Family History & Miscellaneous
AUSTRALIA - ACT ELECTORAL ROLLS 1916 -1967
Collectively, the Electoral rolls for the years 1916, 1917, 1928, 1935, 1943, 1949, 1955, 1959 and 1967 constitute a unique window on the first 50 years of the Federal Capital Territory (now the A.C.T).
AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE
The Australian Heritage website has information on historic places, events, news and book releases within Australia.
AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE
Heritage is all the things that make up Australia's identity - our spirit and ingenuity, our historic buildings, and our unique, living landscapes. Our heritage is a legacy from our past, a living, integral part of life today, and the stories and places we pass on to future generations.
AUSTRALIA - AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE DATABASE
The Australian Heritage Database contains information about more than 20,000 natural, historic and Indigenous places.The database includes: places in the World Heritage List, National Heritage List, Commonwealth Heritage list, Register of the National Estate and places in the List of Overseas Places of Historic Significance to Australia. The database also includes places under consideration, or that may have been considered for, any one of these lists.
AUSTRALIA - CAROLINE SIMPSON LIBRARY AND RESEARCH COLLECTION
The Centre is open to anyone with an interest in the history of house and garden design and interior furnishing in NSW.
AUSTRALIA - DUTCH AUSTRALIANS AT A GLANCE
DAAAG was created to be an accessible, easy to navigate, multimedia internet service dedicated to the sustainable digital preservation of Dutch Australians’ cultural heritage. The Dutch Australian story is characterised by maritime, military, migration, artistic, academic and mercantile presence in Australia since 1606.
AUSTRALIA - GERMAN AUSTRALIA
This website has been created for two purposes: as a resource for students and teachers and for anyone with a general interest in the contribution of German-speakers to Australia.
AUSTRALIA - HONEST HISTORY
Honest History promotes balanced consideration of Australian history by offering contesting, evidence-based interpretations to students, teachers, universities, journalists and the public.
AUSTRALIA - LACHLAN AND ELIZABETH MACQUARIE ARCHIVE
The aim of the Project is to increase and improve access to the writings of Lachlan Macquarie and Elizabeth Macquarie. Transcripts, artefact's, images and historical details will be added progressively to the website, thereby creating a digital gateway into the lives and times of the Macquaries in the period 1761-1835.
AUSTRALIA - NSW STATE 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 - OPEN GOV NSW
Here is where you will find information published by NSW Government agencies, including Annual Reports and open access information released under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act). Please note, this site is not a comprehensive collection of all NSW government published information. Other useful sources include dataNSW, the NSW Government Gazette, the State Library of NSW,NSW Legislation, the Parliament of NSW and the State archives collection.
AUSTRALIA - SOUTH AUSTRALIAN HISTORY
South Australian databases and articles especially useful to family historians.
AUSTRALIA - SYDNEY LIVING MUSEUM
Sydney Living Museum purpose is to enrich and revitalise people’s lives with Sydney’s living history, and to hand the precious places in the museum's care and their collections on to future generations to enjoy. The museums is brought to life through a dynamic and diverse program of exhibitions, research and events such as walks, talks and tours so that visitors can experience Sydney's past as if they had lived it themselves.
AUSTRALIA - TASMANIA - TASMANIAN NAME INDEX
Enter a name in the Tasmanian Names Index search box and you will find all kinds of records that you can view including Tasmanian Births (1803-1933), Deaths (1803-1933) and Marriages (1803-1899), Census (1837-1857), Convicts (1803-1893), Arrivals (19th Century), Departures (1817-1867), Inquests (1828-1930) and other related records.
AUSTRALIA - TEXT QUEENSLAND
Text Queensland - Queensland's past online is a unique and dynamic collection of full-text, searchable, digitised sources on Queensland colonial and state history.
AUSTRALIA - THE AUSTRALIAN DRESS REGISTER
The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative, online project about dress with Australian provenance pre-1975. This includes men's, women's and children's clothing ranging from the special occasion to the everyday. Museums and private collectors are encouraged to research their garments and share the stories and photographs while the information is still available and within living memory.
AUSTRALIA - THE NEWTOWN PROJECT
This web site has been created by the City of Sydney Archives and various volunteers to bring together historical information about the Municipality of Newtown. The site includes maps, council minutes, assessment and rate books, building registers, sands directories and more.
AUSTRALIA - VICTORIA - GEELONG AND DISTRICT
The site covers local and family history in the greater Barwon region. The site has large databases on many events in Geelong and District.
AUSTRALIA - WESTERN AUSTRALIA - OUT BACK FAMILY HISTORY
The site contains the local and family history on the rich and diverse Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia available to everyone free of charge. Local Cemeteries, towns, military, maps of gold fields and more.
AUSTRIA - GEN TEAM
Gen Team comprises of a group of genealogists and historians who produce databases and make them available for researchers to search for free. The database covers present day Austria and neighbouring lands including Germany, Bohemia, Moravia, Hungary, Slovakia and many other countries.
CANADA - CANADAGEN WEB
The various province and territory projects under the umbrella of Canada GenWeb offer access to transcribed records, including census records, cemeteries, vital records, land records, wills, and more.
CANADA - CANADIANA.ORG
Canadiana.org is a coalition of memory institutions dedicated to providing broad access to Canada's documentary heritage. Through our membership alliance, Canadian libraries share tools and capacity, partner on open-source projects, and spearhead digital preservation in Canada.
CANADA - EARLY CANADIANA ONLINE
This virtual library holds the most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines and government documents. There are 11 major collections on the website, including one specifically devoted to genealogy and local history and one devoted to the War of 1812.
DANISH - DANISH DEMOGRAPHIC DATABASE
In the Danish Demographic Database you can search for information in different sources. Census 1769-1930, WW1, probates, Immigrant History databases; includes people who got residency, citizenship or were deported and more.
DANISH - DANISH FAMILY SEARCH
The place to find your danish ancestors includes census, military, church records, Danish trees and danish genealogy.
ENGLAND - BEGINERS LATIN
This tutorial is a beginners' guide to the Latin used in documents between 1086 and 1733. It is the first online tutorial to help you learn the Latin from this period.
ENGLAND - BRITISH SETTLERS IN ARGENTINA AND URUGUAY
An indexed collection of records from Argentina documenting the presence of thousands of British and other English-speaking residents in the 19th and 20th centuary. Records include baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials from the Anglican, Scots Presbyterian and Methodist churches, transcripts from the National Archives in Buenos Aires and London, Argentine census returns and contemporary publications.
ENGLAND - CONNECTED HISTORIES - BRITISH HISTORY SOURCES 1500 -1900
Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace.
ENGLAND - DURHAM ONLINE RECORDS
Looking for ancestors in Northeast England? Durham Records Online provides records from County Durham and Northumberland for genealogists and historians. Searching is free but it is a pay site.
ENGLAND - FIND A WILL - GOV.UK
Search for the will or probate of any person in the UK who died between 1858 to present day. Also includes soldiers wills.
ENGLAND - FOREST OF DEAN FAMILY HISTORY TRUST
Forest of Dean Family History Trust's mission is to provide website based resources for family history researchers whose ancestors and families lived in the Forest of Dean and its borders.
ENGLAND - HISTORY ON LINE
British History Online is a digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800. We aim to support the learning, teaching and research of our users from around the world.
ENGLAND - KENT ARCHAEOLOGY - INDEXES
The site contains indexes and interests within the Kent Archaeology Society endeavouring to provide information to members and the wide world including churches, census, buildings, history and lots more in relationship to the Kent area.
ENGLAND - LEGACIES OF BRITISH SLAVE OWNERSHIP
Legacies of British Slave-ownership is the umbrella for two projects based at UCL tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain: the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project, now complete, and the ESRC and AHRC-funded Structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833, running from 2013-2015. Searchable database.
ENGLAND - PASE
The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) is a database which aims to provide structured information relating to all the recorded inhabitants of England from the late sixth to the late eleventh century. It is based on a systematic examination of the available written sources for the period, including chronicles, saints’ Lives, charters, libri vitae, inscriptions, Domesday Book and coins; and is intended to serve as a research tool suitable for a wide range of users with an interest in this period.
ENGLAND - SCRIBES ACLOVE
This site aims to help family historians researching their ancestry in and around Berkeley and Thornbury, Gloucestershire.
ENGLAND - THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN MID 19th CENTURY BRITAIN
This database covers mainly England, Wales and Scotland, but also Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Most, but not all, of its 30,000 plus entries appear in the 1851 census. They represent 90-plus per cent of the Jewish population in the British Isles at the time.
ENGLAND - THE PEERAGE
A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe
ENGLAND - THE WEALD OF KENT, SURREY AND SUSSEX
This site is dedicated to presenting the records of the Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex that are more than 70 years old and in the public domain including transcriptions of Census data, Parish records, Pictures, Photographs, Maps, Books and many other documents.
ENGLAND AND IRELAND - BRITISH HISTORY ONLINE
British History Online is a digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800.
FRANCE - GENEANET
About two million members share more than 400 million entries for free in their Family Trees, Archival Records, Indexes, Family Pictures and Postcards. A powerful search engine, a wiki and a blog are available to help genealogists in their research. The Geneanet Premium Membership offers an Ad-Free browsing and many extended search features.
FRANCE - GENEAWIKI
GeneaWiki is a project of encyclopedia of genealogy, written cooperatively by its readers. Like the existing 40,398 contributors, you too are invited to write an article or create a new one, so very simple and very fast. Your changes will be instantly visible and other contributors will check your change.
GERMANY - BLACK SEA GERMAN RESEARCH SITE
The Black Sea German Research site is for those tracing families who migrated from Germany, Alsace, Poland or Hungary to the Black Sea region of South Russia (now Ukraine) in the early 1800s. Search a database of names and share historical information at this free, volunteer-run site.
GERMANY - GENEALOGY NET COMPGEN DE
Researching German ancestry? this is a worthwhile website to begin your search for your German ancestors.
GERMANY - GENWIKI
Genwiki is a project of the association for computer genealogy. The GenWiki aims to gather information from all areas that are important for genealogical research, and freely accessible to present.
INDIA - BRITISH INDIA - FIBIS
More than 1 million searchable names of those who lived in British India or South Asia between 1600 and 1947, as well as a wiki and image gallery.
INDIA - FAMILY HISTORY IN INDIA
The website for people tracing their British, European and Anglo-Indian family history in India, Burma, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
INDIA - INDIA OFFICE RECORDS
The India Office Records’ collections contain much information of great interest to family historians, mainly relating to European and Eurasian people. There are biographical sources for official and non-official inhabitants of the many overseas areas where the East India Company and India Office had influence, and also for home staff based in Britain.
IRELAND - DECADE OF CENTENARIES
This website is dedicated to the programme of commemorations relating to the significant events in Irish history that took place between 1912 and 1922. Use the links to navigate to areas of the website that provide details of the events that shaped Ireland in the early twentieth century, and to find out about the commemorative events taking place.
IRELAND - FAILTE ROMHAT
Fáilte Romhat website offers a number of online Irish databases and transcribed documents, including Land Owners in Ireland 1876, Irish Flax Growers List 1796, Pigot and Co's Provincial Directory of Ireland 1824, Postal Directory of Cork 1842-43, Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland 1846, Guy's Postal Directory of Cork 1914 and cemetery transcriptions and photographs.
IRELAND - FROM IRELAND.NET
Here you will find millions of free records, compiled by Dr. Jane Lyons, including: gravestone records, gravestone photographs, 1901 census records, 1911 census records, 1931 trade directory records, birth records, marriage records, death records, Lewis’ topographical records, Griffith’s valuation records, and much more …
IRELAND - IRISH GENEALOGY
A number of resources of Irish genealogy including 1901 and 1911 census returns, Church records - Carlow (COI), Cork (RC) Ross (RC) Dublin (COI, PRES and RC) Kerry (COI and RC); historic indexes to Civil Registers of Births (over 100 yrs), Marriages (over 75 yrs) and Deaths (over 50yrs); Soldiers Wills.
IRELAND - IRISH GENEALOGY TOOLKIT
No matter where in the world you now call home you'll find page after page of relevant advice on Irish Genealogy on this website plus the very latest information on genealogical resources in Ireland.
IRELAND - IRISH LIVES REMEMBERED GENEALOGY MAGAZINE
An online free Irish genealogy eMagazine.
IRELAND - REGISTRY OF DEEDS INDEX PROJECT
A repository of records of wills, land transactions in Ireland and other deeds from 1709. Many memorials involved people of modest means who were merchants and traders who registered deeds to provide some form of security of tenure. Moreover, Catholic occupiers are sometimes mentioned.
IRELAND - ROOTS IRELAND
This website contains an index and transcriptions of many Irish records, including the majority of the Irish Catholic parish registers. It was compiled in most cases from the parish registers held in the local parishes.
IRELAND - THE TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOKS
A vital source for genealogical research for the pre-Famine period, given the loss of the 1821-51 Census records. They were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in order to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre should pay in tithes to the Church of Ireland.
IRELAND - ULSTER ANCESTRY
Genealogy, Ancestry and Family History Research in Northern Ireland. Search Counties of Antrim, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Down, Londonderry/Derry and Donegal for your Ulster ancestors.
IRELAND - WEST CORK
Looking for ancestors in West Cork? The Skibbereen Hertiage Centre site has searchable databases under Genealogy on West Cork Graveyards, School Records, Loan Records, Tenant Records, Tothe Applotments and Townlands.
JAMAICA - JAMAICAN FAMILY SEARCH
The site contains transcriptions from various documents including nineteenth century Jamaica Almanacs (which list property owners and civil and military officials), Jamaica Directories for 1878, 1891 and 1910, extractions from Jamaican Church records, Civil Registration, Wills, Jewish records, and excerpts from newspapers, books, and other documents. There is information on immigration and on slavery.
MALTA - MALTA FAMILY HISTORY
This site aims to assist family researchers, and contains information about British men and women who were born, married, died, served in the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, the British Army, who were residents on the island, or in some manner are connected with Malta. People from other countries are also included on site.
NEW ZEALAND - DITIGAL NZ
The sites aim is to make New Zealand digital content more useful. This includes helping people use digital material from libraries, museums, government departments, publicly funded organisations, the private sector, and community groups.
NEW ZEALAND - NZ HISTORY
Explore the history of New Zealand's culture, society, politics, government and the impact of war. The site also contains biographies, war memorials, class room links and resources, media library and hands on history.
NEW ZEALAND - PRE 1839 FOREIGNERS IN NEW ZEALAND
This site is dedicated to identifying those foreigners who arrived in New Zealand or were born here before the Treaty of Waitangi was signed.
NORWAY - THE NORWEGIAN HISTORICAL DATA CENTRE
The Norwegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC) is a national institution under the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway. Our main aim is to computerize the Norwegian censuses 1865 onwards together with the parish registers and other sources from the 18th and 19th centuries.
SCOTLAND - HAPPY HAGGIS
Everything in this website is free, and much of it is unique, such as the many war memorial inscriptions, cemetery inscriptions and newspaper notices. HappyHaggis is a website that concentrates on just Scotland. The General Record Office of Scotland estimates that over 28 million people have Scottish roots.
SCOTLAND - HEBRIDEAN ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND
Hebridespeople.com is a unique Genealogy Resource for the Hebridean islands of Scotland. Their database now includes records for Harris, Point, Lochs, Stornoway and Uig making for a total of 80,000 records.
SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH INDEXES
Search large collection of indexes, including prison, court, births, marriages, deaths, census from south of Scotland and mental health and Quaker records covers all of Scotland.
SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH HANDWRITING
The website offering online tuition in palaeography for historians, genealogists and other researchers who have problems reading manuscript historical records written in Scotland in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
SOUTH AFRICA - BRITISH 1820 SETTLERS TO SOUTH AFRICA
This site is dedicated to the British Settlers to South Africa in 1820, their descendants and researchers. All the genealogical information has been generously supplied or posted by the members of this website, or has been transcribed from various websites, mailing lists, reports, documents or books by interested persons, with relevant source information where ever it was possible.
SWEDEN - ARKIV DIGITAL
ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other Historical Records online! All images are newly photographed images of the original document. Find your Swedish ancestors in ArkivDigital image database. (Pay site)
UNITED STATES - AFRICAN HERITAGE PROJECT
African hertiage project contains records on former slaves, freedpersons and their descendants.
UNITED STATES - AFRI GENEAS - AFRICAN AMERICANS
A site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the America in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. It is also an African Ancestry research community featuring the AfriGeneas mail list, the AfriGeneas message boards and daily and weekly genealogy chats.
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
The record of the population census from 1790 to 1930. Scanned from microfilm from the collections of the Allen County Public Library and originally from the United States National Archives Record Administration.
UNITED STATES - FREEDMEN'S BUREAU RECORDS
The Freedmen’s Bureau was organized near the end of the American Civil War to assist newly freed slaves in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Many details were collected and millions of records are available or are currently being indexed.
UNITED STATES - JEWISHGEN
Make this your first stop for tracing Jewish roots. Under the Get Started tab, choose First Timer for an intro to Jewish research and the site. Free tutorials and paid classes are available. Search databases of Jewish surnames, family trees, towns, Holocaust victims and burials. Contribute your data to the centralized “family tree of the Jewish people.”
UNITED STATES - MOOSE ROOTS
This site has millions of freely accessible census, birth, marriage, death, military records and more from USA. They appear to be working in conjunction with a variety of sites to provide this data. Some records require a free login and others link to external data (some paid, some free). Nice, easy to use search.
UNITED STATES - MORMON PIONEER OVERLAND TRAVEL 1847-1868
The Overland Travel Database project began more than 30 years ago as staff at the Church History Library began to explore ways to help people better understand the experience of their pioneer ancestors as they crossed the plains to the Great Basin.
UNITED STATES - ONE STEP WEBPAGES
Beginners looking for passenger and immigration information won’t want to pass up this site. Stephen Morse has created better search tools for data found on other websites. Click on About This Website and How to Use It for a primer, or just scroll down to the various search forms and the accompanying explanations.
UNITED STATES - THE USGEN WEB PROJECT
Explore a directory to websites containing free genealogical resources for every US state and most counties. Find what local resources exist and how to access them, along with indexes to cemetery, marriage and other local records. Share your own records on these sites, too.
WORLD - BLACK SHEEP ANCESTORS
Search for your Blacksheep Ancestors in Free Genealogical Prison and Convict Records, Historical Court Records, Executions, Insane Asylum Records and Biographies of Famous Outlaws, Criminals and Pirates in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.
WORLD - CYNDI'S LIST
A website with links to many useful genealogical reources.
WORLD - FAMILY SEARCH COLLECTION
A handy index to all Family Search.com records online.
WORLD - GOOGLE
A web search engine to assist family history researchers.
WORLD - KIDS FAMILY HISTORY
Family Tree Kids is a site where children learn how to become a "family detective" and dig up clues about their ancestry.
WORLD - MY HERITAGE.COM
MyHeritage runs a variety of language and country-specific websites with website names of myheritage.xx (such as myheritage.it, myheritage.nl, myheritage.pl, etc.). MyHeritage had over 30 different websites. MyHeritage.com is their flagship website.
WORLD - ONWARD TO OUR PAST
Home of Award-winning Onward To Our Past Genealogy Services website hosted by Genealogical Historian, Scott Phillips. Offering free tips, hints, help, and genealogy fun coupled with unique resources for Bohemia (Czech Republic), Italy, and Cornwall family history and genealogy.