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Society Genealogy

1901 Census Online

Allows people to trace over 400 million people living in England and Wales between 1841-1901, with the option of viewing images of the original documents.

Official website dedicated to making available the 1911 census of England and Wales for genealogical researchers; includes background on the census and a guide to using the resource.

Ancestors Onboard

Offers a database featuring outward passenger lists for long distance voyages leaving the British Isles from 1890 to 1960.

Anglo-Italian Family History Society

Provides help to people trying to trace their Italian ancestry anywhere in the United Kingdom and back to Italy; with details of membership, journal, resources available, and contacts.

The Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives

Presenting information about the the professional researchers and code of practice of this organisation.

The Barge Men

A site offering information and research details of barge workers that worked and lived on the waterways of Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Essex.

Bedfordshire Family History Society

Offers news from this family history society, plus information on their publications, members' interests and surnames being researched.

British Genealogy

Provides useful resources, forums and links to help trace your family history.

The Bunting Society

Society for those interested in the name Bunting and its variants.

Families In British India Society (FIBIS)

Devoted to researching the family history of members whose ancestors lived or worked in India or South Asia between 1600 and 1947; includes details of membership, subscription costs, research services and resources, publications and contacts. fibiswebmaster

Family History Directory

A categorised and alphabetical resource of genealogy and family history sites including cemeteries and burial grounds, maps, electoral registers and census links.

Family Relatives

Offers comprehensive facilities allowing you to search the databases for Civil Registration records from 1866-2005 for births, marriages and deaths.

FHS Online

Brings together data from Family History Societies across the UK and makes it available to family historians and genealogists researching their family trees.

Former Children's Homes

Shares memories and information about former children's homes, orphanages, cottage homes and other institutions for children.


Free genealogy listings site encompassing a range of genealogy related articles, hobbies, help and guide sections.

Genealogists' Forum

Features a discussion board for anyone interested in genealogy.

Genealogy Forum UK

An online discussion forum for all things genealogy. Requires registration to post.


Genealogical collection of information of Great Britain and advice for those getting started.

Gidman One Name Study

Provides extensive information on the surname Gidman, as researched by one amateur genealogist.

Historical Directories

Digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books, essential tools for research into local and genealogical history.

The Lord Family Genealogical Web Pages

Created to help bring people together who are researching the various Lord families of the United Kingdom.


Family history website able to match reseachers with others researching the same ancestors.

The Mallinson Family Project

Set up to collect and distribute genealogical information about the Mallinson name and its variants.

Moving Here: Tracing Your Roots

A guide to how people can find out when and how a family first came to England and where they settled. Includes archive material from nationwide sources and sections focused on Caribbean, Irish, Jewish and South Asian research.


Guide to more than four hundred collections of overseas missionary materials held in the UK and contains a collection-level description of each collection including valuable background information and a summary of contents.

National Archives: Research Guide - Family History in England and Wales

Introductory guide from the National Archives explaining how to take the first steps towards researching family history in England and Wales.

Open Genealogy Alliance

Asserts that in this digital age, financial and practical restrictions on access to genealogical records should be removed.

Palliser Family History

For anyone interested in the Palliser surname, or in variants of the name.

PASE: Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

Database which aims to cover all of the recorded inhabitants of England from the late sixth to the end of the eleventh century. Overview, database and documentation.

Romany Genes

Provides a resource for family searches throughout the gypsy community including births, deaths and marriages.

Some Notes on Medieval English Genealogy

Offers guidance, sources, families, calendars of regnal years, and a placename index of the Victoria County History.


Provides links to web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses.

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