Layers of London

Layers of London is a map-based history website developed by the Institute of Historical Research that brings together a collection of digitised historic maps, photos and crowd-sourced histories provided by the public and key partners across London. You can interact…

Royal Parks Database – Brompton Cemetery Burials and Cremations

You can search and view burial register summaries for free. Burial register scans, section maps to help locate graves (even those without memorials) and some photographs of monuments, memorials and headstones can be accessed using the Royal Parks database.

Findmypast – Greater London Marriage Index 1502-1871

This index includes records from the Royal College of Arms covering historic chapels at St James Duke’s Place, Gray’s Inn, Somerset House and the Austin Friars Dutch Reform Church. Information includes: name, marriage year and place, residence, occupation, spouse and…

Essex Archives Online – England

Use this site to search the catalogue of the Essex Record Office.  There are written descriptions of every item in the archive, but not the full text of the documents. Some entries contain images of the item but a subscription…

Bomb Sight – Mapping the WW2 Bomb Census (London)

This project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7 October 1940 and 06 June 1941. The original 1940s bomb census maps have been scanned and geo-referenced with the result that the geographical locations of all the falling bombs…

Synagogue Scribes

This site is a one-stop gateway to Anglo-Jewish community records. It  offers a unique and fully searchable database of London Ashkenazi Synagogue records, with the emphasis on pre UK civil registration, which began on 1st July 1837. Some of the…

FamilySearch – London

The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: • London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913 New

The Times Obituaries – London

This site lists Greater London death notices, memorial notices, from The Times and other City of London death notice sources. Current notices are available but a fee may be required to access archived notices. New