3 abreast Genealogical Sites  Help with finding your Midgley ancestors                                              Genealogy Sites                        

Family History Societies Search Engines
Publications Emigration
Aerial Photographs People
Places in Yorkshire Miscellaneous
Search Assistance National & International Sites
Bulletin Boards U.K. maps
Australasian Sites
Canadian Portal
Bookshops Mitochondrial D.N.A. and gene mapping

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  Useful pedigree chart. Download and create multiple copies. To add your family information to the chart go to Tools > Advanced editing, retain digital copies and/or print off.

                                                                                               ALL LINKS UPDATED 2nd SEPTEMBER 2023

Family History Societies*
Find My Past #-  Records which can be searched by name. Initial searches are free but transcripts of the full record cost a small fee. There are county databases for marriages, census's, headstones and strays [those born in a different county to the one they were recorded in for the census]. Some counties are not yet involved but the site is growing. This is not a commercial organisation therefore it is good value, all monies are used for the benefit of Family History Societies
U.K. National Archives # [formerly the Public Records Office ] official government records of England and Wales. Search indexes on the Documentsonline section for wills and service personnel [free] charges apply to download a viewable image of the record and order a print copy.
For births, marriages, deaths, adoptions and civil partnerships please see the Directgov website
For census returns, wills and other material please go to The National Archives # website
A2A.*- You could spend hours on this site there is so much to look at. It is a cooperative venture between 350 archives in the British Isles. You may find papers which relate to your family. You can search the whole country or be more specific with a region and time span. Wills, marriage settlements and manorial deeds are not uncommon.
Huddersfield Family History Society
Bradford Family History Society
Wakefield Family History Society
Barnsley Family History Society

Bishop's Transcripts for Yorkshire 

National Archives - Online census records # 1911, 1901, 1891, 1881, 1871, 1861, 1851, 1841 - probably the most important resource for England and Wales to start your search. Sadly, something that was every Englishman's right has been sold to the highest bidder and now directs you to a pay site. Heads on spikes!

English Origins#- Online collections of the Society of Genealogists in London for a fee charged by the week.
The Domesday Book on line - this is excellent for those villages of 1086.
The Yorkshire Dictionary 1822*
West Yorks Archaeological Society*
Yorkshire Parish Registers#
The Dalesman on line#
Medieval Sourcebook

LANCAT- Lancashire Archives Catalogue online - search online for parish church records, BMD's and early charters and records.

Parish Registers for Lancashire

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Aerial Photographs 

Download free version of Google Earth
Aerial photographs#

U.K. Maps
Old Maps* - historic maps to plot against O.S. maps and aerial images has now been superseded by the incredible site by the National Library of Scotland O.S. maps of the U.K. 

Places in Yorkshire
History of Wakefield
Yorkshire Surname List

Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire vol.1
Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire vol.2

Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire vol. 3

William The Conqueror       Latin to English translator

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Search Assistance*
Family Search.org [L.D.S.]  Search the International Genealogical Index [I.G.I.] for parish records in England as well as the 1881 census.  

Borthwick Institute,York For North and East Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Archive Service "Wakefield Archives"  They have a search service for West and South Yorkshire.
Yorkshire Archaelogical Society

Yorkshire Ancestors 
Genuki Yorkshire Genealogy
Genuki U.K- the gateway site of U.K. genealogy.
Free Births Deaths and Marriages- in England & Wales 1837-1901#- volunteers are creating this database
Find My Past.com [FMP] #  [Formerly 1837 online], a pay as you view BMD site to rival free BMD- has actual microfiche images online up to the present day, all the indexes are present.  Parish records 1538-1837 available. Now includes 'Scotland's People', '1911 census', 'Genes Reunited' and 'Family History online', all part of 'Brightsolid'.
UK Births deaths and marriages
Ancestry.com# The U.K.version. You can check how many 'hits' you get before applying for a subscription. Online indexes and images of the 1851-1901 English and Welsh census, 1841 census due soon, many other databases and digitised books. London parish records now available.
Rootsweb.com#*- another large site with over 30,000 mailing lists- choose mailing lists then index, share your data. The home of many volunteer projects and helpful sites in the WorldConnect Project to see who is researching the same lines as yourself.

NOTE: Hosted websites will become read-only beginning in early 2024. At that time, all logins will be disabled, but hosted sites will remain on RootsWeb as static content. 

Scotland's People #* - The complete one-stop shop for Scottish genealogy, aye ye have to pay but the cost goes a lang way. Indexes 1851-1901, Scottish census, civil registration, births 1855 to 1905, marriages 1855 to 1930, deaths 1855 to 1955, church registrations for baptisms and marriages 1553 to 1854 and a free wills index 1513 to 1901.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Old Bailey on-line.   Check to see if you had any one in the clink!   

Freecen [U.K.]    

1911 Census - U.K. Ancestry site# 
Ancestry Tree - UK#
War Records  - Ancestry UK#     

Paver's Marriage Licenses [GENUKI]                                                                                      
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Bulletin Board
Midgley Family Genealogy Forum

Book Shops 
  chest The Parish Chest # Purchase books, parish transcriptions, U.K. Census etc.

Colin Hinson's Out of print books for Yorkshire on CD-ROM*#
Family Tree .co.uk# a monthly magazine. Online bookshop and an index to the articles in the magazine
The Genealogy Bookshop#
Baggins Book Bazaar*#
Alibris-Out of print books*#
Amazon.com Bibliofind #
genfair  Family History Books [GENFAIR]*

Search Engines

LDS search the I.G.I. on line*# The Mormon or Latter Day Saints site- very popular search site and free Personal Ancestral File software with which to record your family tree.




Scottish documents
Scottish handwriting
GenesReunited - Free to register, costs on a per annum basis if you want to contact others.
Curious Fox - find others interested in the same town or village in UK and Ireland.
Historical recordings for Midgley - Ancestry.co.uk # - see if your local library has public access before signing up.
Family Tree DNA 

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Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion  Note - this is still an http:// address
Heraldic terms  

National & International sites
The Charles Booth Archive- Online data from Charles Booth [1886-1903]. He conducted enquiries into the conditions of the working poor
The Surname Web#
College of Arms  
Genealogy Gateway#
Cyndi's List#  Over 330, 000  links!
Battle of Trafalgar, was your ancestor there?
National Maritime Museum

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The Salvation Army have a family tracing service if you wish to contact a living relative.
National Archives of Australia  - 35,000 historic parish, town, country, pastoral and municipal maps for NSW! links to BDM forSstates and Territories.  Post 1922 shipping into Australia and "Trove' useful for locating those difficult to find library books [interlibrary loan]
The Australian Federation of Family History Societies - searchable by region and society name.
S.A.G. -Society of Australian Genealogists
NSW State Records including First Fleet records
NSW Births Deaths and Marriages births from 1788 to 1905, marriages to 1954 and deaths to 1975. [search free on-line, then order certificate by snail mail]
Cora Web# [Australian Gateway - if you have tried everything and found little see Coraweb for links to BDM]   

Australian Births, deaths and marriages.                                                        

Family Search.org [L.D.S.]  Now has Australian and New Zealand record                                                                                                                                                                           

New Zealand BDM                                                                                                   
The Australian War Memorial

Trove- Search multiple Australian collections - books, journals, newspaper articles, images, music, sound, video, maps, websites, diaries, letters, archives, people and organisations.                                                                                                                                                      
Hawkesbury Cemeteries  
Commonwealth War Graves Commission -burial details for 1.7 million service personnel in 150 countries.
Gould Genealogy- An Australian site, browse online catalogue, large range of books and CDs relating to genealogy. Free newsletter 
Genealogical studies
Australian GenWeb
Victorian public records
BDM for Victoria  follow the links, a small fee is charged for accessing online indexes. Births 1836-1924, deaths 1836-1985 marriages 1836-1942. Certificates can be immediately downloaded.
Australia's libraries (some are online)                                                                                                                                                          

Ryerson.org# Useful for Australian death notices, even recent ones.

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Military Histoncal Society of Australia
Genealogy Society of Canberra.
West Australian State Records Office
Professional genealogists who are members of Australasian Associaton of Genealogists and Record Agents- An online directory.
National Library of Australia- links to all public libraries for local history collections.
National Archives of Australia, good for WWII and 1900's and immigration records.
Queensland State Archives online pdf immigration indexes, inquests, teachers, divorce and probates.
Queensland Family History Society
Genealogical Society of Queensland
Queensland Births, Deaths and marriages.
Tasmanian State Archives online indexes to convict records, divorces, naturalisations and census records.
South Australian State Records

Passenger and shipping lists Australasia :
These are sites where people have located specific passenger lists for some of the early arrivals and share the names they have found. 

NSW Government Records  - use the site search for passenger shipping                                                                                                                                                                        

Cyndi's List -ships          
Indexes of unassisted passengers arriving in Victoria 1852-1923 and assisted immigrants 1839-1871 and outward bound passengers 1852-1861 - use the site search.
Passengers Mariner's Records - State records of NSW run by volunteers- indexes and images of selected passenger arrivals into NSW 1854-1878. Browse by year and month, vessel by vessel.

Oxford Ancestors# Find out if you have Viking ancestry, which of the "seven daughters' of Eve" are you related to? NOTE: With the death of Brian Sykes in 2020, this service is no longer available.

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Copyright © Tim Midgley 2001, all links revised 15th December 2023.