Resources and databases

England’s Immigrants Database 1330-1550

This fully-searchable database lists 64,000+ names of people known to have migrated to England during the period of the Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses and the Reformation. There is information from a variety…

Synagogue Scribes

This site is a one-stop gateway to Anglo-Jewish community records. It  offers a unique and fully searchable database of London Ashkenazi Synagogue records, with the emphasis on pre UK civil registration, which began on 1st July 1837. Some of the…

Jewish Communities and Records – United Kingdom

This site aims to record the details of all Jewish communities and congregations that existed in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar. Currently the site has 6,000 pages detailing more than 1,200 Jewish congregations. New

Cemetery Scribes

This site has a database of headstone inscriptions from Jewish cemeteries throughout the United Kingdom. 

Jewish Genealogy – The Knowles Collection

This collection links together into family groups, over one million individual Jews. The collection includes six searchable databases covering Jews from the British Isles; North America; Europe; South America and the Caribbean; Africa and the Orient and the South Pacific.…

Children’s Homes

This site by Peter Higginbotham aims to provide information on all the many and varied institutions that became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. These establishments range from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, or with…

British 1820 Settlers to South Africa

This free site, maintained by Paul Tanner-Tremaine, is dedicated to the British Settlers to South Africa in 1820, their descendants and researchers. It contains extensive information including genealogies, photos, documents and much more. New

UK Genealogy Archives

This free site has a focus on the West Country (Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire) but does include information for the Channel Islands, England, Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The free online databases have original images…