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Findmypast – World Records

The commercial site Findmypast has a vast collection of world records. These include:• UK BMD Records – A large online collection of UK parish records, 1.5+ million records• US Marriage Records – These span 360 years with 450+ million names•…

Ancestry.com – Worldwide

Ancestry.com is a subscription-based genealogy research website with 5 billion+ records online. Some records are free but most require a subscription to access transcripts and/or digitised images of the original records. A variety of subscription options are available, including Pay…

People Australia

People Australia is an initiative of the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University. It contains stand-alone biographies. It also searches all of the National Centre of Biography’s biographical websites Australian Dictionary of Biography, Obituaries Australia, Women Australia,…

WeRelate – Wiki genealogy website

WeRelate provides genealogy tools and data. It differs from from most family tree websites because it takes a shared approach to genealogy. Those who contribute to WeRelate are helping to build a unified family tree containing the best information from…

Curious Fox

This site is a village by village contact site for UK and Ireland villages, towns and counties. Family history, local history, surname and genealogy contact messages are arranged by place and can viewed and submitted. This site is free to…

The National Archives UK

The National Archives is the UK government’s official archive where you can: • Use the online catalogue, Discovery to download digitised records (small fee) $$ covering: Army and militia; births, marriages and deaths; census and other national surveys; courts, criminals…

OZ Genlink Directory

This site is designed to assist Australian researchers with their local and family history research. Resources can be accessed from the top menu  bar and are arranged by: • Search Engines (Australian, US and European) • Surname Links (surname search…

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.

Guild of One-Name Studies

A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people who have held it, as opposed to researching a particular family. This site offers an online search where you can check if a specific surname…