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Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers 1818-1852

The Francis J Crowley Bequest project is a five year project at the National Archives of Ireland to catalogue and make available the papers of the Office of Chief Secretary of Ireland from 1818 to 1852. The papers contain material…

Australian Royalty

This site by Marion Purnell features a fully searchable online family tree of colonial Australians, their forbears and descendants. It includes 81,461+ individuals who lived in New South Wales 1788-1900.

FindmyPast – United Kingdom – Institutions & Organizations collections

Various subscription options offer access to transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records. The Institutions & Organizations collections include:• Home Office: Criminal petitions 1817-1858• Metropolitan Police: Habitual criminals and miscellaneous papers 1903-1914• Admiralty: Convicts in Hulks  1818-1831 – The…

Kent Genealogy

This site by Maureen Rawson contains searchable indexes and transcripts to over 90,000+ names and 350+ links to useful sites. There are links to Kent places, Kent families and more.  Indexes cover probate records, newspapers, land tax assessment, census and…

Warwickshire County Record Office

The Resources and Catalogues link offers access to Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked, the online catalogue. Online databases include: • Licensed victuallers in Warwickshire from 1801-1828.• Warwickshire tithe apportionments contains information from the Warwickshire tithe apportionments, produced after the Tithe Commutation Act…

Port Cities – London

Use this site to explore the history of maritime London from Roman settlements to today’s Docklands including detailed information about the Prison Hulks on the River Thames. Find out about the individuals and events that have contributed to its wealth…

Prison Ship (Hulk) Registers 1811-1843

Findmepast.co.uk – Search records for 8,900+ prisoners held on prison ships 1811-1843. Prison ships, or hulks, were ships used as floating prisons – often ships were used that were no longer fit for battle but were still afloat. This collection…

Victorian Crime and Punishment

This is a searchable database of 20,000+ prisoners from Bedford, Huntingdon, Cambridge and Ely gaols. Digitised images of original archive material and photographs are included if available. There is background information on the gaols, life inside a nineteenth century prison…

Bedfordshire Gaol Register 1801-1901

Bedfordshire & Luton Archives and Records Service – Bedfordshire Gaol Register. This ongoing project currently has 1801-1879 (with gaps) available. New updates are added on a weekly basis. Details given vary but can include name, age, hair colour, height, crime,…