The index of online family history resources for the U.K. and Ireland. It lists societies and organisations, record offices, and libraries, and also lists sites by county.
Federation of Family History Societies
The Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) is an educational charity which exists to represent, advise and support its membership of family history societies and other genealogical organisations world-wide. This page gives useful research tips on family history research:- http://www.ffhs.org.uk/tips/first.php
This site is aimed particlarly at newcomers to genealogy and provides loads of helpful advice and many useful links.
A pay site with full online access to the 1841-1911 census collection, 1837-2006 BMDs, parish, migration and military records. Variious options to subscribe, pay-as-you-go or buy vouchers.
Access to Archives
The A2A database contains catalogues of archives held across England and dating from the 900s to the present day.
Censuses of Gloucestershire & Somerset
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Family Tree Resources
Rachel Dunkley introduces her website saying, "Tracing your genealogy is like being a detective trying to solve a mystery, your own family being at the centre of it, just waiting to be discovered". She hopes that the information provided on her site will help you to embark on, "a magical journey back to the past." and she aims to help you on your way! If you are new to family history, you will find lots of helpful advice. Be aware that there are links to other commercial and pay websites but 'Family Tree Resources' seems to be very helpful 'gateway'.
General Register Office
RootsWeb is an American co-operative organisation which hosts millions of pages of free genealogical data. It is also the home of the Roots Surname List, which lists other researchers of particular surnames, and RootsWeb World Connect, which contains information submitted by family historians all over the world. Largely of U.S. origin, this is the largest free international resource. RootsWeb also hosts a large number of mailing lists about individual counties, places and surnames.
This General Register Office for Scotland site enables you to search records of births, marriages and deaths from 1553 onwards. There is a charge.
The U.K. pages of this American organisation contain indexes to the 1841 -1901 censuses, together with access to the original census pages. You can either take out a subscription, or use their pay-per-view system.
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