- huge site with masses of links for
whichever county you are interested in.
- Another huge site with links to thousands
of message boards, from county lists to
lists for specific names. There is plenty of
other information on this site as well!
- A site built to provide links to other
genealogy sites, there are literally
thousands of sites linked through here, you
are certain to find something of interest.
- On-line bookshop for all things
- A site dedicated to workhouses, where many
of our families found themselves through a
variety of circumstances.
Chest - A UK "Genealogical
Fair", selling all types of items such as
books, census records, parish transcriptions
and so on
|Forest of Dean Family
History - Website covering the
area around the Forest of Dean in
Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and
Monmouthshire. Lots of information and many
records available, growing all the time.
is important to remember that,
wherever these sites are used and
copies of documents cannot be viewed
on-line, then these original records
should be consulted if at all possible
in order to confirm the information
shown. Indexes and/or transcriptions
are not always fault free, however
hard we try!
The first three sites
offer various census returns, GRO
indexes, transcriptions etc on a
subscription or pay-as-you-go basis.
They all have their own strengths and
weaknesses, they are listed here in no
order other than alphabetical. There are
other sites offering similar resources.
The remaining sites
shown below are free to access unless
Archives (UK) - Here you can
search the holdings of hundreds of Record
Offices for documents. There are also quite
a number of on-line resources through the
NA, particularly if you are looking for
items related to World War One. Viewing of
the items will require payment, but most
often the index entry is sufficient for you
to identify what you need without
Home Children - Site for some -
not all - of the children who travelled
across to Canada under the Government
- This site is run by the LDS - holds
millions of baptism and marriage records as
transcribed by the LDS, 1880 US census
index, 1881 UK census index and many more
records added by LDS Church members.
- Ongoing site placing transcripts of
the GRO Birth, Marriage and Death indexes
on-line. There are many millions of records
already available, and you can help with the
- Similar site to that above, but in
this case is concerned with placing census
transcripts on-line. Many are already
available, but this is a long-term project
and so will grow over the years as more
volunteers are found to help (hint!).
- Once again, a site in the same vein
as FREEBMD, this time concerned with placing
transcripts of parish registers on-line.
Many are already available, but this is a
long-term project and so again will grow
over the years as more volunteers are found
to help (further hint!).
Trade Directories - This
site has placed digital copies of
Trade Directories on-line. Many
hundreds are available covering all
counties and periods. An excellent
resource where original pages can be
viewed, although text searching can
Historical Data - Payment
required. Superb site
for those searching for details of ancestors
in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
Digital copies of many books, directories
and electoral rolls, searchable by keyword.
- A site acting as a "portal" to
various local authority sites holding Birth,
Marriage and Death indexes.