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Useful links

The Links section of the soc.genealogy.britain Frequently Answered Questions.

Lists of Useful Links

You might also want to read the General FAQs page, before you dive into these links. There are some handy pointers about the best starting points for your family research.



Roy Stockdill's Newbies' Guide
Other BMD links
Cyndi's List - genealogy resources worldwide
Latter Day Saints
Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS)
Abbreviations for common English first/Christian/given names
Detailed historical information on places in Britain
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Federation of Family History Societies(Census, Burials, MI etc.)
Note: this site will go offline at noon on March 2nd 2009, as the site's data can now be found at . If you go to you can check which databases have been transferred, which are still in the process, and which will not be copied over.

Gypsy and Circus, and other "entertainment" ancestors

Canal & Boat People
Free searches of 125,000 Black Sheep and Police 1860-1920 and WWI
United Kingdom Centre for the History Of Nursing
1901 Census Leftovers
The Woodgate Archive
Barry Ruck's Getting Started, IGI and Census FAQs
Archives of soc.genealogy.britain mailing list
Google archive of the soc.genealogy.britain Usenet group


Online Names Research Directory
Metropolitan Police
Railways Staff Registers (North-West 1869-1950)
London Maps and Road Name Change Information
Hudderfield area genealogy



Online Names Research Directory



The Scottish GRO record site
Isle of Islay Project (lots of transcriptions, pictures etc. on this
page, very helpful)
Online Names Research Directory


Online Names Research Directory
Family Tree Maker's article on "Researching Irish Roots"

Rootsweb Guide to Tracing Irish Families
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors



GENUKI general occupations page and specific occupations
Cyndis List occupational links
Occupational mailing lists at RootsWeb
Chemists biographical database 1880-1970
British book trade index (England and Wales)
Scottish book trade index
Ranks, professions, occupations and trades
Dictionary of ancient occupations and trades
Dictionary of occupational titles index
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 10:54