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Genealogy Links
Irish Resources

Dublin Heritage. FREE Search for free, Baptism, Marriage and Burial parish records. Once again, as the name suggests, this covers just Dublin.

Census of Ireland. The 1901 & 1911. FREE This site is BRILLIANT, and FREE!

Dublin Street Directory 1862. FREE From Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory for the Year 1862.

Kildare Genealogy. Online Irish Genealogy Databases for Co. Kildare. Part of the Irisih Family History Foundation. Church births (baptisms), marriages and deaths. Need to register first. Free to search index. €5 euros to view each record. Smashing site but bit pricey!

Griffith's Valuation. FREE First full scale valuation of property in Ireland. Published between 1847 and 1864. Search by surname or place name. Shows the Landlord and tenants names. View original image and also where located on a map. Incredibly useful and easy to use site.

UK Resources

RootsChat.com. FREE Need some help looking for an ancestor? Then Rootchat is the site to be on. Just post your query on the forum and if someone can help they will. I've had great success here with other members finding my ancestors on the 1871 and 1891 UK census for me. It also provides links that otherwise I wouldn't have found on the web. Plus loads of great advice from more experienced members. I really can't overestimate the value of this site.

1881 census online. FREE from church of Latter Day Saints. This has to be one of the top sites to visit for family tracing. Easy to use and free. IGI index fully searchable from here as well as the census.

FreeBMD FREE
This is a wonderful site for Birth, Marriage and Death index post 1837 for the UK. Very easy to use.

Findmypast.com. (new name for 1837online), BMD index. I've not used this site myself as I don't like paying for what I can get free elsewhere, but it does look very easy to use and it's complete. They have also added search facility for some military records and the 1841, 1861, 1871 and 1891 census returns.

Lost Cousins. FREE to register. This site is a very clever idea. What you do is you enter names ONLY of ancestors you have found on the 1881 UK census which is free to search. Then you not only enter the name of those you have found but also the reference numbers for the particular census entries. Then what happens is if someone has entered the same people/ref then you are both informed, as you are cousins. This site will be truly amazing once they have more people signed up to it and therefore more matches.

Workhouse. FREE The Story of Workhouses. This site is an amazing and unique resource.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission. (CWGC) FREE Search the "Debt of Honour Register" a database listing the 1.7 million men and women of Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars. The register can also be searched for details of civilians who died as result of enemy action in WWII.

General Registry Office. The official site from which to order all your Birth, Marriage and Death certificates for England and Wales.

London Specific

Greenwood's Map of London 1827. FREE Interactive map which covers London and surroundings. It stretches out to Earls Court in the West, to the River Lea and Greenwich in the East, Highgate to the North, and to the South Camberwell.

Victorian London A-Z Street Index. FREE GENDOCS. This site is useful for anyone who is trying to locate a street in London that just doesn't seem to exist.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey. FREE London 1674 to 1834. Fully searchable online. Contains accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

Charles Booth Online Archive. FREE Search Charles Booths Poverty maps (1899) of London by street name. This site is incredible, as you can put in a street name & then pull up the notes made for that street & corresponding map. Very useful and interesting.

USA Resources

CastleGarden.Org. FREE Offers free access to a database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.

Polish Genealogical Society of America. FREE If your ancestors were from Poland and they ended up in Chicago then this is the site for you. Massive cross-referenced directory. Searchable Death and Marriage indexes.

USGenWeb Project. FREE Beautifully put together site that is dedicated to providing free access to genealogical resources. Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.

Polish Resources

Posen.FREE One of the busiest mailing lists I've ever been on & very helpful. Not so easy to navigate though.

Non-Country Specific

Church of Latter Day Saints. FREE Easy to use and free, this site offers IGI index for over 18 countries, 1880 USA Census, 1881 British & Canadian Census, US Social Security Index. Also a Vital records index is available covering Denmark, Finland, Mexico, Norway, and Sweden. I love this site!

Old Disease names and their definitions. FREE Quick reference to the medical terms used on your ancestors record of death. Very useful tool.

Rootsweb.com. FREE The Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, How to guides, and much much more.

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Family Trees & Personal sites

Thorne Family Tree Pagesstar rating Researching the ancestors of Sidney Charles Thorne & Amelia Jane Hawkins, of London England. Surnames covered: Thorne, Hawkins, Poole, Allen, Parker, Hunt, Leigh-Hunt, Lapham, Douglas, Kent, Shewell, Skevington & Turner.

Lawson Genealogystar rating star rating star rating Researching Lawsons of Hessle/Walkington/Cottingham East Yorks and Killingholme, Lincs. Duffins of Nafferton East Yorks and Nicholsons of Langtoft, East Yorks. The Edmondsons of Leeds/Hull/Cottingham and all associated families of these.

Saint Mary's Church Little Driffieldstar rating star rating star rating Saint Mary's Church and churchyard Little Driffield, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. A description of memorial inscriptions with photographs and a brief history.

Tree's Family Treestar rating star rating star rating Researching ancestors in Poland and Chicago, USA. Covering, among others, the surnames, Budzynski, Czekala, Fafurowski, Gburek, Jankowski, Konieczka, Kramer, Lukaszewski, Luczak, Meler, Michalak, Owczarzak, Piatek, Przewozniak, Pyterek, Rybak, Schendel, Stawicka, Strzyzewski.

The Gliddons in London, 1760-1850.
Author of the book, Wendy Norman's personal site. Ongoing blog, which will be updated with the authors research on the Gliddon family as additional facts become known. You can also purchase the book direct from the site. Wendy is also a descendant of Leigh Hunt.

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