Reference

United Kingdom

Sites

* A2A
The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day.
* The ARCHON Directory
The ARCHON Directory at the National Archives includes contact details for record repositories in the UK and elsewhere, which can be searched by region or subject.
* BFI National Archive
The National Film and Television Archive is the largest collection of films and television titles in Europe.
* Census of Ireland 1901/1911
Contains the household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911. All thirty-two counties are there. Can be searched by religion, occupation, relationship to head of family, literacy status, county or country of origin, Irish language proficiency, specified illnesses, and child survival information.
* 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.
* Family History
From the General Register Office for Scotland.
* Family history in the National Archives of Scotland
In the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) you will find records created by Scottish government from the 12th century until the present day, along with private records created by businesses, landed estates, families, courts, churches and other corporate bodies.
* 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.
* General Register Office (GRO) Northern Ireland
The General Register Office is the central civil repository for records relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages in the Republic of Ireland.
* General Register Office for Scotland
The department of the devolved Scottish Administration responsible for the registration of births, marriages, deaths, divorces and adoptions in Scotland, and for carrying out periodic censuses of Scotland's population.
* 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
* National Archives of Scotland Edinburgh
* National Register of Archives (NRA)
The NRA contains information on the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records that relate to British history.
* Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
The official place of deposit for public records in Northern Ireland. Records cover the period 1600 to the present - many of which relate to genealogical research.
* Registers of Scotland