United Kingdom & Ireland - England

Historic Hospital Admission Registers Project

This site is the home of 19th century children’s hospital records. It provides access to nearly 120,000 individual admission records 1852 to 1914. Registered users (free) get access to more detailed information and the ability to print and download results…

Archives Hub

Use the Archives Hub to find unique sources for your research.  Search across descriptions of archives, including links to digital content, held at over 300 institutions across the UK.

Deceased Online

This is a central database for UK burials and cremations. The free name search returns full names, date and place of burial or cremation. Fees apply to access register scans or transcripts, grave photographs and location maps.  Currently there are…

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons is a database of 77+ million freely usable media files (images, sounds and videos) to which anyone can contribute. This is a great place to search for images of places, churches and ships. TIP: Use the search box…

The Coal Mining History Resource Centre on Archive.is

This site covers the history of coal mining in the UK. It includes a glossary of mining terms, photographs, maps and much more. The searchable National Database of Mining Deaths in Great Britain by Ian Winstanley lists 164,000+ names. There…

The Mundus Gateway – Overseas Missionary Collections

This is a web-based guide to more than four hundred collections of overseas missionary materials held in the United Kingdom. These materials, comprising the archives of British missionary societies, collections of personal papers, printed matter, photographs, other visual materials and…

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

This collection includes searchable full text, page and article images. Those with a # have an additional year of content added annually. Titles for the United Kingdom, Ireland and other countries include: • Chinese Newspapers Collection 1832-1953 (23 English titles)* • The…

Internet Library of Early Journals

Digitised 18th century journals include The Annual Register, Gentleman’s Magazine and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 19th century journals include Notes and Queries (covers genealogy),The Builder and Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.

The British Empire – Land Forces of the British Empire

Here you will find resources for tracing military regiments and also histories of the various regiments. Categories include:• Regular British Army• British Volunteer Forces• Indian Army• Canada – Royal Canadian Mounted Police• Canada 1914• Burma• Fiji – Fiji Armed ConstabularyThere…