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Birth, Marriage & Death Indexes (13)

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.
Genealogy and Ancestor search for researching american family history.

Billion Graves
Searchable worldwide database of cememteries and headstones.

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.

Find My Past
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 A Grave
Free searchable database of worldwide cemeteries, memorials, graves and headstones. Registration is not required to search the site but membership enables users to contribute photographs and information or link to people / memorials in the database.

Free online searchable UK Birth, Death and Marriage index database.

Genealogy Free
Genealogy directory includes links to family surnames, personal sites and resources

Genealogy database that is shared and built by people like you all over the world. Everyone's genealogy ties into the OneGreatFamily Tree.

Scotlands People
Comprehensive search for Scottish births, deaths, marriages and census records.

Scottish War Graves Project
Forum includes burial grounds, photographs and transcriptions of memorials and headstones in Scotland.

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.

Census (5)

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

Census Finder
Although this proports to be a listing of online census resources, the links lead mainly to their advertiser 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's available census by country and county then this is the site for you.

FreeCen UK
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.

Parish Chest
Purchase UK census returns, parish registers, genealogical books plus other family history research resources on fiche, film or CD

Emigration (1)

Ellis Island
Searchable immigration and Passenger lists from ships sailing from destinations worldwide to the USA.

Forums/Discussion (1)

Curious Fox
Genealogical Messageboard and forum where users post their surname and place interest for other users to browse or respond to.

Heraldry, Titles & Peerage (10)

Amorial Register
International Register of Arms (formerly Burke's Peerage & Gentry International Register of Arms), provides a register of amorial families including history behind the use and design of coats of arms, plus familiy biographies of the bearers.

Burke's 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.

Baronage Press
Information for those interested in genealogy, heraldry and history includes downloadable pdf file for those offered noble titles, coats of arms and history of names scams Baronage Conned PDF

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.

The trusted source on British social skills, etiquette and style.

Fake Titles
Information and articles on hereditary, fake and scam title sellers by the Earl of Bradford.

Feudal Baronies of Scotland
The happy warrior site provides articles and information on the baronies and functions of the Lord Lyon.

Heraldic Clipart
Free heraldic clipart over 3,000 heraldic clipart images.

Tartans of Scotland
Complete register of all publicly known tartans online.

Maps (5)

Enter a Surname into the box marked 'Cognome' to see the names current distribution throughout Italy or USA.

Google Maps
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

Old Maps
Excellent online searchable and printable old UK maps with county and place names.

Military/War (1)

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.

Misc (7)

Access Genealogy
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.

British Genealogy
Free family history help and advice forum.

Genealogy Depot
Various family history information online.

Lookup UK
Resource Centre for finding that Lost Friend or Relative in the UK

UK Genealogy
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.

Organisations (4)

General Registry Office UK
UK General Registry Office website contains information on how to register certificates plus provides online birth, death, marriage certificate purchse.

Court of the Lord Lyon
The official heraldry office for Scotland.

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".

Scottish Register of Tartans
A database of tartan designs maintained by the National Records of Scotland.

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)

Dead Fred 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!

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