Friday, April 29, 2011

English Parish Registers

The English County Parish Registers are delivered directly to your Email Inbox in pdf format for a low cost, usually around £2.00.  Resources available include baptisms, marriages, burials, bonds, licences, etc.  Payment is generally by Paypal or cheque.

German Research

Two sites I have discovered for German research are German Roots and the German GenealogyNet.  Both sites  have many links and tips on researching German ancestory, although a majority of records are transcribed in German only.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Connected Histories

Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources for British History 1500-1900 in a single federated search.  Free registration allows resources to be saved and shared within a personal workspace.  Resources include British History Online, British Museum images, British Newspapers 1600-1900, Charles Booth archive, Church of England Clergy Database 1540-1835, House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, London Lives 1690-1800 and the Procedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913.

Monday, April 4, 2011

English Heritage

Discover more about England's heritage from the National Monuments Record (NMR), the public archive of English Heritage. They hold over 10 million photos, plans, drawings, reports and publications on archaeology, listed buildings, aerial photography and social history, with over 2 million images available online.  They also manage the national historic environment databases of England's buildings, sites and territorial waters. The site includes links to Images of England (over 320,000 contemporary images of England's listed buildings), Heritage Gateway (national and local records of historic sites and buildings), English Heritage Archives (online descriptions of over 1 million historical documents and archives), Pastscape (a database of archaeological, architectural and maritime records), and Viewfinder (over 70,000 historic images of England from 1850s to present day).