Saturday, October 6, 2012

My favorite Genealogy Research Sites

Enjoy a slide show of Ireland

These links to genealogy research and search sites are in the right side bar of this blog. I post them as an article for your convenience. Most of them are Great Britain: England and Ireland, which is where most of my ancestors are from. I actually add to them as I find a site that might help me in my own research.

Irish Research Information Sites

·         |Irish Toolkit | | Irish genealogy gained a reputation long ago for being a frustrating one-way street to disappointment and headache. Thankfully, calming potions and analgesics are no longer essential equipment for the amateur genealogist because family history in Ireland has entered a golden era.

  • Ask About Ireland:  | AskAboutIreland and the Cultural Heritage Project is an initiative of public libraries together with local museums and archives in the digitisation and online publication of the original, the unusual and the unique material from their local studies' collections to create a national Internet resource for culture.


    • »The number and location of households of the name in Ireland in the 1850s;
    • »Variant spellings or associated names;
    • »Surname dictionary entries;
    • »The number and location of births of the name in 1890;
    • »Published or printed family histories;
    • »A possible coat of arms associated with the name.











Irish Searching Websites

More Roots Ireland: |  Ireland's Largest Family Records Database  Over 19 million records online. This website contains a unique set of Irish family history records including Birth, Death, Marriage and Gravestone records the majority of which are only available online on this website and cannot be found online elsewhere. This website was created by the Irish Family History Foundation (I.F.H.F.), an all Ireland not-for-profit organization, that is co-ordinating the creation of a database of Irish genealogical sources to assist those who wish to trace their Irish ancestry.

National Archives of Ireland | | Mission; To secure the preservation of records relating to Ireland which warrant preservation as archives. To ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for public access to archives

British Research

·         Vision of Brittain: | Search by placename to view historical statistics, maps, writings and more...  Topographical, land use and administration maps from the 19th and 20th Centuries:  Since 1801 the Census has created a uniquely detailed record of our changing communities. For data on your chosen town or village, search by place from our main home page. This part of Vision of Britain is about the census itself, including:Listings of all reports published from 1801 to 1961, and all tables in those reports. Unless you ask, we list only reports and tables for which we hold data or text. The contents of selected tables, with headings and notes. Full text: Abstracts 1801-41, Preliminary Reports 1851-1961, and England & Wales General Reports 1871-1921

Free British Birth Death Marriage Info | | Welcome to FreeBMD. | FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers

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Researching Scotland

Scotlands People | | Welcome to ScotlandsPeople, one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information. If you are researching UK genealogy, your Scottish ancestry or building your Scottish family tree, we have almost 90 million records to look through. From Scottish census records, Scottish wills, birth certificates and death certificates, we have a comprehensive choice of Scottish records to bring your Scotland ancestry to life. Build the complete picture of your Scottish ancestry with ScotlandsPeople.

Scottish Archive Network. |  e Scottish Archive Network is a project whose partners are the National Archives of Scotland (NAS), the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), and the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU). The project aims to revolutionise access to Scotland's archives by providing a single electronic catalogue to the holdings of more than 50 Scottish archives. To preserve fragile historical records and improve their accessibility SCAN digitises records on a huge scale. SCAN maintains the,, and websites, as well as hosting sites for several associations and bodies with interests in Scottish archives and history.

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