Reference

United Kingdom

Categories

* Northern Ireland
* Scotland

Sites

* Ancestry.com Library Edition
A wide variety of content to help trace your family history. Includes records from United States, United Kingdom and Ireland.
Access this at any of our libraries.
* The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History
Published by Oxford University Press, 1997. Electronic Resource from Oxford Reference Online.
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* 1901 Census for England and Wales
Official genealogy site of the Welsh & English census information for 1901. Comprehensive name index to over 32 million individuals. From The National Archives.
* BDM Registers - The Official Non-Parochial BMDs Service
For records of birth, baptism, marriage, death and burial taken from non parish sources. Users must register to serach the indexes and credits must be purchased to view the original records. Genealogy Supplies in association with The National Archives
* British Genealogy.com
A site of free information aimed at helping you trace your British family history. Includes discussion forums.
* British Library - Family History
Includes a range of services that can help you trace your family history: research services; online gallery of 30,000+ photos, maps and drawings; India office family history search database
* The College of Arms
Official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants.
* Cornwall Online Parish Clerks
Provides genealogy information for researchers free of charge. Index of Cornish parishes.
* Documents Online
DocumentsOnline allows access to The National Archives' collection of digitised public records, including both academic and family history sources. Includes records of Royal Naval Seamen, between 1853 and 1923; WW1 Campaign Medals - First World War medal index cards for the British Army and Royal Flying Corps; and PCC Wills between 1384 and 1858. Searching the index is free, but there may be charges for images of records.
* Dr Williams's Trust and Library, Congreational Library
Dr Williams's Library is the pre-eminent research library of English Protestant nonconformity. It has baptism records in England after about 1720 and up until the start of civil registration in 1837. A group of Protestant dissenting ministers of the Three Denominations (Baptist, Congregational, Presbyterian) began to collect details of births of dissenting children because so many ministers of nonconformist congregations failed to keep registers, and the trustees of Dr. Williams's Library received and recorded the information.
* Families in British India
The Families In British India Society (FIBIS) is a self-help organisation devoted to members researching their ancestors and the background against which they led their lives in British India.
* Family history
Learn and view the type of original documents needed to trace your family history. From the National Archives
* Family History @ BBC History
* Family history Learning guide
This guide displays and describes some of the key documents held by the National Archives of the UK.
* Family Records
This site, provided by the FamilyRecords.gov.uk consortium, aims to help you find the government records and other sources you need for your family history research.
* Findmypast - Travel & migration
Records including 24 million passenger list records.
* findmypast.com
With millions of family history records online, Find My Past makes it easy to research your UK ancestry and create your family tree. Fee based service.
* FreeBMD
FreeBMD is an ongoing volunteer project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. Provides the ability to search over the records transcribed so far.
* FreeREG
FreeREG is a volunteer project aiming to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers in the UK. Provides the ability to search over the records transcribed so far.
* Gendocs: Genealogical Research in England and Wales
Useful website for researching London ancestors in particular. Victorian London street index, guides to London cemeteries, churches, police, Irish in London, lodging houses... Also links to England and Wales Census, and Birth, Death and Marriages.
* GENUKI - England and Wales Census
Volunteer genealogy site providing historic census information for England and Wales. Includes links to online census records.
* GENUKI - UK & Ireland Genealogy
The aim of GENUKI is to serve as a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. It is a noncommercial site, provided by volunteers in cooperation with the Federation of Family History Societies and a number of its member societies.
* Historical Directories
A digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history.
* Historical Directories
Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history.
* The National Archives
Archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom, co-ordinating the records of central government and the courts of law for public use. Formerly the Public Record Office
* On line parish clerks
Genealogical site run by county parish volunteers who put up records for family history. Links to Counties in England and county office records.
* Society of Genealogists
Website of the UK branch of the Society of Genealogists. Provides links to other genealogical sites and an overview of their Family History Library and Education Centre.
* The Huguenot Society of Great Britain & Ireland
Tips and souggestion for download about family history research regarding Huguenot links.
* The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. A collaboration between the Open University, and the Universities of Hertfordshire and Sheffield
* UK Census Online
This volunteer project aims to provide a "free-to-view" online searchable database of the 1841-1891 UK census returns. Provides the ability to search over the records transcribed so far.
* A vision of Britain through time
A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions.