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Researching family history is fun and rewarding.

Here are a few links to interesting genealogy web sites I have come across in the course of doing my research.


A2A database

British Library

Charles Booth Online Archive

Hospital Records

John Rylands University Library of Manchester

National Army Museum

National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside

University of Liverpool Library

National Statistics Website

National Register of Archives

Nottingham University Manuscripts & Special Collections

Public Records Office

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Archives

The Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine

Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History

Heritage Collection

Internet Library of Early Journals

The Jack London Collection


National Portrait Gallery


Census Links

1851 British Census - 2% Extract Index

Places In the 1891 Census

Ron Taylors 1851 Census Index


A Guide to the Alley's, Courts, Passageways and Yards of Central London

Brief History of Forest Gate

Bryan Mawer Website

East of London Family History Society

Essex Surname List

Lal and Amy's Web Page

London Ancestor

London Surname list

Merchant Genealogies

Middlesex Marriage Index

Old Stepney

Old Tottenham High Road

Victorian London

Family Names

Modern British Surnames

Guild of One-Name Studies

Hazeltine Genealogy

Stidson Family History

UK Genealogy-Surname Interests


Forest of Dean

Patrick Kerry


Liverpool City Council

Norfolk Family History Society

UK North West Mailing List

UK North East Mailing List

The Guys of Bottesford, Leicestershire and Associated Families

Newark-on-Trent Genealogy

Lincolnshire Family History Society

22 Forest Heath Villages Online Tour


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Hell Fire Corner

Ministry of Defence

St Vincent

The Machine Gun Corps


Archive CD Books Project

Batch Numbers (IGI)

British Home Children

Cyndi's List

Directory Resources

Domesday book



Nedsite-People Finder


Pubs, Inns & Taverns

Ranks and Professions

Research UK

Thousands of Online Newspapers

The Workhouse Homepage

Stepping Stones


Thousands of Online Newspapers

Treetops Family History Pages

Maritime History

Society of Genealogists

IGI Batch Numbers


St Catherine's Marriage Index

UK Family History & Genealogy

UK Genealogy

RootsWeb, the oldest and largest FREE genealogy site

My Other Web Sites

My British India Family History

My French Canadian Family History

My Prince Edward Island Family Hisory

London Rootsweb Mailing List

A very useful mailing list for people researching family history in the London area. Click on the link below and include the single word "Subscribe" in the subject heading and again in the body of the message to join.

London Rootsweb Mailing List


Charles Booths Poverty Map

Greenwood's Map of London 1827

John Snow's London 1839

Lost London Streets

Old Maps

Be sure to evaluate the source of your information. Remember, you can't believe everything you read!

Remember, most everyone has two family names: your father's, but also your mother's. Don't feel you must restrict your research to just your paternal family tree.



Abney Park Cemetery


Cemetery Inscriptions

Cemetery Database-Lambeth

Kent Churches Monumental Inscriptions

Tombstones and Monument Inscriptions

Tombstones & Monumental Inscriptions