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.

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,…

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…

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…

My Leicestershire History

This site is a free and fully searchable online repository of photographs, films, sound recordings, and books about the history of Leicester and Leicestershire.  The extensive online collections include:•  BBC Radio Leicester – The BBC Radio Leicester Sound Archive comprises…

Royal College of Physicians – Munk’s Roll

This roll is more formally known as Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians. This set of obituaries contains biographical details of Fellows of the College from 1518 to the present day. Name searching of the indexes…

Connected Histories – British History Sources 1500-1900

This site brings together 25 major digital resources for Britain. It offers sophisticated searches by names, places and dates. There is a short video guide to introduce you to the key features. Many of the sites are free sites. Those…