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United Kingdom & Ireland



Governmental Archives/Libraries

National Archives

The Gazette (published London, Belfast and Edinburgh, Established 1665)


The National Archives: Manorial Documents Register

Online (free) Domesday Book – 1086


The Down Survey of Ireland – 1650s



National Library of Wales:

Welsh probate records pre-1858 – free to search and view

Local Archives/Libraries

Am Baile – managed by the Highland Libraries

Vital records (BDMs)

England: GRO index  – new index for: Births – with mother’s maiden name; and Deaths – with ages; Free
(Hint: use in conjunction with FreeBMD for more flexible searching)

Ireland: Church and Civil records – index and images – free

Scotland: ScotlandsPeople – Parish registers and Civil Registration – credits need to be purchased to view images, indexes free to search

Cemetery records


Borders Family History Society

Caithness Family History Society

Orkneys Family History Society

Scottish Genealogy Society

Society of Genealogists

Message Boards

Other Links

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