Links to genealogy websites
Ancestors Magazine is published by the National Archives and is an invaluable source of information and guidance for all family historians, whether they are beginners or experienced researchers.
The Society of Genealogists has the largest family history research centre in the UK.
Ancestor-search.info provides guidance on where to find information on English and Welsh ancestors. It's easy to navigate and seems pretty extensive.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet — over 260,000 links in all.
Genealogylinks.net — over 50,000 links.
RootsWeb.com — including mailing lists to surnames.
UK Genealogy — formerly the Genealogy Index — is full of links for anyone researching their ancestors in the UK.
www.ancestorsonboard.com provides online access to ‘the first comprehensive database of passenger lists from ships departing from the United Kingdom between 1890 and 1960 and had been developed by www.Findmypast.com and The National Archives. The site has over 1.5 million pages listing some 30 million names. Of more interest to local historians will be the fact that the database also names every ship, the date of departure, the port they departed from and their destination.
www.Findmypast.com is the new name for 1837online.com, the pre-payment pay-as-you-view site charging 50p per image viewed (minimum charge of £5) owned by Title Research. The site provides easy access to indexes of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales as well as 'faithfully scanned images of the originals'.
Genealogy of the UK is a guide to finding online genealogical sources in the UK, including archives, libraries, surname lists, parish registers, cemeteries, war memorials, electoral rolls and censuses.
Family history uk is a family tree, genealogy and ancestry community portal website.
Genealogy Directory provides genus information and resources.
Family Genealogy & History Internet Education Directory is 'a professional worldwide humanities and social sciences mega portal, connected directly to thousands of related sub-sets, with billions of primary or secondary database family history and genealogy records.'
Australian Family Tree Connections — the independent monthly magazine for family historians from Australia and New Zealand.
Chartist Ancestors is primarily a family history website, but also looks at the development of Chartism in various localities.
Gary Crutchley has been tracing his family history for some years and you can visit the Crutchley Family History website to se how he is getting on.
UK Family History Researcher is Coventry-based Jane Hewitt's website. As well as finding out about Jane's genealogical research services, visitors to the site will also find some local history pages.
FamilyHistoryResearch is run by Jason Goff, where he offers a range of services, 'from simple searches for an individual, to complex projects and family tree diagrams'.
Family Tree Portraits produces illuminated family trees from your old photographs and offers family history research as well.
Fun Genealogy Gifts — for all those wondering what to get their friendly local genealogist for a present (it does generate irritating popup windows).
'GaggleTree — A free shared global family tree
Take part in building a free shared global family tree! You can create and share your family tree online. You choose your level of privacy. Create your ancestries in the tree and allow others to add any missing members to it.'
Genealogy in Hertfordshire — the interactive guide for people researching local and family history in the county.
Paul Holland's website features the Holland family of North Wales — amongst others.
Irish Midlands Ancestry (Counties Laois and Offaly Research).
Your Irish Roots — Irish genealogy research, Irish surname history and Irish Coats of Arms, plus information on tracing Irish ancestors.
Irish Family Research — members can trace their Irish ancestors through a number of rare and, in some cases, exclusive databases. Some are free although the majority require a nominal membership fee.
Genealogy and Family History contains data for genealogy and local history in Greater London and the UK, containing extracts and transcripts from newspapers, manuscripts, directories, and other out of print material, excluding census, mostly pre 1880. Free, unrestricted access, for researchers and genealogists.
There's an online resource for researchers interesed in the Mort family of Lancashire.
The Mulcasters of Essex County, Ontario, Canada — the search for their family history by Eric and Sharon Mulcaster of Ontario.
Scotland's People has over 50 million records to access.
Your Scottish Descent offers a professional Scottish family history research service to anyone looking to find out about their Scottish ancestry.