Family History Web Addresses
The Genealogial Proof Standard should be employed in all research, to ensure that all findings are as complete and
correct as can be. There are five steps for each piece of evidence :-
Reasonably Exhaustive Research
www.ancestry.co.uk A few free records, but annual fee to look at all the U.K. Census Returns from 1841 to 1911 and
all indexed and Searchable. Find My Past is perhaps better.
www.findmypast.com The Births Marriages & Death Indexes of the Registrar General. Annual fee to pay, or per look…
viewer download will be needed to view the pages. 1841 to 1911. Census Returns also available.
The dates on which the U.K.Census was taken:-
1841 6 June 1881 3 April
1851 30 March 1891 5 April
1861 7 April 1901 31 March
1871 2 April 1911 2 April
Emergency Wartime Census for National
Registration, so I.D.Cards could be issued ;- 29 September 1939
www.freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl Free BMD (Births, Marriages & Deaths) but its not yet complete. It is an
ongoing project and very well worth a look though. The date registers started from:-
1837 1 July England & Wales
1855 1 January Scotland
1845 1 April Ireland (non-Roman Catholic Marriages)
1864 1 January Ireland (all Births, Marriages, & Deaths)
www.ffhs.org.uk/General/ABC.htm Federation of Family History Societies listing all F.H.S. Societies in U.K. and
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ Was the Public Record Office but now The National Archives. The site has links
to Family History including all Censuses, plus Military records.
www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/franeset_search.asp The Mormon site all free and includes the free 1881 Census
plus many Parish Records from 1538 to mid 1800’s Billions of names and is an ongoing project, but many Parishes
complete. Covers Ireland as well, and also the rest of the World.
www.nationalarchives.ie Irish National Archives for Census Returns.
www.irishgenealogy.ie Civil Registration records (BMD), earlier Marriages & Deaths to be added in due course.
(Northern Ireland marriages & Deaths prior to 1922 are included. Later N.Ireland records are pay per view at :-
1864 – 1915 Births
1882 – 1940 Marriages
1891 – 1955 Deaths
More recent Republic of Ireland records are at:
www.groni.gov.uk Northern Ireland Record Office
www.ireland.com/ancestor another Irish site
www.myirishancestry.com yet another Irish site
research burial and cremation records
Other records to look at : Schools, Military, Medals, Railways, Immigration & Emmigration, via Shipping Lists, etc
Lancashire Record Offices are at Manchester, Liverpool, Preston (whole of Lancashire), Wigan