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Genealogy, Family History, Ancestry in the UK - Useful Resources

Useful resources for researching your family tree

Who are your ancestors?If you are just starting out it's very helpful to have a lot of resources together in one place and provides just that with access to over 300 million UK and Irish family history records online.

We've included some other useful sites below:

Family Search hosts a world-wide database of births, deaths and marriages, known as the IGI, compiled by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Searches of the database are free and will return lists of names which match your criteria plus links to other relatives. Obviously the database does not contain records for everyone who has ever lived but it is worth a search. Note records are only available for those who died over 100 years ago.


1901censusonline, contains the results of the 1901 census for England and Wales. The 1901 Census for England and Wales provides a fascinating insight into what life was like at the beginning of the 20th Century. Find a persons age, address occupation and more. You may search by name, address or institution.

The Federation of Family History Societies is an international organisation based in the UK. If you delve within it's pages you will find a wealth of information and resource links.Family Tree Maker software

The National Archives Information and guides to researching your family history.

The General Register Office can help you research your family tree by providing copies of birth, death and marriage certificates for events which took place in England and Wales from 1837 onwards. If you wish to trace further back they also provide advice. very useful US based site if you want to research US ancestors or branches of the family that emigrated.

The Society of Genealogists offers a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history.It is a charity whose objects are to "promote, encourage and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy".

It claims to have the foremost Library in the British Isles with a large collection of family histories, civil registration and census material, and the widest collection of County Sources in the country (over 9,000).


Quicklinks to Genealogy Pages:

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