Archives and libraries

Black Country History

This searchable website which allows users to find information about documents, maps, photographs, art works, objects and more held by archives and museums services within the Black Country which is an area located just to the west of Birmingham right…

The Keep

This archives centre offers access to the collections of the East Sussex Record Office, the Royal Pavilion & Museums Local History Collections and the University of Sussex Special Collections. There is online searching but access to the original varies from…

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)

This Archives has an extensive series of information leaflets available covering all aspects of researching your London ancestors.

The National Archives – Find an Archive in the UK and Beyond

You can find an archive using the map or choose a region in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales. You can also find archives in other countries with an lphabetical browse. This directory provides contact details and links to record…

The British Library

Collections include manuscripts, maps, music, newspapers, patents, trademarks and designs plus much more. There are many online resources to explore including access to 30,000 items from the collection that are part of the online gallery exhibitions.

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…

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…

AIM25 – Archives in London and the M25 Area

This project aims to provide electronic access to collection level descriptions of the archives of over one hundred higher education institutions, learned societies, cultural organisations and livery companies within the greater London area. New data is being added regularly, so…

Access2Archives

The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held throughout England dating from the 900s to the present day. There are 10+ million catalogue entries from 414 record offices and other repositories. This is a great site to extend your search.

The National Archives UK

The National Archives is the UK government’s official archive where you can: • Use the online catalogue, Discovery to download digitised records (small fee) $$ covering: Army and militia; births, marriages and deaths; census and other national surveys; courts, criminals…