Links - Family History

Useful Local Links

Wrexham Register Office

This page provides provides information about the Wrexham Register Office (also referred to as the Registrar Office or the Registry Office) which provides Registration Services for births, deaths and marriages.

North Wales Births Marriages & Deaths Database

the North Wales Births, Marriages and Deaths website, where Clwyd and Gwynedd Family History Societies, and Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, have been working together to bring you this service.

Clwyd Family History Society

To encourage the study of genealogy and family history in North-East Wales, and to provide a forum for people who are interested in these subjects to meet, and to help each other.

Cheshire West & Chester - Local and Family History

Information from Cheshire West & Chester Council.

Conwy Archives

Information from Conwy County Borough Council.

Denbighshire Record Office

Information from Denbighshire County Council.

Flintshire Records & Archives

Information from Flintshire County Council.

Powys Archives Office

Information from Powys County Council.

Shropshire Archives

Information from Shropshire County Council.

General Links

A2A - Access to Archives

A2A is part of the UK archives network. The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day.

Providing you with genealogy ancestry and family history help. Including the 1841 London Census the 1841 Hampshire Census and the 1841 Norfolk Census. Message boards to ask other genealogists for help with you family history research.

This site provides guidance on WHERE to find information on your English and Welsh ancestors. If you are a new to tracing your English and/or Welsh ancestors then you are well advised to look at this section first. It provides a methodical step-by-step approach to successfully tracing the English and Welsh side of your family tree. - Ancestry Searches is the largest family history site online with over 500 million UK and Ireland genealogy records.

Now includes the ability to search British Phone Books from 1880-1984.

Search British Phone Books 1880-1984

Archives Wales

Their online catalogue allows you with a single search to obtain information about more than 7,000 collections of historical records in the holdings of 21 archives in Wales. These archives are open to the public and you can use this site to plan your visit and find out more. Archives Wales forms part of the UK's National Archives Network.

BBC Family History

Your family history is about who you are and where you come from. This section will help you roll up your sleeves and get started on an amazing voyage of discovery.

British Library

The British Library hold 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 58 million patents, 3 million sound recordings, and so much more.

Cheshire Births Marriages & Deaths Database

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.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (The Mormons)

Their aim is to gather genealogical records to assist both non-members and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history research.


Links to free websites in The British Isles containing Parish Records.

English Origins provides access to definitive databases of genealogical data for online family history research.

Family Tree Forum

Family Tree Forum combines a lively research discussion forum, where there is always someone on hand to help you with your research, with a remarkable Reference Library (the wiki), where information can be found on anything from the GRO to researching ancestors in Prussia.

Family Tree Searcher

Enter your ancestor information just once to search family trees at multiple online genealogy databases.

Genealogy: Advice for Effective Searches

Answer a series of simple questions and get free, customized advice on the most effective steps for searching your answers.

Genealogy 4 U

Free Family Genealogy Research. Trace your family tree and genealogy history today! Find out who you really are and where you came from - know your true heritage! You can do this by just utilizing free family genealogy Web sites throughout the Internet.

Users can find out how to compile their very own family tree and there are useful links to help them with their research. The site provides a step-by-step guide on getting started and is simple to understand.

Genealogical Information Site (rootsweb) is the oldest and largest free online community for genealogists.

Irish Genealogy Toolkit

No matter where in the world you now call home you’ll find page after page of relevant advice on this website plus the very latest information on genealogical resources in Ireland.

Marriage Records

This is a comprehensive site on finding marriage records & tracing your family history. There is also plenty about the history of marriage. I believe your visitors would find the content both interesting as well as useful.

National Library of Wales

The Library is not only a library. We have thousands of manuscripts and archives, pictures and photographs, maps, sound recordings and moving images, available for all adults to consult in the building.

National Archives of Ireland

The National Archives holds many records which are relevant to Irish genealogy and local history and since January 2003, has an in-house genealogy service which offers free advice and assistance by professional genealogists to visitors to the National Archives who are researching their family tree.

Office for National Statistics

This is the UK's home of official statistics, reflecting Britain's economy, population and society at national and local level.

Public Record Office, The National Archives

The Public Record Office is the national archive of England, Wales and the United Kingdom.

Search 1881 and 1891 Census records - online

For the first time, fully searchable indexes and scans of original documents from the 1891 and 1881 censuses for England and Wales. Searching the index is free - you pay a small fee to view the census entry.

Society of Genealogists

The Society of Genealogists offers a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history and the lives of earlier generations.

Scotland's Gengenie

If you have the urge to trace your family history and they originate in Scotland let me take the time and effort to do the searching for you. Ii can offer you a single name search or a full family tree.

Scots Origin provides access to definitive databases of genealogical data for online family history research.


ScotlandsPeople, is the official government source of of genealogical data in Scotland,with over 43 million records to access.

The 1901 Census for England & Wales Online

The official genealogy site of the 1901 Census for England and Wales.

UK Births Marriages & Deaths Database

You can select and search for web sites that are dedicated to providing on-line information for genealogists researching births, marriages and deaths in the UK

United Kingdom Census Records

This site is a useful directory of free and paid census records which can be found online. The site also details helpful information for searching and locating census records.

Specific Searches

Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies

Maintain a reference and research library relating to genealogy, family history, heraldry and allied subjects, and an archive devoted to the history of Australian families and related material.

Australasia Births, Deaths and Marriages exchange

The aim of the Australasia Births, Deaths and Marriages Exchange is to provide genealogists with a free resource to share information about details contained on civil and parish records registered in Australia and civil records registered in New Zealand.

Australia and New Zealand Passenger Lists

This site is designed to help family historians locate passenger lists for migrant ships to Australia/New Zealand.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commission was established by Royal Charter in 1917. Its duties are to mark and maintain the graves of the members of the forces of the Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars, to build memorials to those who have no known grave and to keep records and registers, including, after the Second World War, a record of the Civilian War Dead.

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild (ISTG)

We are the "Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild" aka "ISTG". We were founded by a small group of people in late September of 1998. Today, we have over 500 volunteers who work diligently to decipher and transcribe passenger lists which are then uploaded to our website.

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