Dunedin Family History Group

Otago and Southland related research

Useful Websites

Web SiteAddressDescription
Googlewww.google.co.ukA Superb Search Engine.
Family Searchwww.familysearch.orgLDS site, contains IGI, England & Wales 1881 Census, etc.
Ancestry.co.ukancestry.co.ukCensus, B.M.D. and other records (subscription or pay-per-view)
FindMyPastwww.findmypast.co.ukCensus, B.M.D. and other records (subscription or pay-per-view)
Originswww.origins.net/Specialist UK & Irish Collections, (subscription or pay-per-view)
FreeBMDwww.freebmd.org.ukBirths, Marriages & Deaths (now approaching 100% coverage for most years 1837-1950)
FreeCENwww.freecen.org.ukCensus & Parish Registers (coverage still sparse, see web sites for details)
GRO Web Sitewww.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/On-line ordering of Birth, Marriage and Death certificates once you have the GRO reference, from FreeBMD etc.
Old Mapswww.old-maps.co.ukFirst Edition OS maps of the UK
NLS Map Imageshttp://maps.nls.uk/Large Scale maps of Scotland
MAPCOwww.mapco.net/Free access to scanned, antique maps
Bing Mapswww.bing.com/mapsModern maps of the UK, plus aerial photographs
Google Mapsmaps.google.co.ukModern maps of the UK, plus aerial photographs
1901 Censuswww.1901censusonline.comFree to access index. Pay-per-view to see full data.
1911 Censuswww.1911census.co.uk
RootsWebwww.rootsweb.comHost for many genealogical resources, including the following item.
GENUKIwww.genuki.org.ukGenealogy Resources for UK and Ireland including the following three items:
Family History and Genealogy Societieswww.genuki.org.uk/Societies/Links to societies whose interests relate to the UK & Ireland
Mailing List Indexwww.genuki.org.uk/indexes/MailingLists.htmlMailing Lists
Surname List Indexwww.genuki.org.uk/indexes/SurnamesLists.htmlSurname Interest Lists
Federation of Family History Societieswww.ffhs.org.ukFederation's Web Site with details of Member Societies, Forthcoming Events and Research Tips.
The Guild of One-Name Studieswww.one-name.orgLinks to people researching specific surnames.
Cyndi's Listwww.cyndislist.comVast list of genealogy links, worldwide.
Victoria County History (VCH)www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/countiesList of Counties Covered
Oxfordshire VCHwww.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/counties/oxfordshireVictoria County History of Oxfordshire
England's Past for Everyonewww.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/publications-projects/epe/oxfordshireOxfordshire material on EPE web site.
British History Onlinewww.british-history.ac.ukA wealth of original material
National Archiveswww.nationalarchives.gov.ukWith global search facility
A2Awww.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2aAccess to Archives
Your Archiveshttp://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/Contributed Knowledge of the National Archives
Discover Our Collectionshttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/discovery/Due to extend and replace Your Archives during 2012
Probate Recordswww.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/wills-and-probate-records.htmGuide to finding Probate Records
Gazettes Onlinehttp://www.gazettes-online.co.ukLondon, Edinburgh & Belfast Gazettes
Historical Directorieswww.historicaldirectories.orgLarge range of digitised UK directories.
English Heritage Archiveshttp://www.englishheritagearchives.org.ukEnglish Heritage's on-line image resources including many photographs by Oxford's Henry Taunt.
Britain from Abovehttp://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/
GRO for Scotlandwww.gro-scotland.gov.ukEntry to all the on-line resources of the GRO for Scotland
Scotlands Peoplewww.scotlandspeople.gov.ukOn-line Scottish Genealogical Records (Pay-per-view)
Scots Originswww.scotsorigins.comEnhanced Scottish IGI data.
Commonwealth War Graves Commissionwww.cwgc.orgDetails of servicemen killed in action.
UK National Inventory of War Memorialswww.ukniwm.org.ukRecords of memorials throughout the UK.
Soldiers of Oxfordshirewww.sofo.org.uk/Records of Oxfordshire's Regiments and those who served in them.
Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantrywww.gutenberg.org/etext/20395Downloadable text from Project Gutenberg, of
Alumni Oxonienseswww.archive.org/details/alumnioxoniense00fostgoogMatriculated 1500-1714
(Members of Oxford University)www.archive.org/details/alumnioxonienses01univuoftMatriculated 1715-1886
Thames Valley Recusantshttp://hadland.wordpress.com/category/recusant-history/Includes the full text of Tony Hadland's book "Thames Valley Papists"
Researching Quakerswww.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~engqfhs/Research/records.htmAdvice from the Quaker Family History Society
OFHSwww.ofhs.org.ukOxfordshire Family History Society
Etymologywww.etymonline.comOrigins of words, placenames, etc.
Palaeographywww.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/How to read old documents (part of National Archives web site)
Latin Nameswww.freereg.org.uk/howto/latinnames.htmA useful list of the Latinised versions of names found in old registers, wills and on monuments (part of FreeREG web site)
Top 100 Genealogy Sites http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles/top-100-genealogy-websites-of-2015-page01.html100 genealogy websites from around the world.
The Australian and NZ Military collectionhttp://www.findmypast.com/articles/anzac-day-stories/resources-search-military-recordsThe Australian and New Zealand military collection covers World War I, World War II, the Boer war and the New Zealand Maori campaigns.
Genealogy and the Lawhttps://www.justgreatlawyers.com/genealogy-and-the-lawA crash course in genealogy terms
Billiongraveshttps://billiongraves.com/A very large database of graves
Beginner's Guide to Genealogyhttps://www.retailmenot.com/blog/how-to-start-your-family-tree-online.htmlHow to best use Ancestry.com and similar genealogy sites
Military Indexeshttp://www.militaryindexes.com/This website is a directory of links to online military indexes and records for USA genealogy research. Included are rosters, databases of soldiers, draft card databases for World War I and II, and listings of military and war casualties
Geneaogy: The Complete Resource Guidehttp://backgroundchecks.org/public-records/the-genealogy-resource-guideA good guide to resources.