As you are probably aware, there are now thousands, if not millions, of genealogy websites.

These are just some that members have recommended. If you have some that you think should be listed here, then let us know.


United Kingdom & Ireland

10 million+ UK GRO records at FreeBMD

Local BMD:
Sites with indexes based on original Register Office Records

There are two sets of Birth, Marriage and Death indexes in the UK; the original indexes held by the local register offices and a secondary index created by the General Register Office.”A good explanation is at

UK Maps:
Historical map archive

FreeCEN UK Census Search

UK 1911 census
(pay per view)

British Isles Vital Record Index 2nd edition

Vital Records: Scots and English Origins
Scottish census images for 1891 & 1901

Commonwealth War Graves

UK Birth, Marriage & Death indexes

UK burials and cremations

Historical Trade Directories

British Data Archive

National Archives of Ireland

Find My Past

Scotlands People
(pay to view)

Scotlands family:
Free online resources

History of Scotland

Scottish Language

Scottish Traditions

UK Church Database

FreeREG: UK Parish Registers

The BlackSheepIndex

Irish newspapers online

British newspapers online