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This site is an absolute must and your first stop to find out which resources are available to family historians in all parts of the UK and Ireland.
ROOTSWEB - to join geographic and topic based mailing lists, and checkout research guides etc.
CYNDI'SLIST - a comprehensive list of websites, for anything to do with family history.
FAMILY SEARCH - The LDS Family History Library catalogue, the original I.G.I (International Genealogical Index) on-line, and Census Records. Lots of new databases appearing here, and all FREE. Try browsing the UK and Ireland resources to see all the new records they keep adding. Some resources are browse only, some patch through to pay sites to see the images. You will need to register with the site, but all resources are still free
Archer Software's Guide to I.G.I. Batch numbers - similar to the above with very many new additions added..
Cheshire BMD - Transcriptions of local Registrars' Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes. All Tameside birth, marriage and death indexes are now on-line amounting to more than 1.8 million records. Please check the coverage pages for other Cheshire regions.
Lancashire BMD - Using the programme pioneered by Cheshire BMD. Check here if your ancestors were just over the border in Manchester or Oldham. Please check the coverage pages since these records are not as up-to-date as those for Tameside.
UK BMD - Using the prototype developed by Cheshire BMD, other local counties are coming on board, including Lancashire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire, North Wales and West Midlands. Click on Local BMD. There is now the facility for cross browser searching - click on localBMD on the side menu and then UKBMD Multisearch. Debyshire marriages are available, hiding under parish registers at Find My Past.
UKGDL.org.uk - UK Genealogical Data and Lists. This is Ian and Sharon Hartus' website launched 2009. Basically Sharon has scoured GOOGLE for months to discover any local websites which might contain anything from Tax Lists, Trade Directories, Hearth Tax, Poor Law Returns, Bastardy, Court Records, basically any useful lists and sources which might add a little colour to our family histories. This is a massive undertaking. The format is easy to use, particularly if you are also used to their UKBMD interface. Congratulations to Ian and Sharon.
UKMFH.org.uk - UK Military Family History. This is Ian and Sharon Hartus' website launched 26 February 2010. Military Family History is a discipline in itself and to this end Ian and Sharon have again trawled the internet to bring you the most complete website of links to the whole range of military topics. This time they have made the site keyword searchable.
Free BMD - The coverage on their information pages indicates they are making excellent progress towards the mid 1980s. The reference numbers relate to those held at the General Register Office and are not particularly useful when applying to local register offices. I would try to search one of the UK BMD sites first and apply for certificates locally.
Certificates On-line - offers the ability to apply directly on-line for certificates from the General Register Office at Southport. Certificates cost £11.00 pounds and postage is free. You can though order PDF versons for around £6.
Ancestry - UK And Ireland Subscription website. All the Censuses with Original images are complete for 1841 -1911. There are also two BMD index searches available via Ancestry, another version of Free BMD until 1915 and then their own indvidually indexed entries from 1915-2006. British Telephone and Trade Directories. This should help to trace 20th century ancestors. WWI army pension records are now complete on-line. These are the records of soldiers who were refused or denied a pension and includes their attestation papers, sadly though only 30 percent of these records have survived.. Check the databases on the home page for details of other recently added resources. Includes databases from Parish Registers in the London Metropolitan Archives, Criminal Registers and the Calendars of Wills 1861-1966. Ancestry has a collection of people entering the UK from long haul destinations 1878-1960. Recent additions include Liverpool and Yorkshire West riding Parish Registers and Parish Registers for the Manchester Diocese. Also Criminal Registers and Wills Calendar indexes. Please use their CARD CATALOGUE to check if Ancestry holds the records you are seeking to search.
Find my Past.com -Includes the whole of the whole of the 1841-1911 census databases on-line these include transcripts of Scottish Census returns 1841-1901. Original GRO Indexes also includes registrations notified to the British Consul of Births, Marriages and Deaths which occurred abroad, and a newly added database of Soldiers who died in the Great War. One of their newer sets of records are those of the Chelsea Pensioners; complete up until 1913. Find my Past have also entered into partnership with Family History Societies and many resources previously held on Family History on-line are now available via FMP, including many parish register indexes. Derbyshire Local BMD indexes are searchable at FMP in a rather strange place under Parish Registers. Part of the Find my Past website covers everyone departing for long haul destinations from British ports 1890-1960. The most useful addition for people with Cheshire ancestors is their whole new Cheshire Collection of Parish Registers, Bishop's Transcripts, Workhouse and School Records, Registers of Electors, and fully downloadable Cheshire Wills. Also a huge Welsh collection. In partnership with the British Library have filmed and indexed more than 33 million pages of newspapers. Have also added half a million criminal registers held at the National Archives, eventually this collection will contain two and a half million records. Their Irish records are only available via their worldwide subscription. Today they have indexed the vast majority of Irish Catholic Parish Registers and these are free and will remain free. The have also made their 1939 register part of their subscription from 16th February 2016 and also have Electoral Registers 1832-1932 those between 1920-1932 have been name indexed, and the modern Electoral registers from bout the year 2000. As with Ancestry it is useful to click on A-Z of records and then to add which datasets they might hold in the right hand search box. This will help you to decide which pay site is better for you.
Lost Cousins - free to register and to join enter your ancestors details from the various census returns and match exactly to others with the same ancestors. They also have an excellent free newsletter to subscribe to.
British Genes Blogspot Chris Paton's excellent family history blog a companion to his Scottish Genes website.
BMD Index.Co.UK - Five pounds for three month's subscription, 14.95 pounds for 12 months, fully surname searchable. The complete GRO Index is now searchable on-line.
The Genealogist - Now offering all-in subscriptions similar to Ancestry, incorporating BMD Index.co.uk plus complete census transcripts Also inlcuding Phillimore's Parish Register transcripts and many more datasets plus the nonconformist registers as below.
Family Relatives.com Family History Social Networking plus GRO indexes and Parish Register Transcriptions . Overseas BMDS currently FREE. Annual subscriptions 30.00 GB Pounds very cheap - watch this space.
Tameside Local Studies - Family and Local History resources and their Image Archive consisting of approximately 50,000 old photogaphs - fully searchable.
Tameside Local History Forum - Brand new with information about the 20 groups actively involved in local history in Tameside.
Tameside Radio real local community radio.
Aerial Photos of Tameside
Carl's Cam - Carl Rogerson's website full of photographs of the local area, War Memorial transcriptions and information on Cheshire Boundaries.
Carlscam's Stage Coaches - wonderful new website with detailed maps and information about stage coach travel in Cheshire circa 1831.
- Linda Corbett's new website, The Ashton Territorials, 9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment during WWI.
Manchester Regiment website - Including a very helpful forum with experts on hand to answer questions.
Stockport 1914-18 Stockport Men who died in the Great War with potted biographies.
Gerald England's new Old Hyde Blogspot
YESTERDAYS - Ian Rhodes' archive of extracts from 'The Reporter' 100 years ago.
Albion URC Fellowship - Albion Congregational Church - Then and Now.
Ashton-under-Lyne.com - photos, history and message forum.
Changing Ashton-under-Lyne Street Names
Origins of Ashton-under-Lyne Street Names
Cocker Hill, Stalybridge
New website full of fascinating, photographs, stories and historical facts about the very oldest part of Stalybridge. Quote from the author:
I dug around, and found that the whole area has a fascinating history; riots, Bodysnatchers, Chartists, unpopular vicars, rooms of .. ahem … ill repute, the rise and fall of the Industrial Revolution with its ‘dark Satanic mills’. The more I discovered, the more fascinating it seems.
Denton Local History Society - A relatively new and growing site all about Denton.
Hollinwood Canal Boat Society - Aiming to restore this picturesque route.
Hydonian Blogspot - new and excellently researched blog about historical Hyde.
Mossley.net - a History and Photo Guide to Mossley.
The Wooden Canal Boat Society - Based in Ashton.
Cotton in Ashton-under-Lyne -a history of Cotton Mills in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Saddleworth Historical Society - This site is crammed with photos, maps and information about all the villages and hamlets that make up Saddleworth.
Derbyshire and North East Cheshire - Early Trade Directory and Census transcriptions.
Glossop Heritage - Closed due to funding cuts.
Stockport Hatworks Museum - Crammed with information about the local hatting industry. Lots of the exhibits originally come from Denton, though they are not labelled as such.
Longsight Memories - comprehensive Longsight archive including Belle Vue.
Levenshulme History Then and Now
Friends of Angel Meadow
Our Manchester - A short history of Manchester with pages devoted to Longsight, Belle Vue, Memories and Childhood Games etc.
North West Family Businesses
South Derbyshire Hearth Tax Transcriptions
Lancashire Businesses online - The University of Manchester has placed the records of 3000 small businesses between 1760 and 1820 online - most relating to Manchester and Liverpool. You can search via name, business and document for your grocer or wheelwright and read documents related to them. If you had any middling type families in Manchester or Liverpool at this time you could be very lucky and find a copy of original documents relating to them.
Manchester Cathedral's Website - incuding quite a good history section.
Manchester Community Forum.
Aidan O'Rourke's Photographic Website with modern day photos of Manchester.
University of Manchester Maps Collection
1960s Manchester Music Scene
Salford Hundred Wiki - Information and Maps about the Parishes that made up the old Salford Hundred.
Manchester's 'Little Italy' Anthony Rea's wonderful webpage about Little Italy at Ancoats including history of the Ice Cream Families.
Ancient Cheshire Parishes.
Lancashire On-line Parish Clerks - now covering churches and chapels in Ashton--under-Lyne, Denton, Hurst, Mossley and Stalybridge
Cheshire Parish Register Project - stalled for quite a while, but this project seems to be active again with regular up-dates, works quite well after you have learned the system of searching the databases and codes.
Cheshire Antiquities - A scrapbook of Cheshire Antiquities, including photographs and potted histories of Cheshire Towns and Villages.
The Cheshire Local History Association
Cheshire Links Page
Ray Hulley's Website - Hulley Family History plus much more particularly old Macclesfield Hundred Records
Lancashire On-line Parish Clerks - Stalybridge Parish now added with the baptisms from Ebenezer Methodist Chapel 1813-1837.
South Derbyshire Census and Hearth Tax
Commonwealth War Graves Commision - On-line searchable database of Commonwealth Forces who died in the two World Wars plus 67,000 civilians who died as a result of enemy action.
Visions of Britain - Crammed with demographic information extracted from various national statistics 1801 - 2001, historical descriptions, maps etc.
Family Search WIKI - worldwide on-line family history encyclopaedia based on Wikipaedia
Landed Families of Britain and Ireland
British Industrial Schools - looking for missing ancestors.
Workhouse Site - Information about Workhouse Unions in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Index of Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals - a county by county guide - a resource created by Middlesex University.
Gen Guide to Bastardy Bonds and Poor Law
British Industrial Schools - looking for missing ancestors.
Hidden Lives - The hidden lives of children in care 1881 - 1918.
Companion site to Workhouse.org by Peter Higginbotham
UK Adoptions Register
Canadian Home Children
British Home Children to Australia
The Foundling Museum
Adoption Search and Reunion:
Mother and Baby Homes in the UK
The Pub History Society
London & North West Railway Society - Crammed with information for North West Railway enthusiasts.
London Lives 1690-1800
Sources for London Lives include poverty, crime, social policy, apprenticeships etc. A fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names.
Romany Genes and Surnames.
Canal Junction - boat people and the Canal Heritage Trust.
National fairground Archive:
The Town Crier's Last Post honouring those who came before.
British Postal Museum Heritage and Archives
Welsh Genealogy Links.
Manchester Diocese website
Ellis Island - American Family Immigration Centre - database of passenger arrivals through Ellis Island between 1882 - 1924.
Coal Mining Resource Centre - National database of mining deaths and injuries.
The Blacksmiths Index
Lancashire Constabulary - records with search facilties.
Lancaster Castle - Dungeons, Witches, Convicts and Transportation.
Greater Manchester Police Museum
Capital Punishment in the UK - massive database of information; some of it is pretty gruesome.
Capital Punishment - The resource site for the history of capital punishment in Britain.
Welcome Trust Medical Archives - History of Medicine and location of archives.
Lambeth Palace Library
Methodist Ancestors - Rylands Library Database.
My Methodist History
Baptist Family History:
The Manchester City Council Burial Database
Craig Thornber's Website - A history of Medicine and Local History of Cheshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
GOONS - The Guild of One Name Studies.
Tameside Surnames Directory- run by me
for the Tameside Family History Group
British Surnames Profiles
The Etymology of British Place Names - sources of places names in the UK
Gazetteer of British Places Names - exhaustive list of 50,000 place names.
Behind the Name - An Etymology of First Names.
Given Names 1450-1650 - Old English and Latin Names.
UK Surname distribution maps UK Surname Profiler
World Surname Distribution Map
Family Tree Charts - really good free family tree charts.
RootsChat - easy to use Genealogy message board. RootsChat has more than 5.5 Million postings from 215,514 members ready to help you with your questions. Live Chat Room, Photo Restoration for free, Language Translations and transcriptions of old handwriting, Links and Resources for all counties, topics include DNA and Heraldry. Site is moderated and has a Trusted Privacy and Security Certificate
Family Tree Forum - relatively new Forum.
British Genealogy Forums
Flat Caps and Bonnets Compilations for sale of out of copyright PDF books mostly sourced from archive.org.
REGISTRATION DISTRICTS - Civil Registration Districts in England and Wales.
Anyone with ancestors who married within counties covered by the UKBMD project are often lucky enough to avoid paying £9.00 for a marriage certificate by using the venue information and references to search the relevant church microfilm.
A new initiative by the Guild of One Named Studies is unlocking the code in the GRO indexes. Aimed at interpreting the Marriage Index created by the GRO, by using it you can determine where your ancestors were married not just the Registration District but the actual church. The full details of how they are cracking this code are explained on-line.
This only applies for Church of England marriages between 1837 and 1911. The project was started by volunteers in the East End of London, so this is the most complete area so far. Coverage of other areas will increase over time.
GOOGLE Searching - Hints and Tips to make the most effective use of GOOGLE as a search engine.
Cheshire Wills and Probate Records Also available to download for FREE via Find My Past
Lancashire Wills on-line - Fully Searchable index of Lancashire wills from the mid 15th Century to 1858. The site is in beta testing mode and should be complete by the Spring of 2005
Derbyshire Wills - Alphabetical will calendars for Derbyshire.
Family Deeds - rescuing old deeds and documents.
Deceased Online Website eventually hoping to unite Local Authority Burial and Cremation Databases.
Rulers of England - Useful King List.
Wikipedia - Old English Language.
Old Medical Terms - Ron Hall's collection of websites offering information on old medical terms.
Latin Translations - Ron Hall's collection of websites offering Latin translations.
History Timelines - from the BBC website.
Useful Historical Dates - John Owen Smith's list of useful dates for local and family historians.
Dates for Genealogists
English Ecclesiastical Calender, Regnal Years, Day of the Week and more.
Date Converter - Calender converter for all dates.
Measuring Worth purchasing power from 1245 to the present day
Currency converter - Currency Converter from the National Archives website.
Weather Timeline - A timeline of notable weather events in England - really interesting.
Telephone Finder - British Telecom's site offerring free telephone directory look ups.
192.com - Much revamped and improved website - 10 free telephone look ups a day and a paid site with lots more information available.
Post Code Finder - The Royal Mail's website.
Look4People Tracing Agents and Probate Researchers
Land Registry - Land Registry database.
Old Handwriting - On-line tutorial offering help in trying to read old documents.
Old Handwriting Tutorial on the National Archives Website - A Guide and On-line tutorial offering help in trying to read old documents.
Google Books - Old and rare books downloadable in PDF format for free. Go to Advanced Search and then click on full view before you search.
Old Archived Books - two definitive histories are now available to download for free: Samuel Hill, Byegone Stalybridge (1907) and Thomas Middleton Annals of Hyde and district : containing historical reminiscences of Denton, Haughton, Dukinfield, Mottram, Longdendale, Bredbury, Marple, and the neighbouring townships (1899)
Abebooks - Search out old and rare books for sale.
S & N Genealogy Supplies - Census records, trade directories and old maps available to purchase on CD.
GENFAIR - One-stop shop for Family and Local History.
The Parish Chest - On-line Family History Store - masses of links etc.
Downloadable Parish Register Books from the Internet Archive
Pharos Tutors - approved Genealogy Course at reasonable rates.
Ancestor Search Info Excellent How to Guide - plus lots more.
Nick Barrett's Web Vodcasts
The History of English in Ten Minutes funny and entertaining guide in ten one-minute blocks
Charles Booth Archive and Poverty Maps of London's East End
Medieval Documentation for the Salford Hundred.
Derek Gillards website giving a short history of Education in England
Spartacus.Schoolnet - All Social and Industrial history in one website, including Child Labour, Slavery, the Textile Trade.
Poor Law correspondance papers held at the National Archives
Guide to our Industrial Heritage
BBC Cotton History - all about the background to the cotton industry in Britain.
Cotton Town - A very comprehensive history of Cotton in Blackburn, but many of the themes equally apply to any of the North West Cotton Towns.
The Hat Works Museum - The History of Hatmaking.
The Victorian Web - Website created by the University of Singapore has a really comprehensive overview of Victorian Life.
Roger Vaughan's Victorian Photo Gallery - A huge gallery of Victorian and Edwardian photographs including help with dating techniques.
Photographers of Great Britain and Ireland
Daguerre.org - Brilliant early photographs of 1840s and 1850s America.
Victorian London - 19th Century London Social History.
Victorian Police Stations
Friedrich Engels - A complete on-line translation of his book 'The Conditions of the Working Class in England' published in Liepzig in 1845.
Social history Maps of London
London East End
Baths and Washhouses History
Bastards and Baby Farming in Victorian England - prizewinning essay.
Past On Paper:
One Place Studies
British Newspaper Archive England adding thousands of pages per day.
Gazettes On-line - Fully 20th Century coverage especially useful for appointments etc. during both World Wars
Guardian and Observer Newspapers' Digital Archive - Pay site, but with full Guardian Newspaper archive 1821-date, and the Observer 1900-date will release images back to 1785 in the new year sometime. A little difficult to get used to using the search engine and saving articles, but worth it because the Guardian Newspaper started off as the Manchester Guardian, so holds quite a lot of local news in the early years.
Manchester Central Library you can join the Manchester Council 24 Hour Library for free and have access to several reference sources including the Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 and now the Guardian. Similarly the Times Digital Archive is available via Cheshire Library membership.
Lancashire On-line Reference Library - join their On-line Reference Library – you don’t have to live in Lancashire. Their on-line archive includes the Times Digital, the British 19th Century collection and the 17th/18th Burney Collection.
Swansea index to the Cambrian the first English Language Welsh Newspaper 1804-1914.
Quarrybank Mill and Styal Homes - National Trust website about the community and industry created by Samuel Greg of Styal.
Medieval Genealogy - Pages and pages of Medieval sources and information.
Domesday Book - The Domesday Book on-line - fully seachable. The site has just been revamped and not all pages are working as yet.
The Peerage - Noble and Royal Family Genealogies.
Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire- including Volume Indexes.
BBC Voices - Regional Accents and Word Maps and Curios
British Library - Sound Archive - On-line collections from the British Library - fascinating dialect recordings.
Brtitish Pathe - Pathe News Archive
Chartist Ancestors - a well constructed website for anything you need to know about the progress of the Chartist Movement.
British History OnLine - Freely searchable database of main Historical sources, including maps, county histories, ecclesiastical papers and parliamentary archives.
British Library web archive
Beautiful British Library Literature Timeline:
Black Country History
Nursing History Archives
Trinity College Dublin.
Irish Townland Database
Irish Genealogy Toolkit - fabulous newish website I have just found with all sorts of guidance for people researching their Irish Family History.
Ireland Reaching Out Free Irish Family History Advice
Free 1901 and 1911 Census from the Irish National Archives website. News from the Irish National Archives: All thirty-two counties for 1901 were launched last Friday 3rd June. All thirty-two counties for 1911 have been available on this site for some time now. Click on search census and then there is a drop down menu for which ever year you want to search. Both are totally free to search.
Find My Past - Irelandsubscriptions lower than for the UK version, significantly growing content and now available included in their world wide subscription. Census 1901 and 1911, Birth Marriage and death indexes and fully indexed Catholic Parish Registers.
Library Ireland Books plus Historical and Topographical Ireland
Irish Family History Foundation website making information from county family history centres avilable on-line, now adding 1901 and 1911 census information - pay per view.
My Irish Ancestry - join Irish Family History Communities.
National Library of Ireland- including Parish Registers and a Genealogy Help Desk
Dublin Heritage - A Dublin Library intiative - transcribed Dublin Parish Registers Searchable on-line.
Irish Genealogy Parish Registers; Dublin and Kerry,Cork and Ross, and Carlow.
Emerald Ancestors - an excellent pay per view website specialising in Vital Reocrds and the 1901 Census for Northern Ireland.
Ulster Historical Foundation - 2 million records on-line, some free, some to members only - membership 30 GB Pounds per annum.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland - mostly Government, Legal and Family Deposits.
General Register Office Northern Ireland - now processing certificates on-line.
Irish War Memorials - this site aims to develop a database of Irish War Memorials with photographs and transcriptions.
Church of Ireland Archive - the survival and location of Church of Ireland Parish Registers.
Irish Ancestors- Pay Per View (and seemingly quite expensive) for access to the Irish Times Newspaper Archive. But a marvellous surname meaning and etymology database.
Irish Church Records cataloguing parish register transcriptions.
National Archives of Ireland - Parish Records, Wills, Transportation, Tithe Applotments, and Primary Griffith's Valuations.
General Register Office - Republic of Ireland - copying service for Births before 1900, Marriages before 1950 and Deaths before 1966.
Irish Mariners Index.
The National Centre for Geocomputation - Irish Statistical Maps around the time of the Famine. Patricularly look up the NCG Online Atlas Portal.
Irish History in Maps and Surname Distribution - interactive website with special emphasis on Ancient and Medieval Counties and Baronies.
Irish Famine History in Contemporary Illustrations - Pictorial History of the Famine.
Ireland List Griffith's Valuations
Irish Convicts to NSW plus other Irish Rebels.
1641 Depositions Trinity College Dublin Depositions in 1641 by Protestants from the Catholic Rebellion
New Family Search - civil birth indexes 1864-1958 ROI (marriages from 1845); 1864-1922 NI (Church of Ireland Marriages marriages from 1845). Click on Europe and scroll down to Ireland.
History from Headstones burials in the north.
Irish Graveyards - all Ireland burials.
Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin Pay per view, burials from 1828 to present day.
Belfast City Council burial records for City Cemetery, Dundonald and Roselawn cemeteries.
Belfast and NI directories 1805-1918
Irish Newspapers On-line:
Genealogy National Archives of Ireland new gateway to Irish family history records collection:
The following collections are now freely available to view on the site:
- Census records for 1901 and 1911
- Tithe Applotment Books for 1823 to 1837
- Soldiers’ Wills for 1914 to 1917
Don't forget to check the Irish pages at GENUKI, ROOTSWEB and CYNDI'S LIST.
IR Reviews - A very good starting point if you are researching from America
National Archives - Information about Naturalisation as a British Subject plus searchable catalogue of naturalisation papers.
Canadian Headstones Project
International Gravestone Photographic Project
Tweety Bird Genealogy - massive geneaolgy links sites, plus passenger lists and information on British Home Children
Canadian Home Children
British Home Children to Australia
Ethnic Groups in the USA
Where to write for Vital Records in America
Ellis Island - American Family Immigration Centre - database of passenger arrivals through Ellis Island between 1882 - 1924.
Castle Garden - American Family Immigration Centre - passengers passed through Castle Garden before Ellis Island became the main route into North America.
Ethinicity map and origins of North Americans
Reconstructed Passenger list of the Welcome - William Pen's voyage from Deal to Pennsylvania
Automated Genealogy Not a really good title for this site, but one which does give an up-to-date view of the progress of Canadian Indexes which are free to search on-line.
Life and Death in Quarantine on Grosse Ile (Canada) 1832-1937.
Vital Records for Nova Scotia - excellent website with images to view online, but you do have to pay to download them.
The Hudson Bay Company Archives
British Columbian Archives and BMDs
Searchable BMDs for Nova Scotia.
Canadian National Archives - Check this page for the multitude of free on-line information bases, including Census and Military and British Home Children etc.
Canadian Naturalisations 1915-1932
Welsh Mariners' Index - An on-line index of 23,500 Welsh merchant masters, mates and engineers active from 1800 to 1945, compiled by Dr. Reg Davies.
Olive Tree - Ships Lists - Very useful information about migration and free to search passenger lists.
The Ships List - Comprehensive passenger lists website.
Australian Family History Compendium - gateway to Australian Archives and Sources.
Coraweb Cora Nunn's comprehensive Australian Genealogy pages.
New South Wales State Archives.
New South Wales BMD Index. register of births 1788-1910, marriages 1788-1960, deaths 1788-1980 searching is free certificates cost.
The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust (Australia)
Australian Cemetery Index
Papers Past one million digitised pages of 61 New Zealand Newspapers 1839-1945.
National Archives of Australia.
New Zealand Goldminers.
New Zealand Archives
New Zealand BMDs
New Zealand Newspapers - This has mentioned in several places, access free to an archive of New Zealand newspapers. Quite a lot of reporting of things back in England.
Convict Records new resource to help trace Convict Ancestors.
Queensland Government Transportation Database
Convict Links - comprehensive list of sources and links.
Public Record Office of Victoria - searchable databases of assisted and non assisted arrivals.
Australian On-line Newspapers - search the newspapers archive, mostly from the Sydney Morning Herald.
The Ryerson Index - to contemporary obituries in Australian Newspapers
National Archives of South Africa.
South Afrikan Genealogy Gateway
1820 Settlers in south Africa
The East India Company -For people with ancestors in the East India Company including births, marriages and embarkation lists.
Plans to put the India Office Records for the Gulf States on-line
Ireland, Ceylon and indian ancestry
Brits in South America.
British Settlers in Argentina
Jamaican Family History - Asked for information as to how to research Jamaican family history. This site seems to be pretty comprehensive, it’s a pay site, but not too dear – a kind of mini Ancestry for Jamaica .
The Associations of European Migration Studies