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  1. is a subscription site with worldwide content. The library edition is available to use for no charge within the building of the State Library of Western Australia and at most public libraries in Western Australia. Top content includes Australian electoral rolls, Australian passenger lists, convict material, UK census 1841-1901, UK birth, marriage and death indexes 1837-2005, UK National Probate Calendar 1861-1941, British phone books 1880-1984, London parish records, New Zealand electoral rolls 1853-1981, United States census, Canadian census and much more. The commercial (non library) version at includes publicly submitted material such as family trees and photographs.
  2. This page on the London Metropolitan Archives website has a range of useful guides to researching ancestors in London.
    Tags: by family_history (27 Nov 2014)
  3. Website of the London Metropolitan Archives which includes an online catalogue of their holdings. Many of the family history records at LMA have been digitised and are available on the subscription database, Ancestry. This can be searched at many libraries including the State Library of Western Australia.
    Tags: by family_history (27 Nov 2014)
  4. This site has John Rocque's 1746 maps of London and the 1st Ordnance Survey 1863-80 map of London as well as historical data such as population figures.
  5. This site has surnames of interest, a message board for members and lots of useful links for those with ancestors in the East of London.
  6. A really useful series of guides to the London Metropolitan Archives. Some titles are: Records of the Watermen and Lightermen, Poor Law Records in London and Middlesex and Jewish Genealogy.
    Tags: by family_history (17 Sep 2012)
  7. This site has a collection of transcribed original accounts of London arranged under various themes.
    Tags: by family_history (11 Jan 2012)
  8. Lots of useful background information on the port cities of Bristol, Hartlepool, Liverpool, London and Southampton.
  9. This site offers combined searching of a range of databases - some free and some subscription sites. It includes London Lives,, Proceedings of the Old Bailey, British History Online, British Museum Images, Charles Booth Archive, Clergy of the Church of England Database, House of Commons Parliamentary Papers and more.
  10. This wonderful website contains over 3 million names taken from 240,000 manuscripts. The archives include parish records, criminal records, coroners records, hospital and guild records as well as other miscellaneous records such as fire insurance registers, pollbooks, settlement examinations and much more. There is also background historical information on the City of London.
    Tags: by family_history (09 Sep 2010)
  11. This website has useful background information on using census records, birth, marriage and death records and wills. It also has a selection of material relating to Victorian London such as a street index, churches, cemeteries, lodging houses, public houses, institutions and more.

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