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A Vision of Britain
A nice collection of maps, historical references and historical statistics for places in Britain.

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp

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Ramses
On Sat, 9 Oct 2010
A2A
The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/advanced-search.aspx?tab=1

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Dave
On Fri, 12 Oct 2007
Abbreviations and what they mean.
Useful for deciphering abbreviated names on old records.

http://freereg.rootsweb.com/howto/realnames.htm

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splus
On Tue, 9 Oct 2007
BMDshare.com
The site for genealogists to share their UK Birth, Marriage and Death Certificate Information.

http://www.bmdshare.com/

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Dave
On Fri, 3 Jul 2009
British Genealogy
A family history forum to (hopefully) help you with your research.

http://www.british-genealogy.com/forums/index.php

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Bo Peep
On Thu, 18 Oct 2007
Catholic Ancestor Index
Here's a link for anyone looking into their Catholic Ancestry.

http://www.catholic-history.org.uk/cfhs/catholic_ancestor_20100518.htm

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Phyll
On Fri, 11 Mar 2011
Coal Mining History Resource Centre
the UK's largest and most comprehensive website concerning the history of coalmining - including a searchable database of over 164,000 recorded accidents and deaths.

http://www.cmhrc.co.uk/site/home/

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splus
On Sun, 3 Aug 2008
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

"Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. It is a non-profit-making organisation that was founded by Sir Fabian Ware."

http://www.cwgc.org/

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Dave
On Thu, 2 Aug 2007
Crimean War Research Society
Full of info and links,there is a three part channel4 series on site which is really excellent.

http://cwrs.russianwar.co.uk/cwrsentry.html

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RATTY
On Mon, 8 Mar 2010
Cyndis list
Gateway to many other genealogy sites

http://www.cyndislist.com/

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familyman
On Thu, 2 Aug 2007
Did your ancestor work for the postal service?
To complement the new records on Ancestry - Postal Service Appointments - this site is the leading resource for British postal heritage and includes exhibitions and links to war memorials sited in post offices all over the country

http://postalheritage.org.uk/page/1/Home

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RATTY
On Sat, 13 Aug 2011
DustyDocs
Links to free websites in the British Isles containing Parish Records.

(you may already use some of the sites featured, but this is a really handy portal)

http://dustydocs.com/

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Dave
On Tue, 9 Jul 2013
Family History. Help with Brick Walls
Found this, don't know if we've seen it before, but it has some useful info.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~copestake/genealog.html

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Phyll
On Fri, 11 Mar 2011
Familysearch
They now have a Youtube channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/familysearch

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RATTY
On Wed, 3 Aug 2011
FreeBMD
"FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records."

Find GRO references for ordering certificates on this site.

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

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Dave
On Fri, 2 Mar 2007
GRO
(General Register Office)

Order Birth, Marriage, & Death certificates online.

Requires registration to buy, but this is the official government site.

http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/

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Dave
On Wed, 25 Oct 2006
Historical Directories
A very useful collection of searchable Trade Directories

http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/

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Ramses
On Sat, 9 Oct 2010
Hugh Wallis's Genealogical Web Sites
Weblinks
Hugh Wallis's Genealogical Web Sites

IGI Batch Numbers and other useful information

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/

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Dave
On Thu, 2 Aug 2007
IGI
The International Genealogical Index is a partial index to vital records from around the world.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=igi/search_IGI.asp&clear_form=true

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Dave
On Fri, 2 Mar 2007
IGI companion site
Thorough investigation of the IGI Batch numbers with tips statistics links to the data and other interesting software they produce

http://www.archersoftware.co.uk/igi/index.htm

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RATTY
On Thu, 29 Nov 2012
Lancashire BMD
"Register Offices in the county of Lancashire, England, hold records of local births, marriages & deaths back to the start of civil registration in 1837. The county's Family History Societies are collaborating with the local Registration Services to make the indexes to these records freely searchable via the Internet."

Please note: Information for the St Helens area is limited at the moment, but births from 1837 until the early 1900s are included.

The references found on this site are for use with local Registry offices (and not with the GRO).

http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/

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Dave
On Thu, 2 Aug 2007
Lancashire Parish Clerks
an excellent parish record site, not complete but updated very regularly

http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

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maggienellie
On Sat, 19 Jan 2008
Latin Names
Understanding Latin names and abbreviations on old documents.

http://freereg.rootsweb.com/howto/latinnames.htm

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splus
On Tue, 9 Oct 2007
LIVERPOOL HISTORY PROJECTS
Liverpool Roman Catholic Marriages / Baptisms / Burials. Including other interesting items.

http://www.liverpoolhistoryprojects.co.uk/http://

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JOHNB
On Sun, 30 Aug 2015
London Gazette
Despite the title, this publication covers all of England and there are links to the Edinburgh and Belfast editions on the title page.
It can be very useful if any of your ancestors ran a business, had a career in the armed forces (promotions etc) or were lucky enough to move in society circles. It is basically an archive of official announcements.

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/

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Ramses
On Sat, 9 Oct 2010
Manchester & Salford family history forum
The Manchester & Salford family history forum was set up to help people trace/find information on family members who either lived in the area or were born in the area. We hope to guide people to where any records can be located or if we have them, then share them. The forum is totally free as is our web site that holds lots of free records for anyone to download. If you feel we maybe able to help you with your family tree in our area or you feel you could offer help to others, please come and join us, everyone is welcome.

M&SFHF


http://manchesterfamilyhist.proboards.com

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M&SFHF
On Fri, 11 May 2012
Old Mersey Times
"Liverpool and Merseyside's Life and times, transcribed from old newspapers" Not a big site, but does have stuff on St Helens.

http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/

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Dave
On Sat, 16 Sep 2006
Old-Maps.co.uk
Providing access to Britain's most extensive digital historical map archive. Find out where your ancestors used to live or check out what your neighbourhood looked like over a hundred years ago.

Not as useful as it once was.

http://www.old-maps.co.uk/

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Dave
On Sat, 16 Sep 2006
Parish Chest
Selling parish registers, census, workhouse records, wills, etc.

http://www.parishchest.com/

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Bo Peep
On Thu, 18 Oct 2007
Photoexchange
Volunteers willing to take photos in areas they live.

http://photoexchange.ourgenealogy.co.uk/pe/index.php

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familyman
On Mon, 23 Apr 2007
Prescot Roll of Honour
A web site that is dedicated to the men of Prescot, Lancashire, who gave their lives for King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919.

http://www.prescot-rollofhonour.info/

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Dave
On Tue, 9 Sep 2008
Rootschat
Good Genealogy Forum with plenty of helpful contributers

http://www.rootschat.com/

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eddiedunc
On Mon, 23 Apr 2007
Smith Chat Forums
Smith & Related Surnames Genealogy Forum, in connection with the Smith Family History Project of Lancashire, W.R.Yorkshire & Isle of Man

http://www.smithchat.com/

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Carole
On Mon, 12 Feb 2007
St Helens Deceased Search
Deceased search on the St Helens Council database.

http://crem.oltps.sthelens.gov.uk/crem/servlet/Telesearch

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Dave
On Sat, 6 Aug 2011
St Helens History (New Memorial Section)
As well as showing over 300 pictures from around 1900, the site is also researching the names on the war memorial. ***HELP WANTED** - If you have ANY information about a name on the memorial (pictures / family details / serial number etc) please log onto the site and contact me via the Contact Us page ---- many thanks

http://sthelenshistory.co.uk

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Lee Layland
On Thu, 23 Apr 2009
ST. HELENS REVISITED.
A former resident of St. Helens returns for a short visit and captures on dvd how places have changed. A nostalgic dvd well worth having. St. Helens Star veteran reporter Denis Whittle comments.

http://www.johndslater.co.uk/StHelensDVD.php

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Jonno
On Mon, 14 May 2012
The Workhouse
www.workhouses.org.uk

"The Workhouse often evokes the grim world of Oliver Twist, but its story is also a fascinating mixture of social history, politics, economics and architecture.
This site is dedicated to the workhouse, its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets... "

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/

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Dave
On Thu, 14 Sep 2006
Wales equivalent to our National Archives

http://www.archivesnetworkwales.info/

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RATTY
On Mon, 15 Aug 2011
Working Life
The photographs on this website bear testimony to the millions of workers who laboured in Britain's factories, mines and shipyards, on its railways, fishing boats and farms. To the men, women and children who created the wealth of the country and have never received the just recognition, or reward, for their labours. The world of manual work has virtually disappeared in Britain, most of it transported to the sweatshops of the Third World. This site is a celebration of fortitude, skill, courage and resilience. (originally posted in forum by Dane).

http://www.workinglife.org.uk/index.html

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Dave
On Sun, 17 Sep 2006
World War One Trench Maps & Aerial Photos
McMaster University Library is providing digital access, and the ability to download high resolution copies (600 dpi, 1GB, .TIFs) of these archival items for non-commercial purposes only. For allowable use of the images found on this website.

http://library.mcmaster.ca/maps/ww1/ndx5to40.htm

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Le200
On Fri, 11 Jul 2014
 

 

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