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  1. Lists of Latin words that are useful for deciphering records. From Familysearch website.
  2. Digitised books, journals and reports in Indian languages, English, Portuguese, etc. Links to current newspapers. Try a subject search or search under title which seems to be a keywoed search. Eg: Title search on Hooghly ("On the Hooghly" a detailed personal account of the Hooghly pilot service Bengal 1878-1913).
  3. This website lists the Extracted batches for the British Isles that previously formed part of the IGI (International Genealogical Index), the on-line database created by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and available at
    To search for a particular parish or church, click on the a Country link at left (e.g. 'England'), then on a County name. This displays an index of places (mostly parishes), from which you can either go on to list the data in batch number sequence, or click through to the FamilySearch website.
  4. This application provides a fully searchable placename index to the Valuation Revision Books (VAL/12/B) covering counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone between the years 1864 to 1933. In total, c.3,900 volumes were digitally captured, with over 440,000 images now available to view online.
    The digital application is searchable by Placename (City, County, Parish, Townland) or PRONI Reference. The cities of Londonderry and Belfast have been indexed to Street and Ward level. Streets can be found by using the free text search.
  5. The Society welcomes members from around the world with an interest in one particular place, whether it is a street, village, hamlet or town. Registering a study area (or areas) is optional, though recommended if members are active in their research.
    Tags: by family_history (14 Nov 2013)
  6. This is a reasonably priced paid site which is particularly useful for Scottish research.
    Tags: , by family_history (24 Sep 2012)
  7. The most popular search engine available. Try adding ~genealogy to your search to limit it to results relating to family history.
    Tags: by family_history (01 Mar 2012)
  8. This Australian site has podcasts giving advice on genealogy research.
    Tags: , by family_history (30 Jan 2012)
  9. An easy way of searching for your ancestors using Google. It works best if you add the name of someone else associated with the person such as a spouse.
    Tags: by family_history (30 Oct 2011)
  10. Search a wide range of historical texts.
    Tags: by family_history (23 Aug 2011)
  11. Mocavo is a metasearch engine for family historians. It searches a number of free on-line databases. At present there is a heavy focus on North America.
  12. The US National Archives and Records Administration is a great starting point for United States family history research.
    Tags: by family_history (04 Oct 2010)
  13. GlobaLex is an electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research. Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law
    Tags: , by general_reference (21 Jun 2010)
  14. This site has lots of links both to general UK genealogy sites and to sites specific to counties and parishes.
  15. The BBC website has quite a lot of information on family history research. It includes advice for beginners, historical timelines and more.
  16. The BBC website has quite a lot of information on Welsh family history research. It includes advice for beginners, information on Welsh naming practices and more.
    Tags: , by family_history (02 Dec 2009)
  17. This website has a huge amount of information for those doing Jewish family history research. It includes family trees, a holocaust database, research interests and much more.
    Tags: , by family_history (02 Nov 2009)
  18. This wonderful website has digitised photographs, drawings, maps, audio and objects relating to Staffordshire's past. You can explore the database by theme, by selecting an area on an interactive map or by doing a text search. You are also able to log in and create your own albums. In addition, there are links to other Staffordshire websites.
    Tags: by family_history (10 Sep 2009)
  19. Guide to official records for aboriginal family history research. Few records are available online; it mainly tells the user where to find information at SRO.
  20. is a gateway to the open-access research documents produced at universities, polytechnics, and other research institutions throughout New Zealand.

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