UK BMD – Online Parish Clerks (OPC) websites

The term OPC refers to unpaid volunteers who collect, collate and transcribe records for various parishes. This site lists the details and links to OPC projects for the following parishes and counties: Aldbourne, Wiltshire; Calstock, Cornwall; Cornwall; Cornwood, Devon; Devon;…

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…

Findmypast – United Kingdom Records- Life Events (BMDs)

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go  is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records.…

Ancestry.com – England – Military

The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records. The collections include:• British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920• UK, Navy Lists, 1888-1970 • UK, Military Campaign Medal and…

Ancestry.com – United Kingdom – Census and Voters Lists

These include:• 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 census for England, Scotland (not 1911), Wales, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. A variety of subscription options offer…

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society

The Somerset & Dorset Family History Society was founded in 1975 and helps people to research their family history, especially those with ancestors in the two counties. The Society’s Family History Centre is in Sherborne, Dorset and includes an excellent…

Dorset Family History Society

Dorset Family History Society is for beginner and expert researchers who live in the UK or overseas with Dorset interests, as well as those who live in Dorset but whose families may have lived in other counties or countries.

FamilySearch – United Kingdom and Ireland – England

The free Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: • Channel Islands Births and Baptisms, 1820-1907 • England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 • England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991 • England Marriages, 1538-1973 • England and Wales, Birth Registration…

The National Archives UK – Manorial Documents Register

The Manorial Documents Register (MDR) identifies the nature and location of manorial records. These records include court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and all other documents relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of a manor. Title deeds…