General and Overseas Research Websites

These websites links are provided to assist yiu in yiur research,

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The National Archives Census website.
Scotlands people the Scottish 1841 – 1901 census site.
National archives for Ireland 1901 – 1911 Census for Ireland.
Freecen transcription database UK censuses 1841 – 1891.
Various Canadian censuses.


Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills 1384 – 1858. Death duty registers, wills of royal Naval seamen.
The National Archives online probate indexes. Once on site search for “probate” site link as above.


Ancestry Military Records.
Military Genealogy
War Graves Commission  records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Forces War Records – Search within their 4 million military records for free.
Australian ANZACS In The Great War 1914-1918.
Australia’s defence forces and the Merchant Navy WW2.
Are you a family historian, trying to find what happened to a relative in 1914-1918?


Crewlist database for British merchant seamen (1861 – 1913).
Mariners on Swansea registered ships.
Database of 
East India Shipping Company ships and their crews.
Memorials to seafarers and victims of maritime disasters.

General Sites:

Ancestry  a subscription research site holding thousands of records.
1911 census
Ancestry Tree a free on line family tree maker.
Ancestry BMD.
The National Library of Australia is a portal to your ancestors down under.
National Archives of Canada for Canadian Family History.
Flyleaf Press a website specialising in publications for Irish family history.
GENUKI  a very useful site for researching London, also the rest of the UK & Ireland.

The Hall Genealogy Website A very useful general site.

Society of Genealogists
Ancestor Search – an introduction to family history plus many other links.

Cassini Historical Maps.
Find My Past is a subscription research site holding thousands of records.
Free BMD a good starting point for free basic Birth, Marriage and Death records.
Lost Cousins A site with a lot of good links for the Family Historian.
S&N Genealogy Supplies  for genealogy software and lots more.
Cyndi’s List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 17 years.
Family search (Mormons).
A versatile site for researching the U.S. and Canada for immigrants and locations.
Ellis Island  Did your ancestors enter America through the portal of Ellis Island? 
Outward Passenger Lists for long-distance voyages leaving the British Isles from 1960 right back to 1890.
Federation of Family History Societies
 has a list of Family HistorySocieties, research tips, WW1 information etc.

The Federation of Family History Societies have also published two guides to get you started.  Another lists Australian Societies.

The Internet Surname Database. Ever wondered where you name came from? Find out on this site.
Free Genealogy charts & forms to log your findings.
Step-by-step ideas for a successful family history interview! Lots of tips on this site.
Repixl will restore old and damaged photos using their photo restoration service also repair scratches, stains, tears, fading and lots more.
Celia Heritage, a professional genealogist and lecturer in Family History. Also offers private tuition and online advice services.

Robert Parker has on line courses if you don’t know how to or where to start you Family Genealogy.  Learn at your own pace

Sharon DeBartolo Carmack is a Certified Genealogist, editor of Betterway Genealogy Books, contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, and the author of eight books, including A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors.You have traced your roots back to William the  Conqueror. Now it’s time to write up your research. Reading this will give you ideas.