United Kingdom & Ireland - Wales

Celtic Guide

This free online magazine has issues, from January 2012, that can be downloaded as a PDF files. The term Celtic is used loosely to include a melting pot of races, including the Viking race, which played such a significant role…

The Blacksmiths Index

This index by Ann Spiro is a genealogical index of blacksmiths and related occupations which include cartwrights, wheelwrights, shipwrights, farriers and iron workers.  There is also a section on related trades (and others).  The index covers Australia, Canada, Channel Islands,…

Gravestone Photographic Resource

Gravestone Photographic Resource (GPR) aims to photograph grave monuments worldwide and to extract all legible personal information (name, age, date of birth, date of death, relationship) from each image and make it freely available online. Currently there are 1,206,377+ names…

The History of the Workhouse by Peter Higginbotham

This site dedicated to the workhouse – its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets. This extensive site contains 2800+ web pages, 6000 photos and illustrations and 1800 maps and plans. There are sections on:• Poor Laws• Workhouse Locations…

Historical Directories of England & Wales

This collection of digitised trade directories is part of the University of Leicester’s Special Collections Online  and covers England and Wales from the 1760s to the 1910s.  This site replaces the Historical Directories website, withdrawn in March 2014. This site…

The British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive offers access to 45.1+ million newspaper pages dating from the 1700s to current. A free search is available or you can browse by – Date, Country, Region, County, Place or Recently Added titles. Filtering options include…