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A-Z of BRITISH GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH:    A concise guide to researching British ancestry both locally and at a distance. Everything the family historian wants to know about the IGI, using parish registers, the Civil Registration system, the 19th century Census returns and dozens of other archives, indexes and sources, with all the costs, contacts, addresses and tips a professional or amateur researcher could ever need, by Dr Ashton Emery

The Abbotsford Genealogical Society has been a non-profit organization since 1977.  The society enjoys a diverse membership from all areas of the BC Canada Lower Mainland as well as international membership

A2A allows you to search and browse for information about archives in England, dating from the 900s to the present day. These archives are cared for in local record offices and libraries, universities, museums and national and specialist institutions across England, where they are made available to the public

 British Counties, Parishes, etc. for Genealogists,  This page is intended to help to answer such questions, showing how the system originated and how it has changed over the centuries. It also contains some explanation of other units of local government and types of settlement, mainly for the period prior to the reorganisation of 1974

Heathers South African Genealogy   A to Z Help List 

American Cemetery at the prison The small group of U.S. Navy men got involved in the “restoration project” of the American Cemetery at Dartmoor Prison, Devon, England. Many things have happened since Doug Harris, the Chief Petty Officer got this underway

Ancestor Super Search Current database status: 1.46 million English birth and census events 1755-1891

Ancestry.com is the leading resource for pursuing family history research online. Ancestry.com connects Internet users to the most comprehensive online genealogical resources available. Users have access to hundreds of millions of fully searchable individual records, including all available US Census records (1790 – 1930). Users can search by record type, locality, or simply view scanned images of original historical documents. Access to these records is available through both free and premium subscription models, with nearly half of the content available on the site offered free to all visitors

Free genealogy research of birth census death land marriage military and state records and indexes. A must see for those conducting a family genealogical searches from ancestral findings

The Public Records Office  is an information resource, which you can visit in person. Our catalogues (descriptions) are available and can be searched on this web site.

Welcome to the indexes to the UK National Register of Archives (NRA) maintained by the Historical Manuscripts Commission. The NRA contains information on the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records that relate to British history

LEITRIM-ROSCOMMON Genealogy Web Site data base of all the Towns and Townlands in Leitrim and Roscommon as used for the 1851 census of Ireland, detailing the County, Barony, Civil Parish and Poor Law Union

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND RECORDS Database contains 746244 records (68690 distinct surnames) Selected states and towns (as contributed)

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The village of Badsey in Worcestershire, England. Badsey is a large, working village in the Vale of Evesham. Within the same parish is the smaller village of Aldington Census and other Records

Enter this large collection of genealogical information pages for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. by GENUKI

The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy This includes the areas of the old counties as they existed before the major boundary changes of the 19th and 20th Centuries, as well as the areas brought into them by those changes. In particular the modern metropolitan boroughs of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton (collectively known as the West Midlands) are within our area. The metropolitan boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton are also sometimes collectively referred to as "The Black Country".

Birmingham Genealogy and Family History, Genealogy or 'Tracing Your Family History' has always been a popular pastime. In recent years, the advent of the internet, simple-to-use genealogy software and the increasing availability and accessibility of official information from sources such as the Public Records Office (PRO) and the Family Records Centre (FRC) have all encouraged and accelerated the level of interest in the hobby.

The aim of the Australasia Births, Deaths and Marriages Exchange is to provide genealogists with a free resource to share information about details contained on civil and parish records registered in Australia and civil records registered in New Zealand 

International Internet Genealogical Society Births, Deaths and Marriages Exchange.

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THE WEB SITE FOR CHESHIRE GENEALOGISTS  UK The Family History Society of Cheshire (FHSC) was founded in 1969 to advance the study of family history and genealogy, and we now have around 2500 members worldwide. As well as helping people with ancestors in Cheshire, we also assist members living locally whose ancestors originated elsewhere

The Suffolk Record Office has two primary objectives. Firstly it aims to identify the raw materials of the history of the county, bring them into one of the three branches and preserve them in optimum storage conditions. Secondly it aims to catalogue and index this raw material so that the general public can use it for research purposes.

FAMILY HISTORY AT THE BORTHWICK The Borthwick has a great deal of information of interest to family historians, particularly those with an interest in Yorkshire and the northern part of England.

An agreement of July 1999 between the Bremen Chamber of Commerce and the Bremen Society for Genealogical Investigation, DIE MAUS (´The Mouse´), provides the basis for digitizing the passenger lists by members of DIE MAUS, tables of ship names, days of departures, destination harbours and the last residence of the passengers can be recalled. These tables and the search on family names lead to the transcriptions of the original passenger lists

Bristol & Avon Family History Society South Gloucestershire Burials Index 
This index is taken from work done by the Sodbury Vale Group of the Society as a contribution towards the National Burial Index, which is being published by the Federation of Family History Societies. Our on-line version contains the additional information 

This website is devoted to helping some of the determined millions of Canadian/American descendants and their British relatives restore their family ties so cruelly severed by the organizations involved in the British Child Emigration Scheme to Canada. THE BRITISH HOME CHILDREN

Welcome to The British Library Newspaper Library, the national archive collections in the United Kingdom of British and overseas newspapers. We are the only large, integrated national newspaper service in the world, combining facilities for the collection, preservation, and use of newspapers all on one site. 

Buckinghamshire Family History Society The Buckinghamshire Family History Society was formed in 1976 to encourage and promote the study of family history in the county. It caters for both those with Bucks ancestry (who may live at a distance) and for those who live locally whose ancestors may have lived elsewhere. The Society is a registered Charity (charity number 290335) and a member of the Federation of Family History Societies.


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The Cambridgeshire Family History Society, the Society exists to encourage the study of family history within the old counties of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. It not only provides a friendly point of contact for people world-wide who are interested in the same surnames and families, but also offers a wide range of facilities to support their researches into genealogy and the local area.

The National Archives of Canada's online research and consultation tool, provides access to a variety of information resources related to the actual archival holdings
Canadian Genealogy and History a listing of Genealogical and Historical Web sites from East to Western Sea

The inGeneas Database contains Canadian passenger and immigration records from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

This Cornish Cemeteries project began with an effort to provide on-line access, in the form of one index, to the work of Suezan James (now Elliott). During 1998-99 Suezan transcribed the details on headstones in a number of cemeteries in the West Penwith area of Cornwall. An estimated 20,000 inscriptions were transcribed, although the number of deaths recorded is significantly higher when it is considered that there are often three or more individuals included on a single headstone

The primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy worldwide. Its most popular components are the JewishGen Discussion Group, the JewishGen Family Finder (a database of 300,000 surnames and towns), the comprehensive directory of Info Files

Welcome to the South Cotswolds Genealogical and Local History Guide. A gateway to many pages dedicated to the best of family and local history in Gloucestershire, particularly the south Cotswolds. Here you will find extensive information on census, parish records, births, deaths and marriages. 

Cousins Family Tree Project. The aim of the project is to bring together and unite Cousins family

Cumbria Archive Service cares for parish registers, other ecclesiastical records, wills, electoral registers, maps and plans, poor law records, title deeds, and photographs. The archives of many families, businesses, local authorities, solicitors, societies and schools are also deposited in its Record Offices.

Cumnor Parish Record  archive. The Record is under the ægis of Cumnor & District History Society, but with its own chairman. It was established to conserve material and information about the parish, its past and environment, and to make that information accessible for research

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

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The Danish Emigration Archives in Aalborg, Denmark was established in 1932 to record the history of the Danes who emigrated and to maintain cultural bonds to those who have their roots in Denmark. The Archives holds a large collection of private letters, manuscripts, diaries, biographies, newspaper clippings, photographs, portraits, etc., searches can be done in The National Danish Database on Private Archives 

Ireland Genealogy Projects home page

Doncaster and District Family History Society Web Site, we hope this site will be of some use to you if you are researching relatives in and around Doncaster (South Yorkshire, England)

Family History Society for parishes in the Eastern part of the Ancient County of Surrey
English Record Offices and Archives on the Web Arranged Alphabetically by County.

Essex GenWeb site is a part of the England GenWeb Project, the British Isles GenWeb Project, and the World GenWeb Project, which were created to help genealogy researchers find resources in England, the United Kingdom, and the World

Family history resources held in public libraries in Britain and Ireland, browse by place name

Genealogy Resources This page is intended to provide access to useful genealogical resources
This site, provided by the Family Records. consortium, aims to help you find the Government records and other sources you need for your family history research

THE FEDERATION OF FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES, FFHS is an international organisation, established in the UK as a non-profit making charitable company. It represents, advises and supports over 220 family history societies and other genealogical organisations world-wide

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The Fenland Family History Society was founded in 2001 to promote and encourage the study of family, local and social history with particular reference to persons having lived in, or having been associated with, the historical area now known as Fenland. Fenland comprises the former Isle of Ely, parts of South Lincolnshire and West Norfolk.

It is not known when humans first began using names though the practice is certainly very old, probably extending far into prehistory. Although all cultures use names, naming customs vary greatly from people to people

The WalesGenWeb Project homepage. This site is part of the WorldGenWeb Project and is the local resource index page for Wales research. 

This server indexes thousands of World Wide Web databases containing genealogical data for nearly forty million individuals, and gives you the ability to locate and view data of interest to you on any of these databases, without having to go and visit each of the databases separately.

These pages provide links to all the Web sites mentioned in the text of The Genealogists' Internet to save you having to copy them from the book. Note that they are given in the strict order of their occurrence in the text

The Society of Genealogists offers a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history and the lives of earlier generations. It is a charity whose objects are to "promote, encourage and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy".

An Australian Gateway Site for Tracing your Family History

Access Genealogy - The first genealogy stop in researching your ancestry online

Information page with links to genealogy and family history resources

Use Family Finder to search the entire Genealogy database. Find Social Security Death Index data, exact birth and death dates, and last known locations for over 55 million people

Genealogy Gateway is your portal for family tree, surname, ancestry, and genealogy information USA

Finding your ancestors is what genealogy is all about -- and, of course, this section focuses on just that. Here you can find links to sites that contain information on individuals and surnames (organized by the first letter of the surname). You can also find links to sites that specialize in researching a particular ethnic or religious group

Genealogy Portal is a joint project of Stephen Wood (The Genealogy Home Page) and Matthew Helm (Helm's Genealogy Toolbox), authors of two of the oldest comprehensive genealogical web sites. It is designed to assist genealogists in finding information that is not readily accessible through traditional genealogical link sites. All search engines contained in Genealogy Portal. are free to all users

Build your family tree and family history with free genealogy lookups, free genealogy sites, family surname newsletters, data, books from genealogy societies and individuals, surname queries, female ancestors, announce new sites, beginner's genealogy guide, free clip art. Other genealogy resources are tools, links, and lists of societies. See our state genealogy pages for free genealogy databases and genealogy resources for each state. 

This site provides the online genealogist with databases to assist them with their research online


The Global Gazette contains helpful "How-To" articles and for everyone from the beginning family history researcher to experienced genealogists and historians

The Gloucestershire Record Office 
This database currently comprises an index of all wills proved at Gloucester between 1541 and 1858. 
We are gradually adding details of baptisms in local nonconformist churches. You will see that many baptisms appear three times in the index, to pick up the names of the child, mother and father. The database now includes details of prisoners held in the county gaol from 1815 to 1879. These include many out-county people. Again you will see that an individual may appear more than once if he is associated with more than one place-name

Find the graves of ancestors See the graves of thousands of famous people from around the world

Each of the 7000 surnames and variants listed in the Register of One-Name Studies is currently registered by a member of the Guild as the subject of a one-name study

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Hampshire Genealogical Society Helping with Your Family History for Over 27 Years Research in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Welcome to the official website for the Hastings and Rother Family History Society

Welcome to the Haverhill Family History Group web site - A joint project produced by Haverhill-UK and the Haverhill Group of the Suffolk Family History Society

The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies the history and structure of the family and of subjects generally auxiliary to historical applications 

The Herefordshire Family History Society, Personal data provided to the Herefordshire Family History Society by members (including names, addresses, email addresses, member's interests etc) are held on a computer database and may also be held in a manual filing system. This data will be processed by the Society, and may be published in the Society Journal. This data will not be used for any other reason other than for the legitimate purposes of the Society

Genealogy in Hertfordshire The Interactive Guide for People researching Local and Family History in Hertfordshire

Hillingdon Family History Society was founded in 1988 and exists to promote and encourage Family History, Local History and Genealogy.

Historical Manuscripts Commission HMC is the UK's central advisory body on archives and manuscripts relating to British history. Established in 1869 by Royal Warrant, we are the principal source of information on the nature and location of records and a leading source of advice on matters relating to them

The Public Records Office (PRO) of the Government Records Service is the central repository for the permanent archives of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Records are held at the Public Records Building, which is located at 13 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.

This database provides information on the existence and location of the records of hospitals in the U.K. Currently over 2,800 entries can be found by searching the database using the following simple enquiry screen. Some hospital records are subject to closure periods, for example, access is not usually granted to the records of individual patients less than 100 years old, except via a doctor or social worker

The Huddersfield and District Family History Society caters particularly for those researching and with interests in the Metropolitan District of Kirklees. The area comprises of Batley, Colne Valley, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Holme Valley, Kirkburton, Meltham, Mirfield and Spen Valley; covering 160 square miles with a population of over 388,000 (2001 census). Within its boundaries lie the 11 ancient parishes of Almondbury, Batley, Birstall, Dewsbury, Emley, Hartshead, Huddersfield, Kirkburton, Kirkheaton, Mirfield and Thornhill

Tracing your family in Kingston upon Hull birth, marriages and death certificates for Hull & Sculcoates from 1837

Huntingdonshire Family History Society (HFHS) was founded in 1985 to help people to find out about their family history. The county reorganisation in 1974 saw Huntingdonshire become part of a greater Cambridgeshire

We are a group of volunteers dedicated to making the search for our ancestors immigration easier. We grew out of a need to find ships passenger lists right here, on-line. Many people who are searching do not have the strength of body to leave their homes and find this information.

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Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild ,We are a group of volunteers dedicated to making the search for our ancestors immigration easier. We grew out of a need to find ships passenger lists right here, on-line. Many people who are searching do not have the strength of body to leave their homes and find this information.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent federal agency that preserves our nation's history and defines us as a people by overseeing the management of all federal records


Dutch Indies genealogical research in a responsible manner. In doing so the IGV wishes to cooperate with anyone engaged in the history of the Dutch overseas.

Researching your family history can be an exciting hobby and most of the sources for the study of Manx genealogy are available at the Manx National Heritage Library. Many of these records are held on microfilm or microfiche and are available on a 'self help' basis in the Reading Room. Please note that visitors wishing to consult microfilm or microfiche material need not book a reading machine in advance

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Jamaican Family Search This Jamaica, West Indies, genealogy research site contains transcriptions from various nineteenth century Jamaica Almanacs 

Genealogy of Jamaica searching the vital records, i.e. births, marriages and deaths for data that you do not have. Remember to work backwards from the known to the unknown. So if you know your great-grandfather was alive in 1910, but you do not know the date of his death, the first task is to find this death record or an obituary, because it may have other leads or clues to the records further back, i.e. of his marriage and birth.

Jewish Genealogical Society, Come share the experience of Jewish Genealogy...The Jewish Genealogical Society (JGS) is a nonprofit organization founded in New York in 1977 and dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genealogy. The JGS is comprised of more than a thousand people enthusiastically researching their Jewish roots

The Consolidated Jewish Surname Index (CJSI) is your gateway to information more than 500,000 different surnames, mostly Jewish, that appear in 34 different databases. These databases, combined, include more than 2,000,000 entries. By accessing CJSI, you can immediately determine which of these databases have Jewish names of interest and eliminate the need to waste time referencing each database only to find the surnames of interest to you are not there. CJSI is sequenced in soundex order using the Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex System rather than pure alphabetic sequence; therefore, the spelling variants of the name you are searching will be grouped together. 

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is creating a searchable database of indices to Jewish records of Poland.
Launched in early 1995, award winning JRI - Poland is already the largest fully searchable database of Jewish vital records accessible online

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The Kent Family History Society was formed in June, 1974 and now has approximately 3,800 members Worldwide

Building your own family tree on-line is simple and easy with our free My Trees Online

Exploring Kinross's History should be the natural starting point for any one wishing to carry out research into our 
area's history.

GENEALOGY IN DARWEN & BLACKBURN LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND The Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society have recently published one of my books "The Diary of Rev Peter Walkden & Early Nonconformist Baptisms" The diary was kept by Rev Peter Walkden and covers the period 1725, 1729-30. It paints a vivid picture of what life was like in rural Lancashire over 250 years ago. The baptism registers are those kept by Peter Walkden from 1709 to 1769 and his son, Rev Henry Walkden from 1747 to 1793. They contain mainly Lancashire and North Cheshire baptisms

The Society started life as the "Leicestershire Family History Circle" in 1974 with a handful of members and has grown steadily ever since. By it’s 21st Birthday in 1995 the membership had reached nearly 1700. The Society, now a Registered Charity, changed it’s name in 1992 to incorporate the neighbouring county of Rutland, and the membership to date now exceeds 3,500!

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Liverpool and Southwest Lancs FHS The Society has the following aims To encourage the study of Family History and Genealogy in the area and to provide a forum for those interested, to meet and help each other. To provide educational facilities for the study of Family History within the area

Genealogy, Local & Family History in London, England Discover Personal Information about your London ancestors Data for Genealogy and Local History in Greater London, containing extracts and transcripts from manuscripts, directories, ephemera and out of print material, mostly pre 1880.

The East of London Family History Society We are currently more than 3000 people from all over the world, but mostly from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA who share a common interest in furthering family history and/or genealogical research in the suburban area located just to the east of the City of London, England

The Lothians Family History Society Formerly the Midlothian FHS, the LFHS is a non-profit making Society consisting of members interested in promoting the study of genealogy and family history, starting and extending research into family roots, and in furthering interest in and facilities for genealogical research

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

The Maritime History Archive collects and preserves original documents and copies of documents relating to the history of sea based activities in the north Atlantic region. 

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The Methodist Archives and Research Centre (MARC) was established by the Methodist Church of Great Britain in 1961 to house the Connexional records of the Church. The Centre was originally located at John Wesley's Chapel, City Road, London, but in 1977 it was transferred to the John Rylands University Library of Manchester

Molecular Genealogy Research Project, To collect DNA samples within a genealogical context for the purpose of creating the world's most comprehensive correlated genetic and genealogical database. Provide the funding necessary to construct genetic tools from the information contained within the database to be used for the purpose of family history research

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is a dynamic and growing membership of individuals and other groups from all over the country--and the world--that share a common love of the field of genealogy. Whether you're a beginner, a professional or somewhere in between, NGS can assist you in your research into the past! 

The National Library of Wales is acknowledged as the principal centre for researching Welsh genealogy, and you are welcome to use its sources and facilities for researching the history of your own family

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Ancestry Genealogy search engine & genealogy web directory Search genealogy websites in USA, Canada, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands/Belgium, Scandinavia, United Kingdom and other European countries, Australia & NZ, Asia, Africa and Jewish genealogy. You can also search Ships & Passenger lists, Adoption, Census, Online databases, Vital records, Ellis Island, Migration, Military, Personal homepages, Genealogy software, Origins, Ancestry and Classmates from here

Northumberland & Durham Family History Society Are you interested in Family History? Would you like to know more about your ancestors? Who they were? Where they lived? What they did? Perhaps you are already trying to discover your roots but are not too sure how to go about it? Or maybe you're an old hand, and would like to share your knowledge and experiences with other like minded people

Nottinghamshire FHS, The Society, formed originally as the Genealogical Society of the East Midlands, exists to bring together all who are interested in family history research, to help in the preservation and indexing of local genealogical records, and in the copying and publishing of such records

Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Family History Society 

Oxfordshire, England genealogy resources Welcome to anyone researching their ancestors in Oxfordshire. This site aims to be a collection of links to the main resources for such research

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The Quaker Family History Society was formed in 1993 and is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies. Our aim is to encourage and assist anyone interested in tracing the history of Quaker families in Britain and Ireland. We are based in Britain

The Quebec Family History Society is a Canadian non-profit organization founded in 1977, incorporated in 1988, to foster the study of genealogy among the English speaking peoples of Quebec

Genealogy & Technology Articles by Mark Howells Mark's genealogy writings have appeared in the National Genealogical Society's Computer Interest Group Digest, the New England Historic Genealogical Society's The Computer Genealogist, Family Tree Magazine, Heritage Quest Magazine, Family Chronicle Magazine, and Computers In Genealogy. Mark is the Technology Columnist for Ancestry magazine

The British Red Cross Museum and Archives is the national centre for material relating to the history of the British Red Cross. As well as material from the Society's UK Office, areas, offices and centres, the Museum and Archives holds and collects items from people who served with, or received assistance from, the Society

Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth  website, a major resource designed to make some sense of military history and help you navigate the web. The information presented on this website is freely offered as an aid to researchers

Genealogical research of your family The process of research is one of regression, which means that you start with the recent events and then work back in time. Certificates for all events usually give information which is of value in making the next step backwards. Generally, the procedure is to work from birth events, to marriages of parents to births of parents and then to marriages of their parents, and so on. Death records can sometimes be of use but tend not to be of much value in the process of regression, Birmingham Gov UK

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Repositories of Primary Sources, a listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar. All links have been tested for correctness and appropriateness.

We are "The Rotherham Family History Society", formerly, "The Rotherham Branch of the Sheffield & District Family History Society". The branch was formed in 1989 following the merger of "The Rotherham Family History Society" with "The Sheffield Family History Society" due to economic pressure.

Royal Air Force site celebrates the history of the service and its pioneering role in the development of aviation, from its earliest beginnings to the present day

Historical and genealogical information covering the south east corner of the pre 1974 county of Lancashire. The area is now known as Greater Manchester and was anciently known as the Salford Hundred, one of six hundreds that made up the old county of Lancashire

Grad Finder helps you find your friends from school, If this is your first time here, please signup for a FREE listing! Over 2.1 million members and growing

The Missing You website offers a FREE instant on-line message-posting service designed to help enable you to locate missing persons, lost friends, relatives, workmates, forces pals, etc, that are thought to be anywhere in the UK.

Genealogists and local Historians can get an insight into the Staffordshire village of Sedgley, its parish and the surrounding hamlets and to the life and times of the people who lived there

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Sharkey's site for Genealogical Research, This web site is intended to provide the genealogist with an index of links to web sites that specialize in links to genealogical information

The Sheffield & District Family History Society Web Site was founded in 1977 with the aims of promoting the study of genealogy, family history and local history in the area, for the benefit and education of the public

The Liverpool Nautical Research Society was founded in 1938 to promote interest in Maritime History and maintains a close link with the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Many members pursue research for themselves, the society or the Merseyside Maritime Museum. 

This is an online collection of databases comprised of the Morton Allan Directory, M1066 Microfilm series from NARA, various newspaper articles, Internet sources, and personal contributions, henceforth known as CIMO - Cimorelli Immigration Manifests Online 

Emigration To America 1847 was a unique year for emigration. Famine in Ireland leads the list of reasons for the increase in the number of emigrants in that year the ships list provides resources.

Search for your family origins on Olive Tree Genealogy Free Ships' Passenger lists, family surnames, church records, military muster rolls, census records, land records and much more will help you find that elusive ancestor

100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway From the Norway heritage

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Free Genealogy Databases on this site Research at Distant Cousin 

Top sites for genealogy, census, heraldry, family trees and tracing your roots from the silver surfers

The Somerset Archive and Record Service exists to find, preserve and make available written records of Somerset's people and communities. The Service is provided by Somerset County Council and now holds many millions of original documents ranging in date from the eighth century AD to the present day.

Welcome to the Somerset pages of the England Gen Web project. This site is designed to assist with the research of your family history.

Simply put, the Gen Exchange is a genealogical data exchange where visitors and researchers alike can go to find specific persons, and exchange specific data with one another. and is the oldest of the now popular data-based genealogy web sites, forging new territory and show casing emerging technologies since 1996 to become the second largest non-commercial genealogy project on the internet today.

The Surrey History Service collects and preserves archives and printed material relating to all aspects of the history of Surrey, and makes them available for reference. We can help you discover your family history; learn about famous Surrey people, buildings, businesses and organisations; trace the history of your house, street, town or community; or research a school or university project.

Research your family history at Tameside Local Studies and Archives. We have census returns, parish and nonconformist registers, monumental inscriptions, indexes to wills, the IGI, the 1881 census index and other CDRoms and free public access to the internet. Advice sessions run by the Cheshire Family History Society

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The Black Country is situated in the middle of England to the north and west of Birmingham. It includes the towns of Stourbridge, Lye, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Wednesbury, Walsall, West Bromwich, Brierley Hill, and Halesowen. This site covers Genealogy, Geography and the History of the area, as well as the language and humour of the people

This is the Tyneside Family History web site. A history of Newcastle and colliery villages in the North East of England, in particular the areas of , Seghill, Cramlington, Killingworth, Burradon, Seaton Burn and Weetslade in Northumberland in the 19th Century. Pages on the site include Migration, Irish, Housing, Institutes, Clubs, Education, Farming and Work. There are many surnames included in the pages, which may be of interest to family historians

Genealogy has a list of acronyms, shorthand phrases, jargon, and slang which can be confusing to the "uninitiated". Here are some of the more common ones for UK genealogy, their definitions, and some web-based resources for them

UNESCO Archives Portal an international gateway to information for archivists and archive users

These web pages were started about 1995, when there was only about 5 or 6 pages on the net with a "British focus". The web was dominated by a U.S. perspective (naturally, due to the manner in which it was developed). I had found the British pages while attempting to discover something of my late father's military history. I felt it would be convenient if I put links to all the pages together to make it easier for others to find.

We were established in 1986 and our aim is to help people everywhere conduct research into their Warwickshire ancestors

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The centre exists to encourage interest in local and family history in Redhill, Reigate, Bletchingley, Buckland, Earlswood, Gatton, Leigh, Merstham, Nutfield, Salfords and Sidlow. We offer an extensive range of resources including census records, parish registers, large scale maps, directories and photos. We provide a microfilm and microfiche reader-printer and there is access to the internet on the library computer terminals, The centre is a partnership between Surrey Libraries, Surrey History Service, Reigate and District Family History Group, Holmesdale Natural History Club, Reigate Priory Museum and the Merstham Society

The West Yorkshire Archive Service exists to preserve the county's heritage of historical documents and to help members of the public make use of them. Anyone interested in the history of Yorkshire, who would like to discover what written records have survived, is welcome to visit any of the offices of the West Yorkshire Archive Service. The Service has its Headquarters at Wakefield, with district offices in Bradford, Calderdale (Halifax), Kirklees (Huddersfield), Leeds and the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, also in Leeds

Weston super Mare Family History Society web site. If you have any interest in genealogy or the North Somerset area

Wiltshire is steeped in history right through the ages. Stonehenge, the prehistoric stone circle, dating from about 3000BC. The huge White Horses carved in the chalk hillsides. Salisbury Cathedral, built in the 13th Century,

The Wirksworth Website contains the results of an intensive One-Place-Study of the Parish of Wirksworth in central Derbyshire, England. A large number of Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Census entries, Pedigrees, MIs, Crimes, Wills and local histories are listed and indexed. Most of the data has been transcribed by the author from microfilm of the original documents and new data is frequently added. Much of the information covers all Derbyshire not just Wirksworth. You are invited to use the website to study the way of life of the people or trace your ancestors from the Wirksworth Area

Family History Tracing your family tree can be an absorbing hobby, giving you a real insight into your ancestors' lives from Wolverhampton archives.

This archive of primary documents from World War I has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List (WWI-L). The archive is international in focus and intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War

Genealogy throughout Yorkshire Are you looking for ancestors in the 1901 England and Wales Census? If so, check out Leeds Indexers who supply an extremely useful tool for downloading names from the Index to this census.

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