Links to major genealogy websites

This page includes links to some of the more important sites providing general information on famil history research and to those offering access to indexes, transcripts and images of source records. Many of these are also listed in appropriate sections of the other Links pages on this site.

Aids to finding useful websites

Search Engines to find ancestors

  • Find My Past.
  • Ancestry Co.
  • Genes Reunited: Allows users to find their ancestors and to share information with living relatives and other searchers.
  • Family Search: The genealogy site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It includes a searchable database with over 400 million names, including the latest version of the International Genealogical Index.
  • Rootsweb: A large genealogical co-operative with branches throughout the world and with links to many research projects. It includes mailing lists on a wide range of topics, allowing users to contact other family historians with common interests.
  • The Genealogist.
  • MyHeritage.

Libraries, archives, and information sources

  • The National Archives: The starting point for accessing the wealth of material held in the UK's national archive.
  • Access to Archives (A2A): Contains searchable catalogues describing archives held throughout the UK, including most county record offices.
  • British Library: Access to the collections of the British Library, with a link to the online catalogue.
  • Genealogy in the UK and Ireland: Genealogical information service including information on places, libraries, archives, family history societies, directories, gazetteers and more.



Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 4th March 2021.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is a Zoom meeting to be held on Thursday 18th March 2021. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Graham Sutherland titled Grave Tales and Memorials.

Next Fair

We shall be running our virtual stall (with chat) at the FHF Really Useful Family History Show on Saturday 10th April 2021.

Next Advice Session

Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.


Previous news


Recent updates

6-March-2021

A new database of Poor Law records is added to our collection of searchable databases.

4-March-2021

Committee minutes for January 2021 added to Members Area.

19-February-2021

See our Access Exchange Journals page. We now do digital journal exchange with the Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society.

19-February-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.

22-January-2021

New image (and tip) of the month.


Previous updates


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