Family History Genealogy, Ancestry and Family Tree Web Links
Family Tree Searches
I have been researching my family tree for many years now and I've come a long way, not without a lot of help from some wonderful people who performed free searches along the way and a lot of digging to find the right websites that are out there and hold all those elusive little clues to your family lineage that drive you crazy.
To that end I have decided to start a hub to provide links to all those websites that I have found useful, if you're just starting your research I hope that these links will help you and as a suggestion I would say that do as much research as you can without handing over any money unless you really, really have to. Ask for help on every forum that you can possibly find, we're a real friendly bunch us family historians and if we have the time and the ability we love to help each other, well that's my experience anyway.
My final piece of advise comes under the idea of, if I can tell you one thing that you really, really need to know what would it be? Well that would be:
Whenever you get a piece of information (no matter how small or seemingly insignificant) file it, keep it and more importantly source it, source it, source it!
What I mean is the piece of information that you get from Great Aunt Betty's second cousin twice removed's best mate or the name on that scribbled postcard you found in the back of an old book, may, just may be really important 5 years into your research, and if you don't know where or how you got it then you won't know if it's a fact. You will also here many family 'Chinese whispers', call them legends or stories if you will which you will add to your data files, at the time you know that they're not facts, but now they're in a data file someone else will accept it as a fact, or if you're sharing information and someone asks you where you got that information you'll be able to tell them so they will know how valid and factual it is, (or not).
So Source It! And you'll be very glad you did.
FREE ACCESS TO ANCESTRY.CO.UK
I bet this heading got your attention, well it's not exactly free but I've just realised something that I thought I would pass on to everyone.
Did you know ... that if you buy Family Tree Maker Platinum version you get 6 months 'Premium' membership with Ancestry.co.uk! ! ! !
Ancestry.co.uk is £12.95 a month, and you can buy new and old versions of this software for much cheaper than the subscription cost - I have posted a link below - AND you get the excellent Family Tree Maker software - now that's a bargain!
Note: I managed to buy mine for £17.00 now that's what you call a bargain!
WEBSITE LINKS TO HELP YOUR SEARCHES:
These links will be an ongoing process and the lists will get longer as the days. months, years pass us by and I will attempt to arrange them in a useful manner, any help or suggestions will be gladly taken on board.
Family History Websites
- Ancestry Connections - Surnames, Genealogy, Family History
Lots of links to genealogy research sites put together by regular people. International sites are here as well.
- Scotland Genealogy ~ Free Scottish Births, Deaths and Marriages
Scotland genealogy and Scottish family history resource. For anyone researching their family history in Scotland, our aim is to provide a free resource for sharing information about ancestors found in Scotland.
- Scotlands Family - Scottish Genealogy
Scotlands Family is a Scottish family genealogy service to help people find free records and information on Scotland's family history, to trace their Scottish family tree and ancestors in Scotland.
- Government - Researching Family History
How to start researching your family history using the General Register Office and official records
- Scotland's People
Genealogy Scotland UK - Census deaths marriages birth records Scottish ancestry. Family Tree research + family history search.
The Largest Free Genealogy & Family Tree Search Engine
- The National Archives
The official archive of the UK government. Our vision is to lead and transform information management, guarantee the survival of today's information for tomorrow and bring history to life for everyone.
- GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy
GENUKI is the genealogical information service for the UK and Ireland, containing a large structured tree of information.
- 1911 Census
The U.K. 1911 Census
Genealogical tool to help you research your family tree online and discover your family history and your ancestors
Free Births, Deaths & Marriages Website - excellent resource.
- Roots UK
Roots UK - Free search of UK Electoral Roll, Census, Birth, Marriage and Death records
- FamilySearch.org - Search
Latter Day Saints massive site which is free and fabulous site for information, but don't upload your Gedcom if you don't want it shown to the whole world and any mistakes forever etched in stone.
- Family Tree, Genealogy and Census Records - Ancestry.co.uk
UK and Irish division of Ancestry.com
- Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records at Ancestry.com
Discover your family history with the worlds largest genealogy website. Start a free family tree, search census, SSDI, Civil War records and more!
Gravestone/Memorial Inscriptions & Data
- Gravestone Photographic Resource Project
Gravestone monument photographic image index
- Roll of Honour
This site is dedicated to those men and women who fell fighting for their country. Recorded here are various war memorials within a variety of counties including main sections for Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Essex, Herefor
- Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records
Find A Grave is a free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it's an invaluable tool for genealogist and history buffs. Find A Grave memorials are rich with content, includi
- Cemetery Records Online - Search Cemeteries
An archive of cemetery records from tens of thousands of cemeteries across the world. Search for cemetery records, browse cemeteries, and contribute your own cemetery transcriptions to our growing archive.
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Searchable database of war graves
- Surnames A-C - Family History; English Genealogy, Gravestone Photographs and Information
Photographs and responses to requests for help from the Graves, Burial Records and Photographs Hubpage Surnames A-C
- Surnames D-H - Family History; English Genealogy and Gravestone Photographs
Here is a list of the Surnames beginning with D-H that I have photographs and/or information for - if you find a surname that you are interested in please u
- Surnames I-Q - Family History; English Genealogy, Gravestone Photographs and Information
Photographs and responses to requests for help from the Graves, Burial Records and Photographs Hubpage Surnames I-Q
- Surnames R-Z - Family History; English Genealogy, Gravestone Photographs and Information
Photographs and responses to requests for help from the Graves, Burial Records and Photographs Hubpage Surnames R-Z
- Historic Graves | The online Irish Graves & Graveyards Finder
Historic Graves is a community-focussed, grassroots, heritage project. Local community groups are trained in low-cost, high-tech, field survey of historic graveyards and recording of their own oral histories. Building a multi-media, online record, of
- Milton Keynes Heritage - Person Search
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Heritage Website - lots of local information including outlying villages
COMING SOON .............
I am currently in the process of producing a 'CD' that can be purchased which will contain all the information that I have collected over the years, currently just over 6,000 individual's names and data, including over 2,000 photographs which can be purchased for the grand price of $5, how's that for a low introductory price? This will cover the cost of setting things up and I'd just like to get the information out there to the people who are searching for it. Yearly updates will be available so that you can keep up-to-date with everything being collected as I go along. If you are interested in purchasing this either in CD form or as a GEDCOM which you can download direct onto your pc please leave me a message in the comments box and I will notify you when this is ready to purchase.