Resources and databases

Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History

Grace’s Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,950 pages of information and 233,606 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Jersey Heritage – Archive & Collections Online

The archives and collections online offer searches of 300,000+ items. There is a wide range of records available including civil registration, wills and testaments, German occupation registration cards, court records, church records, funeral director records and much more. There is…

British Red Cross Volunteers World War 1

Over 90,000 people volunteered for the British Red Cross at home and overseas during the war. The Red Cross did everything from nursing and air raid duty to searching for missing people and transporting the wounded. Use this site to…

From Weaver to Web – Online Visual Archive of Calderdale History

This extensive site has information for the towns of Calderdale, Brighouse, Elland, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden. Information is arranged by themes. Online records include World War I newspapers that have been digitised by Calderdale Libraries. The Halifax…

Findmypast – England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935

Offers searches of 3 million+ criminal records from The National Archives (UK) collections. There are details of trials, sentences, physical descriptions and photographs if available. Transcripts of the records are available as well as digitised images of the original records.…

The National Archive (UK) – Merchant Navy 1915 crew lists

This National Archives volunteer project, in conjunction with The National Maritime Museum and the Crew List Index Project, has made details of surviving First World War Merchant Navy crew lists from 1915, available to search online.   It details 36,000 voyages…

FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the family history site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It offers free access 8+ billion searchable names and 3.2+ billion digitised records worldwide. Resources include FamilySearch Catalog; FamilySearch Digital Library with 500,000+ digitised books…