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 meetings have resumed, and are open to all, not just those within range of Isleworth. See our new Meetings page . Our July talk will be given by Janet Few on 'Sons of the Soil: Tracing your Agricultural Labouring Ancestors'.

Next Fair

Our attendance at fairs is severely impacted by the coronavirus situation. The next fair still on schedule is not until September.

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

2-July-2020

Committee minutes for May 2020 added to Members Area.

19-June-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

12-June-2020

The Meetings page has been updated and now shows our new programme of virtual talks.

7-June-2020

The Memorial Inscriptions of St. George, Hanworth are added.

22-May-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

17-May-2020

See our Access Exchange Journals page. You can now see all issues of the Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador journal.


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