Genealogy of the UK



Welcome to this site

Genealogy of the UK is intended as a guide to finding online genealogy resources for the UK, including archives, libraries, surname lists, parish registers, cemeteries, directories, war memorials, electoral rolls, censuses..

Links for all of the UK and Ireland are on this page. Genealogy Resources for EnglandIrelandScotland and Wales have now been completed.

Good luck with your research!
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England | Ireland | Scotland | Wales
Archives
 
The National Archives
National Archives for England, Wales.. has one of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British history, from Domesday Book of 1086 to government papers recently released to the public. You can see this collection at Kew, West London, or view certain documents online (small fee)
National Archives of Scotland (NAS)
largest repository for Scottish records, in Edinburgh
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has a family history guide for researchers
Major UK Genealogy Sites on theWeb
 
Genuki
Genuki is the largest collection of research information on the net for UK
Ireland and United Kingdom GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers find local resources and reference information
Cyndi's List - UK & Ireland
largest private collection of genealogy links on the web
Family History and Genealogy Societies
 

Royal Historical Society
The Society was founded in 1868 and is the premier society in Great Britain which promotes and defends the scholarly study of the past

Scottish Association of Family History Societies
Libraries
 
British Library has an online catalogue
 
UK Public Libraries on the Web
an excellent listing (with links to each library) compiled by Sheila and Robert Harden
 



More UK Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
 
Military
Debt of Honour Register
The "Debt of Honour Register" is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations world-wide where they are commemorated.
Roll of Honour
war memorials and rolls of honour for most UK counties
Censuses
The 1901 Census for England and Wales
complete 1901 census online, by Public Record Office
FreeCen Project
free online searchable database of detailed transcriptions for censuses 1841-1891
1841, 1851, 1861, 1871,1881, 1891 & 1901 UK Censuses
Search UK 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 Censuses
Census-Online.com
links to over 500 censuses for the UK
Parish Registers
free internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records,
which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers
Births, Deaths, Marriages
search over 100 million UK births, deaths and marriages
Message Boards
post and read about your family  history with other researchers
British Phone Books 1880-1984
search results include Surname of person, address, phone number