Genealogical Links Directory > Resources
Birth, Marriage & Death Indexes (10)
One of the biggest and most popular online genealogical and family history resources, Ancestry provides free and commercial services including searchable birth, death, marriage, census, military and other records. US and UK biased but growing daily.
BMD Index UK
Commercial site provided by the Genealogist Society offering a complete range of records from 1837 onwards as published by the GRO. Whilst this allows users to search the indexes and order certificates online, like most services there are transcription errors and the search is particularly 'user friendly'. Charges also look cheap but unless you already have a good idea of names/dates/locations, costs can mount up quickly as you have to purchase subscription to access each county database.
Family History Online
Commercial site providing online records compiled by Family History Societies search over 66 million records including parish registers, memorial inscriptions, censuses, poor law documents and others plus view photographs of gravestones.
Provided by the IGI this site enables visitors to search a large collection of births, deaths and marriage listings from their collection.
Find My Past
Commercial site offering searchable online BMD databases, Census Returns, Passenger Lists of people leaving the UK, Military Records plus Occupations and Directories.
Free online searchable UK Birth, Death and Marriage index database.
USA orientated marriage records database, surname registry queries, and links to genealogy and history sites in a categorized genealogy directory
Genealogy directory includes links to family surnames, personal sites and resources
Search pedigree linked databases, family trees, extracted records or add your tree to the community. (US orientated).
MyCinnamonToast Surname Search
Search by surname or region to find related and useful family trees and related resources.
Genealogy database that is shared and built by people like you all over the world. Everyone's genealogy ties into the OneGreatFamily Tree.
Provides links to many web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages and deaths plus links to sites offering UK census transcriptions.
1901 UK Census
An excellent resource provided by the National Archives, the 1901 census can be searched free online although payment is required to view the search results.
1911 Census Info
Information, advice and pre order links to the 1911 Census of England and Wales which is anticipated to be released earlier than 2012.
British Data Archive
The UK Census and Census Indexes on CD Rom for PC and Mac
Although this proports to be a listing of online census resources, the links lead mainly to their advertiser Ancestry.com. Having said that, there are some free sites listed alongsite the affliate links which are worth a visit and if you are looking for a well organised listing of Ancestry.com's available census by country and county then this is the site for you.
A free voluntary project associated with FreeBMD and FreeGen which aims to provide online searchable census index listings and transcriptions including 1841 1851 1861 1871 1891. Due to it's voluntary nature there is still a lot of information to be added but this is a great resource to start with.
Purchase UK census returns, parish registers, genealogical books plus other family history research resources on fiche, film or CD
Ancestors On Board
Passenger lists with over 30 million records from ships sailing to destinations worldwide.
Genealogical Messageboard and forum where users post their surname and place interest for other users to browse or respond to.
Burkes Peerage and Gentry
Comprehensive and established company providing information on the British Aristocracy, Peers, Knighthoods, Scottish Clans and Heraldry. Search for names online or purchase their books and services.
College of Arms
The official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants. Its records also include official copies of the records of Ulster King of Arms the originals of which remain in Dublin.
Catholic Encyclopedia - Ecclesiastical Heraldry
Article with information and links on the origins of heraldry.
Images of official heraldic shields of the 32 counties of Ireland.
Free heraldic clipart over 3,000 heraldic clipart image.
Enter a Surname into the box marked 'Cognome' to see the names current distribution throughout Italy or USA.
Online free map and place search provided by Google.
Search for maps and travel directions online.
Search and view road maps for UK and Worldwide
Excellent online searchable and printable old UK maps with county and place names.
Guiseppe Garibaldi Campaign
List of names of Italians that served with Garibaldi during the 1864 campaign in Italy includes full name, fathers name and provice of residence.
US Civil War
3000 years of World History with links to important persons of world historical importance; civilization timelines; events and facts; and historical maps.
Free genealogy resource containing links to online sites offering everything from bible records to vital records.
Archive CD Books Project
Reproductions of old books, documents and maps available on CD to genealogists and historians. Also to co-operate with libraries, museums and record offices in providing money to renovate old books in their collection, and to donate books to their collections, where they will be preserved for future generations.
A free genealogy biography database with biographies for your genealogy research. Links to other online biography sites, to help find your ancestors and surnames.
French genealogy and heraldry portal also available in English.
Various family history information online.
Free genealogy lookups, female ancestor search, military rosters, research tips, surname registry and US counties historical information.
Genealogical GEDCOM server system containing a collection of Family History GEDCOM Data Files.
Resource Centre for finding that Lost Friend or Relative in the UK
Ancestry search engine & genealogy web directory.
Personal family tree plus information on related families located in the Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire areas plus tips, advice and links for genealogy researchers.
Gig Events Guide UK
Free online event listings plus music business directory and musicians classified ads.
Federation of Family History Societies
Family History Online provides a range of searchable databases accessible on a 'pay per view' basis. Prices are reasonable but the viewable information is very limited and often inaccurate.
General Registry Office UK
UK General Registry Office website contains information on how to register certificates plus provides online birth, death, marriage certificate purchse.
Society of Genealogists UK
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".
Parish Registers (1)
free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K. FreeREG is a companion project to FreeBMD (a database of the GRO birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837) and FreeCEN (a database of census information).
Photo Archives (1)
Ancestor Genealogy Photo Archive
A free genealogy database of family photos containing online vintage photographs. Many of these photos have been submitted by visitors whilst others were collected from antique stores and flea markets, and posted in hopes of reuniting them with family members. Your ancestors could be among these genealogy photos!
Search Engines and Directories (9)
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