Resources and databases

Guild of One-Name Studies

A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people who have held it, as opposed to researching a particular family. This site offers an online search where you can check if a specific surname…

Genes Reunited

This site offers a variety of services including free hosting for family trees and free access to the information contributed by others. Registration is required and fees apply for the contact details of a contributing researcher and for use of…

FamilySearch – Genealogies

FamilySearch Genealogies are trees submitted to FamilySearch. Please note that the accuracy of the data in these genealogies varies from tree to tree so you should document and validate the data. A search offersd access to:• Ancestral File – genealogies…

GENUKI- Surname Lists

GENUKI – Surname Lists. This site has links to 30+ surname lists for various counties in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales plus the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. These lists provide details of surnames being researched by individual family…

Historic Hospital Admission Registers Project

This site is the home of 19th century children’s hospital records. It provides access to nearly 120,000 individual admission records 1852 to 1914. Registered users (free) get access to more detailed information and the ability to print and download results…

Moving Here

This site provides free online access to resources which record and illustrate the migration of the Caribbean, Irish, Jewish and South Asian communities to England over the past two centuries.

GENUKI – UK & Ireland Genealogy

This gateway site and virtual reference library offers free access to a vast genealogical collection. This is a great site for research help and detailed information with data arranged geographically. There is regional page links for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales,…

British History Online

This Digital library of printed primary and secondary history sources for the history of Britain and Ireland with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800. This site covers England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Most of the content…

Judges’ Reports on Criminals 1783-1830.

Use Discovery to search the National Archives (UK) collections for these reports which include original letters and reports from judges on cases and criminals plus petitions for commutation of sentence or free pardon. To search for these, and other convict…