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General Family History Searches and Home Pages

This Page is for links to general searches and for Home pages that cover various areas

Mail: mick-gray@blueyonder.co.uk

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It Started As A Poole Genealogy Website!

The Poole Family and many others

Ancestry.com has a mass of online resources to search for a membership fee

Freebmd. This is a free search site where you can search Births, Deaths,and marriages from 1837 onwards for Free and then send for a Certificate for a Fee

Freecen UK. This site is transcribing the census and has a free search

The Society of Genialogists. You can search their extensive records at their Library in Goswell Rd,London EC1 or go to their online site and search  for a fee

Freereg. A free search of Parish records. Still being transcribed but has quite a lot on it. You may be lucky if they have already transcribed the parish you are interested in

The National Archives at Kew. Search 1000yrs of records online or you can go there. Kew Richmond Surrey TW9 4DU

Find your Ancesters who were Killed in the war at the commonwealth war graves commision site

Books and transcriptions on CD to buy for your research

Mick Grays Genealogy site

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From here you can order copies of Birth,Death and Marriage Certificates from 1837 to the present day

Lots of family history transcriptions to purchase for your own research on CD

We use Family Tree Maker to build our family tree on our computer. I personally find it far better than others I have tried but it is a personal choice. This gives you access to Ancestry.co.uk and you can search directly from the software. You can also store photos and attach them to individuals, produce reports and even put it all into a printable book

This site gives you information on how to go about searching for the service  records of ex soldiers

ESSERY: Genealogy: & Family History of the Essery Family



The L.D.S the ones who helped get us started with the I.G.I you can register free and search their enormous record library. Be careful of church members entries as these can be from memories

Find My Past

This is another subscription site but like Ancestry.com it has masses of information in its records and they are searchable online


S & N Genealogy Supplys

Much to buy from this company From CDs of transcriptions to Certificate Binders and even mobile scanners. Everything for the serious Genealogist

A subscription site with very good reviews

UK Census Online

Suscribe for Access to the UK Census

The British Newspaper archives

I found some Good snippets here in the old local newspapers. Petty sessions, Obituaries, marriages, Court appearances etc.

Cyndi’s List

Lots to look at on this site well worth a dig around

Pictures and transcriptions of  memorials and rolls of honour from all over the UK

An extensive site full of transcriptions of Passenger lists and manifests. Great site if you are searching for ancestors who emigrated

Free search of transcribed parish registers online

A genealogy of Jones, Orme, Bird, Allen, Waite, Hainsworth, Butler, Rees and other families

Attrill Family History

Baston Family Genealogy

The Family History of Janet Lovesey

Poulton Family Tree


Travelling Show & Fairground Ancestors, UK

Showmen, Circus & Fairground Travellers

Gravestone Photographic Resource

Photographs and inscriptions of Gravestones

This Free UK Genealogy website allows you to contact other people who are researching the same surnames.

Dunmore Genealogy

The Gotts Family history study

Good site if your name is Gotts


Lots of names here from Glamorgan and Somerset

Paula Smith's Family History Home Page

mainley from London but lots of names to search through

Viewfinder historic Pictures of England

10% sample of the Index of Paupers in Workhouses 1861

History at home: A Guide to Genealogy

Mainly U.S Links but a lot of helpful information

Immigrant ships transcribers Guild

Lots of passenger lists and much more


 The web page of the Knight family interests include Hampshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Sussex, Staffordshire and the Isle of Wight as well as Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Massachusetts and India.

Townsley Family History.

Townsley and name Variants