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Useful links

The Links section of the soc.genealogy.britain Frequently Answered Questions.

Lists of Useful Links

You might also want to read the General FAQs page, before you dive into these links. There are some handy pointers about the best starting points for your family research.

 

General

Roy Stockdill's Newbies' Guide
http://www.genuki.org.uk/gs/Newbie.html
Genuki
http://www.genuki.org.uk/mindex.html
FreeBMD
http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
Other BMD links
http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/
Cyndi's List - genealogy resources worldwide http://www.cyndislist.com/
Latter Day Saints
http://www.familysearch.org/
Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS)
http://www.one-name.org/
Abbreviations for common English first/Christian/given names http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Abbreviations_for_English_given_names
Detailed historical information on places in Britain
http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
http://www.cwgc.org/
Federation of Family History Societies(Census, Burials, MI etc.)

http://www.familyhistoryonline.net
Note: this site will go offline at noon on March 2nd 2009, as the site's data can now be found at http://www.findmypast.com . If you go to http://www.familyhistoryonline.net/database/index.shtml you can check which databases have been transferred, which are still in the process, and which will not be copied over.

Gypsy and Circus, and other "entertainment" ancestors

http://users.nwon.com/pauline/Travellers.html

Canal & Boat People
http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/collection/family-history.htm
Free searches of 125,000 Black Sheep and Police 1860-1920 and WWI
http://www.blacksheepindex.co.uk/
United Kingdom Centre for the History Of Nursing
http://www.ukchnm.org/
1901 Census Leftovers
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=321
The Woodgate Archive
http://woodgate.org/FAQs/socgbrit.html
Barry Ruck's Getting Started, IGI and Census FAQs http://homepage.ntlworld.com/barry.ruck/
Archives of soc.genealogy.britain mailing list http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/intl/UK/GENBRIT.html
Google archive of the soc.genealogy.britain Usenet group
http://groups.google.com/group/soc.genealogy.britain/topics


England

Online Names Research Directory
http://www.list.jaunay.com/engnames/index.html
Metropolitan Police
http://www.policeorders.co.uk/
Railways Staff Registers (North-West 1869-1950)
http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/Recordoffice/Railways/Home.htm
London Maps and Road Name Change Information http://www.maps.thehunthouse.com/
Hudderfield area genealogy

http://www.whitwam.co.uk/

 

Wales

Online Names Research Directory
http://www.list.jaunay.com/wlsnames/index.html

 

Scotland

The Scottish GRO record site
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
Isle of Islay Project (lots of transcriptions, pictures etc. on this
page, very helpful)
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~steve/islay/info.htm
Online Names Research Directory http://www.list.jaunay.com/sctnames/index.html



Ireland

Online Names Research Directory
http://www.list.jaunay.com/irlnames/index.html
Family Tree Maker's article on "Researching Irish Roots"

http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/4_pocket.html
http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/4_irsrcs.html
http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/00000374.html

Rootsweb Guide to Tracing Irish Families
http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/lesson21.htm
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
http://scripts.ireland.com/ancestor/


Occupations

 

GENUKI general occupations page and specific occupations http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Occupations.html
Cyndis List occupational links http://www.cyndislist.com/occupatn.htm
Occupational mailing lists at RootsWeb http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/other/Occupations/
Chemists biographical database 1880-1970 http://www.open.ac.uk/ou5/Arts/chemists/
British book trade index (England and Wales) http://www.bbti.bham.ac.uk/
Scottish book trade index http://www.nls.uk/catalogues/resources/sbti/index.html
Ranks, professions, occupations and trades http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hitch/gendocs/trades.html
Dictionary of ancient occupations and trades http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dav4is/Sources/Occupations.html
Dictionary of occupational titles index http://www.wave.net/upg/immigration/dot_index.html
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 10:54