Some more of the best Family History websites for you to visit

There are loads of Family History related websites on the internet and I have chosen only those which I consider to be of benefit to the researcher and well tried by me in my own research.

The Association of British Counties (ABC) has a gazeteer of British place names at :

The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held throughout England

The official government source of genealogical data for Scotland is at but there is a fee to access records.

Search the Birth, Marriage, Death indexes for FREE at

A reference library of UK and Ireland genealogical information. It is set up to cover all geographical locations and fine tunes right down to Parish level. You are not a family historian until you have discovered this wonderful site.

RootsWeb - the Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community. Rootsweb mailing lists is an index to over 27,000 genealogy mailing lists. Excellent resource. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, ...

Online access to Britains most extensive digital historical map archive at

If you are posh then you may need to go to

Here there are links to many thousands of genealogy sites on the internet.

An internet genealogy sevice set up by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who also produced the first fully searchable national census on CD`s which at the time was an invaluable asset to ancestor location. This site also has free downloadable software.

The immigrant ships transcribers guild are devoted to tracing your immigrant ancestors at

A superb site for tracing the graves of those members of the armed forces of the Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars, plus records of the Civilian War dead

Was your ancestor a naughty boy -- or girl? Then look no further for here is a site where you might find him/her on a slow boat to Australia -- ie; convict ship.

Information about passenger lists and immigration

The General Register Office holds records for all births, deaths and marriages registered in England and Wales from 1 July 1837, and adoptions and still-births from 1 July 1927, up to approximately 12 months ago.

Genes Reunited is an off shoot from the very popular Friends Reunited website and an example of its usefulness is that since joining approximately three years ago I have made contact with at least ten distant relations.

Useful for locating where your ancestors lived.

Find any birth, marriage, death in UK from 1837 onwards. Good searching system but it will cost you a few pence per search.

Between 1892 and 1924 over 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. Search here for uk immigrants.

This is a good place for learning about old photo`s and ideas for dating them.

Find your local history here:


There are now many hundreds of genealogy based websites for you to choose from but hopefully I have given you what I consider to be the most useful databases.

This list will be upgraded regularly.