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Federation of Family History Societies List of Members includes societies and contacts. These include the Anglo-German, Anglo-Italian, Quaker and Romany & Traveller family history societies.

GENUKI's List of Family History and Genealogy Societies  This list also includes regional societies.

Society of Genealogists (London)  There is information about the Society and its activities. Information Leaflets are available online.

The EnglandGenWeb Project  This project has individual county sites which offer access to a wide range of local information, resources and links.

Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Family History Society

Photographs of Bedfordshire  This series of photos, by Kevin Quick, includes churches which are indexed alphabetically by parish plus a collection of pictures of towns and villages.

Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service Archives Online This site offers name, place and subject searches plus combined, reference or free text searches.

Bedfordshire Gaol Register 1801-1901 This ongoing project currently has 1801-1879 (with gaps)  available.  New updates are added on a weekly basis. Details given vary but can include name, age, hair colour, height, crime, dates of commital and trial, sentence and means of disposal e.g. release, death, transportation etc.

Berkshire
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

Berkshire Family History Society

Richard Heaton's Family History Homepage This site includes an index (link at top of page) to 13,000+ names in the Windsor and Eton Express (1826-1842) plus indexes to soldiers, police and pubs, inns & beer houses. 2,800+ names from the 1539 North Wiltshire Musters have also been indexed.

Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Family History Society

Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society

Photographs of Buckinghamshire This site by Kevin Quick includes photos of churches which are indexed alphabetically by parish. There is also a collection of pictures of towns and villages.

Buckinghamshire County Council, Aylesbury Gaol in the 19th Century This site includes a database which details prisoners entering the County Gaol in Aylesbury in the 1870s. It includes name, age, birth place, residence, crime and if a photo is available. Other details such as occupation and sentence are also available.

Cambridgeshire
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

Cambridgeshire Family History Society Searchable databases include baptism index 1801-1837, burial index 1801-1837, poor law papers index plus others.

The Cambridge University Heraldic & Genealogical Society

Fenland Family History Society

Cheshire
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

The Family History Society of Cheshire

Family History Society of Cheshire - Crewe Group

North Cheshire Family History Society

FamilySearch  The Historical Record Collections for theUnited Kingdom and Ireland include: 
• Cheshire Bishops' transcripts 1598-1900
• Cheshire Land Tax Assessments 1778-1832
• Cheshire Non-conformist records 1671-1900
• Cheshire Parish Registers 1538-2000
• Cheshire Probate Records 1492-1940
• Cheshire School Records 1796-1950 
• Cheshire Workhouse Records, 1848-1967
• Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900
• Cheshire Register of Electors 1842-1900
• Lancashire – Cheshire – Yorkshire Parish Registers, 1603-1992

The Cheshire Archive and Local Studies Service. The following records are held:
• Parish records from the 16th century onwards
• Wills and probate records. Details of Cheshire wills for the period 1492-1940 are on the wills database and copies copies can be ordered online 
• Poor law and workhouse records (Boards of Guardians)
• Diocesan records
• Records relating to Chester Cathedral
• Electoral registers
• Nonconformist records
• Maps -  Tithe maps and apportionments are online
• Estate records
• Solicitors
• Societies
• Businesses
• Hospitals
• Schools
• Courts - Cheshire County Quarter Sessions, Chester City Quarter Sessions and Petty Sessions
• Local authorities including rural district councils and urban district councils, boroughs, city and county councils. New

Cornwall
Cornwall Family History Society

FamilySearch The free Historical Record Collections for theUnited Kingdom and Ireland include:
• Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-1900

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks This site contains a searchable database of records donated by transcribers worldwide. A Person Search includes the following: baptisms; non-conformist baptisms; banns; marriages; burials plus birth, marriage and death certificates. Other categories available for searching include bastardy bonds; parish settlements; hearth tax; muster rolls; monumental inscriptions; protestation returns; voters lists and apprentice indentures. The search return includes a More Info button which links to a transcription of the record.

Cornwall Online's Genealogy Pages. This site includes a Cornish Mining Index to 16,000+ names. Several other databases (surnames, convicts, executions and RN ships) are available for downloading.

Cornish Cemeteries Index  This site, by Christine Uphill, aims to provide online access to the cemeteries, in the West Penwith area of Cornwall, transcribed by Suezan James. The project has since been expanded and other cemeteries have been included. Currently there are over 20,000 names indexed.

The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser This volunteer site has transcripts of birth, marriage and death notices as well as fairs, fishery reports, court reports, separation notices, absconded apprentices, coroner's inquests and other notices from The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser newspaper 1836-1887.

Cumberland
Cumbria Family History Society

Furness Family History Society

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include:
• The Diocese of Durham Bishops' Transcripts c1700-1900. The unindexed images of the transcripts are available for viewing online and include parishes in counties Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire and Cumberland.

Derbyshire
FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include:
• Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1910

Derbyshire Family History Society

Yesterday's Journey This site features transcriptions from a wide range of Derbyshire historic documents including apprenticeship records, bastardy papers, cemetery records, law and order, removal orders, settlement certificates and examinations,  wills and administrations plus others. The documents are arranged by parish and township. A site search engine is available.

Devon
Devon Family History Society

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include:
• Plymouth and West Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 New

Dorset
See also Somerset
Dorset Family History Society

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: 
• Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1910

Durham
See Northumberland, Yorkshire. See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

Durham Records Online This commercial site offers a free name search which returns names, age, record type and district. This site currently has 4 million+ records available for searching.

Tomorrow's History A local studies site for the North East of England which covers Northumberland, Durham, North & South Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Darlington, Stockton on Tees, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland. Resources for each community in the region includes maps, directories and photographs. 30,000+ digital images are available online.

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include:
• Diocese of Durham Bishops' Transcripts ca., 1700-1900
• Durham Diocese, Calendar of Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1594-1815
• Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1692-1900

My Roots @ Stockton This site has online birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837 (ongoing) plus burial records for five cemeteries dating from 1869.

Essex
FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: 
• Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1900

Essex Society for Family History

Unlocking Essex's Past This site has a variety of online data available.

Gloucestershire
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

Gloucestershire Family History Society

Bristol & Avon Family History Society There is access to the South Gloucestershire Burials Index and Shirehampton cemetery inscriptions.

Forest of Dean Family History This site aims to provide resources for family history researchers who have ancestors and families that lived in the Forest of Dean and its borders.

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: 
• England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900

Hampshire
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

Hampshire Genealogical Society

Isle of Wight Family History Society

Herefordshire
Herefordshire Family History Society

Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Family History Society

Royston and District Family History Society

Genealogy in Hertfordshire  This interactive guide, by Chris Reynolds, is for people researching local and family history in Hertfordshire.

Huntingdonshire

Huntingdonshire Family History Society

Kent 
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: 
• Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911  
• Kent, Land Tax Assessments, 1689-1832
• Kent, Manorial Documents, 1241-1976
• Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911
• Kent, Quarter Sessions and Court Files, 1558-1899
• Kent, Register of Electors, 1570-1907
• Kent, Wills and Probate, 1440-1881
• Kent, Workhouse Records, 1777-1911

Kent Family History Society

North West Kent Family History Society

Folkestone & District Family History Society

Tunbridge Wells Family History Society

Kent Archaeological Society This site has a wealth of online records including churchyard monumental inscriptions and other notes
will transcriptions, visual records (church and churchyard images) plus much more.

Kent Genealogy This site contains searchable indexes to over 80,000+ names and over 350 useful links. Indexes include the West Kent Quarter Sessions Index.(1788-1804), Kent wills at the PCC (1721-1734), Dover Telegraph Newspaper Index (1839 and 1850) plus much more.

Medway Council's Online Archives Service, CityArk This site offers text based finding aids to 1500 years of Medway's historic archives collections. The Imagebase offers free access to scanned images of parish registers, licensing records, shipping registers plus much more.

Mid-Kent Marriages Index 1754-1911 This site, by David Hill, offers access to transciptions of marriage records the mid Kent registration districts of East Ashford, West Ashford, Cranbrook, Elham, Hollingbourne, Romney Marsh and Tenterden.

Lancashire
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

Online Parish Clerks project for the County of Lancashire. This site aims to extract and preserve the records from the various parishes and to provide online access to that data, free of charge, along with other data of value to family and local historians researching in County Lancashire.

Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society

Lancaster Family History Group

Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History Society

Furness Family History Society

North Meols (Southport) Family History Society

Ormskirk & District Family History Society

Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: 
• Lancashire – Cheshire – Yorkshire Parish Registers, 1603-1992
• Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers, 1797-2004 - contains cemetery registers from Hollinwood, Failsworth, Royton, Crompton, Chadderton, Lees, and Greenacres cemeteries in Oldham.
• Manchester, Miscellaneous Records, 1700-1916. This collection contains indexes of miscellaneous records acquired from the Manchester Central Library. The records include Apprenticeships, School Admissions, Prison Registers, and Workhouse Registers. The indexes and images are provided in cooperation with www.findmypast.co.uk 

Leicestershire
My Leicestershire History This site is a free and fully searchable online repository of photographs, films, sound recordings, and books about the history of Leicester and Leicestershire.

Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society

Lincolnshire

See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

Lincolnshire Family History Society This site includes online extracts from Lincolnshire newspapers.

Lincoln Consistory Court Wills Index 1701-1800 This index, by the Lincolnshire Archives, is available online as a series of PDF files.

Isle of Axholme Family History Society

London
See also Middlesex  
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records 

The East of London Family History Society

London Westminister and Middlesex Family History Society

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)

London Lives 1690-1800 - Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis  This site makes available, in a fully digitised and searchable form, a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners. This resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects. It provides access to historical records containing over 3.35 million names. This site allows users to link together records relating to the same individual and compile biographies.

ParishRegister.com by Docklands Ancestors  A site for those tracing Docklands, Thames, watermen and lightermen ancestors. There is extensive information available plus free online name searching of London parish registers. Full details from the registers are available for a small fee.

London's Past Online A keyword searchable bibliography of London history created by the Centre for Metropolitan History in association with the Royal Historical Society.

The Charles Booth Online Archive Charles Booth's inquiry into the life and labour of London people (1886-1903) documented the poverty and human suffering. He interviewed people from all walks of life and created detailed poverty maps (1892-1897) of the city which can be browsed online and compared with London maps (2000). Surname searches of those interviewed are available and it is possible to check a street address to see the poverty or wealth level assigned to that street.

London Burial Grounds This site aims to provide a record of London's burial grounds. Maps, historical notes, photographs and images are provided if available.

Middlesex
See also London

West Middlesex Family History Society

Hillingdon Family History Society

Norfolk
Norfolk Family History Society

Mid Norfolk Family History Society

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include
• Archdeacon's Transcripts, 1600-1812
• Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941
• Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1557-1915
• Norfolk Monumental Inscriptions, 1600-1900s
• Norfolk Non-conformist Records, 1613-1901
• Norfolk Parish Registers, 1538-1900 
• Norfolk Poor Law Union Records, 1796-1900
• Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844-1952

Norfolk Online Access to Heritage   This site, known as NOAH, offers access to archive, library and museum collections. It includes museum objects, photographs, maps, newspaper articles, probate records, trade directories and books. Digital copies of some records available.

Norfolk Public Houses This site has over 5000 establishments arranged by place name. Choose a place and a list of public houses for that place will appear, choose one and a list of licensees and dates will appear plus a photograph of the premises and historical information.

The Norfolk Churches Site  This site offers an independent guide to the churches of Norfolk. Includes historical details, interior and exterior photographs and much more.
 

Norfolk Transcription Archive This site offers access to contributed parish register indexes, records of subsidy (tax) and census record indexes. It is searchable by surname and place and has 475,209+ records.

Tinstaafl Transcripts 1813 to 1880 Baptism Project This ongoing project is placing free transcripts of Co Norfolk Parish Registers online. Check to see if parishes of interest are online.
 

1813 to 1880 Baptism Project - Longham St Andrew & St Peter This site has transcripts arranged chronologically and includes full details from the original registers. 

Norwich Census of the Poor 1570 This data was first transcribed from the original documents and analysed in detail by John F Pound in the 1960s and published on paper by the Public Record Society. The data was converted into electronic form by Paul Welbank in 1999.

Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Family History Society

Peterborough & District Family History Society

Northumberland
See also Durham 
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include:
• The Diocese of Durham Bishops' Transcripts c1700-1900. The unindexed images of the transcripts are available for viewing online and include parishes in counties Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire and Cumberland.
• Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records 1570-2005 from the Northumberland Archives Service including parish registers, electoral registers, Non-conformist records, and parish chest records.

Northumberland Communities This site offers access to detailed, digitised local history information for 76 Northumberland communities and includes photographs, maps, estate, court, church and school records. Information is arranged and searchable by place name.

Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Family History Society

Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Family History Society

Rutlandshire

See also Leicestershire
GENUKI - UK and Ireland Genealogy - Rutlandshire. This page has detailed, categorised information and relevant links for researching your family from this area. New

Shropshire

See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

Shropshire Family History Society

Somerset

See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

Somerset Online Parish Register Transcriptions Index This site is arranged alphabetically by parish name.

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society.

Weston super Mare Family History Society.

Staffordshire
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry This site covers the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Suffolk
Suffolk Family History Society

Felixstowe Family History Society 

The Suffolk Surnames List This site also includes details of other Suffolk resources.

The Suffolk Churches Site  This site offers an independent guide to the churches of Norfolk. Includes historical details, interior and exterior photographs and much more.

Surrey
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

East Surrey Family History Society

West Surrey Family History Society

Sussex
Sussex Family History Group

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for theUnited Kingdom and Ireland include:
• Sussex Parish Registers, 1538-1910 

Family History Society for Eastbourne and District

Hastings and Rother Family History Society

Online Parish Clerks (OPC) for the English counties of East and West Sussex The OPC projects research all available historical data they can find on a parish, transcribe the  records and make them freely available on the Internet.  

The Photos of Edwin Isaac Baker  This site contains photographs from two albums of Baker's work covering the period 1860s-1897. There are photos of Sussex people and places including castles, homes, country scenes and street scenes.

Warwickshire
See also Staffordshire
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: 
• Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1538-1900

Warwickshire Family History Society

Coventry Family History Society

Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Family History Society

Warwickshire County Record Office The Resources and Catalogues link offers access to Warwickshire's Past Unlocked, the online catalogue. Online databases include:
• Licensed victuallers in Warwickshire from 1801-1828
• Warwickshire tithe apportionments
• Calendars of Prisoners database - Lists of those held in the county prisons (at Warwick, Birmingham and Coventry) for trial at the Courts of Assize and at the Quarter Sessions courts held in Warwick between 1800 and 1900. The county included (for this purpose) Birmingham and (from 1842) Coventry, there are many cases relating to these two places
• Windows on Warwickshire -  a searchable database of images of historic photographs and other items held at Warwickshire museums, archives and libraries, as well as Compton Verney Art Gallery and Warwick Castle. Updated

Westmoreland

See also Cumberland - Cumbria FHS.
GENUKI - UK and Ireland Genealogy - Westmoreland. This page has detailed, categorised information and relevant links for researching your family from this area.

Wiltshire
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

Wiltshire Family History Society

GENUKI - UK and Ireland Genealogy - Wiltshire. This page has detailed, categorised information and relevant links for researching your family from this area.

Worcestershire
See also Staffordshire
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

GENUKI - UK and Ireland Genealogy - Worcestershire. This page has detailed, categorised information and relevant links for researching your family from this area.

Yorkshire
See also Durham 
See also England and Wales - birth, marriage and death records

GENUKI - UK and Ireland Genealogy - Yorkshire. This page has detailed, categorised information and relevant links for researching your family from this area. Over 21,000 pages of information available. 
 
The City of York & District Family History Society This site contains an index to records, held in York Reference Library, of prisoners brought to trial at York Assizes 1785-1851.

East Yorkshire Family History Society

Cleveland Family History Society

Barnsley Family History Society

Calderdale Family History Society

Doncaster & District Family History Society

Sheffield and District Family History Society

FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include: 
• The Diocese of Durham Bishops' Transcripts c1700-1900. The unindexed images of the transcripts are available for viewing online and include parishes in counties Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire and Cumberland.
• Yorkshire, Allertonshire, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1667-1819
• Lancashire – Cheshire – Yorkshire Parish Registers, 1603-1992

Sheffield Indexers This site aims to provide free access to accurate indexed transcriptions of genealogical records. Currently selected census records for Sheffield and Derbyshire are available plus parish records, burial records and directories for Sheffield.

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