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Links To Useful Websites - Updated 27 February 2018

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Useful Links

If you would like a link added to the list, please contact Teresa Lewis (Administrator) or if you are confident enough please feel free to add to the list yourself

Archives, Libraries and Record Offices

A2A Access to Archives - UK Archives Database

The British Library

Library and Archives Canada

National Archives Australia

National Archives Ireland

National Archives New Zealand

National Archives Scotland

National Archives UK

National Archives USA

National Library of Australia

Wiltshire County Record Office - now known as Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre (WSHC)


Books and Publications

Jeremy Haslam - Publications


Churches and Church Records

Caring For God's Acre - Churchyard Conservation

Central Council of Church Bell Ringers

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Various Genealogical Records available

Churches Conservation Trust - the organisation who protect vulnerable historical churches

Clergy of the Church of England (CCed) database

Parish Registers and other records

A Peculiar or Independent Church - St. Lawrence Chapel Warminster



Local 999 Reports - Emergency Services Reports

Convicts to Tasmania

Convicts to New South Wales

Old Bailey Online - Criminal Trials


Emigration & Immigration

British Settlers in Natal:1824-1857 by Shelagh O'Byrne Spencer

Family History South Australia - includes Ships & Passenger Lists

NZ Passenger Lists - Arrivals

The Ships List - Ships & Passenger Lists

R. M. S. Titanic - Passenger List and more


Employment & Trade

Dictionary of Old Occupations - by Jane Hewitt

Historical Directories - University of Leicester - Searchable Digital Library

Pigot's Trade Directory 1830 Wiltshire


Genealogy Media

Curious Fox - UK & Ireland Genealogy Message Boards

Cyndi's List - Wiltshire

Documents Online - UK Archives - includes Military records & Wills

FamilySearch - Morn Church of the Latter Day Saints Website

FamilySearch - a Guide to the British batches - An unoffical analysis of the former IGI batches for the British Isles

Find Our Family - Great ideas to encourage younger family members to take an interest in their roots.

Genealogy Specialists - Free to use Forum for beginner and more established researcher

Hugh Wallis IGI Batch Numbers - FamilySearch (see also FamilySearch - a Guide to the British batches)

Medieval English Genealogy - regularly updated with interesting articles and research support covering the medieval period.

Rootschat - Family History Forum

Save A Grave - All you need to know about the preservation of headstones

Society of Genealogists - Access to some free records

Wiltshire Family History Society

Wiltshire Pages at GENUKI

Wiltshire Record Society - Publishers of Many Historical Records 



British History Online

National Monuments Record at English Heritage includes images of many Wiltshire locations

Wiltshire Buildings Records - Trace the history of a building



Enclosure Maps - Catalogue of coverage of England and Wales

Old Maps - includes Wiltshire parishes

Ordnance Survey Maps - Maps of England & Wales from the National Library of Scotland


Medical & Scientific     

Archaic Medical Terms 

Epidemics & Diseases - Timeline of Epidemics in the United Kingdom



Army Lists British Army

Auckland War Memorial Museum, NZ - see also "Online Cenotaph"

British Legion Database - A place to find or record anyone who has been lost in battle

British War Graves Photographs - Free images of war graves of British Servicemen home and abroad

Civil War - Soldiers & Sailors

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Casualties from WWI & WWII

Forces Records - Military Records such as POW's etc

Great Western Railway - Casualties of WWI

LLT - The Long, Long Trail - Wiltshire Regiment (British Army 1914-1918 for family historians)

Merchant Navy Crew Lists (1915) - Searchable database for Merchant Seaman serving aboard vessels in 1915

Navy List - Napoleonic Wars by Patrick Marione

Navy List - Naval Biographical Database of the Royal Navy

Online Cenotaph, NZ -  for for the personal and official memory of people who served for New Zealand

The War Graves Photographic Project - In association with the CWGC

Wiltshire Soldiers - Site based on the books of Richard Broadhead

WWI Cemeteries  - (includes WWII index)

WWI - Shot at Dawn - Execution List by Mackenzie J Gregory

1st Battalion Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire)


Newspapers & Journals

British Library 19th Century Newspapers (free to search with library card no. login)

British Newspapers (fee payable or with full subscription to Find My Past)

Broadsides National Library of Scotland

Historic Australian Newspapers 1803 - 1954

Historic "New York Times" Newspaper Archives

Historic New Zealand Newspapers 1839 - 1945

Library of Early Journals - includes the "Gentleman's Magazine"

London Gazette - Searchable News Article Database


People & One Name Studies

Births, Death and Marriages in Wiltshire - a searchable database          

BMD Certificates UK Order Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

BMD Registers UK Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial (Free to search / Pay to view)

BMD UK Birth, Marriages, Deaths and Censuses (Information & Links)

Collett Surname Web Site - One name study

The Diaries of Charlotte Grove

Find A Grave - Worldwide Database of Memorial Stones

Free BMD UK - Births, Marriages and Deaths

Free CEN UK - Census Return

Free REG UK 

Gloucestershire BMD Indexes

Guild of One Name Studies - Index

Henley/Henly families and related surnames by Clive Henly

Jim Fisher's Wiltshire Genealogy pages - Items may be used for publication on the parish pages

London Lives - 1690 to 1800

Lost Cousins - Find relatives through common ancestors

Martin and Claire Nicholson's - Cemetery Project

Old English Given Names - Includes information on variants between approx 1450-1650

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (use library card no. to login)

Tasmanian Records Online - Access to Tasmanian Genealogical Records



Domesday Book

Dorset Parish Registers - Transcripts of Dorset Registers

Framlingham Historical Archive - Postcards and images of this Suffolk town

Place Names in Wiltshire - Wikipedia Link


Photographs & Portraits

Britain from Above - Photographic History Site (free to use)   Wiltshire specific

Date an Old Photograph - by Roger Vaughan

National Portrait Gallery



Bona Vacantia List - Wills of people who have died intestate in England & Wales over the past 30 years. Recent Wiltshire wills are displayed on the County Wide Page

Family Deeds - Transcripts of Wills & Deeds (free to view)

Wiltshire Wills - Probate records (1540-1858) held at WSHC


Social Services & Workhouses

Hidden Lives - Victorian & early 20th Century Care Homes established by the Waifs & Strays Society (now the Children's Society) including a few homes at Box and Wingfield, Trowbridge

The Workhouse - by Peter Higginbotham







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