists is a charity offering research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history and the lives of earlier generations

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