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ENGLAND AND WALES GENEALOGY WEBSITES

FreeBMD Project, free Civil Registration index information for England and Wales, 1837-1983. Not complete; ongoing indexing: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com

England – Online Parish Clerks projects, so far covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Lancashire, Somerset, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wiltshire: http://www.genuki.org.uk/indexes/OPC.html

General Register Office (GRO), Life Event registration information, Directgov: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/Registeringlifeevents/index.htm
To order GRO certificates on-line: http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates

England and Wales Birth Certificate Information, details and history for certificate headings, etc. Barbara Dixon: http://www.dixons.clara.co.uk/Certificates/indexbd.htm

Historical Directories, England and Wales. Note new website address:  http://cdm16445.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16445coll4 [Old URL: http://www.historicaldirectories.org ]

Selected Commercial (pay) Genealogy Sites for England and Wales. Some of these sites may include information for Ireland and Scotland as well. Some may include free information and free searches.

Connected Histories, search through a number of website holdings including  British History Online, British Museum Images, Charles Booth Archive, Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835, Convict Transportation Registers Database,  House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, John Foxe’s The Acts and Monuments Online,  John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, John Strype’s Survey of London Online,  London Lives 1690-1800, Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets, Origins.net,  The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online, 1674-1913. Incudes research guides including one for Family History:  http://www.connectedhistories.org

One-Step Webpages, Stephen P. Morse, search tool for 1841-1901 UK census: http://stevemorse.org

The Old Bailey Online, 1674-1913: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org

Executions in England from 1606:http://www.fred.net/jefalvey/execute.html

Roy Stockdill’s ‘Famous Family Trees’ blog, Find My Past: http://blog.findmypast.co.uk/category/famous-family-trees

A Millennium of Records by Roy Stockdill, a timeline showing dates important records introduced, along with a list of useful books. From his British Columbia, Canada tour, 2002. British-Genealogy.com: http://www.british-genealogy.com/resources-and-guides/seminal-dates.php

Research Tools, Census schedules and listings, 1801 – 1831: an introduction and guide by Richard Wall, Matthew Woollard and Beatrice Moring, University of Essex (.pdf format): http://www.essex.ac.uk/history/documents/research/RT2_Wall_2012.pdf

Census guide, 1841 on, National Archives of the UK: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/census-returns.htm

British Record Society, publication of indexes to hearth taxes, probate: http://www.britishrecordsociety.org

Hearth Taxes Online: http://www.hearthtax.org.uk/index.html

Introduction to Manorial Records: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ManuscriptsandSpecialCollections/ResearchGuidance/Manorial/Introduction.aspx

The Manorial Documents Register, The National Archives of the UK (TNA): http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/default.htm

Family Deeds, transcriptions of documents, search by name or county/topic : http://www.familydeeds.org/index.php

Pub History Society: http://www.pubhistorysociety.co.uk/index.html

Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England: http://www.pubsindex.net/

ENGLISH and WELSH PLACES - to add to this list, please contact the webmaster or comment below.

United Kingdom and Ireland, on-line gazetteer, GENUKI: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Gazetteer/

England only, Interactive map,lists parishes in each county, or nearby (contiguous) counties: FamilySearch: http://maps.familysearch.org

English Counties, Parish, etc. for Genealogists, types of administrative areas, settlements. Jim Fisher: http://www.jimella.me.uk/counties.cfm

Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516, outlines 2,400 places, 2,600 markets, 3,000 fairs, indexes of persons and institutions involved. Centre for Metropolitan History: http://www.history.ac.uk/cmh/gaz/gazweb2.html

Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading. Archival catalogue, library, digitized photos, gardens: http://www.reading.ac.uk/merl

Rural Museums Network, United Kingdom: http://ruralmuseums.ssndevelopment.org/”>http://ruralmuseums.ssndevelopment.org

Coldingham parish, Berwickshire – one place study. Indexes, lookups, blog. Vivienne Dunstan: http://www.vivdunstan.co.uk/coldingham-ops.html

Cotswolds parish churches, genealogy and researchers’ interests:http://members.shaw.ca/panthers1/tayfam.html

Yorkshire

White Rose Genealogy, Holme Valley Families & index to use of West Yorkshire non-conformist index for use with Ancestry databases, Peter Sandford: http://www.familiesrevealed.com/

West Yorkshire Archive Service: www.wyjs.org.uk/archives-kirklees.asp‎

Huddersfield & District FHS: www.hdfhs.org.uk/

Huddersfield Local History Society: http://huddersfieldhistory.wordpress.com/research-resources/

St. Mary’s Church, Honley, Yorkshire, cemetery inscriptions by Glynn Burhouse: http://honleystmary.btck.co.uk/CemeteryInscriptions

Colne Valley (Huddersfield area), Yorkshire, Steve Whitwam’s Family History site: http://www.whitwam.freeserve.co.uk/intro.htm

Bradford World War I, Yorkshire, includes a name index from many sources, including newspapers, but also council minutes, or employment (including police) or relief records. Kathryn Hughes: http://www.bradfordww1.co.uk

Sheffield Indexershttp://www.sheffieldindexers.com/AboutIndex.html

LONDON

London, genealogical resources, GENUKI: http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/LND/

LondonRoll or ROLLCO, records of Apprentices and Freemen in the City of London Livery Companies, 1400 – 1900: http://www.londonroll.org

London Surname List, Hugh Winters: http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~hughw/london.html

Lost Hospitals of London – to 1948: http://www.ezitis.myzen.co.uk/index.html

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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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