United Kingdom & Ireland - England

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…

wiganworld – Local History and more for Wigan, Lancashire

This extensive site’s categories include: Memories, I Remember, Wigan Genealogy, Local History, Local Chronology and much more. There are cemetery indexes available for Wigan, Gidlow, Hindley, Ince, Westwood and Howe Bridge cemeteries. New

FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the family history site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It offers free access 8+ billion searchable names and 3.2+ billion digitised records worldwide. Resources include FamilySearch Catalog; FamilySearch Digital Library with 500,000+ digitised books…

England’s Immigrants Database 1330-1550

This fully-searchable database lists 64,000+ names of people known to have migrated to England during the period of the Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses and the Reformation. There is information from a variety…

FamilySearch Place Research Tool

This new tool has replaced the Place Standard Finder and performs the same functionality and more. It provides access to standardized information about locations and can assist researchers in searching for exact spellings, checking whether locations exist, as well as…

FreeReg

FreeReg aims to provide free online searches of baptism, marriage and burial records transcribed from parish registers and non-conformist church records in the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland dating from 1538. Currently 39+ million records are online with new…

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…

Jewish Communities and Records – United Kingdom

This site aims to record the details of all Jewish communities and congregations that existed in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar. Currently the site has 6,000 pages detailing more than 1,200 Jewish congregations. New