Interesting sites to help piece your family history together

Cyndi's List
Global genealogy links site

Federation of Family History Societies

Free BMD
Project to index UK civil registrations

Genforum Message Boards
Ask the online community

UK and Ireland virtual reference library

Public Profiler
How many Jones’ were there in England in 1881? Where were they scattered by 1998? Search this excellent database for your own surname.

UK Rootsweb Genealogy Bulletin Board Index
Online community support site

Victorian occupations
What exactly did a tweenie, a mango or a saucer do?

Order copies of birth, marriage and death certificates online.

International Genealogical Index
Church of the Latter Day Saints' transcription site

Measuring Wealth
How much was their legacy really worth in today’s terms?

National Archives (UK)
Online catalogue and some online documents for the nation's largest archive
Useful tips

If you belong to a UK
county library service you may be lucky enough to access certain services for free using your library card. Check with your library service for more information.

If you have an unusual surname, try
googling it for a fast and free way to start your family history research. You might find interesting information is available online already which can kick start your search.

Sometimes other researchers
share their research online, giving you a chance to contact them or cross check your own research. Always remember to view original documents to confirm findings, though, as many people make incorrect assumptions without documentary evidence.
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