Saturday, October 17, 2009

Free Genealogy Resources in the UK and Europe



Hope you don't mind a quick recap of some geography-based family history resources from Britain (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the whole friggin' Empire thing they had going on), along with those from the rest of Europe:


Europe

A Peek Through European History  The European Library is an instant connection to dozens of wonderful library collections throughout Europe.

Are You Royalty?  Is there a Duke, Earl or Princess in your family tree.  This is the place to check

Family and Cultural Heritage in Europe  Europeana is another wonderful source of information on personal and cultural heritage and history,  

Immigrants from Europe  Search millions of immigration records, with particular emphasis on Russian, German, Irish and Italian immigrants to the US

Latvia Vital Records of the Late 19th, Early 20th Centuries  Actual images of birth, marriage and death records from Latvia towns and churches.


UK

Forces Reunited: Searching UK Military Records  More than a million military records from England, etc.

Medieval Soldier Military Records (That's right...Knights!)  How often do you get to search records from the 14th century?

World War I and World War II British Commonwealth Deaths  Over a million records from the Great Wars of the 20th century, and from the entire British Empire.

Bring Out Your Dead  With apologies to Monty Python, English and Irish death records. 

Five Centuries of British Family History Records  FreeUKGen hooks you up to millions of vital records spanning hundreds of years.

More English, Irish, Scottish, UK-ish Family History  A hodge-podge of some pretty interesting and valuable research tools.

Proceedings of the Old Bailey Criminal Court in London  This one is great...hundreds of years of trial transcripts from London's central courthouse.

One-Name Studies  And this one's what you call off-beat, but well-worth a visit just the same.

Searching Free Online Historical Directories  Before there were phone books, there were town and county directories, including many from the UK.




Visit the main page of Free Genealogy Tools for more, umm, free genealogical tools.

And don't forget to also check for your family history at Ancestry.com and NewspaperArchive.com. These are subscription databases, but they are among the most powerful research tools available for looking into family roots.

2 comments :

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