Archives and State Records
FAMILY HISTORY DATABASES AT OUR CENTRE
This link will take you to the Family History Databases that are held at the Liverpool Regional Family History Centre and are ONLY available free to use when visiting the centre.
AMSTERDAM - AMSTERDAM CITY ARCHIVES
Explore the Amsterdam Treasures, an online exhibit with the most remarkable documents from the archives.
AUSTRALIA - ADELAIDE CITY COUNCIL ARCHIVES
Explore the archival holdings of the City of Adelaide using this innovative Web-based system that gives you on-line access to those record items that have been catalogued in the Archives' electronic database.
AUSTRALIA - CITY OF SYDNEY ARCHIVES
The City of Sydney Archives is the City's corporate memory with more than 15,000 shelf-metres of archival records, including large numbers of plans and photographs. More material is added to this collection every year.
AUSTRALIA - MARRICKVILLE COUNCIL ARCHIVES
Records held are from the former St Peters Municipal Council (1871 – 1948) and Petersham Municipal Council (1872 – 1948). These two Councils merged with Marrickville Council in 1949 after the introduction of the Local Government (Areas) Act of 1948.
AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA
The National Archives holds mainly 20th-century records created by the federal government since Federation in 1901.
AUSTRALIA - NEW SOUTH WALES - STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS
Searchable indexes including Immigration, Shipping, Bankruptcy, Convicts, Colonial Secretary and more.
AUSTRALIA - NEW SOUTH WALES - STATE ARCHIVES AND RECORDS - HISTORIANS
View useful resources and handy worksheets to help with family history and local history. New to archives or an expert researcher? These topics include: How to start your family history; Asylum records; BDMs; Convicts; Immigration; Railway employee records; and Women in the records.
AUSTRALIA - NORTHERN TERRITORY - ARCHIVES SERVICE
The NT Archives Service fulfils the dual role of providing cultural services to the community and administrative services to the Government. In this respect, the functions of the NT Archives Service include preservation of government and community archives, provision of public access to archives collections and the provision of records management policy, standards and advice relating to appraisal, disposal and the management of permanent records.
AUSTRALIA - PANDORA - AUSTRALIA'S WEB ARCHIVE
PANDORA - The Australia's Web Archive was established by the National Library of Australia in 1996 and is a growing collection of online publications. Pandora has collaboration with nine other Australian libraries and other collecting agencies with the responsibilities for collecting and preserving Australian documentary heritage.
AUSTRALIA - QUEENSLAND - STATE ARCHIVES
Queensland State Archives is custodian of the State's largest and most significant collection of government records and is an invaluable research facility for those researching their family tree, local history or other areas of special interest.
AUSTRALIA - SOUTH AUSTRALIA - STATE RECORDS
State Records is the record keeping and archival authority for the South Australia Government, as well as the official custodian for archival records created by State and Local Government agencies within South Australia.
AUSTRALIA - TASMANIA - TASMANIAN ARCHIVE AND HERITAGE OFFICE
The establishment of the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO) within the LINC Tasmania framework brings together the collections and resources of the Archives Office of Tasmania, the State Library’s Heritage Collections and the Launceston Local Studies Collection to provide the Tasmanian community with unprecedented access to information about their cultural and documentary heritage.
AUSTRALIA - UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE ARCHIVES
The University Archives within the Auchmuty Library at the University of Newcastle holds some 2,000 shelf metres of priceless manuscript material dating from the year 1826. Archival collections contain a great wealth of untapped material, and some individual collections have extraordinary range and depth for research.
AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA - PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE
The Public Record Office Victoria is the archives of the State Government of Victoria, holding records from the European settlement of Port Phillip district in the mid-1830s to today.
AUSTRALIA - WESTERN AUSTRALIA - STATE RECORDS OFFICE
The State Records Office contains numerous records that are of great value to family historians, such as passenger lists, convict records, court case files, wills and more.
AUSTRALIA - WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY - OPEN ARCHIVES
Sections of the University Archives our now available online to the public. Open Archives is an ongoing project, visit often to see the latest additions. Photographs c.1891+, Graduation Booklets, Maps/Plans, Student Cards c.1891- c.1942, Films/Videos c.1927+, Annual Reports c.1891+, Unit Outlines and Museum items.
AUSTRIA - AUSTRIAN STATE ARCHIVES
The historical departments are the keepers of the archival heritage of the Habsburg empire (1526 - 1918) and its central authorities, as well as of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation (until 1806). The oldest piece in the collection of acts and charters of the Babenbergs and Habsburgs dates back to 816.
CANADA - ARCHIVES CANADA.CA
Archives Canada is a gateway to archival resources found in over 800 repositories across Canada - it's your gateway to Canada's collective memory!
CANADA - BRITISH COLUMBIA ARCHIVES
British Columbia Archives, located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The BC Archives is the archives of the Government of British Columbia, and provides research access to records of enduring value to the province for both the provincial government and public researchers.
CANADA - LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
Searching for ancestors in Canada Library and Archives including Genealogy and family history, immigration, Collection of documents, photographs and maps detailing Canada's involvement in WWI, maps and plans, censuses, aboriginal heritage, military service files after 1918 also digitised images.
CANADA - McMASTER UNIVERSITY LIBRARY DIGITAL ARCHIVE
McMaster University Library Digital Archive is part of the infrastructure supporting the entire McMaster University community in describing, making available, and most importantly preserving digital objects. The Library provides access to digitized special library collections, mostly from maps, research collections, and general book collection.
DANISH - NATIONAL ARCHIVES
The Danish National Archives is working to digitize its collections. Click on English translation to view the digital version of parish records, census list etc. More records will be added to the site as the digitization progresses.
ENGLAND - BRITISH LIBRARY - INDIA OFFICE
British and European people in India pre 1950 The India Office Records are the repository of the archives of the East India Company (1600-1858), the Board of Control or Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India (1784-1858), the India Office (1858-1947), the Burma Office (1937-1948), and a number of related British agencies overseas.
ENGLAND - DORSET HISTORY CENTRE
The Dorset History Centre is the archives service and local studies library for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole. The centre houses Dorset's local archives - from council records to personal collections.
ENGLAND - ESSEX RECORDS OFFICE
Seax - Essex Archives Online has the registers of baptisms, marriages, burials, banns from Anglican or other churches, cemeteries and transcripts that are available through the Essex Record Office.
ENGLAND - LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES
Search our online catalogue, LANCAT and explore other guides to archive collections.
ENGLAND - NORFOLK SOURCES
Norfolk Sources is a collection of images of archive material supplied by the Norfolk Record Office and the Norfolk Heritage Centre including Probate and Trade Directories etc...
ENGLAND - STAFFORDSHIRE AND STOKE ON TRENT ARCHIVE SERVICE
Our collections can help you to find out more about the history of your family or your local community.
ENGLAND - UK GENEALOGY ARCHIVES
Search various databases for ancestors covering Channel Islands, England, Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
ENGLAND - THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES UK - DISCOVERY
UK Documents Online includes digital images of wills, probate records, service records, photographs and historical documents from the Public Record Office. AVAILABLE FREE FROM LIVERPOOL REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE.
ENGLAND - THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES UK - FINDING ARCHIVES
Find Archive centre's by map, by home nation or by region in the United Kingdom and browse by country name for archives around the world.
EUROPE - ARCHIVES PORTAL EUROPE
The aim of this website is to create a one-stop web service to make European archives as accessible as possible. Previously users had to visit various archival websites for their research, but the Archives Portal Europe enables them to find information more efficiently from millions of archival materials stored in hundreds of archival institutions.
EUROPE - CROATIAN STATE ARCHIVES
Croatian State Archives collects, preserves and makes use of archival material of the central institutions of the Croatian state, prominent individuals, families and organizations. Archive provides support to national authorities in the protection of documents and files held by creators. Croatian National Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible archive matters of individuals, organizations and institutions.
EUROPE - CZECH REPUBLIC ARCHIVES
The data with records of all archival collections and stored in the archives of the Czech Republic.
EUROPE - EUROPEANA COLLECTIONS
Europeana works with thousands of European archives, libraries and museums to share cultural heritage for enjoyment, education and research. Europeana Collections provides access to over 50 million digitised items – books, music, artworks, newspapers and more.
FRANCE - CANADA - NEW FRANCE ARCHIVES
The documents in this New France Archives – Archives de la Nouvelle France database, dates mainly from the early 16th century until the Treaty of Paris in 1763, including some documents after this period.
FINLAND - FINNA.FI
Finna.fi provides free access to material from Finnish museums, libraries and archives. The site is your one stop destination for searching the freely available material provided by the partner organisations. You can browse and read material available on the web.
GERMANY - GERMAN NATIONAL ARCHIVES
The Federal Archives have the legal responsibility of permanently preserving the federal archival documents and making them available for use. This includes documents, files, papers, cartographic records, pictures, posters, films, sound recordings and machine-readable data. 1495 - 1990.
HOLLAND - DUTCH ARCHIVES
Welcome to archieven.nl, where you can search hundreds of kilometers of archival material. You will find here: 86 participating organisations more than 51000 archives and collections with over 136 million descriptions of archival records, nearly 900,000 newspaper pages and also the addresses of more than 3000 historical settings or web sites.
IRELAND - ARCHIVES - BEYOND 2022
Beyond 2022 rebuilding of archives from 1922. The project aims to digitally recreate what was destroyed during the June 1922 fire of the Public Records Office of Ireland in Dublin, and making it available for the public on the centenary of the event in 2022. Flames and heat consumed seven centuries of Ireland’s recorded history, stored in a repository known as the Record Treasury. Check the Beyond 2022 website for more details.
IRELAND - IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS ARCHIVES
The site is arranged by county and within each county by cemetery records, church records, census, census substitutes, court, directories, headstones, land, military and constabulary, newspaper, miscellaneous, obituaries, photos, vital records and wills.
IRELAND - IRISH ARCHIVE COLLECTION
The Irish Archives Resource site brings together a large number of collections from around the country. It includes records from government agencies, personal contributions, estate records, clubs, societies, trade unions, religious, cultural, sporting and political organisations. One notable collection includes deeds on properties in Cork city dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.
IRELAND - NATIONAL ARCHIVES
National Archives Genealogy Website, you can now access the Census Records for 1901 and 1911, Census survivals for 1821-51, Census Search forms for 1841-51, the Tithe Applotment Books from 1823 to 1837, the Soldiers’ Wills from 1914 to 1917, and the Calendars of Wills and Administrations from 1858 to 1922.
IRELAND - NORTHERN IRELAND - PRONI
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is the official archives for Northern Ireland.
MALTA - NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF MALTA
The National Archives has one of the largest archival collections in Malta, spanning from the 1530s up to the current day.
NETHERLANDS - ARCHIVES - WHO WAS WHO
Research your family history, find historical records from the Dutch archives and view pedigrees and biographies created by other users. A large number of Dutch archive organisations took part in Who Was Who (Wie Was Wie) by making their digitized collections available via one national portal.
NETHERLANDS - OPEN ARCHIVES
Search genealogical data from open Dutch archives and automatically find linked records and additional information about people and context. More than 20,000,000 entries from several Dutch archives.
NETHERLANDS - THE PILGRIM ARCHIVES LEIDEN
The Pilgrim Archives Leiden give a surprising look in a unique piece of Leiden history: the story of the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims were English Protestants, who fled England to escape the oppressive regime of James I and the Anglican established church. They lived and worked in Leiden from 1609 to 1620
NEW ZEALAND ARCHIVES
Archives New Zealand holds more than 100 kilometres of archives, including documents, maps, plans, films, artworks and photographs. These were created by the New Zealand government and document nearly 200 years of New Zealand history.
NEW ZEALAND - ARCHWAY
Archives New Zealand's system for documenting government records. Use Archway to search for probate and other records.
NEW ZEALAND ARCHIVES - PROBATE RECORDS 1843 - 1998
Images and index for probate records from the Archives New Zealand now on family search. The records were created by various courts throughout New Zealand. Although the index will contain entries up through 1998 when all images have been captured, the images for probates issued during the past 50 years are still unavailable for viewing. The original records are located in the New Zealand Archives.
NORWAY - NATIONAL ARCHIVES
The National Archives have an extensive online digital archives including database collections, tables, transcripts and images relating to family research.
NORWAY - NORWEGIN DIGITAL ARCHIVES
The Digital Archives is a public service from the National Archives of Norway. Here you can search in transcribed source material for free. This is the old website for National Archives of Norway.
POLAND - POLISH ARCHIVES
The official website for archives in Poland in English. Due to border changes, some archives of areas formerly of Russia are in Poland.
POLAND - STATE ARCHIVES WARSAW
The State Archives of Warsaw.
SCOTLAND - ABERDEEN CITY AND ABERDEENSHIRE ARCHIVES
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives exists to collect and preserve historical records relating to the City of Aberdeen and its locality and to secure significant modern records for future generations.
SCOTLAND - FRIENDS OF DUNDEE CITY ARCHIVES
FDCA established in 1989 to support the work of the archivists in Dundee. The site contains many quick links to the photographs, maps, maritime, graveyards, churches, transport, directories, WW1 records, industry, poorhouses, burgh records, education, people and places of Dundee.
SCOTLAND - NATIONAL RECORDS OF SCOTLAND
National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government. The purpose of NRS is to collect, preserve and produce information about Scotland's people and history and make it available to inform current and future generations.
SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH ARCHIVES FOR SCHOOLS
The site is part of the National Scotland Archives education for schools and teachers, but it is of great value also to the family historian for Scotland’s history, heritage and culture. The archives have collections of documents dating from the 12th to the 21st centaury.
SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH JEWISH ARCHIVES CENTRE
The Archives Centre encourages awareness of Jewish history in Scotland, providing a research facility and an educational resource. The Archives Centre has collected material relating to the Jewish experience in Scotland since the 1700s.
SCOTLAND - PERTH AND KINROSS
The archives and local history collections of Perth and Kinross dates back to the 12th century and include manuscripts, books, pamphlets, photographs, maps, plans, film and sound recordings. These unique collections are preserved, conserve, digitise and catalogue, making them freely available to the public.
SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH ARCHIVE NETWORK
The 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.
SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH CATHOLIC ARCHIVES
Details the parishes for which the Scottish Catholic Archives holds sacramental registers (baptisms, confirmations, marriages etc). You can request a search by completing the parish register search form.
SOUTH AFRICA - NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS SERVICE
National Archives and Records Service; the proper management and care of the records of governmental bodies; and the preservation and use of a national archival heritage; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Preamble to the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa Act (No 43 of 1996 as amended).
SWEDEN - SWEDISH NATIONAL ARCHIVES
All digital collections at the Swedish National Archives are free to search and view. You will find more than 65.5 million digitised archival records in the Digital Research Room.
UNITED STATES - ARCHIVES
Search 4.3 billion records includes photos, US censuses, vital records, old newspapers in the United States, and some in the United Kingdom. The Help Center answers basic questions about searches and account information. The Learn tab leads you to how-to articles and video tutorials on many topics, including how to construct a family tree. Pay site
UNITED STATES - GJENVICK GJONVIK ARCHIVES
The GG Archives offer access to 10,000 plus documents and photographs, including passenger lists to America, original immigrant passage contracts, steamship brochures and other family history materials.
UNITED STATES - NATIONAL ARCHIVES
This section of the US National Archives contains more than 50 million searchable records for civilians (including vast immigration records), military personnel, prisoners of war.
UNITED STATES - NATIONAL ARCHIVES
US repository for most federal military, census, immigration and other records. Read excellent descriptions of these record sets and order copies online. Some have been digitized or indexed; click on Online Research Tools, then Access to Archival Databases or Records Digitized by Partners. At the first, find databases to selected records at the National Archives. At the second, find a list (by microfilm number) of records now on Ancestry.com and Fold3.com.
UKRAINE - ARCHIVES OF UKRAINE
Search the official website for archives in Ukraine for your ancestors.
WALES - NATIONAL ARCHIVES
Search the Wales archives for your Welsh ancestors. The online catalogue allows you with a single search to obtain information about more than 7,000 collections of historical records in the holdings of 21 archives in Wales.
WORLD - THE INTERNET ARCHIVE
The Internet Archive is an independent and non-profit website that was founded by Brewster Kahle. The aim is to build an Internet Library Collection for the purposes of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.