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Family and Local History


Genuki the essential site for UK and Ireland genealogy

Rootsweb extensive site, links to mailing lists etc.

LDS (Mormon) Church resources the familysearch site – IGI, Ancestral File, Library Catalogue etc.

The National Archives at Kew – including catalogue
The Society of Genealogists Englandís most extensive family history library

Manorial Documents Register search for location of manor court rolls

Access to Archives search the databases of English Archives

Archives Hub collections in UK Universities and Colleges

Commonwealth War Graves Commission locate your military ancestorsí graves

FreeBMD project to provide GRO indexes of English and Welsh births, marriages and deaths online

Free CEN UK census online project

Free REG project to provide online transcripts of parish and nonconformist registers in the UK

Historical Directories search and view British 19th century trade directories

Guild of One-Name Studies research into particular surnames

Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) organisation for co-ordinating family history

Cyndiís List links to many thousands of genealogy websites

West Yorkshire Archive Service offices in Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield

Old-Maps extensive digital historic map archive

Old Bailey Trials from 1674-1834


Domesday Book

Medieval English Genealogy

Coal Mining History resource centre



Pay-Per-View family history sites

Find My Past civil registration indexes of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales parish register and census transcripts



Official Wakefield site

Welcome to Wakefield


Bolton Abbey

Official Bolton Abbey Estate website

Boyle and Petyt School Beamsley, near Bolton Abbey



Skipton – Gateway to the Dales


Ermystedís Grammar School




links to places associated with William and Sylvester Petyt

Inner Temple Library

Coaching Inns (including the Belle Sauvage Inn)

Chelsea Old Church


Atherton, Lancashire

History of Atherton

Parish of Atherton includes transcripts of parish registers and trade directories


North Wales

Isle of Anglesey




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