Genealogy Links: Choosing the Right Resource
There are many resources on the internet that can help you with
your research. These range from online subscription services that
give you access to census and BMD records, to help on genealogy,
much like this site. Below are some sites on the internet that can
be useful to you (most of them were stumbled across while reading
about parish registers at ParishRegister.co.uk)
- they can inform you about the different types of records and give
you advice on choosing the most effective way to research your family
Indexes and Transcripts
Online - this website has information about census records,
and includes links to other census websites that focus on a particular
census year, or a particular county.
Data Archive - this company produces high quality census records
on CD - you can view example pages on the website!
an online pay-as-you-go service which has complete census indexes
and transcripts. Very useful for the beginner, as prices start from
only £5, and the site also includes BMD records!
BMD Records & Baptism/Burial Records
- this site hold complete BMD indexes for 1837 onwards, and is the
cheapest way to find the references you need to order a birth certificate.
Birth Records, Marriage
Records, and Burial
and Death Records - These three sites give useful information
about records, what you can find on a record, and how to order certificates.
There is also a case study, in which you are shown how to find a
record for a famous person.
Parish Records & Military Records
Registers - a wealth of information about parish records, including
an easy-to-read timeline of how the records have changed, how to
search the records, reviews of recently released records on CD,
and lots more There is also a handy site map, which is brilliant
for finding what you need.
- this is one of the only sites on the internet dedicated to Army
Lists. The site has extensive information on the army, including
cap badges and hats throughout the years, and extracts from a late
19th century publication about soldiers such as Baden-Powell.
Other Genealogy Links
Reviews - the latest reviews on genealogy products, updated
every month with new reviews - this is very useful, as you can read
another person's opinion on a product to see whether you want to
purchase it from a company.
Genealogy Supplies - the largest UK genealogy publisher and
retailer, with over a decade of experience. This website sells all
of the products in their catalogue (you can order a free catalogue
here) and offers advide and customer feedback.
- This is a vast online research site, where you can search census
transcripts and indexes, BMD records, parish records, directories,
navy/crew lists, and more. Their all-inclusive subscriptions are
excellent value for money.