Family History Links


These websites are just a small selection of the many thousands of sites currently available. They have been selected on the basis of their usefulness and relevance to local and family historians, whether interested in researching Epsom and Ewell, or looking further afield, both nationally and internationally.(Each link opens in a new window and we cannot be held responsible for the content of any of these websites.)

Our Family History Page has links to the local records that are available on this site. We also have a separate Romany and Traveller Family History page.


Description                Web Address
Ancestry www.ancestry.co.uk
Australian (NSW) births (to 1905), marriages and deaths (to 1945) www.bdm.nsw.gov.au
Bedfordshire Family History Society www.bfhs.org.uk
Bristol & Avon Family History Society www.bafhs.org.uk
British Columbia, Canada, Vital Records Office www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/
textual/governmt/vstats/v_events.htm
Chargeable service with digitised images of GRO indexes 1837-2002 www.findmypast.co.uk
Details of Burials www.ffhs.org.uk/
General/Projects/NBI.htm
Directory of Genealogy Look up Volunteers www.genlookups.com
East Surrey Family History Society www.eastsurreyfhs.org.uk
Exploring Surrey's Past www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/
Federation of Family History Societies www.ffhs.org.uk
Genealogical Publishing Company, US based www.genealogical.com
Genealogy site-finder main directory www.genealogy.com
Gravestone Photographic Resource www.gravestonephotos.com
GRO Scotland's database of births, marriages, deaths and census www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
Information on births, adoptions, marriages and deaths and online certificate ordering http://www.direct.gov.uk/gro
LDS family search with over 400 million names including the International Genealogical Index (IGI) https://www.familysearch.org/
Link to all known websites, including civil registration, that offer indexes and information on births, marriages and deaths www.ukbmd.org.uk
Links to Jewish Burials www.jewishgen.org
Lists all family history sites http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
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Lists sites for tracing relatives, friends, etc. www.look4them.org.uk
Lists registered births, deaths and marriages in the UK http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
Locate cemetry inscriptions www.obitcentral.com/
cemsearch
London Ancestor - Genealogy, Local & Family History in London http://www.londonancestor.com/
Main site for information about genealogy in the UK www.genuki.org.uk
Meta-search site, has a useful beginners site www.cyndislist.com
Norfolk Transcription Archive www.genealogy.doun.org/
transcriptions/index.php
Oldest and largest free genealogical site, meta-search site www.rootsweb.com
Over 1.5m English birth, marriage and census events between 1755-1891 searchable online www.ancestorsupersearch.com
Over 100 million records from the GRO indexes for the period 1837-1910 www.freebmd.org.uk
Passenger lists www.olivetreegenealogy.com
/ships/search_ships.html
PCC Wills 1384-1858 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/
Post-1858 Wills www.courtservice.gov.uk
Public Record Office (National Archives) http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/default.htm
Railway Ancestors FHS www.railwayancestors.org.uk/
Search on Obituaries www.obitcentral.com/
obitsearch
Soc. of Brushmakers Descendants www.brushmakers.com
Society of Genealogists www.sog.org.uk
Suffolk Record Office www.suffolkcc.gov.uk/sro
Traces people in UK; international link www.infospace.com
Trade Directories (see also www.genuki.org.uk) www.historicaldirectories.org
UK portal linking to websites of archives and record offices www.familyrecords.gov.uk
UK website with trade directories, gazetteers, libraries, censuses and more www.genuki.org.uk
US based, provides the tools for researching genealogy www.genealogy.com
US genealogy records www.ancestry.com
Useful for tracing missing relatives, friends, etc., www.lookupuk.com
Voluntary Aid Detachment www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/Museum-and-archives/Historical-factsheets
West Surrey Family History Society www.wsfhs.org/


Our thanks go to Karen Murphy and her history pupils at the Elwood Union Free School District, New York, USA for recommending the following sites.

Description                Web Address
Scottish Language www.dsl.ac.uk/
Scottish Traditions www.scotland.org/culture/history-and-tradition/


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