Research Websites


The following lists 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.

Genealogy/Family History Website Links

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Northern IrelandEmerald AncestorsEmerald Ancestors - Northern Ireland Genealogy and Ulster Ancestry.
FreeBlogThe Legal GenealogistThe Legal Genealogist. Genealogy, the law and so much more.
FreeBlogPaul Milner GenealogyPaul Milner Genealogy. Paul Milner, is a native of England, resides in the USA, and lectures internationally about British Isles Genealogical Research. This blog highlights British Isles research, resources and book reviews. He occasionally writes about his own ancestors.
FreeBlogEastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter. The daily online genealogy newsletter published by Author Dick Eastman.
FreeBlogGenealogy Tip of the Day with Michael John NeilGenealogy Tip of the Day. One genealogy "how to" tip every day from genealogist Michael John Neill. Increase your genealogy know how one day at a time!
FreeBlogOlive Tree Genealogy Olive Tree Genealogy. Genealogy records, tutorials, genealogy book and app reviews, genealogy news, genealogy specials and more. Helping you find your family tree and ancestors.
FreeBlogThe Genes BlogBritish Genes Blogspot. Top stories concerning British Isles ancestral research from Irish born Scottish based professional family historian, author and tutor Chris Paton.
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British IslesISBGFH - International Society for British Genealogy and Family HistoryInternational Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH). Membership requires paid registration. Free access to surname database.
(Added: 03/29/2015)
FreeBritish IslesGENUKI (Genealogy, United Kingdom and Ireland) United Kingdom and Ireland Genealogy.
PayBritish IslesOriginsBritish Isles and Ireland Genealogy.
FreeCanadaScots to Canada WebsiteBasic information on Scottish emigration to Canada. Promotes the sale of books written by Dr. Lucille H. Campey.
FreeCanadaThe English to Canada WebsiteBasic information on English emigration to Canada. Promotes the sale of books written by Dr. Lucille H. Campey.
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EnglandParish ChestA family history and genealogy store with census records, parish registers, maps, books and detailed directories, etc.
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EnglandThe National ArchivesThe National Archives - Home to millions of documents, files and images that cover 1,000 years of history.
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EnglandLost CousinsCensus, etc. Post ancestors, etc.
FreeEnglandImages of EnglandImages of England.
PayEnglandFind My PastUK family history records.
PayEnglandHM Passport Office - General Register OfficeGeneral Register Office. Order birth, marriage and death records online.
FreeGreat BritainBritish Library - SoundsArchival sound recordings, including British accents and dialects.
FreeGreat BritainGreat Britain Family Names ProfilingSurname Mapping
FreeIrelandThe IrelandGenweb projectPart of the WorldGenWeb Project. Ireland County Websites Index
PayIrelandIreland GenealogySearch Irish genealogy Records.
PayIrelandGeneral Register Office General Register Office [Republic of Ireland] Order birth, marriage, and death certificates.
PayIrelandProperty Registration Authority IrelandOnline service for the property registration authority.
FreeIrelandQuakers In IrelandSociety of Friends (Quakers) in Ireland.
FreeIrelandPresbyterian Historical Society of IrelandPresbyterian Historical Society of Ireland. Database of congregational histories. You must be a member to search database. Does not have individual baptisms, marriages or deaths.
PayIrelandEneclannA Trinity College Campus Company. Links to information on researchers, Irish townland maps, digitization of Irish genealogical records.
FreeIrelandTroy Irish Genealogy SocietyThe Troy Irish Genealogy Society's website now includes interment records of 12,731 individuals, including irish immigrants, from the long closed St. John's Cemetery in Albany, New York.
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IrelandRootsIrelandrish Family History Foundation - Online genealogy database for Ireland. [You must register as a new
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Free index of birth, marriage, death census records for Ireland and Griffith's Valuation for Ireland.
FreeIrelandGenealogical Society of IrelandGenealogical Society of Ireland. Portrays itself to be Ireland's most active genealogical organization.
FreeIrelandIrish GenealogyIrish Genealogy - Search online church records.
FreeIrelandAsk About IrelandContent from Ireland's libraries and museums
FreeIrelandIrish Genealogy ToolkitIrish name search, genealogy information, tools and advice.
PayIrelandFlyleaf PressFlyleaf Press - Publisher of guides and reference sources for Irish family history and genealogy research.
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IrelandRootsIrelandIrish Family History Foundation. Parish church records, gravestone inscriptions, etc.
Ireland and Northern IrelandThe IreAtlas Townland DatabaseThe "IreAtlas" Townland Database.(Link updated: 09/02/2013)
FreeIreland and Northern IrelandOnLine Irish NewspapersNewspapers in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
FreeIreland and Northern IrelandIreland's History in MapsMaps and History of Early Irish territories, clans, tribes and place names. The geography of early Ireland.
FreeIreland and Northern IrelandThe National Archives of IrelandNational Archives of Ireland. Has 1911Census of Antrim, Down, Dublin and Kerry.
FreeIreland and Northern IrelandTravel Through the Ireland StoryIreland's history, geography and maps
FreeIreland and Northern IrelandPhonebook OnlineTelephone Directory Search.
FreeIreland and Northern IrelandIrish AncastorsIrish Surname and place name searches.(Link updated: 02/19/2017)
FreeNorthern IrelandPRONI - Public Records Office N.I.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.
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Northern IrelandUlster Historical FoundationUlster Historical Foundation - Birth, marriage and death records. Gravestone images.
FreeNorthern IrelandRoss Davies' Co. Down, Northern Ireland Family History Research SiteTownland maps, surname queries and many other resources.
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Northern IrelandUlster AncestryFree pages list, Townland database, genealogy forum.
FreeScotlandNational Library of Scotland, An Introduction to Scottish Family HistoryA general guide to starting family history research. The National Library of Scotland has a wide range of genealogical resources.
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ScotlandThe National Archives of ScotlandHistorical records from the 12th century to the present day.
FreeScotlandQuarriersThe Genealogy and records service is a contact point for enquirers wanting to know about the records held by the organisation since the 1870s when William Quarrier opened his first night shelter for Glasgow street children.
FreeScotlandScotland BDM ExchangeScotland BDM Exchange - A resource for Scotland Genealogy and Scottish Family History.
PaidScotlandThe Scottish Genealogy SocietyThe Society, based in Edinburgh and founded in 1953, helps with research into Scottish family and local history.
PayScotlandScottish RootsDo you have Scottish Ancestors? Let us find your ancestors and trace your family tree.
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ScotlandScotland's PeopleStatutory registers and old Parish registers of Scotland birth, marriage, death indexes.
1841-1901 Census.
FreeScotlandGENUKI ScotlandScotland Genealogy - A subset of the main genuki.org website.
FreeScotlandCensusDiggins - Scottish GenealogyScottish genealogy searches, links, books, clan information, castles and more! Stop by for a wee bit and search for yer Scottish Ancestry .
FreeUnited KingdomGenealogy LinksOver 12,000 genealogy links in the U.K. Genealogy section.
FreeUnited KingdomBritish Library - Online GalleryFix the location of thousands of maps, read virtual books and online exhibitions.
FreeWalesLlyfrgell Genedlaethol CymruThe National Library of Wales. Search archival records supporting Family History research.
(Added: 11/09/2013)
FreeWalesWelsh GenealogyWelsh Genealogy - Parish records, monumental inscriptions, census transcriptions, etc.
FreeWalesCefmPennarOnline Genealogical Research Engine (OGRE). Photographs of headstones in South Wales, Parish data, etc.
FreeWalesGENUKI WalesWales Genealogy - A subset of the main genuki.org website.
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WorldwideCindi's ListCyndi's List - of Genealogy Sites on the Internet. A comprehensive, categorized cross-referenced list of the links that point you to genealogical research online.
(Added: 05/03/2013)
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Worldwide Ancestry1841-1901 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.
FreeWorldwideGenealogy in TimeGenealogy In-Time Magazine. The worlds most popular genealogical website. (Added: 05/03/2013)
FreeWorldwideFamily SearchSearch the FHL catalog materials; search IGI for individuals, surnames.
This table contains links to websites relating to the British Isles and Ireland.