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Links To Useful Websites - Updated 28th March 2020

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Useful Links

If you would like a link added to the list, please contact Emma Russell (Page OPC) who will include the link.  Emma can be contacted via the Contact Us section by clicking on her name in the OPC list

Archives, Libraries and Record Offices

A2A Access to Archives - UK Archives Database

The British Library

Library and Archives Canada

Mitchell Library, Glasgow - Many collections worldwide

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 

Churches Conservation Trust - the organisation who protect vulnerable historical churches

Clergy of the Church of England (CCed) database

Parish Registers and other records

Presbyterian Archives in New Zealand


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

The Ships List - Ships & Passenger Lists

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

Employment & Trade

Dictionary of Old Occupations - by Jane Hewitt

Pigot's Trade Directory 1830 Wiltshire

Genealogy Media

Curious Fox - UK & Ireland Genealogy Message Boards

Cyndi's List - Wiltshire

FamilySearch - 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

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

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

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


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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Casualties from WWI & WWII

Forces Records - Military Records such as POW's etc

Great Western Railway - Casualties of WWI

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

The War Graves Photographic Project  - In association with the CWGC

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 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

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

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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