Cathy's Genealogy Links - Page 3

My parents researched their respective family histories for many years, and have, in some lines, managed to trace their families back almost to the time of the Norman conquest. This makes the Shaw side of the family look very bare! However, time permitting, I may be able to remedy this - at least partly. The following is a list of web sites which may or may not be of use to other researchers.

Other Sites (continued)

Midlands Historical Data

Sales of CDs of digital images of Directories, Local History Books, Church Records and Military Books. Covers the old counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire. CDs are available for sale but can be searched online.

National Archives

The UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history.

Northern Ireland Public Record Office

Freeholders' records have been digitised and are available free of charge.

Old Bailey Online

Proceedings of The Old Bailey, London, from 1674 to 1913.

Old Maps

A collection of old Ordnance Survey maps. See what an area looked like when your ancestors lived there and compare it to the present day. Javascript required.

One Name Societies

The Original Record

Pay-per-view or subscription site. The Original is loading scans of 2,500 historical books and documents containing over 10 million entries relating to families in the British isles and colonies. Search now for the records of the surnames you are interested in, and order scans of the actual pages for direct viewing on-line.


A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe. Contains thousands of names. Hosted by RootsWeb.

Roots UK

Roots UK offers you the ability to search through multiple databases with one click, so you can find and access likely entries quickly. There is the electoral roll for London in 2005; birth, marriage and death index records from 1837-2005; and census transcripts 1841-1891 (excluding 1881).


The primary purpose and function of is to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. Most resources on RootsWeb are designed to facilitate such connections. Contains user contributed transcriptions of records, mailing lists, member tree uploads, message boards, etc.

Scotlands People

The official government source of genealogical data for Scotland - BMD records, old parish registers, census information, wills and testaments.

The Society of Genealogists

Research material, guidance and support for family history researchers. Unfortunately the name search facility requires Javascript. Many links to other societies, etc. For some pages, it may be necessary to accept cookies.

UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service (GENUKI)

An extensive list of names with e-mail links to their researchers.

Ulster Ancestry

A site for researching Northern Ireland ancestry. Some free information and a page of links.

World GenWeb Project

Including, among others, UK & Ireland, England and Wales. A non-profit volunteer organisation that is dedicated to the free use and access of public domain genealogical information. There are links to separate projects from different countries/regions. Internet websites are used to create "local repositories" of information that researchers worldwide can access. Each project website contains local resource information. There are also query pages, etc. Family trees can also be uploaded and viewed.