The National Archive (UK) – Merchant Navy 1915 crew lists

This National Archives volunteer project, in conjunction with The National Maritime Museum and the Crew List Index Project, has made details of surviving First World War Merchant Navy crew lists from 1915, available to search online.   It details 36,000 voyages…

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…

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820

A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in Britain 1550-1820 by Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl, University of Wolverhampton, 2007. Hosted on the British History Online site. New

The Cheshire Archive and Local Studies Service

The following records are held: • Parish records from the 16th century onwards • Wills and probate records. Details of Cheshire wills for the period 1492-1940 are on the wills database and copies copies can be ordered online  • Poor…

Port Cities – Southhampton

Use this site to discover the story of merchant shipping and port life in Southampton. The archive contains over 10,000 photographs, maps, sound clips, documents, games and other objects which can be accessed online.