The records -
Whether you are a student, teacher, or are engaged in in-depth private study and they can help you with your academic research both on site and online. The National Archives holds the government or 'public' records of the United Kingdom, England and Wales. They hold some private papers such as those of Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald. They also maintain the National Register of Archives which has information on British historical resources that are held elsewhere. Please be aware that some public records are held locally.
The material contained in record series HO 47 are the detailed reports on individual criminals for which the Home Office has requested further information, along with any recommendation for a pardon or other reduction in sentence, from the judges and magistrates (almost invariably those who initially heard the cases). Often complete with the initial petitions for clemency and other associated paperwork these are some of the most detailed criminal records of the period.
The National Archives is the central advisory body on the care of records and archives in all media from creation to long term preservation. These pages contain information for owners and custodians of records, archivists, special collections librarians, records managers and conservators.
Record Keeping Magazine - RecordKeeping is a quarterly publication from The National Archives for archivists, records managers, and all involved and interested in archives and records. The magazine contains news, case studies and examples of best practice from The National Archives and the wider archives and records management communities.
Manorial Documents Register - The records noted in the Manorial Documents Register include court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and all other documents relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of a manor. Title deeds are not included in the Register.
Access to Archives - part of the UK archives network - A2A is part of the UK archives network. The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day.
Landholders and heirs in inquisitions post mortem 1236-c.1640 - An inquisition post mortem is not the same as a coroner's inquest, or the medical post mortem carried out after a suspicious death. Instead, it is a local enquiry into the lands held by people of some status, in order to discover whatever income and rights were due to the crown. Such inquisitions were only held when people were thought or known to have held lands of the crown.
Take-A-Break from your research and send some e-cards to friends or have fun doing the online jigsaw puzzles.
Specialists in British and Irish Genealogy Research - Featuring comprehensive and exclusive British and Irish record collections dating back to the 13th century, as well as rare and unique photos and books to browse. Enter your ancestor's name begin your family research!
Explore your genetic roots using DNA based services.
The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) is a database which aims to provide structured information relating to all the recorded inhabitants of England from the late sixth to the late eleventh century. It is based on a systematic examination of the available written sources for the period, including chronicles, saints’ Lives, charters, libri vitae, inscriptions, Domesday Book and coins; and is intended to serve as a research tool suitable for a wide range of users with an interest in this period.
Welcome to the searchable PASE DATABASE
Parishmouse contains transcriptions from historical books that have been collected over the years. The new site.
Discover Shropshire's secrets. Explore the county's local history, natural environment and archaeological treasures.
Useful Dates - The dates used on the Secret Shropshire web site correspond to the following list of periods. Whilst it is appreciated that the validity of certain dates will always be debated, this timeline was followed throughout the site to ensure consistency.
The Society of Genealogists offers a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history and the lives of earlier generations. It is a charity whose objects are to "promote, encourage and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy".
SOGCAT - Welcome to SOGCAT, our on-line library catalogue, listing the holdings at our premises in London. The catalogue contains details of everything in the library except the Document Collections. SOGCAT is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Some of our databases are on-line and available on Findmypast and on SoG Data Online. To search other items listed on this catalogue, you must either visit the library or follow the link on the left to our search and copy service.
Essential Genealogical Links - covers a very broad range of worthwhile sites.
Society has an enviable record in the field of publication of parish
registers and it is now one of the few in existence still regularly
printing parish registers in book form.
Registers Published - detailed here
Manor Court of Tarleton 1577 - Glossary of Terms, Place Names and transcription
Part 1: Timelines - Resources for Minnesota Timelines from Park Genealogical Books
Every family historian finds a brick wall, sooner or later. Constructing a timeline and knowledge of available resources become the tools to remove them.
Looking at using timelines to look beyond the specific family member to discover how that individual lived and made life choices.
Do you have any London families? A useful site that has a wealth of information and a good collection of maps from the 19th Century.
Archives & Local History - City of Westminster Archives Centre holds extensive collections relating to family, local, business and community history. Among our resources are: books, pamphlets, directories, newspapers, journals, maps & plans, over 60,000 prints, drawings & photographs, local government records from 1460, electoral registers, census returns, parish registers, and business archives
website also covering the Black Country
Anglo-Saxon England - The Saxons slowly migrated into the West Midlands from the north along the River Trent and its tributaries. They were colonising the area by the 6th century. A late seventh century document for tax assessment called the “Tribal Hidage” lists the dominant tribes in the area and suggests that the inhabitants were from the Pencersaetan tribe that took its name from the River Penk.
Genealogical Links - A list of useful sites that contain genealogical data. Note that some of them may require a payment before you can make much use of them.