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Links to lots of resources for the family & local historian. It's a long page but there's lot's of information!

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Mllions of Records, Millions of Answers. Ancestry.co.uk - Click here

In our opinion, this is the best online resource in the UK!

Ackroyd Family Research - My wife's site. (Well, ours really but she does all the hard work on it!)

Nolan Ancestry - Researching Nolan?

OneGreatFamily Genealogy is the No.1 hobby on the Internet and is becoming a passion for millions of people around the world. OneGreatFamily has created a way for individuals to easily store their genealogical information, collaborate with others, and watch their family trees grow over time.

Full range of Scottish census returns now available on: www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

As the first promoter of family history studies as distinct from genealogy more than 60 years ago, the author of The Atlas and Index of Parish Registers (first published by Everton's, subsequently by Phillimore's and the one who saved (and arranged indexing) the Pallot Index (published by Ancestry), now held at The IHGS that I founded ( www.ihgs.ac.uk ), saved the Lang Collection of Gretna Green marriage registers and the unpublished Philimore indexes, and a good deal more, I am certain that users of my site ( www.britishancestry.org ) may find some worthwhile help available.

Every good wish
Cecil R.J.Humphery-Smith OBE, FHG, FSA, FSG &c

http://www.parishchest.com/  Buy CD's; Books and certificates from this well run site.

"Family Research" is a genealogical emagazine for the beginner to the professional giving access to millions of sources of information to help with your research. Check it out here.

The Official Website of the British Monarchy. 

Curious Fox.  The village by village contact site for anybody researching family history, genealogy and local history in the UK and Ireland. Every UK county, town and village has a page for family history, local history, surname and genealogy enquiries. Use the search box to find your village or town. Join as a FREE or paid member. Paid membership is only 5 pounds per year.

Genes Reunited: Genes Reunited is the UK's largest family tree, genealogy and ancestry site - with over 13 million people listed. It's easy to use, free to search and free to register

The Scottish Association of Family History Societies. SAFHS

http://www.easytorecall.com/family_history.htm Nice web directory with family history section.


Index of 'Old Occupation' names.

Workhouse Life - Why Did People Enter the Workhouse? Excellent site.

Deciphering Old Handwriting.

Cemeteries of the World. Find cemetery names and locations- Also some gravestone transcriptions.

Useful information about certificates for: Births; Marriages & Deaths.

The Victoria Cross is the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. All 1354 VC's Fully Detailed.

North East England History Pages: We've just found a gem of a site about the North East of England. This really is a great site. Here's their intro: "A warm welcome to The North East History Pages by David Simpson This is the place to be for information about the history, legends, dialect, songs, place names and famous people of the North East of England and Yorkshire. This website was developed and designed by David Simpson, author of The Millennium History of North East England, a book hailed by the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in his Millennium Address to the Nation, December 1999."

The Rootsweb Homepage Rootsweb Homepage
The Genuki Homepage - links to historical and genealogical information for the whole UK Genuki
Cyndi's List - links to just about every genealogical source you can think of! Cyndi's List
Details about the English and Welsh Civil Registration System can be found here Civil Registration
The Rootsweb Free BMD Transcription project Free BMD
The National Archives Homepage National Archives
The Office For National Statistics Homepage - all about the UK census ONS
The LDS Family Search Homepage - search their database or locate your nearest Family History Centre. Family Search
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Homepage War Graves
The Society of Genealogists Homepage SoG
The Federation of Family History Societies Homepage FFHS
Family History Books (Formerly Genfair) Genfair
The Landmark Old Maps Site Old Maps
The Archive CD Book Project Homepage Archive Books
The Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts Historic Manuscripts
The Guild of One Name Studies Homepage GOONS
Find that Street - the UK Street Map Locator Streets
UK History - lots of original documents on-line for you to read UK Historical Documents
The Ellis Island On-Line Database. Ellis Island
West Country Genealogy Roger
Help with your Jewish ancestry. Jewish Genealogy.
North of Ireland Family History Society. North Of Ireland FHS
Ministry Of Defence M O D

Welcome to Forces Reunited, the leading UK Armed Forces Reunion Site on the web.



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