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Genealogical Web sites are beneficial to those searching English ancestors. The following is a sampling that offers British researchers information and additional links.
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Genealogical Web sites are beneficial to those searching British or Irish ancestors. The following is a sampling that offers researchers information and additional links.
  
== '''General''' ==
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==General==
  
The Genealogy of the United Kingdom and Ireland (GenUKI) Web site at [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/ www.genuki.org.uk/big/] links to a number of other sites where you can learn about a variety of British genealogical records. The site is arranged by country, county, and topic.
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*The [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/ Genealogy of the United Kingdom and Ireland (GenUKI)] web site links to a number of other sites where you can learn about a variety of British and Irish genealogical records. The site is arranged by country, county, and topic.
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*The [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] site offers a vast collection that includes census records.
  
The Family Records Web site at [http://www.familyrecords.gov.uk/default.htm www.familyrecords.gov.uk/default.htm] aims to help a person find the government records and other sources needed for family history research.
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==England==
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{{main|England Websites}}
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*The [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ National Archives] holds material that relates to both England and Wales. The site includes an on-line catalogue, information leaflets, and an education centre.
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*The [http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/ General Register Office] site contains a link to on-line ordering of civil birth, marriage, and death certificates for England and Wales.
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*The [http://www.ffhs.org.uk/ Federation of Family History Societies] is an umbrella group which oversees the activities of many English family history societies. Contact information is given for the individual societies, including links to their Web sites. The Federation also offers for sale many economically-priced research booklets.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/england.htm Cyndi's List] web site contains links to many English research sites. Links are suggested by individual researchers.
  
The Ancestry Web site at [http://www.ancestry.com/ www.ancestry.com] offers a UK Collection that includes census records.
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==Ireland==
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{{main|Ireland Websites}}
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*The [http://www.irish-roots.net/ Irish Family History Foundation] is the coordinating body for a network of government approved genealogical research centres in the Republic of Ireland (Eire) and in Northern Ireland, which have computerized millions of Irish names in genealogical records.
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*The [http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ National Archives of Ireland] contains information about useful Irish genealogical sources.
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*The [http://www.proni.gov.uk/ Public Record Office of Northern Ireland] has several family and local history articles, and some on-line indexes.
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*The [http://www.nli.ie/ National Library of Ireland] holds estate records, valuation records, trade directories, and other records that are useful in finding Irish ancestors.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ireland.htm Cyndi's List] web site contains links to many Irish research sites. Links are suggested by individual researchers.
  
Cyndi’s List at [http://www.cyndislist.com/england.htm www.cyndislist.com/england.htm] contains links to many English research sites. Links are suggested by individual researchers.
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== Isle of Man ==
  
== '''England and Wales'''<br> ==
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{{main|Isle of Man Websites}}
  
The Family Records Centre at [http://www.familyrecords.gov.uk/frc/default.htm www.familyrecords.gov.uk/frc/default.htm] explains how to access English genealogical records, including civil registration, census, and probate records.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/isleman.htm Cyndi's List] web site contains links to many Manx research sites. Links are suggested by individual researchers.
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*The [http://www.gov.im/mnh/ Manx National Heritage] site.  
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*[http://www.imuseum.im/FamilyHistory/Explore.mth iMuseum]: Courtesy of the Ilse of Man Government
  
The National Archives at [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/] holds material that relates to the country as a whole. The site includes an online catalog, information leaflets, and an education center.
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==Scotland==
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{{main|Scotland Websites}}
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*[http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ Scotland’s People] provides access to on-line indexes and digital images for many genealogical records, such as census, church and civil registration records.
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*The [http://www.nas.gov.uk/familyHistory/ National Archives of Scotland] gives information about the records of interest to genealogists and links to other sites that discuss Scottish genealogical information.
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*The [http://www.nls.uk/ National Library of Scotland] collects print and non-print materials for Scotland. Of interest to family historians are the special collections of books and pamphlets, and a digital library.  
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*The [http://www.safhs.org.uk/ Scottish Association of Family History Societies] promotes and encourages the study of Scottish family history, and provides a forum for the exchange, collection and distribution of information among members. A list of publications is included.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/scotland.htm Cyndi's List] web site contains links to many Scottish research sites. Links are suggested by individual researchers.
  
The General Register Office Web site at [http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/ www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/] contains a link to online ordering of civil birth, marriage, and death certificates for England and Wales.
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==Wales==
 
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{{main|Wales Websites}}
The Federation of Family History Societies is an umbrella group which oversees the activities of many English family history societies. Their Web site is [http://www.ffhs.org.uk/ www.ffhs.org.uk/] Contact information is given for the individual societies, including links to their Web sites. The Federation also offers for sale many economically-priced research booklets.
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*The [http://www.llgc.org.uk/ National Library of Wales] is the premier archive for Welsh family history records. A list of genealogical records in the National Library is discussed in several on-line guides. A section on this site provides information for those preparing to visit their library.  
 
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*The [http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ National Archives] holds material that relates to both Wales and England. The site includes an on-line catalogue, information leaflets, and an education centre.  
The National library of Wales at [http://www.llgc.org.uk/ www.llgc.org.uk/] is the premier archive for Welsh family history records. A list of genealogical records in the National Library is discussed in several online guides. A section on this site provides information for those preparing to visit their library.
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*The [http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/ General Register Office] contains a link to on-line ordering of civil birth, marriage, and death certificates for both Wales and England.  
 
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*The [http://www.fhswales.info/ Association of Family History Societies of Wales] promotes the study of family history and genealogy in Wales.  
The Association of Family History Societies of Wales at [http://www.fhswales.info/ www.fhswales.info] promotes the study of family history and genealogy in Wales.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/wales.htm Cyndi's List] site contains links to many Welsh research sites. Links are suggested by individual researchers.
 
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== '''Ireland''' ==
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The Irish Family History Foundation at [http://www.irish-roots.net/ www.irish-roots.net/] is the coordinating body for a network of government approved genealogical research centres in the Republic of Ireland (Eire) and in Northern Ireland, which have computerized millions of Irish names in genealogical records.
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The National Archives of Ireland at [http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ www.nationalarchives.ie/] contains information about useful Irish genealogical sources.
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The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland at [http://www.proni.gov.uk/ www.proni.gov.uk/] has several family and local history articles, and some online indexes.
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The National Library of Ireland at [http://www.nli.ie/ www.nli.ie/] holds estate records, valuation records, trade directories, and other records that are useful in finding Irish ancestors.
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== '''Scotland''' ==
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Scotland’s People at [http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/] provides access to online indexes and digital images for many genealogical records, such as census, church and civil registration records.
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The National Archives of Scotland at [http://www.nas.gov.uk/familyHistory/ www.nas.gov.uk/familyHistory/] gives information about the records of interest to genealogists and links to other sites that discuss Scottish genealogical information.
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The National Library of Scotland at [http://www.nls.uk/ www.nls.uk/] collects print and nonprint materials for Scotland. Of interest to family historians are the special collections of books and pamphlets, and a digital library.
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The Scottish Association of Family History Societies at [http://www.safhs.org.uk/ www.safhs.org.uk/] promotes and encourages the study of Scottish family history, and provides a forum for the exchange, collection and distribution of information among members. A list of publications is included.
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[[Category:Ireland]]
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[[Category:Wales]]
 
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Revision as of 16:34, 19 February 2013

Genealogical Web sites are beneficial to those searching British or Irish ancestors. The following is a sampling that offers researchers information and additional links.

Contents

General

  • The Genealogy of the United Kingdom and Ireland (GenUKI) web site links to a number of other sites where you can learn about a variety of British and Irish genealogical records. The site is arranged by country, county, and topic.
  • The Ancestry site offers a vast collection that includes census records.

England

Main article: England Websites
  • The National Archives holds material that relates to both England and Wales. The site includes an on-line catalogue, information leaflets, and an education centre.
  • The General Register Office site contains a link to on-line ordering of civil birth, marriage, and death certificates for England and Wales.
  • The Federation of Family History Societies is an umbrella group which oversees the activities of many English family history societies. Contact information is given for the individual societies, including links to their Web sites. The Federation also offers for sale many economically-priced research booklets.
  • Cyndi's List web site contains links to many English research sites. Links are suggested by individual researchers.

Ireland

Main article: Ireland Websites
  • The Irish Family History Foundation is the coordinating body for a network of government approved genealogical research centres in the Republic of Ireland (Eire) and in Northern Ireland, which have computerized millions of Irish names in genealogical records.
  • The National Archives of Ireland contains information about useful Irish genealogical sources.
  • The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland has several family and local history articles, and some on-line indexes.
  • The National Library of Ireland holds estate records, valuation records, trade directories, and other records that are useful in finding Irish ancestors.
  • Cyndi's List web site contains links to many Irish research sites. Links are suggested by individual researchers.

Isle of Man

Main article: Isle of Man Websites


Scotland

Main article: Scotland Websites
  • Scotland’s People provides access to on-line indexes and digital images for many genealogical records, such as census, church and civil registration records.
  • The National Archives of Scotland gives information about the records of interest to genealogists and links to other sites that discuss Scottish genealogical information.
  • The National Library of Scotland collects print and non-print materials for Scotland. Of interest to family historians are the special collections of books and pamphlets, and a digital library.
  • The Scottish Association of Family History Societies promotes and encourages the study of Scottish family history, and provides a forum for the exchange, collection and distribution of information among members. A list of publications is included.
  • Cyndi's List web site contains links to many Scottish research sites. Links are suggested by individual researchers.

Wales

Main article: Wales Websites
  • The National Library of Wales is the premier archive for Welsh family history records. A list of genealogical records in the National Library is discussed in several on-line guides. A section on this site provides information for those preparing to visit their library.
  • The National Archives holds material that relates to both Wales and England. The site includes an on-line catalogue, information leaflets, and an education centre.
  • The General Register Office contains a link to on-line ordering of civil birth, marriage, and death certificates for both Wales and England.
  • The Association of Family History Societies of Wales promotes the study of family history and genealogy in Wales.
  • Cyndi's List site contains links to many Welsh research sites. Links are suggested by individual researchers.