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  1. South Australian almanacs and directories are available on the State Library of South Australia website from 1864 to 1973. Fully searchable.
  2. Lists some Canadian and US newspapers available to search online. Also lists where newspaper archives are held in Canada.
  3. Diane Oldman has spent years researching Western Australian ex soldiers who served in the Crimean War. Many of them came to WA as part of the Enrolled Pensioner Force. She currently has details of over 200 men and their details are gradually being added to this excellent website hosted by the WA Genealogical Society.
  4. The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. The MHL’s growing collection of digitized medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films number in the tens of thousands, with representative works from each of the past six centuries, all of which are available here through the Internet Archive.
    Tags: by family_history (20 Mar 2014)
  5. Please note that the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System contains just an index of the men who served in the Civil War with only rudimentary information from the service records (including name, rank and unit in which they served). The full service records are housed at the National Archives and Records Administration. All records in this database have been transcribed from the National Archives' original documents; alternate names and/or misspellings are recorded as initially documented
  6. The National Library of Scotland has digitised the Ordnance Survey's six-inch to the mile maps for England and Wales. This is the most detailed topographical mapping covering all of England and Wales from the 1840s to the 1950s. Maps are zoomable and the easiest way to find a specific place is by going to the Find by Place tab.
    Tags: , by family_history (12 Mar 2014)
  7. The Ups and Downs magazine was published from August 1895 to December 1949 in Toronto by the Canadian Branch of Dr. Barnardo’s organisation, which brought more British home children to Canada than any other. This database contains more than 59,000 names of home children that appear in the magazine. When Barnardo’s took over the Macpherson homes in 1924, there was a Marchmont Home section that catered to children who came out through Annie Macpherson’s homes. During the period when this magazine was published, about 30,000 British children arrived in Canada through these organisations.
  8. Historical local and trade directories for England and Wales covering 1766 to 1919. Note also other digitised collections to explore.
  9. This database includes information submitted by the public on the earliest members of their family to have lived in Australia and was begun in 2001 to mark the centenary of Federation. The site is no longer live and has been archived by the National Library as part of its Pandora archive.
  10. The Methodist Historical Society of Ireland contains a large and growing collection of baptismal and marriage registers from Methodist churches throughout Ireland. Also has a series of sketches of Methodist churches from throughout Ireland from the Methodist Newsletter. Visit website for more information.
    Tags: by family_history (25 Feb 2014)
  11. The Irish Jewish Family History Database has been compiled by Stuart Rosenblatt P.C. FGSI. and contains information on over 50,000 individuals who lived in Ireland between 1700 and the present day.
    Tags: , by family_history (25 Feb 2014)
  12. A site dedicated to the history of institutions such as almshouses, asylums, hospitals, orphanages, reformatories, prisons and workhouses. Includes information abut occupations, Poor Law Unions, and the Poor Law. A work in progress.
  13. Home page of the Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.(WAGS). Has information about the society, some early passenger lists, WA surnames list and lots of useful links. There is also a members-only section which is constantly being added to.
  14. This site has free family biographies for some states of the United States.
  15. Richard Heaton has produced this handy index to British and Irish digitised newspapers.
  16. Digitised 18th and 19th Century British newspapers. Pay-per-view although some titles are free and you do get a snippet preview.
  17. The National Library of Wales has digitised a large selection of Welsh newspapers up to about 1919.
    Tags: by family_history (05 Feb 2014)
  18. The Wellcome Library in London collects material relating to the study of medical history. It has an online collection of Medical Officer of Health reports 1848-1972 for London. Please note that they do not include names but they do give good background information on the health of people in various areas of London.
  19. This site is a comprehensive modern gazetteer for Scotland which also includes entries from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland 1882-1885. There are historical maps showing county boundaries and photographs.
  20. Searchable database of Gaelic place names in Scotland. You can search under English or Gaelic name, postcode etc. and also view the place on a modern map.

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