Our Genealogy Links

The links shown below are some that we use most frequently, and some that I recommend that you try if you are new to Family History. The Federation of Family History Societies [FFHS] has details on how to begin your Family History. There are a loads of questions and answers on this Federation website -


Also on the same site you will find "Tips for using a Record Office".

The web is now so full of genealogy sites, that it can often be a daunting experience to determine what to do next to discover the past lives of our ancestors. I have arranged these links below in an order which I hope will help you if you are researching your family history or if you are simply browsing these pages and wish to journey via photography to Wales, Derbyshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.


  • Ancestry.co.uk - all England and Wales Census - one of the best things to happen in family history research.
  • Free Census Free UK Census
  • 1837 online - GRO Certificate site - The GRO historical birth and death indexes are freely available to search online. These are birth records from 1837 to 1918 and death records from 1837 to 1957. For records which are not available within the GRO online historical index, please use Free BMD
  • Free BMD - Free search of the General Register Office Indexes - not yet complete
  • World War 1 Photos Thousands of identified photos of First World War officers, soldiers, sailors, nurses, airmen and civilian workers available
  • Leftover 1901 census - a Rootsweb Chat room regarding leftover census.
  • What day was it on ...? To find out what the day of the week was or will be on a given date.