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Useful Genealogy Sources
Our own favourites and links to sites we hope will be helpful to other genealogists and local historians


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GENUKI Home Page
The starting point
for U.K. & Irish
genealogy

UK BMD

UK GDL Genealogical Directories and Lists Online
Some onsite links :
Matlock & Matlock Bath
FAQ (Matlock site)
Our Genealogy

Selected UK Counties
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Berkshire GENUKI site

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Cheshire GENUKI site

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Derbyshire GENUKI site

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Devon GENUKI site

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Gloucestershire GENUKI site

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Lancashire GENUKI site

grey button Montgomeryshire

now part of Powys

Montgomeryshire GENUKI site

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Nottinghamshire GENUKI site

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Oxfordshire GENUKI site

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Shropshire GENUKI site

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Surrey GENUKI site

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Wiltshire GENUKI site

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Yorkshire GENUKI site

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  • Midlands Historical Data helps to preserve old, out of print books and maps by creating digital copies which are available to buy. Anthony Abrahams concentrates on four counties of the West Midlands of the UK - Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire.
    • He also includes material from throughout the UK as well as such morsels as several years of "The Gentleman's Magazine" (Derbyshire and Devon extracts are published elsewhere on The Andrews Page. Go to The Gentleman's Magazine Library)

  • Newspapers in the East Midland and East of England >See NEWSPLAN on their menu
    Which newspapers have been preserved and where to find them

  • Picture the Past is a project digitising the photos of Derby City Libraries and Derby Museums, and Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Libraries. The biggest photo resource on Derby and Derbyshire, and one of the biggest such resources in the country.
Additional genealogy and history sources (A - Z)
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Sorted alphabetically by title

  • A
  • Access to Archives - lists archived documents held across England, dating from the 900s to the present day
  • Archaic Medical Terminology for Genealogists - where you will find excellent explanations for some of the strange causes of death discovered on ancestor's death certificates. Written by Paul Smith, a doctor. This site no longer seems to be available
  • A-Z of British Genealogical Research
  • B
  • Baths, Turkish - see The Victorian Turkish Bath Databank Under V below.
  • Black Sheep Index - extracts from press reports 1850 - 1900. Not just the black sheep
  • BMD
    • BMD - Find My Past
      Search the ONS indexes of Birth, Marriage and Deaths indexes for England and Wales from 1837 to 2002, as well as British nationals overseas from 1761 to 1994. A pay-per-view site, but not expensive. You can now order a certificate on line. Also all UK census images, including 1911, parish registers and other genealogy info
    • Go to gov.uk/ for post July 1837 English and Welsh birth, marriage, civil partnership, death, adoption and commemorative certificates.
  • Books
  • Bridgeman Art Library has examples of the work of a variety of artists
  • Britain from Above (1919 - 1953) is a wonderful site of aerial photographs
  • British Library, Explore the Catalogue - simple searching and ordering of documents from the British Library's extensive collections (the "integrated" Catalogue has been removed from the site)
  • British Listed Buildings
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  • D
  • The Domesday Book Online A site designed "to enable visitors to find out the history of the Domesday Book and to give an insight into life at the time of its compilation".

  • E
  • English Heritage have placed more than 20,000 previously unseen images on the internet. You can do a simple search by county or place

  • F
  • Family Tree Magazine
  • FamilySearch is maintained by the LDS (this is a new way to search their records)
    • You can still search the IGI in the old way and view their Ancestral Files
  • Federation of Family History Societies Has details of the National Burials Index and Family History Books
  • Find My Past
  • FreeBMD "is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records." (also see BMD above)
  • FreeCEN offers access to 19th Century Census Returns
  • FreeReg documents historic Parish Registers

  • G
  • GENfair - the Online Family History Fair and Genealogy Bookstore
    GENfair and FFHS Publications Ltd announced some time ago that they'd agreed terms for the purchase of GENfair by FFHS Publications Ltd.
  • GENUKI homepage - the starting point for genealogy in the U.K. and Ireland.
  • The Gillies Archives of plastic surgery is the most complete archive of medical notes from the Great War. The Queen's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent performed plastic surgery of the face between 1917 and 1925, and today's Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup possesses a unique collection of over 2500 case files relating to that era.
  • GOONS - Guild of One-Name Studies. Some of our surname interests are listed, including Leather and Stead/Steed(e)
  • Guildhall Library The "Place in the Sun" project -using the online index of Sun Fire Office policy registers 1816-27
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  • I
  • IGI search via the LDS familysearch (this is the new way to search their records)
  • J
  • JiGraH Resources Graham & Jill Hadfield can help with printing large charts, unlocking data on old discs, web page design etc.
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  • R
  • Regiments.Org is a "comprehensive catalog of web resources pertaining to military history, with emphasis on the British Empire and Commonwealth"
  • Registration Districts for births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales after Sept 1837
  • RootsWeb - search for others with the same surname interests
  • The Royal British Legion supports ex servicemen
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  • W
  • War Graves - see Commonwealth War Graves above
  • Wills
    • (1) General Information. Please see our Matlock Wills Calendar.
      Although it is primarily concerned with Matlock, it has information for anyone wanting to obtain copies of or learn about wills.
    • (2) Post 1858 Wills
      GOV.UK, Wills, probate and inheritance Wills and Probate (1858 to present), including those of serving Soldiers (1850-1986), can be purchased through their site at £10 each (December 2014). An easy to us search facility is provided.
    • (3) PCC Wills
      It is now possible to download images of many PCC wills 1670-1858, though not adms at present
      Discovery - at the National Archives
      This replaced DocumentsOnline (formerly PRO-Online) and 'allows you online access to The National Archive's collection of digitised public records, including both academic and genealogical sources'.

  • Y
  • Yale University 'British art' website
Sites sharing the same surname interests
The sites below may not share common ancestors with us  
Our Genealogy

Please email to report broken links.
We do check reasonably regularly, but sites re-locate or disappear from the Internet, and the address is no longer available.
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