Links to other useful sites

The list below contains a miscellany of sites that are likely to be useful to family historians researching in the UK.

  • Internet Library of Early Journals: Scanned images of 18th and 19th Century magazines, including: Annual Register; Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine; Gentleman's Magazine; Notes and Queries; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society; The Builder.
  • British History Online: A digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Among these are the Victoria County Histories for Middlesex and the Survey of London.
  • Old Maps: This site provides online access to Britain's most extensive digital historical map archive which is jointly owned by the Landmark Information Group and Ordnance Survey, Britain's national mapping agency. Fully searchable.
  • Historical Directories: A fully searchable database of eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century local and trade directories from England and Wales.
  • Old Bailey Proceedings 1674-1834: A fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of ordinary people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials
  • Ellis Island About Ellis Island with links to the searchable database.
  • Manorial Documents Register: Searchable for some English counties, including Middlesex, plus the whole of Wales.
  • Curious Fox: A contact site for those researching family history, genealogy and local history in the UK and Ireland. Every UK county, town and village has a page for enquiries.
  • Great Britain Family Names Profiler: Provides distributions of surnames in the UK, based on data from 1881 and 1998.
  • TheOriginalRecord.com: Contains scans of historical books and documents containing over 10 million entries relating to families in the British Isles and colonies.
  • GenDocs: Provides extensive lists useful for research in Victorian London, including churches, workhouses, hospitals, pubs, lodging houses and street indexes.
  • Frith Photo Collection: Provides a searchable facility to locate old photographs of places in the UK.
  • Workhouses: An extensive site providing detailed information about the workhouse as an institution, plus a finding aid for details on their location, history, staff and residents.



Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 18th April 2019 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Judy Hill titled Misdoings and Misdemeanours (The Life of the Victorian Housemaid).

Next Fair

The next fair we will be attending is Family Tree Live at Alexandra Palace on 26/27th April 2019.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 18th May from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


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Recent updates

22-March-2019

Contacts page amended post-AGM.

22-March-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

21-March-2019

A new page titled Newspapers has been added under the Research tab.

11-March-2019

A new page titled DNA Testing has been added under the Research tab.

9-March-2019

Committee minutes for January 2019 added to Members Area.

8-March-2019

The Fairs page has been updated.

26-February-2019

See Baptisms Search. 7,400 baptisms have been added for All Saints, Isleworth 1784-1807 and 1852-1890.


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