Resources and databases

The National Archives – Hospital Records Database (UK)

This database provides information on the existence and location of the records of UK hospitals. There are currently over 2,800 entries, which have been compiled by the Wellcome Library. These can be found by searching the database. Information includes:• The…

Ancestor-search.info

This well designed gateway site aims to provide all the basic links for those tracing their English and Welsh ancestors. It describes the main sources of information in clear understandable terms. There are lots of useful hints and tips. A…

FamilySearch – United Kingdom and Ireland – England

The free Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: • Channel Islands Births and Baptisms, 1820-1907 • England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 • England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991 • England Marriages, 1538-1973 • England and Wales, Birth Registration…

The Peerage

This site, by Darryl Lundy, is a genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain and the royal families of Europe. This ongoing site currently lists the details of 699,208+ persons.

FamilySearch – Genealogies

FamilySearch Genealogies are trees submitted to FamilySearch. Please note that the accuracy of the data in these genealogies varies from tree to tree so you should document and validate the data. A search offersd access to:• Ancestral File – genealogies…

GENUKI – UK & Ireland Genealogy

This gateway site and virtual reference library offers free access to a vast genealogical collection. This is a great site for research help and detailed information with data arranged geographically. There is regional page links for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales,…

British History Online

This Digital library of printed primary and secondary history sources for the history of Britain and Ireland with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800. This site covers England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Most of the content…