Web Resource Portal.
This page provides links to useful research websites.
Please report to me any links that don't work and feel free to recommend any
sites you come across that are not listed here. In addition if you find
information that has been particularly relevant to your research and think that
it should be drawn to the attention of others then let me know and I will
add it to this page. Please note that the descriptions of whats available on
each site may not be complete. Its just to give you some idea of whats
The free sites are; familysearch.org, scotlandspeople and freebmd.org.uk
If there is no explanation alongside a link its because I haven't fully investigated it yet. Feel free to do so for me!
ancestry.comCommercial site: Census'
1841-1901 Eng,Scot&Wales: BMD records; Griffiths Valuations; Tithe
applotment Books; British Army WW1 Medal Rolls
, Pensions; Service
Records; Pallot's marriage&baptism indexes; Royal Naval casualties;
genesreunitedCommercial site: Census' 1841-1901
Eng&Wales; BMD; Deaths WW1&2
familysearch.orgThis is a free site run by the Mormon Church who have transcribed vasts amounts of family history material worldwide. They have Eng. BMD indexes, Census' for Eng&Wales; Family History Library Catalogue, locating Church records eg just found the Bishops Transcripts for Brayton Parish Church from 1617 are at the Borthwick institute in York
scotlandspeopleFree access to Scottish Census'
origins.net A commercial site: Census' 1841-1871 but more importantly for those tracing Yorkshire families the Borthwick Institute's "The Prerogative & Exchequer Court of York Probate Indexes" are being digitized. 72 hrs membership £7.50; 1 Month £10.50; Annual £47
Federation of Family History Societies. They have a large number of
indexes available online, from Census records by county to burial records.
Searching the indexes is free (after registration) but
viewing detail is usually charged at about .06p an item
findmypast.com Commercial site: Census' 1841-1891, Eng&Wales; BMD records; Occupational resources, Kellys handbook, the Clergy list 1896, Medical Register 1913 etc; Passenger lists, ships leaving UK 1890-1960; Military records including BMDs from as early as 1760. Allows you to search the indexes for free and then you pay a small amount to look at the detail. To do this you buy "units." The minimum you can buy is 60 (£6.95) which are valid for 90 days. The costs vary from 1 unit to see a BMD entry to 50 units for "a soldier died/roll of honour scroll" You can also buy a full subscription
freebmd.org.ukFree access to BMD,
Census etc including images of the original documents. As it says
itself its a victim of its own success to I advise you to search it in the
early hours of the morning
1901censusonline.com Commercial site:
All Census indexes for free + BMD. Buy credits £5 for
500. A BMD entry will cost 10 credits
ukbmd.org.uk On the face of it appears to
redirect you to Ancestry.com.