England - Links

Registration Districts, pre-1965

The National Archives

The Railway Archives - info on rail disasters

Arcre - TNA Archive research and document copying

Index of 19th century naval vessels
Parish Locator Software

British History Online

Hearth Tax Online
Occupations of the Past
Smuggler's Britain
Royal Family Tree
The Victoria Files
Historical Directories:  A digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919.
Directgov:  You can order birth, marriage and death certificates here
Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland
UK Online Parish Clerks:  Volunteers who collect genealogical information about specific parishes
Jan's Genealogy Links
GENUKI - UK and Ireland Genealogy
Vision of Britain: An excellent site, including old maps and transcriptions of old travel journals.
British Home Children: Resource site for descendants of 100,000 British Home Children emigrated to Canada from 1870-1948

Hidden Lives - Children in Care, 1881-1981

On Their Own - Britain's Child Migrants
The British Newspaper Archive
Introduction to Deeds
Clergy of the Church of England Database
Adoption Search Reunion
Encyclopedia Titanica
TNA Titanic website
Cemetery Scribes: Jewish Tombstone inscriptions, Genealogy and Family History
British History Online
Francis Frith - Nostalgic Photos, Books, Maps and Memories
The Workhouse

History of Parliament
A selection of Poor Law Union and Workhouse records, available to download free from The National Archives
Church Plans On Line
Index of Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals
The Time Chamber - derelict, abandoned and converted buildings in Great Britain
Old Maps
British Postal Museum and Archive
A Vision of Britain Through Time
Researching Historic Buildings in the British Isles
Pepys Diary
Lost Heritage - Lost country houses of England
The Country Seat - News about UK Country Houses
List of lost settlements in the UK
Lost villages - mapping lost, abandoned and deserted villages of the British Isles
List of towns in England
British Towns and Villages

Irish and British Villages
A Genealogical Index of Blacksmiths and Related Occupations
Community Archives
Inn History
Certificate Exchange
BMD Share

Parishmouse - free transcriptions of historical books and parish registers for England and Wales and a large collection of photos of churches and graves and illustrations from the old books.
Network Rail Archive
Ancestor Search - guidance on where to find info on English and Welsh ancestors
Here's History Kent
UK Genealogy Archives
Moving History - A guide to UK television and film archives in the public sector

Measuring Worth

Royal Museums Greenwich Items Online

Spinning the Web - The Story of the Cotton Industry

Cotton Times

John Snow Case Study on Cholera

Epidemics Timeline

List of Famines and Pestilences in England

Bethnal Green Tube Disaster 1943

Port Cities

Making the Modern World

Queen Victoria's Scrapbook

Queen Victoria's Journals

Inner Temple Admissions Database

Sugar Refiners and Sugarbakers Database

Village Walks - History Trails

East Midlands Oral History

History of British Winters

Britain From Above

Hugh Wallis's IGI Middle Name Index

Links to a range of parish records online
World War One Photos
The Army Children Archive
Website of the Anglo Boer War
The Long, Long Trail - The British Army in the Great War, 1914-1918
Scarlet Finders: British Military Nurses
Roll of Honour - Links to external sites
RAF personnel killed whilst on duty, including RAF Police Roll of Honour
National Army Museum
History of British 7th Armoured Division (Desert Rats)
Old Front Line - WWI Battlefields
Site dedicated to the men and women who flew and supported the B24 Bombers during WWII
Army Service Numbers, 1881-1918

North East Diary 1939 - 1945

The Wartime Memories Project

626 Squadron

Ubique - Royal Engineers and Military Engineers of the British Empire and Commonwealth

World War II Today

The Labour Corps

Clearing the Dead

First World War. com - a multimedia history of WWI

Atlas of the English Civil War

Royal Pioneer Corps (ex-Labour Corps)

Anglo Boer War website

Firepower - Royal Artillery Museum

British Military History
Police, Crime and Punishment
Victorian Crime and Punishment
TNA Guide to looking for police records
British Police Online Museum 


The website of All Saints Church, Renhold, Bedfordshire, including transcriptions of early parish records.


Victorian Crime and Punishment - details, and some pics, of Bedfordshire prisoners
Bedfordshire Gaol Register
Cople, a small village in Bedfordshire - Family History
Fairfields Hall - Victorian Lunatic Asylum
History of Woburn
Berkshire Record Office - Stories from Broadmoor

Hurst - history and parish records


 Buckinghamshire County Council Online Resources - including prison database
Newport Pagnell Police Museum
Wolverton, Milton Keynes, history
Kirtling and Upend villages, East Cambridgeshire

1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Cheshire Police Museum
Cheshire Villages, Parishes and Townships
16th - 19th century maps of Cheshire
Congleton history - 1800s Registrar General's reports
Kelsall parish records

History of Sandbach

Alverton - West of Penzance

St Allen Parish Records
Callington Area Parish Records

Illogan Parish Records

West Penwith Resources

Co. Durham

History of Boldon, including information about Boldon Colliery. 

Durham Cathedral Registers
Durham Museum - some searchable military info on here
Durham records online

Old Duffield
The Andrews Pages - Genealogy and Local History
Glossop Heritage
Derby Photos
Spondon, a village remembered

Full text of White's 1857 Derbyshire Directory

Belper records

Wirksworth Parish Records


Roy Parkhouse's Genealogy Site - covering Devon and Somerset family history



Devon Heritage - lots of information and articles about people and places in the county of Devon

Ashburton, Devon

Luppitt records

Hartland archives and local newspaper

Witheridge history



Verwood history and records


Talbot Village history and some records


Glanvilles Wootton Parish Records


Burial records of Wyke Regis, Melcombe Regis and Weymouth



History House - history of Essex
History of Chipping Campden

Wherwell Village History

Parish records of St Mary's, Crawley

Hampshire on-line parish records

Knight Roots - some Hampshire parish records

Goldings, Hertford - Dr. Barnardo's Home and The William Baker Memorial Technical School for Boys

Isle of Man
A Manx Notebook


Cityark (Rochester Archdeaconry area, extending from Dartford and Gravesend in the west to Rainham in the east and focusing on the Medway Towns)



Medway Ancestors Marriage Register Indexes

Kent Online Parish Clerks, with links to other OPC websites
Dover History website
Here's History Kent website
Kent Wills
History of Faversham, Kent
Kent Police Museum
Discover Gravesham
Elham Valley Website
Mid-Kent Marriage Index
The Dover Society - interesting info about Dover
Kent Archives online catalogue
Kent Archives

Hartley History

Hartley Archdeacon's Visitations

The Weald - history and genealogy

Historic Canterbury

Janet & Richards' Genealogy - Lots of Isle of Thanet info


List of casualties of the Pretoria Pit Disaster

Lancashire Online Parish Clerk
Lancaster Castle
Manchester Family History
Our Manchester
Historical and Genealogical Information for the Salford Hundred.
Old Maps of Lancashire
A Manchester View
Cotton Town - Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire Genealogy Records

Lancashire Cemetery records
Whitwick History

My Leicestershire ... history
History of Lincolnshire

Some interesting articles, particularly about Lincolnshire history

Stickney History

Bardney History

Morton and Hanthorpe Bourne History


London Family History Centre Catalogue



Metropolitan Police History

Old London Maps
Thames Pilot
Thames Police Museum
20th London Regiment
London Gazette
Jack the Ripper website - lots of info and links re Whitechapel and Bethnal Green areas of London
London Blitz 1940 - Full list of first day's bomb attacks
Edith's Streets: A blog of notes about London streets, each posting based on one square of the Ordnance Survey Grid. Amazing!!
Charles Booth Online Archive
London Underground History - Disused Stations on London's Underground
Secret London
Hidden London
Metropolitan Police Museum
GenDocs - Aids to London genealogical research
Victorian London Public Institutions
History of Peabody Buildings
The London Ancestor
Ideal Homes - A History of South East London Suburbs
Brickfields - Victorian Hackney

London Lives, 1690 - 1800 - Crime, Poverty and Social Policy

The Bloomsbury Project

Bethlem Royal Hospital

Bethlem Royal Hospital records online

Lost Hospitals of London

History and descriptions of Tower Hamlets area

Database of 19th century photographers

Deptford History

St Marylebone Parish Church records

V2 Bomb sites

West End at War

Lewisham Heritage's Gallery
The Parish Church of St James, Hampton Hill - including Church Magazine archives and churchyard records online

Middlesex Parish Records

Norfolk Transcription Archive

NOAH: Norfolk Online Access to Heritage
Broadland Memories: Life and Leisure on the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads in the 20th century (inc. info re Zeppelin raids)
Foxearth and District Local History Society - Great info about East Anglia!
Norfolk Mills
Norfolk Churches
Norfolk Annals - 1801-1850
Paddy Apling's site - lots of Norfolk info on here
History of Buxton, near Norwich
North Walsham Archives

Norfolk Sources

Hethersett Genealogy

Hockwold-cum-Wilton parish records and history

Salthouse history and genealogy, including some parish records

Deserted Norfolk villages

Great Yarmouth History
History of Sulgrave, Northants.

A Family Story - History of Desborough


South Shields, South Tyneside
Lots of photos of Old Hebburn, Jarrow and South Shields.
Donmouth: Articles on the local history of North-East England, with a particular focus upon Jarrow
Pictures of Gateshead and the surrounding area
Keys to the Past: History of County Durham and Northumberland
Archives: Tyne & Wear
Names of people on the Jarrow March of 1936
Selected Nottinghamshire Parish Records
Parish records for the village of Bunny, a few miles south of Nottingham

History of Beeston
History on the streets of Oxford

Secret Shropshire

Broseley history - including parish records and directories



Loxton village, Somerset



Sages of Nailsea - lots of links to Somerset PRs

History of Bloxwich
Victorian Wolverhampton
Staffordshire Past Track



Woodbridge, Suffolk (Non-conformist church records)

Suffolk Mills

Glemsford Village History
Exploring Surrey's Past
History of Surrey Police

Epsom and Ewell History Explorer

Old Woking history
Sussex Online Parish Clerks
Sussex Police Museum

Sussex Record Society - lots of records online

Sussex Record Society - Poor Law Database
Coventry at War
A History of Birmingham Places and Placenames
Digital Ladywood, Birmingham
General history info on the Quinton area of Birmingham
Memories of WWII in the Quinton area of Birmingham
Warwickshire Online Parish Clerks
Salford Priors
Westmorland Papers - Transcriptions of Westmorland parish records



Aldbourne, Wiltshire



Wiltshire Online Parish Clerks




Driffield and the Wolds genealogy



The Goole Experience: Useful information for researchers in the Goole area of East Yorkshire

History to Herstory: Celebrating the lives of women in Yorkshire from the 1100s to the present day.
The Sheffield Indexers
Yorkshire Film Archive
Rotherham Web:  Parish Registers: Rotherham, Ecclesfield, Boston, Lincoln, Derbyshire, Worksop, Nottingham
Historical and genealogical info about Farnley, Leeds
Dig Hungate, York
Fire and Police Museum, Sheffield
Yorkshire Law and Order Museums, Ripon
Pocklington History
Yorkshire Archaeological Society
Imagine York - a showcase of photographs of York
Local history in North East Leeds
History of the Anlaby Road, Hull
History of Grangetown, nr. Middlesbrough
York Local List - York's heritage
History of Hull
Holgate Windmill

The Yorkshire Regiment
Pocklington Parish Records

Leeds Absent Voters List

Stanley Royd Hospital - digital archive of former Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Wakefield

Twixt Aire and Calder - photographic archive of the Wakefield area

Calderdale Companion

Humber River Transport

Goole Ships

York Cause Papers

Humber River Pilots