United Kingdom & Ireland - Scotland

Historypin

Historypin lets you share historical pictures and stories by pinning them to a location on a world map. Google Street View can be overlaid with the historical photos for a modern comparison. Museums, individuals, local history societies, historical photo archives,…

Findmypast – British Newspapers

A findmypast subscription offers access to the British Newspaper Archive 1710-1953. The collection includes local and regional publications from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Each page has been digitized and fully indexed so offering  searches of every word within an…

NE Scotland Genealogy

This site by Colin Milne includes: pictures and details of many local graveyards; articles from local newspapers & journals; extracts from antiquarian books; details of his ancestors; local pictures of interest plus more for Aberdeenshire and Kincardshire.

Ancestry.com – England – Military

The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records. The collections include:• British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920• UK, Navy Lists, 1888-1970 • UK, Military Campaign Medal and…

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•…

Shetland Newspaper Transcriptions

This site by Janice Halcrow includes indexes of historic births, marriages and death announcements made in the Shetland newspapers. The indexes are in PDF format and cover 1872-1975. There are also transcriptions of the birth, marriage and death notices from…

Ancestry.com – United Kingdom – Census and Voters Lists

These include:• 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 census for England, Scotland (not 1911), Wales, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. A variety of subscription options offer…

Ancestry.com – Scotland Family History Research Page

There are 433+ data collections online. The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records.  The collections are arranged in the following categories:• Scotland Census & Voter Lists• Scotland Birth,…

Britain From Above – 1919-1953

This site offers free access to 96,000+ old aerial images of Britain.  It features some of the oldest and most valuable images of the Aerofilms Collection, a unique archive one million+ aerial photographs 1919 and 2006. The photographs on the…

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry (London)

There is a family history link that includes an online Information Sheet – Freemasonry, Family and Local History and this details the following online resources: • Lane’s List of lodges which shows all lodges established by the United Grand Lodge…