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''[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Websites Arranged by Record''' {{England-sidebar}}
 
=== English Resources  ===
 
=== English Resources  ===
  
 
Information about England and its genealogical records.<br>  
 
Information about England and its genealogical records.<br>  
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page wiki.familysearch.org ]This site is being built and continually added to by the genealogical community. Always new information being added to help with any form of genealogical and family research.  
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*[[Main Page|wiki.familysearch.org]] This site is being built and continually added to by the genealogical community. Always new information being added to help with any form of genealogical and family research.  
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/ www.genuki.org.uk] Provides various links to research websites for the British Isles  
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/ www.genuki.org.uk] Provides various links to research websites for the British Isles  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ www.cyndislist.com] (Great links to online English research)  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ www.cyndislist.com] (Great links to online English research)  
 
*[http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~origins/enggene.htm England Genealogy Websites]&nbsp;A vast collection of England genealogy websites  
 
*[http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~origins/enggene.htm England Genealogy Websites]&nbsp;A vast collection of England genealogy websites  
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/newfamilyhistoryengland/home England Online Links]&nbsp;Family History Online Links for England
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/index.php Forums.familysearch.org] Submit research problems or questions online and receive research suggestions and tips from experts all over the world.  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/index.php Forums.familysearch.org] Submit research problems or questions online and receive research suggestions and tips from experts all over the world.  
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/ www.a2a.org.uk] Search for records in county archives throughout England
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/ www.a2a.org.uk] Search for records in county archives throughout England
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND www.familysearch.org]'''''-'''''Indexes of births and baptisms, 1538-1975; marriages, 1538-1973, deaths and burials 1538-1991 for all of England. Images available for [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1769414 Cornwall], [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1952887 Kent], [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1416598 Norfolk], and some for [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1614792 Cheshire], Durham, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1788853 Lancashire ]and [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1788853 Yorkshire]  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND www.familysearch.org]'''''-'''''Indexes of births and baptisms, 1538-1975; marriages, 1538-1973, deaths and burials 1538-1991 for all of England. Images available for [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1769414 Cornwall], [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1952887 Kent], [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1416598 Norfolk], and some for [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1614792 Cheshire], Durham, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1788853 Lancashire ]and [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1788853 Yorkshire]  
 
*[http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/ www.ancestry.com]- Images available for [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Dlondon%20parish%26 London ]and surrounding area, [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Ddorset%20parish%26 Dorset], [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Dlancashire%20parish%26 Lancashire], [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3DWarwickshire%20parish%26 Warwickshire], &amp; [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3DYorkshire%20parish%26 West Yorkshire]. Transcripts available for many other counties.  
 
*[http://www.ancestryinstitution.com/ www.ancestry.com]- Images available for [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Dlondon%20parish%26 London ]and surrounding area, [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Ddorset%20parish%26 Dorset], [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3Dlancashire%20parish%26 Lancashire], [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3DWarwickshire%20parish%26 Warwickshire], &amp; [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/CardCatalog.aspx#ccat=hc%3D25%26dbSort%3D1%26title%3D%26keyword%3DYorkshire%20parish%26 West Yorkshire]. Transcripts available for many other counties.  
*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/ www.findmypast.co.uk]- Transcripts of baptisms, marriages, and burials 1538-2005. Free access at a FamilySearch Center. Images available for Cheshire, West Devon, parts of London, Westminster, Middlesex and others.  
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*[http://www.findmypast.com/content/english-genealogy-records www.findmypast.com]&nbsp;- Transcripts of baptisms, marriages, and burials 1538-2005. Free access at a FamilySearch Center. Images available for Cheshire, West Devon, parts of London, Westminster, Middlesex and others.  
 
*[http://freereg.rootsweb.com/ http://freereg.rootsweb.com][http://freereg.rootsweb.com/ /]- Online transcripts of baptisms, marriages, &amp; burials (ongoing project- not complete)  
 
*[http://freereg.rootsweb.com/ http://freereg.rootsweb.com][http://freereg.rootsweb.com/ /]- Online transcripts of baptisms, marriages, &amp; burials (ongoing project- not complete)  
 
*[http://ukbmd.co.uk/ www.ukbmd.org.uk]- provides links to some countywide online church registers databases  
 
*[http://ukbmd.co.uk/ www.ukbmd.org.uk]- provides links to some countywide online church registers databases  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND www.familysearch.org] (free) 1841-1911 (Indexes only; images available via partner websites)  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND www.familysearch.org] (free) 1841-1911 (Indexes only; images available via partner websites)  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/group/ukicen/UK_Census_Collection.aspx www.ancestry.com] ($) 1841-1911 (index &amp; images)  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/group/ukicen/UK_Census_Collection.aspx www.ancestry.com] ($) 1841-1911 (index &amp; images)  
*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys www.findmypast.co.uk] ($) 1841-1911 (index &amp; images)  
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*[http://www.findmypast.com/content/english-genealogy-records www.findmypast.com]&nbsp;($) 1841-1911 (index &amp; images)  
 
*[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/user/subscriptions.php www.thegenealogist.co.uk] ($) 1841-1901 (index &amp; images); 1911 (beta)  
 
*[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/user/subscriptions.php www.thegenealogist.co.uk] ($) 1841-1901 (index &amp; images); 1911 (beta)  
*[http://www.origins.net/BritishOrigins/Search/Census/BOSearchCensus.aspx www.britishorigins.com] ($) 1841; 1861-1871; (index &amp; images)
 
 
*[http://www.censusfinder.com/ www.censusfinder.com] (free) transcripts of some England census records  
 
*[http://www.censusfinder.com/ www.censusfinder.com] (free) transcripts of some England census records  
 
*[http://www.freecen.org.uk/ www.freecen.org.uk] (free) transcripts of numerous census records throughout England
 
*[http://www.freecen.org.uk/ www.freecen.org.uk] (free) transcripts of numerous census records throughout England
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*[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/ www.ukbmd.org.uk]- Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales &nbsp;from July 1837-1983 at the the local registrar’s office. Select a county and then click 'County.' Not complete for all counties and some counties may not have an index to the the local registrar's office. Includes other valuable links to records as well.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/ www.ukbmd.org.uk]- Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales &nbsp;from July 1837-1983 at the the local registrar’s office. Select a county and then click 'County.' Not complete for all counties and some counties may not have an index to the the local registrar's office. Includes other valuable links to records as well.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/UK/England/Default.aspx?category=34 www.ancestry.com] ($) Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales starting July 1837-1915.&nbsp;Must order certificates from England.  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/UK/England/Default.aspx?category=34 www.ancestry.com] ($) Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales starting July 1837-1915.&nbsp;Must order certificates from England.  
*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/life-events-bmds www.findmypast.co.uk] ($)&nbsp;Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales. Must order certificates from England.  
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*[http://www.findmypast.com/content/english-genealogy-records www.findmypast.com]&nbsp;($)&nbsp;Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales. Must order certificates from England.  
 
*www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($)  
 
*www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($)  
 
*[http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp www.gro.gov.uk]- Website for ordering birth, marriage, and death certificates from England and Wales.
 
*[http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp www.gro.gov.uk]- Website for ordering birth, marriage, and death certificates from England and Wales.
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Records of 19th Century LDS converts  
 
Records of 19th Century LDS converts  
  
*[http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/0,15773,3966-1-2068,00.html http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch]&nbsp;Mormon Overland Trail, 1847-1868; list of pioneer families and individuals who migrated to Utah across the plains.  
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*[https://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/ Mormon Overland Trail, 1847-1868]; list of pioneer families and individuals who migrated to Utah across the plains.  
 
*[http://dupinternational.org/ www.dupinternational.org]- Contains submitted histories, biographies, articles, pictures, etc. of pioneer ancestors  
 
*[http://dupinternational.org/ www.dupinternational.org]- Contains submitted histories, biographies, articles, pictures, etc. of pioneer ancestors  
 
*[http://immigrants.byu.edu/ http://immigrants.byu.edu] Tracks LDS converts in ships migrating across the ocean to America.  
 
*[http://immigrants.byu.edu/ http://immigrants.byu.edu] Tracks LDS converts in ships migrating across the ocean to America.  
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-online-records.htm http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-online-records.htm]- Military and other records available and accessible online through the National Archives website.  
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-online-records.htm http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-online-records.htm]- Military and other records available and accessible online through the National Archives website.  
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/digital-microfilm.htm http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/digital-microfilm.htm]-&nbsp;Microfilm records from the National Archives that’s been digitized and made available online for free.  
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/digital-microfilm.htm http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/digital-microfilm.htm]-&nbsp;Microfilm records from the National Archives that’s been digitized and made available online for free.  
*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/armed-forces-and-conflict www.findmypast.co.uk] ($) Includes many British Military records including the [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/army-service-records/all British Army Service Records] from 1760-1915.  
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*[[Www.findmypast.com|findmypast.com&nbsp;]]($) Includes many British Military records including the [http://www.findmypast.com/articles/world-records/full-list-of-united-kingdom-records/armed-forces-and-conflict/british-army-service-records-1760-1915 British Army Service Records] from 1760-1915.  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/UK/England/Default.aspx?category=39&ldf=2 www.ancestry.com] ($) Indexes and images to many military records including British Army WWI Service and pension records.&nbsp;
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/Places/UK/England/Default.aspx?category=39&ldf=2 www.ancestry.com] ($) Indexes and images to many military records including British Army WWI Service and pension records.&nbsp;
  
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*Other Search Engines: (www.bing.com, www.yahoo.com, www.ask.com, www.dogpile.com)  
 
*Other Search Engines: (www.bing.com, www.yahoo.com, www.ask.com, www.dogpile.com)  
 
*[http://www.mocavo.com/ www.Mocavo.com] ($) A genealogy search engine. Type the name of an ancestor and watch as the search results only appear if they may have genealogical value pertaining to your ancestor.  
 
*[http://www.mocavo.com/ www.Mocavo.com] ($) A genealogy search engine. Type the name of an ancestor and watch as the search results only appear if they may have genealogical value pertaining to your ancestor.  
*[http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/ www.genesreunited.com] Use this website to find distant relatives via a common ancestry.  
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*[http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/ www.genesreunited.com] Use this website to find distant relatives via a common ancestry.
*[http://www.origins.net/ www.origins.net] Apprenticeship records
 
  
 
=== Passenger Lists  ===
 
=== Passenger Lists  ===
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/category.aspx?cat=40 www.ancestry.com ]($) Many passenger lists including those arriving at US and Canadian ports. Also a database for those returning or visiting the British Isles from 1878-1960.  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/category.aspx?cat=40 www.ancestry.com ]($) Many passenger lists including those arriving at US and Canadian ports. Also a database for those returning or visiting the British Isles from 1878-1960.  
*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/travel-and-migration www.findmypast.co.uk] ($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960); also a Register of passport applications, 1851-1903.  
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*[http://www.findmypast.com/content/english-genealogy-records www.findmypast.com]&nbsp;($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960); also a Register of passport applications, 1851-1903.  
 
*[http://www.ancestorsonboard.com/ www.ancestorsonboard.com] ($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960)  
 
*[http://www.ancestorsonboard.com/ www.ancestorsonboard.com] ($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960)  
 
*[http://ellisisland.org/ www.ellisisland.org]- 1892-1956 (New York passenger lists)  
 
*[http://ellisisland.org/ www.ellisisland.org]- 1892-1956 (New York passenger lists)  
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May name spouse, children, or other family members  
 
May name spouse, children, or other family members  
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Main_Page wiki.familysearch.org]-&nbsp;'''For wills pre-1858.&nbsp;'''Wiki.familysearch.org&nbsp;&gt; type the name of the county and then add Probate i.e. “Worcestershire Probate.” Gives step-by-step instruction on how to find a will. Click the letter of the alphabet to the parish where your ancestor died. May include links to online indexes and includes links to the online Family History Library catalog listing&nbsp;film numbers&nbsp;for the&nbsp;wills&nbsp;on microfilm at the library and available through&nbsp;family history centers world-wide.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; For wills post-1857.&nbsp; Search the library's online catalog, title search, for Principal Probate Registry.  
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*[[Main Page|wiki.familysearch.org]]-&nbsp;'''For wills pre-1858.&nbsp;'''Wiki.familysearch.org&nbsp;&gt; type the name of the county and then add Probate i.e. “Worcestershire Probate.” Gives step-by-step instruction on how to find a will. Click the letter of the alphabet to the parish where your ancestor died. May include links to online indexes and includes links to the online FamilySearch Catalog listing&nbsp;film numbers&nbsp;for the&nbsp;wills&nbsp;on microfilm at the library and available through&nbsp;family history centers world-wide.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; For wills post-1857.&nbsp; Search the library's online catalog, title search, for Principal Probate Registry.  
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904 www.ancestry.com]-&nbsp;($) '''For wills post-1857'''.&nbsp;Go to Ancestry.com &gt; click on Search &gt;&nbsp;select the&nbsp;Card Catalog &gt; type in National Probate Calendar. No images provided.&nbsp;For a microfilm image of the will go to wiki.familysearch.org &gt; type Principal Probate Registry. This links to microfilm numbers at the Family History Library. www.familysearch.org Kent wills online 1440-1881  
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904 www.ancestry.com]-&nbsp;($) '''For wills post-1857'''.&nbsp;Go to Ancestry.com &gt; click on Search &gt;&nbsp;select the&nbsp;Card Catalog &gt; type in National Probate Calendar. No images provided.&nbsp;For a microfilm image of the will go to wiki.familysearch.org &gt; type Principal Probate Registry. This links to microfilm numbers at the Family History Library. www.familysearch.org Kent wills online 1440-1881&nbsp;  
*[http://www.origins.net/ www.origins.net ]($)&nbsp;Contains a National Wills Index that includes indexes for the courts of several counties&nbsp;  
 
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/wills-and-probate.htm www.nationalarchives.gov.uk] Index to wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury  
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/wills-and-probate.htm www.nationalarchives.gov.uk] Index to wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury  
 
*[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/user/subscriptions.php www.thegenealogist.co.uk] ($) Index &amp; images to wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury  
 
*[http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/user/subscriptions.php www.thegenealogist.co.uk] ($) Index &amp; images to wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury  
*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/probate-and-wills www.findmypast.co.uk] ($) Includes transcripts of various probate courts
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*[http://www.findmypast.com/content/english-genealogy-records www.findmypast.com]&nbsp;($) Includes transcripts of various probate courts
  
 
=== Maps, Gazetteers, and Placenames  ===
 
=== Maps, Gazetteers, and Placenames  ===
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*[https://familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org]&nbsp;&gt; Catalog &gt; Place Search &gt; Type County or parish &gt; Cemeteries  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org]&nbsp;&gt; Catalog &gt; Place Search &gt; Type County or parish &gt; Cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/ www.genuki.org.uk]- Links to English cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/ www.genuki.org.uk]- Links to English cemeteries  
*[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/burials?tab=3 www.findmypast.co.uk]- has the largest online burials databases for England  
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*[http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?tab=3 www.findmypast.co.uk]- has the largest online burials databases for England  
*[http://www.deceasedonline.com/ www.deceasedonline.com]- Wants to become the premier database for cemetery records in the United Kingdom post 1858.  
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*[http://www.deceasedonline.com/ www.deceasedonline.com] - Fast becoming the premier database for cemetery records in the United Kingdom post-1852.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=country&FScountryid=5 www.findagrave.com]- Includes England burial grounds  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=country&FScountryid=5 www.findagrave.com]- Includes England burial grounds  
 
*[http://www.cwgc.org/ www.cwgc.org]- Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Graves of British soliders throughout the British commonwealth.<br><br>
 
*[http://www.cwgc.org/ www.cwgc.org]- Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Graves of British soliders throughout the British commonwealth.<br><br>
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*[http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/LND/ http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/LND/]-&nbsp;Information on major repositories in London.
 
*[http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/LND/ http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/genuki/LND/]-&nbsp;Information on major repositories in London.
  
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England Gotoarrow.png Websites Arranged by Record

England Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
England Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources

English Resources

Information about England and its genealogical records.

Church Records

Baptismal, marriage, & burial records

Church of England (Anglican)'

Non-Conformists

Those not belonging to the Church of England

Census Records

(Records locating families & individuals at a specific place and time)

Civil Registration

Births, marriages, and death certificates

  • www.freebmd.org.uk-  Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales starting July 1837-1983. Original certificates are located at the General Registrar’s Office in London. Using the information found in the index you then must order the certificate online at www.gro.gov.uk
  • www.ukbmd.org.uk- Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales  from July 1837-1983 at the the local registrar’s office. Select a county and then click 'County.' Not complete for all counties and some counties may not have an index to the the local registrar's office. Includes other valuable links to records as well. 
  • www.ancestry.com ($) Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales starting July 1837-1915. Must order certificates from England.
  • www.findmypast.com ($) Indexes to birth, marriage and death certificates from England and Wales. Must order certificates from England.
  • www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($)
  • www.gro.gov.uk- Website for ordering birth, marriage, and death certificates from England and Wales.

Court Records

Directories

Locate ancestors at a specific location and time

LDS Sources

Records of 19th Century LDS converts

Military

Finding information/records if an ancestor served in the British military

Newspapers

Miscellaneous

  • www.familysearch.org > United Kingdom and Ireland. Includes miscellaneous records such as poor law, tax assessments, probate, court, monumental inscriptions, etc. for select counties.
  • www.connectedhistories.org A variety of digital British records & papers including: Convict Transportation Registers, House of Commons papers, London Lives, 1690-1800, Charles Booth Archive, Old Bailey records, British Newspapers, 1600-1900, and more.
  • www.google.com Use this search engine to find your ancestors (in a Google search type “Surname” (of your ancestor) + name of the parish or county from where they came from.
  • Other Search Engines: (www.bing.com, www.yahoo.com, www.ask.com, www.dogpile.com)
  • www.Mocavo.com ($) A genealogy search engine. Type the name of an ancestor and watch as the search results only appear if they may have genealogical value pertaining to your ancestor.
  • www.genesreunited.com Use this website to find distant relatives via a common ancestry.

Passenger Lists

Tracing English emigrants/immigrants

  • www.ancestry.com ($) Many passenger lists including those arriving at US and Canadian ports. Also a database for those returning or visiting the British Isles from 1878-1960.
  • www.findmypast.com ($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960); also a Register of passport applications, 1851-1903.
  • www.ancestorsonboard.com ($) Passenger lists of those leaving the British Isles (1890-1960)
  • www.ellisisland.org- 1892-1956 (New York passenger lists)
  • www.castlegarden.org- 1820-1913 (New York passenger lists pre Ellis Island)
  • www.immigrantships.net- Passenger lists from all over the world- must search each volume as there is no searchable index.
  • immigrants.byu.edu- Tracks LDS converts in ships migrating to America.

Wills / Probate

May name spouse, children, or other family members

  • wiki.familysearch.orgFor wills pre-1858. Wiki.familysearch.org > type the name of the county and then add Probate i.e. “Worcestershire Probate.” Gives step-by-step instruction on how to find a will. Click the letter of the alphabet to the parish where your ancestor died. May include links to online indexes and includes links to the online FamilySearch Catalog listing film numbers for the wills on microfilm at the library and available through family history centers world-wide.                For wills post-1857.  Search the library's online catalog, title search, for Principal Probate Registry.
  • www.ancestry.com- ($) For wills post-1857. Go to Ancestry.com > click on Search > select the Card Catalog > type in National Probate Calendar. No images provided. For a microfilm image of the will go to wiki.familysearch.org > type Principal Probate Registry. This links to microfilm numbers at the Family History Library. www.familysearch.org Kent wills online 1440-1881 
  • www.nationalarchives.gov.uk Index to wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
  • www.thegenealogist.co.uk ($) Index & images to wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
  • www.findmypast.com ($) Includes transcripts of various probate courts

Maps, Gazetteers, and Placenames

Helps understand where ancestor came from

Cemeteries & Burials

Find where an ancestor is buried

Repositories in England

Repositories are where original records are kept and housed. These include archives and libraries and County Record offices.


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