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Ros Davies'
Co. Down, Northern Ireland Family History Research Site


© Rosalind Davies 2001
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Links to sites for Co. Down, Ireland Genealogy Research

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Top 'Must See' sites

indexes to births, deaths and marriages- civil & church

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927084

ordering certificates from their site info through LDS http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Photoduplication_Services
new website available from April 2014 for civil registration info & certificates from General Register, Belfast (like ScotlandsPeople)

https://geni.nidirect.gov.uk/

ordering a birth, death or marriage certificate http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/do-it-online/government-citizens-and-rights-online
tiny URL http://tinyurl.com/dxlkt86 (15 pounds in 2013- not marriages before 1922 ) &
http://www.groireland.ie/apply_for_a_cert.htm or http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/find_a_service/bdm/certificates_ie (births & marriages before 1921) - 10 euros in 2011
information on civil registration https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ireland_Civil_Registration
1901 & 1911 Census http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie
1863 land records, Griffiths Valuations http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml
Griffiths Valuations Revisitations 1864 to 1933- search by townland name only http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/val12b.htm or
http://goo.gl/c1EYPR
land records 1823-1838, Tithe Books http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/home.jsp
1901 & 1911 Census; Soldiers' Wills 1914-1918 & Tithe Applotment Books (land records) 1823-1838 http://www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/
Will indexes pre 1858 http://applications.proni.gov.uk/DCAL_PRONI_ProniNames/SearchPage.aspx
Will Calendar indexes 1858- 1920- Belfast http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/will_calendars.htm
Calendars of Wills and Administrations 1858 - 1920- Dublin http://www.willcalendars.nationalarchives.ie/search/cwa/home.jsp
Post Office & Trade Directories 1819- 1900 http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/street_directories.htm
Public Records online Catalogue http://applications.proni.gov.uk/LL_DCAL_PRONI_ECATNI/SearchPage.aspx
Church records available in PRONI http://www.proni.gov.uk/guide_to_church_records.pdf
Townland maps- modern, 1830 or 1850 http://www.placenamesni.org/placenamesniviewer/map.phtml
Irish Wills 1484-1858 & other records ; pay-per-view http://www.origins.net/help/aboutio-wills.aspx
birth & marriage records; estate, prison & miltary records, wills & directories http://www.findmypast.ie
Tithe Books, Griffiths, church & military records http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/
birth & marriage records; pay-per-view with free indexes http://www.ancestryireland.com/
Irish Family History Foundation ; pay-per-view with free indexes- BDMs & church records http://www.rootsireland.ie/
birth & marriage records; pay-per-view from 1846 with free indexes http://www.emeraldancestors.com
pay-per-view access to lots of records http://www.ancestry.co.uk

 

Government Departments & Libraries & Museums & Universities

www.groni.gov.uk phone 028 9025 2000 Fax 028 9025 2044 or write Oxford House, 49-55 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4HL General Records Office ;ordering BDM certificates
www.proni.gov.uk/ phone 028 9025 5905 or write Titanic Square , Belfast BT9 6NY Public Record Office, Belfast
http://www.nationalarchives.ie
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/
National Archives in Bishop St, Dublin 8
www.nationalarchives.ie/search01.html location of civil registration records, church registers (Church of Ireland pre 1870 & Catholic up to 1880 & transportation records
http://www.nli.ie
http://wwwnli.ie/en/parish-register.aspx
National Library of Ireland

www.groireland.ie or Fax Dublin 6711243

http://www.groireland.ie/apply_for_a_cert.htm

General Register Office, Joyce House, 8-11 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2; BDMs before 1921
full certificate 10 euros or photocopy of register for 6 euros

http://www.birthsdeathsmarriages.ie/ ordering records from 1864 for the South
http://www.placenamesni.org/ Queens University Project for place names + maps
www.ucd.ie/~library/ University College Dublin- Library catalogue for interlibrary loans
www.qub.ac.uk/lib/ Queens University, Belfast- Library catalogue
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/ Queens University, Belfast- British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland 1800-1922; Emigration Database/ emigrant letters, newspaper extracts
www.linenhall.com Linenhall Library of Belfast; online catalogue
http://www.iar.ie/ Irish Archives Resource- information about archival collections open for public research
www.banbridgegenealogy.com or info@banbridge genealogy.com or jason.diamond@banbridge.gov.uk Jason Diamond is the contact at Banbridge Genealogy Services; phone 028 4062 3322
www.archives.ie/archives.htm List of archives available in Ireland

http://www.thephonebook.bt.com/publisha.content/en/find/residential/residential_numbers.publisha
http://www.whitepages.co.uk/white-pages-northern-ireland/

Northern Ireland Telephone Directory
http://www.eircomphonebook.ie
http://www.goldenpages.ie/
Phone book for Republic of Ireland
http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ Scottish records
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/topics/transportation/search01.html Ireland to Australia- transportation records
http://www.bagenalscastle.com/ancestry/index.htm
http://www.louthnewryarchives.ie/
Newry research indexes
http://www.originsnetwork.com/help/resarchives-io.htm various county records offices
http://www.libraryireland.com/UlsterDirectory1910/Newry.php directories & Griffiths Valuations
http://www.logainm.ie/?uiLang=en Place Names Gazeteer; translates Irish/English
http://www.eppi.ac.uk/eppi/digbib/ssearch British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland 1801-1922; lots of surnames
http://www.bvph-museum.com/ Bann Valley Pre-History Museum, Banbridge heritage project
http://www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/tourism/attractions/heritage/burren_heritage.asp Burren Heritage centre- Newry
http://www.downcountymuseum.com/template.aspx?pid=213&area=1&aName=Home Down County Museum in Downpatrick
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/grosse-ile-immigration/index-e.html Immigrants to Canada & USA 1832-1930 -quarantine station
http://www.ards-council.gov.uk/services/births-deaths-and-marriages.php Newtownards Council offices, 2 Church Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AP, Tel: 028 9182 4003, office is open from M-F, 9am to 12.30 pm and from 2pm to 4pm.
http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/cemeteries/index.asp gravestones inscriptions from several Belfast cemeteries
http://archives.gnb.ca/Irish/Databases/Letters/FindingAidViewer.aspx?culture Emigrant letters from Canada
http://eppi.dippam.ac.uk/documents Irish Land Commission papers c. 1893-1920
http://www.findmypast.co.uk British Army service records (1760-1915)
http://www.librariesni.org.uk/libraries/downpatrick-library/ Downpatrick Library with links to other N. Ireland Libraries
http://universitystory.gla.ac.uk/search/ List of graduates to 1912

General Sites dealing with Co. Down

http://www.historyfromheadstones.com/index.php?freesearch pay-per-view gravestones with free indexes
http://www.mausolea-monuments.org.uk/home.php?admin_page=gaz_text photos & inscriptions of mausoleums not in published gravestones
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~registryofdeeds/index.html Registry of Dublin Deeds & Marriage Settlements
http://www.northdowntourism.com/Things-to-see---do/Heritage---Culture-no-links/Historic-Sites-%281%29/Ulster-Scots-genealogy.aspx For those with Ulster Scots ancestry
http://www.placenamesni.org/ help in finding townland names in Northern Ireland & fragments of
http://www.thecore.com/seanruad/
http://www.leitrim-roscommon.com/TOWNLAND/town.html
help in finding townland names in Ireland & fragments of
www.ukgid.com/ useful links & a family finding notice board
http://www.askaboutireland.ie/show_homepage.do land records- Griffith's Valuations of 1863 with corresponding maps
http://www.failteromhat.com/ land records- Griffiths Valuations 1863 in parish lists ; Post Office Directories & lots of Co. Cork info ; 1796 Spinning Wheel/flax grants
http://www.irishfamilyresearch.co.uk/ pay-per-view site with Post Office Directories & some gravestones
www.nifhs.org North of Ireland Family History Society
www.tiara.ie useful information & links
home.clear.net.nz/pages/nzsoghamilton/ireland.htm useful information & links
http://www.igp-web.com/down/index.htm
http://www.igp-web.com/down/Resources.htm
http://www.igp-web.com/down/Emigration.htm
Fiona Jones' Co. Down Mailing List site- useful information, lookups & links & passenger lists locations
www.genuki.org.uk/big/irl/DOW/index.html useful information & links
www.CyndisList.com/ireland.htm useful information & links
http://www.lurganancestry.com/ any one with ancestors in the Lurgan area- over 20,000 names
www.rootsweb.com/~genclass/ireland/ldsfilms.html shows the film numbers for parish records that are available
www.borderreivers.co.uk/ Many Co. Down people came from the border region of Scotland & England- check out the Surnames List
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk Try the Genealogy section if you have questions to ask about Belfast ancestors
http://armagh.brsgenealogy.com/ Co. Armagh BDMs- pay-per-view
http://www.originsnetwork.com/Welcome.aspx pay-per-view databases including Griffiths Valuations of 1863
http://www.origins.net/IOWelcome.aspx
http://www.irishorigins.com/
a variety of resources for the whole of Ireland
http://www.regiments.org or http://www.irishhistoryonline.ie tracing ancestors with army links
http://www.glenravel.com/ Belfast site including Clifton Street Cemetery photos & inscriptions
http://www.ulsterancestry.com/ua-free-pages.php Research service company with some free archives including passenger lists
http://www.hidden-gems.eu/index.html Federation for Ulster Local Studies and the Federation of Local History Societies to draw attention to and celebrate some of the lesser known but interesting places and buildings in Ireland
http://thepeerage.com/index.htm Prominent people of Co. Down
http://books.google.com Names of Irish Passengers to America By O'Laughlin c. 1812
http://books.google.com/books?id=HksROk0ViAEC&pg=PA9&dq=Jane+Raleigh+Baxter,+Newry&ei=CvMOTL-ZLIfMkwTBpKX4CQ&cd=2#v=onepage&q=Jane%20Raleigh%20Baxter%2C%20Newry&f=false
http://www.liverpoolhistoryprojects.co.uk/irish/removals.htm Poor Irish people removed from Liverpool UK c. 1859- 1878
http://www.theshipslist.com ships' information & passenger lists
http://www.nyarrivals.com/ passenger arrivals into New York
http://www.coastguardsofyesteryear.org/news.php help with coastguard ancestors

http://www.irishfamilyresearch.co.uk/EssentialResource8.htm &
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/

Workhouse information
http://www.ulsterwarmemorials.net/html/county_down.html War Memorial information, locations & name
http://www.irishmariners.ie/index.php Irish merchant seaman index 1918-1921
http://www.findmypast.co.uk

militia service records 1806-1915

http://histfam.familysearch.org/famsearchform.php important site for Newry researchers with old records ; select Ireland, Newry
http://www.irelandxo.com/ The Ireland Reaching Out (IrelandXO) programme is based on a simple idea; instead of waiting for people of Irish descent to trace their roots, we go the other way. Working through voluntary effort at a townland, village and parish level in Ireland, we identify who left those areas, & trace them & their descendants worldwide; offers a free service and it is a not forprofit organisation.

Personal sites dealing with Co. Down

http://www.billcardwell.co.uk/ Bill Cardwell's gravestone photos site; NE Co Down
www.globaldialog.com/~nkr Newry, Kilkeel & Banbridge information
www.raymondscountydownwebsite.com/
Raymond Kelly's; Banbridge,Dromara, Dromore & Kilkeel information

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jeanmccarthy36

Jean McCarthy's site; Some Newtownards, Belfast & Banbridge 1901 Census +
www.from-ireland.net/contents/downconts.htm Jane Lyon's useful Co. Down information site
http://www.from-ireland.net/dow/down.htm Jane Lyon's list of where Estate records are kept
www.fipacian.com/MinersofMourne.htm Fiona's site for the Mourne/Kilkeel area
http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/index.htm Belfast & Co Down Trade & Post Office Directories 1805- 1907
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~meaneypj/index.htm Peter Meaney's site focusing on Newcastle , Kilbroney, Kilkeel, Newry area
http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/5835 1000s of photographs of Co. Down & Ireland
http://mbphotography.fotopic.net/ Bill and Michelle's Northern Ireland picture gallery
http://www.irishmariners.ie/ Irish Merchant seaman 1918-1921

Organisations

http://www.ancestryireland.com/database.php Ulster Historical Socety's BDM's- free BDM index then pay to view certificate
http://www.emeraldancestors.com/index.asp Northern Ireland-freeBDM index then pay to view certificate
archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/NIR-DOWN archives of the Co. Down newsgroup-why not join?
http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/frame_800.cfm gravestones on pay per view basis
http://freespace.virgin.net/mp.hearth/publicsIndex.html Ulster Architectural Society; very good information on historic buildings
www.geocities.com/crossgarwi Crossgar (Kilmore parish) Women’s Institute page
www.acquiweb.com/comber Comber town's own web page
www.ballynahinchregeneration.org/homep.htm Local page for Ballynahinch with links
www.nifhs.org North of Ireland Family History Society- 2 journals per year; a research service available
http://www.lisburn.com/books/historical_society/historicalsociety.html early Journals of Lisburn Historical Society
http://www.castlegarden.org
http://www.stevemorse.org/
passengers to USA before Ellis Island
personal site with links to Castle Garden & Ellis Island passenger lists
http://www.dunbrody.com/database2.php Ellis Island;original passenger lists of ships, which sailed from Ireland and the UK.
https://www.familyrelatives.org/treequest/jsp/customer/index.jsp Irish immigrants to New York during famine years- free but need to register
http://www.ancestorsonboard.com free indexes with pay-per-view details- ships out of UK ports from 1890
http://www.regiments.org/regiments/rgtirish.htm Irish Regiments
http://www.irishhistoryonline.ie/ Irish history
http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php Ordnance Survey site for photos of everywhere
http://www.measuringworth.com/ppoweruk/?redirurl=calculators/ppoweruk/ converting old pounds to today's value
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ 1901 census Kilkeel; some gravestones & newspapers & church records
http://www.ulsterancestry.com/ua-free-pages.php Passenger Lists and much more
http://www.ardsforum.com/ a community based forum Newtownards area
http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/convicts.htm Irish convicts to Australia 1791-1834
http://www.ulsterbiography.co.uk/ Bios of famous Ulster folk
http://ulster.failteromhat.com/defenceunion.htm Members of Ulster Defence Union in 1893
http://www.findmypast.co.uk/passengerListPersonSearchStart.action?redef=0 Passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960; free indexes then pay-per-view
http://www.ancestry.com/
http://www.ancestry.co.uk

Passenger lists; free indexes then pay-per-view
Belfast Newsletter 1738-1925 ; Dublin Probate & Marriage Licence Index 1270-1858

http://www.hamiltonmontgomery1606.com/
http://www.archive.org/details/hamiltonmanuscri00belf

The Plantation of Ulster by Scots 1606-1610 with James Hamilton & Hugh Montgomery

http://www.genealogybranches.com/irishpassengerlists/ships.html Passenger Ships from Ireland to America 1732-1749 - no passenger lists
http://www.geograph.ie/ People placing their own photos onto map of Ireland
http://www.searchforancestors.com/locality/ireland/census1851/ It's mainly Co. Antrim but some Co. Down people
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1633
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1262

Irish who died in the 1sr World War 1914-1918 & the War Medal Rolls

http://www.irishfamilyresearch.co.uk/ Subscription site with Memorials of The Dead 1500s-1910 & Will Indexes 1536-1810
http://www.irish-freemasons.org/ Irish Freemasons

Researchers

http://www.ulsterancestree.com Janet Abernethy from Craigavad , Holywood (recommended by others)
http://www.familyulster.com or info@familyulster.com Brians Watson's research organisation ( recommended by others)
Sean McCartan - I've seen recommendations
http://www.forrestresearchservices.com/
bob@forrestresearchservices.com
Bob Forrest can research at PRONI & Belfast Newsletter for all of Ulster with free database for church records in Limavady & the Roe Valley area, Co Londonderry
http://www.ballynagarrick.net/ulsterancestors
email: heather.flanders@ntlworld.com
Heather Flanders at Ulster Ancestors;covers the six counties of Northern Ireland- I've had recommendations
enquiry-ji@historicalresearch.freeserve.co.uk
www.historicalresearchassociates.com
Joan Philipson (BA Hons) & Jennifer Irwin (BA Hons); Glen Cottage, Glenmachan Rd, Belfast BT4 2NP
http://www.ulsterancestry.com/
researchers@ulsterancestry.com
Genealogy and family history research in Northern Ireland
(Members of the Association of Professional Genealogists)
http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/about_proni/freedom_of_information/proni_search_service.htm specific searches in church, census & land records; £13.30 per item
www.ancestryireland.com 12 College Square East, Belfast. BT1 6DD; Tel 028 9033 2288 Ulster Historical Foundation; research service & some databases

Newspapers

for a list of newspaper holdings in Downpatrick Heritage Library - click here

www.ireland.com Irish Times newspaper site; try the Ancestors icon
www.thedownrecorder.com Down Recorder newspaper; try the Country Diary icon; started 1836
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk Belfast Telegraph newspaper; local news
www.irishnews.com
http://www.irishnewsarchive.com/
Irish News newspaper; local news; from 1763
http://www.ulsternet-ni.co.uk The Outlook newspaper- circulating in south, east & west Co Down
www.ucs.usl.edu/bnl/
www.ucs.louisiana.edu/bnl/Main.html
Belfast newsletter with index 1737-1800
http://www.spectatornewspapers.co.uk/ Co Down Spectator with links to Newtownards Chronicle
http://irishnewspaperarchives.com/ Irish newspapers archive- pay per view on some sections
info@mourneobserver.com Mourne Observer newspaper, The Roundabout, Castlewellan Rd, Newcastle BT33 0JX ; Fax 4372 4566; since 1949
http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/ Belfast Gazette- government notices from 1921
http://www.immigrantships.net/newsarticles/ireland1700_1819.html Immigrant ships mentioned in newspapers
news@ardschronicle.co.uk Newtownards Chronicle started 1873
http://www.banbridgechronicle.com/ out of Banbridge since 1870
http://www.irelandoldnews.com 18th & 19th century newspapers with death notice index 54,000 names
http://www.irishtimes.com/search/index from 1859 but subscription of 10 euros for 24 hours or 26 euros for a week
http://www.nli.ie/en/catalogues-and-databases-printed-newspapers.aspx Northern Ireland newspapers including Newtownards Spectator & Donaghdee Review
http://britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk 65 million newspaper stories digitised; free indexes but access fees apply

Church Sites

http://www.presbyterianireland.org/about/records.html
http://irelandgenealogyprojects.rootsweb.com/Old/presbrecs.html
Presbyterian Church sites ; records kept at HQ at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Assembly Buildings , Fisherwick Place, Belfast

http://www.presbyterianhistoryireland.com/index.php?id=library
http://www.presbyterianhistoryireland.com/index.php?id=44
Presbyterian Historical Society; Holds some Presbyterian records but mainly on its ministers;
a list of the church records it holds
http://www.nspresbyterian.org Non Subscribing Presbyterian

http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofcongreg00kill/historyofcongreg00kill

History of various Presbyterian Congregations & lists of ministers
www.ireland.anglican.org/home.html &
http://www.ireland.anglican.org/dioceses/down/downparishes.html
http://ireland.anglican.org/index.php?do=about&id=42
http://www.downanddromore.org
http://www.ireland.anglican.org/library/libroots.html
Church of Ireland sites
http://irelandgenealogyprojects.rootsweb.com/Old/parishes.html Catholic Church sites
http://www.4ni.co.uk/listing.asp?cat=126&style=0&mb=330970&level1=27#here addresses & phone numbers of Church of Ireland rectors
http://www.lisburn.com/books/huguenots/huguenots_5.html Huguenots who came to Lisburn area from France & Holland in 1600s
http://www.proni.gov.uk/guide_to_church_records.pdf Church records held by Public Records, Belfast

Maps

http://maps.osi.ie/ similar to google maps- modern streets shown

http://staging.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/gv_start.php
http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/gv_start.php

Griffiths Valuation maps & original images showing acreage & landlord's name

http://ims0.osiemaps.ie/website/publicviewer/main.aspx#V1,600000,750000,0

Ordnance Survey interactive maps - zoom in
http://ireland.kiwicelts.com/irishMap/ireMap.html shows streets in each parish
members.fortunecity.com/walshdw History of Ireland through maps
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/tomals/Irish_maps_of_S_Lewis_1839.htm
Maps from 1839 of each county in Ireland
www.countydown.com/down_map.htm map showing main towns in Co Down & some information
http://www.eneclann.ie/acatalog/Historic_Maps.html historic maps
http://www.pasthomes.com/index.php?aid=304 townland maps
http://www.geograph.org.uk/ maps & photos
http://www.gridreference.ie/ modern interactive maps with most street names
http://www.multimap.com/ modern maps

Commercial sites

http://billhaggan.smugmug.com/ Bill Haggan's photos of Northern Ireland
http://www.jamesgmiles.com artwork of Co Down for viewing & sale
http://www.northernirelandreflections.com/ personal photos taken for you of any place in Ulster
http://www.heritagephotoni.co.uk/ photographic packages of your old family home, church, school and scenic and any other places of family significance
http://www.ihpc.ie/ihpc/main/Home.asp Irish Historical Picture Postcard Company- old photos of towns/ villages for sale

Australian sites

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm
New South Wales BDMs records
http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/ New South Wales - convicts, passenger lists, wills
http://www.justice.wa.gov.au/default.aspx
http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au
Western Australia BDMs
http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/bdm/IndexSearch.htm
http://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
Queensland BDMs
http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/servlet/bdm_home Victoria BDMs records available for a fee
http://www.dvc.vic.gov.au/bdm.htm Victorian BDMs
http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/default.asp Victorian Records- passenger lists
http://www.archives.sa.gov.au/ South Australian records
http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/generic/convict-records-online Tasmanian convict records
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswsdps/ Ryerson Indexes of death notices from newspapers
http://naa12.naa.gov.au/Login.htm National Archives -mainly before 1900
http://www.coraweb.com.au/bdmau.htm information of records from all states
http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/con-wa9.html Convict database
http://www.downcountymuseum.com/prisonersaus.aspx Irish convicts from Co. Down to Australia
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/topics/transportation/search01.html Irish convicts to Australia 1788-1868 database
http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home

Historical newspapers 1803-1954

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?l-category=Family+Notices National Library digitised newspapers

New Zealand sites

http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/Home/
https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/
online births, deaths & marriages
http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ New Zealand Archives
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast
contains many Co. Down immigrants
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ourstuff passenger lists
http://bdmonline.dia.govt.nz free births, deaths & marriages
http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Resources/NewZealand/History/FamilyHistory/Cemeteries/
http://www.timaru.govt.nz/cemetery-database2.html
Cemetery details
http://www.presbyterian.org.nz/archives/marriagesdatabase.htm Presbyterian marriages
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1609792 incoming passengers 1855-1973

U.K. important sites

http://www1911census.co.uk 1901 Census of U.K. with free indexes but pay-per-view detail
http://cat.llgc.org.uk/cgi-bin/gw/chameleon?skin=profeb&lng=en Welsh Wills 14th century to 1858
http://lan-opc.org.uk/ Lancashire Parish Registers- free
http://www.freebdm.org.uk free acess to civil registration indexes 1837+
http://www.ancestry.co.uk BDM records; census 1841-1911; military records
http://www.findmypast.co.uk BDM records; parish records ;census 1841-1911; military records
http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk BDM records; parish records ; census 1841-1911; military records
http://www.scotlandspeople.co.uk BDM records; parish records ; census 1841-1901; wills
http://www.genesreunited.co.uk leave your FH tree and see if anyone matches
http://www.myheritage.com  
http://www.freebdm.org.uk free access to BDMs
http://www.192.com finding today's missing relatives in directories
http://www.thephonebook.bt.com today's phone book
http://tinyurl.com/a7fxqg3

Ancestry's British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

http://tinyurl.com/b9sy5j4 Ancestry's British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920
http://tinyurl.com/alprrdz Ancestry's British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
http://tinyurl.com/aqn3xrk Ancestry's Silver War Badge Records, 1914-1920
http://tinyurl.com/ad3qmr8 Ancestry's Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920

DNA sites

http://dnaheritage.com DNA Heritage
http://dna,ancestry.com Ancestry DNA tests
http://www.familygenetics.co.uk family genetics
http://www.africanancestry.com African Ancestry
http://familytreedna.com Family Tree DNA

 

Try a google.com search for everything else.


by Ros Davies