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A search of the Internet reveals that there are numerous training opportunities available for budding genealogists, whether you aspire to be an amateur or a professional. An excellent yet often untapped resource, is the free training available on the "Learning Center" page at FamilySearch.org.

There are currently 85 online lessons and courses dealing with the United Kingdom and nine dealing with Ireland. Lessons are normally supported by an instructional video, student handout and teacher resource. So, take a moment right now to look at the variety of learning resources available to you at the Learning Center by selecting the following link, and remember they're free!

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Surname Distribution - Great Britain 1881 and 1998


To search for the geographical distribution for surnames within Great Britain in 1881 and 1998, visit the Great Britain Family Names Profiling website and click the blue circle titled "Search for a Surname." The website presents the distribution of surnames in Great Britain, both current and historic, based on findings in a research project being conducted by the University College of London (UCL) investigating the distribution of surnames in Great Britain. Added: 11/03/2013

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Internet Sites for British Isles Research


The following list of British Isles research sites includes URL links to genealogy and family history related websites previously compiled by Sandy Carter-Duff, Marylee Hagen and Linda Pearce.

All Encompassing Sites
Fee
 URL Link
Services
Free
http://www.familysearch.org
Search the FHL catalog materials; search IGI for individuals, surnames.
Free
http://www.genuki.org.uk
United Kingdom and Ireland Genealogy.
Pay
http://www.ancestry.com
1841-1901 Census for Wales, Scotland, England, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
1891, 1901, 1911 Census of Canada.
1906 Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

The index is free for 1881 census of Wales, England, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
Pay
http://www.origins.net British Isles and Ireland Genealogy.
Free
http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/
Genealogylinks.net - Over 12,000 genealogy links in the U.K. Genealogy section.
Free
Index
Only
http://www.findmypast.com
United Kingdom and Ireland collections. Family history records and news.
Free
Cyndi's List - of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
http://www.cyndislist.com
A comprehensive, catagorized cross-refernced list of the links that point you to genealogical research online. (Added: 05/03/2013)
Free
GenealogyInTime Magazine
http://www.genealogyintime.com/index.html
The worlds most popular genealogical website. (Added: 05/03/2013)

Wales
Fee
URL Links
Services
Free
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/
Wales Genealogy-  A subset of the main genuki.org website.
Free
http://www.cefnpennar.com/
Online Genealogical Research Engine (OGRE). Photographs of headstones in South Wales, Parish data, etc.
Free
http://www.welshgenealogy.net/
Welsh Genealogy - Parish records, monumental inscriptions, census transcriptions, etc.
Free
http://www.llgc.org.uk
The National Library of Wales. Search archival records supporting Family History research.
(Added: 11/039/2013)

Ireland and Northern Ireland
Fee
 URL Link
Services
Free
Index
Only
http://www.ifhf.brsgenealogy.com
Irish Family History Foundation - Online genealogy database for Ireland.  [You must register as a new
member].

Free index of birth, marriage, death census records for Ireland and Griffith's Valuation for Ireland.
Free
http://www.proni.gov.uk
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Ulster Covenant, Freeholders' Records. Index to will calendar entries. Definition of main administrative land divisions - province, county, barony, parish, townlands.

http://www.nationalarchives.ie
National Archives of Ireland. Has 1911Census of Antrim, Down, Dublin and Kerry.
Pay
http://www.groireland.ie
General Register Office [Republic of Ireland] Order birth, marriage, and death certificates.

http://www.landregistry.ie/eng/
Online service for the property registration authority.

http://www.ireland.anglican.org
Church of Ireland. Look for genealogy button and RCB library with offers of assistance in finding church records.

http://www.quakers-in-ireland.ie
Society of Friends (Quakers) in Ireland.

http://www.presbyterianhistoryireland.com
Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland. Database of congregational histories.  You must be a member to search database. Does not have individual baptisms, marriages or deaths.

http://www.eneclann.ie
A Trinity College Campus Company. Links to information on researchers, Irish townland maps, digitization of Irish genealogical records.
Free
http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/
Irish Genealogy - Search online church records.
Free
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.
ancestry.com/~rosdavies/

Townland maps, surname queries.
Free
Index
Only
http://www.ancestryireland.com/index.php
Ulster Historical Foundation - Birth, marriage and death records. Gravestone images.
Free
Index
Only
http://www.emeraldancestors.com
Emerald Ancestors - Northern Ireland Genealogy and Ulster Ancestry.
Free
http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com

Free
Index
Only
http://www.rootsireland.ie
Irish Family History Foundation. Parish church records, gravestone inscriptions, etc.
Free
Index
Only
http://www.ireland-genealogy.com

Free
http://www.askaboutireland.ie
Content from Ireland's libraries and museums
Free
Index
Only
http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestors/
Irish Genealogy - Surname and place name searches.
Free
http://www.thecore.com/seanruad
The "IreAtlas" Townland Database
(Link updated: 09/02/2013)

http://www.eircomphonebook.ie
Telephone directory search.
Free
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/ireland.htm
Newspapers in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Free
http://www.wesleyjohnston.com/users/ireland/
Ireland's history, geography and maps.
Free
http://www.irelandgenweb.com
Part of the WorldGenWeb Project. Ireland County Websites Index
Free
http://www.publicprofiler.org/worldnames/
Surname mapping.
Pay
for
Books
http://www.flyleaf.ie
Flyleaf Press - Publisher of  guides and reference sources for Irish family history and genealogy research.
Free
http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlkik/ihm/iremaps.htm
Maps and History of Early Irish territories, clans, tribes and placenames. The geography of early Ireland.
(Added: 05/03/2013)
Pay
for Records
http://www.ulsterancestry.com
Free pages list, Townland database, genealogy forum.
(Added: 07/08/2013)

Scotland
Fee
URL Link
Services
Free
Index
Only
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/
Statutory registers and old Parish registers of Scotland birth, marriage, death indexes.
1841-1901 Census.
Free
http://www.scotlandsfamily.com/
Scotland's Family - A one stop shop for all do-it-yourself Scottish Family Historians.
Free
http://www.sctbdm.com/index.php
Scotland BDM Exchange -  A resource for Scotland Genealogy and Scottish Family History.
Free
Index
Only
http://www.nas.gov.uk
Historical records from the 12th century to the rpresent day.

England
Fee
URL Links
Services
Pay
for
Records
http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/
General Register Office. Order birth, marriage and death records online.
Free
Index
Only
http://www.1911census.co.uk
1911 England Census online. Most but not all counties.
Free
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/
British Library Online Gallery.
Free
Index
Only
http://www.lostcousins.com
Census, etc. Post ancestors, etc.
Free
Index
Only
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk The National Archives - Home to millions of documents, files and images that cover 1,000 years of history.

Miscellaneous Sites
Fee
URL Links
Services
Free
http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk
Images of England
Free
http://sounds.bl.uk
Archival sound recordings, including British accents and dialects.
Free
http://www.englishtocanada.com
Basic information on English emigration to Canada. Promotes the sale of books written by Dr. Lucille H. Campey.
Free
http://www.scotstocanada.com
Basic information on Scottish emigration to Canada. Promotes the sale of books written by Dr. Lucille H. Campey.


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