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Useful sources to help with genealogy. Please do not post any links to commercial sites.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Maps, Gazetteers and Parish Locators

    This thread is designed to help you locate and find information on the places where your ancestors lived. Maps Modern maps can be found at http://maps.google.co.uk/maps, http://www.streetmap.co.uk/ or http://www.multimap.com/ The following free sites are also well worth a look: ...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 02-04-2009 10:48 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: London, Middlesex & Surrey pre 1837 coverage

    Two new Research Aids detailing the online coverage of baptisms and marriages in London and Middlesex parishes before 1837 can be downloaded free from the West Surrey Family History Society publications page. Scroll down to RA 49 & 50. Details of online coverage for Surrey and south London...

    Started by Kerrywood‎, 11-06-2009 11:33 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: National Archives Podcasts

    This is rather hidden away on the National Archives website so I thought I'd bring it to the attention of anyone who hadn't found it. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/rss/podcasts.xml?homepage=fom-podcasts Some of the National Archives' series of talks, including several on family history...

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 30-10-2007 8:08 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Historic Hospital Admission Records Project

    The Historic Hospital Admission Records Project (HHARP) has been expanded to cover "the early years of three hospitals for sick children: the Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street, the Evelina Hospital and the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease. In HHARP family historians...

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 09-06-2010 9:21 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Using The National Archives web-site

    The National Archives web-site is a useful resource for locating records; but many seem to find it difficult to navigate. This thread is not comprehensive - it is just to give a few ideas. Research guides From the home page above, look at the horizontal bar near the top of the screen....

    Started by Geoffers‎, 15-02-2009 3:34 PM
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  6. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: New free resource for Wiltshire -Swindon area

    Dear all, Greetings from the Local Studies and Family History collection, in Swindon Central Library. We have a pilot scheme using Flickr - a free online photo sharing website. We are using to create an online gallery of photographs, postcards, maps, directories, posters, notices, and...

    Started by SwindonLibrary‎, 08-08-2009 2:14 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Church Images

    If anyone is looking for a particular church in Herefordshire, then try this http://www.herefordshirechurches.co.uk It's my own site (set up after a suggestion by someone on B-G) and will be added to on a regular basis.

    Started by bitkin‎, 14-07-2009 9:35 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: A variety of useful links

    This information was originally in a post by Brianb. It has been turned into a sticky due to the useful content. Hi: Newspapers, Books etc This site, read the journal about streets where ancestors lived in London. http://booth.lse.ac.uk/ Also, there are ecclesiastical parishes and civil...

    Started by Procat‎, 24-11-2008 9:54 AM
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  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Ireland 1911 Census - Free online access!

    You might like to know that the National Archives in Ireland have started to publish the 1911 Census of Ireland data, complete with scanned copies of the original census returns! However, currently only Dublin data is available. Website is http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ Administrator...

    Started by EricS‎, 29-01-2008 7:00 PM
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  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searchable Database - The Gloucestershire Regiment

    The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum is a registered charity. Their web site http://www.glosters.org.uk/has a free searchable database of over 40,000 names of soldiers who fought in the 24 Battalions of the Regiment during the First World War. The archives of soldiers where applicable are also...

    Started by Stephen_J‎, 05-01-2008 6:26 PM
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  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: My list of 'essentials'

    http://www.genuki.org.uk/ Probably the best source of information for the UK and Ireland. If you want to go straight to the country/county, then click on 'United Kingdom and Ireland' in the top left corner. Be aware that this site can be very addictive and lead you to all sorts of places far...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 01-09-2007 2:37 PM
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  1. Legacies of British Slave Ownership

    A new database has gone live, part of the Legacies of British Slave Ownership projects based at University College, London. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 27-02-2013 9:35 AM
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  2. Who gets my money?

    I'm looking at FindMyPast, Ancestry, Genes Reunited etc to get more branches and twigs on my tree, but which one should I go with? I think it is a choice between FMP and Ancestry but which is best? Cost wise there isn't much between them, but FMP pay as you go seems better value than Ancestry's...

    Started by oxtaff‎, 01-02-2013 10:18 AM
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  3. Boyd's Marriage Index

    According to a press release on the Society of Genealogists web site, SoG data that was previously available on the Origins web site is moving to Findmypast. The first batch includes - Boyd's Marriage Index containing over 7 million names from 1538 to 1840 Boyd's London Burials 1538-1872...

    Started by Peter Goodey‎, 07-01-2011 2:47 PM
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  4. Irish Birth Marriage and Death Records

    Find my past announced yesterday: "Today is an exciting day for anyone with Irish roots: we've published 21 million Irish birth, marriage and death records on findmypast.co.uk" "Coverage of the records is as follows: Births: 18641958 Marriages: 18451958 Deaths: 18641958"

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 23-01-2013 11:34 AM
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  5. Old Maps Online

    I've never used this site before but I can recommend it highly even though it's a little bit fiddly to navigate. I've even managed to get the British Library maps to enlarge to a readable size! http://www. oldmapsonline.org

    Started by malcolm99‎, 20-01-2013 7:08 PM
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  6. A New War Memorials Site

    After posting on a thread dealing with war records I ran a search on the relative covered and found the following site. It is currently under construction but already carries a huge amount of information gleaned from war memorials in South Cumbria - the area around Ulverston, Barrow in Furness...

    Started by exiled brummie‎, 01-01-2013 7:34 AM
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  7. Find my past - 14 days free trial

    Just saw and ad for this on TV.

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 01-01-2013 2:06 PM
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  8. Australian Church Records, C of E

    As a result of poor record keeping from 1788 to around 1900,many BMD's are not recorded and many that are only contain basic information.I have spent money on transcripts which have given me nothing but recently found this site. http:// anglicansonline.org/australia/index.html

    Started by warncoort‎, 29-12-2012 4:10 AM
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  9. Newspaper BMD announcements

    Some volunteers are working at Owestry (Shropshire) library indexing old papers in the library's collection. The papers are the Merionethshire Standard (1865, 1866 & 1868), Merionethshire Herald (1863) and Cambrian News (1870). I'm not sure if the years are the start dates for the papers but I was...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 17-12-2012 4:53 PM
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  10. National Gazetteer of Wales -Place Name Index

    Found this on another forum. Don't know if it's been posted before. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/geogdata/ngw/home.htm On the same site there is also a map showing the counties and some of the places.# Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 12-12-2012 5:42 AM
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  11. Old Newspapers

    Findmypast have now added British Newspapers 1710-1950 as part of their overall subscription package. Their description is as follows: "The newspapers span the period 1710 to 1950 and include more than 200 local titles. We are working in association with the British Library to bring you...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 08-11-2012 9:18 PM
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  12. National Archives - Live Chat Service

    I have just come across an announcement from the National Archives that they now have a regular live chat service 13:00 and 15:00 Tuesday to Friday. Follow the link to find more details. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/766.htm

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 10-10-2012 8:40 PM
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  13. 'Street Life in London' (1877)

    Warning: don't look at this unless you have an hour or two to spare! 'Street Life in London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith 'with permanent photographic illustrations taken from life expressly for this publication'. was published in 1877. The text is full of fascinating detail of everyday...

    Started by Coromandel‎, 09-10-2012 6:37 PM
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  14. My grave site

    Hi, I've recently launched a website that I hope will grow into a useful resource of UK graves. If you have any comments / suggestions please let me know. Currently the site contains mainly Glamorgan graves but I have more to add in the future. http:// .graveseekers.co.uk

    Started by Sikes‎, 16-09-2012 5:24 PM
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  15. Digital Library - Free Access

    Apologies if this has already been posted. http:// archive.org I have only searched "Texts" so far as it is thoroughly addictive although it needs lots of browsing with very general terms. "Parish Register" proved very useful!

    Started by eileenb‎, 30-08-2012 10:05 PM
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  16. US Censuses

    If anyone is wanting to look through the US censuses, Ancestry (.co.uk) has a special offer running - They are free up until 3 Sept (i.e Monday next week).

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 30-08-2012 5:15 PM
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  17. Connected Histories

    I've only just discovered the Connected Histories website. It allows you to search 15 different resources at once (many results can be seen free but many are on subscription-based sites): British History Online ('80% free and 20% subscription') British Museum Images (free) British...

    Started by Coromandel‎, 03-07-2012 8:24 PM
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  18. Aerial Photographs

    English Heritage have just launched a new site called 'Britain From Above' where they are in the process of digitising and making available the Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs of the British Isles 1919-1953. It can be found at britainfromabove.org.uk/ (put www in front). There are a few...

    Started by AnnB‎, 25-06-2012 6:52 PM
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  19. Barnsley Cemeteries

    I would like to share a wonderful source I have recently found; a website with transcriptions of the burial records of all the cemeteries in the Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council area of South Yorkshire. These are the public cemeteries, not the churchyard cemeteries. The site is maintained...

    Started by mfwebb‎, 07-07-2011 8:28 AM
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  20. Queen Victoria's journals

    To mark the Diamond Jubilee, digital images of Queen Victoria's journals (141 volumes) have been put online at queenvictoriasjournals.org (put 'www.' in front). Some are in Queen Victoria's own hand; others are transcripts, some (abridged, handwritten) by her daughter Princess Beatrice and...

    Started by Coromandel‎, 28-05-2012 7:01 AM
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