United Kingdom & Ireland - England

ArchiveGrid

ArchiveGrid includes over three million records describing archival materials,bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more.  Over 1,000 different archival institutions are represented, providing access to primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical…

Old Maps Online

The OldMapsOnline Portal is a gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by…

Children’s Homes

This site by Peter Higginbotham aims to provide information on all the many and varied institutions that became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. These establishments range from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, or with…

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820

A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in Britain 1550-1820 by Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl, University of Wolverhampton, 2007. Hosted on the British History Online site. New

The National Archives (UK) – First World War: A Global View

Launched to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War this new interactive online map will map the global reach of the conflict using the official records of the First World War from The National Archives (UK) collection. The…

Catholic Heritage – Network of Archives and Libraries of the Catholic Church

Catholic Heritage enables users to search thousands of individual catalogue entries which cover:• Diocese of Westminster Archives• Jesuits in Britain Archives• Scottish Catholic Archives• Scottish Catholic Archives, Historical Archives, University of Aberdeen• Ushaw College Archive Collections, Durham University• Royal Scots…

Ludham Community Archive (Norfolk)

This site is designed to help you trace your family who came from the Norfolk village of Ludham. Includes information about the village, photographs, an index to the  graves in St Catherine’s Churchyard plus more. 

Malta Family History

This site aims to assist family researchers, and contains information about British men and women who were born, married, died, served in the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, the British Army, were residents on the island, or in…

British 1820 Settlers to South Africa

This free site, maintained by Paul Tanner-Tremaine, is dedicated to the British Settlers to South Africa in 1820, their descendants and researchers. It contains extensive information including genealogies, photos, documents and much more. New

British Library – Images on Flickr

The British Library has uploaded a million+ vintage photographs and scanned images to Flickr. These are now in the public domain and can be reused. It is a great place to get images for family history projects and presentations. The…