Family Tree Resources

Resources for family historians in the UK available for anyone researching their family tree in the UK.

Family Tree Resouces – some free but others charge

Ellis Island Records
All imigrants to the USA passed through Ellis Island, and the site incorporates a free search of all passenger manifests for all registered users.  Registration is free.

Family Search

Find My Past

FreeCEN
Transcribed by volunteers, the FreeCEN site lists census details from 1841 to 1891

FreeBMD
Transcribed by volunteers, the birth, marriage and death registrations for the period 1837 to 1983.  The years from 1837 to 1949 are virtually complete, but the years from 1949 to 1983 are still being worked upon.

FreeReg
Essential information for anyone seeking to complete their family tree earlier than 1837 when central registration became compulsory.  Prior to that all records were kept locally in parish records.  This website uses volunteers to transcribe a steadily increasing number of parish records.

Maps
Old UK maps are available from http://www.VisionofBritain.org.uk

Ships List
Ships passenger lists, immigration reports and newspaper records.  Be careful not to click on an advert to a different site.

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