Links To Useful Free Family History Websites

GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland.

Ever growing collection of parish records plus 1881 census, all free. Run by the Mormon Church.

FreeBMD is an ongoing project to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales.
If you are ordering birth, marriage or death certificates from the General Register Office, this will give you the GRO index reference.

A site that provides numerous links to websites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses.

Historical Directories
Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales from 1750 to 1919.

Picture The Past
Photographs of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, a photographic heritage of the North East Midlands.

A photographic archive of Leeds.

The Workhouse
Lots of information about the workhouse.

Vision of Britain
Gives information about towns and villages for the period 1801-2001.

Federation of Family History Societies
Find a local family history society and other general information.

Surname Database
Gives possible origins of surnames.

One Place Studies
Gives historical information about towns and villages.

Old Ordnance Survey Maps

Comprehensive maps covering all of England and Wales from the 1840s to the 1950s.

Commonwealth War Graves

Details of all the war graves with name search.