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.
  • Researching Your Family's History from Ships Passenger Lists A site providing advice on using passenger lists for family history research, and some links to sites containing passenger list details.
  • House History and Genealogy: This website includes references to various other websites with general advice on how to research a house's history.
  • Understanding Your Family History & Tips For Curating Genealogy Resources & Research: Another website with general advice on doing family history research.
  • Ancestor Photos A site holding 20,000 Victorian photo images, all indexed with at least a surname. If a photo is of interest a digital copy of it may be ordered from this website.



Society news

Notice Board

The Notice Board was last updated on 29th March 2024.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Thursday 20th June 2024. This will be a hybrid Zoom meeting with the speaker being at St. John's Centre. Members may be remote or at St. John's. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Giz Marriner titled The Fulham Pottery.

Next Fair

Our next family history fair is the Family History Show - London at Kempton Park Racecourse on Saturday 5th October 2024.


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Recent updates

3-May-2024

Committee minutes for March 2024 now added to Members Area.

19-April-2024

New image (and tip) of the month.

15-April-2024

Digitised journals now go back to 1980, all fully indexed.

4-April-2024

Digitised journals now go back to 1981, all fully indexed.

22-March-2024

New image (and tip) of the month.

22-March-2024

The memorial inscriptions of St. Mary, Hanwell are added..


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