Resources by county

The University of York – Borthwick Institute for Archives

Use the Research Support link to access information and research guides including Leaflets Primarily for Genealogists. These include:• A brief guide to genealogical sources at the Borthwick Institute • Parish Registers deposited at the Borthwick • Bishops Transcripts (Parish Register…

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…

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…

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

This collection includes searchable full text, page and article images. Those with a # have an additional year of content added annually. Titles for the United Kingdom, Ireland and other countries include: • Chinese Newspapers Collection 1832-1953 (23 English titles)* • The…

York Assizes 1785-1851 Index

This index, by the City of York & District Family History Society, is an index to records held in York Reference library of prisoners brought to trial at York Assizes.

Lancaster Castle Convict Database

This database lists those tried and sentenced at Lancaster Assizes including those transported to Australia. The database lists name, age, trial date, offence and sentence.

Selborne & Headley (Hampshire) Workhouse Riots 1830

John Owen Smith’s site details some of the personalities associated with these riots. Over 345 men were tried for disturbances in Hampshire before a Special Commission at Winchester 20th-30th December 1830. This site details the 22 who were committed for…