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1901 census www.1901censusonline.com The index is free to search and view and can provide useful clues; family details and copies of census returns are chargeable. This site also offers the facility to search by address. (Note the new address for this census)

Liverpool

Bwlchgwyn

Alderley

Ashton-under-Lyne

Braidwood

Cornwall

 

 

1881 census www.familysearch.org/  This site is run by the Church of the Latter Days Saints and allows you to search for individuals and view the family details and the details of neighbouring families. A well-respected site for the 1881 census, parish records and family trees, free to view.
Ancestry  www.ancestry.co.uk or www.ancestry.com  Subscription site with access to census, bmd, parish registers, immigration, trade directories and much more. Some information is free to view and a free trial is available. This site now has census returns for 1841-1901 on various subscription plans and is becoming indispensible for researchers.
Cheshire bmd www.cheshirebmd.org.uk/  A volunteer site, like the Lancashire bmd, with new names added frequently  
Cheshire wills http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/familyhistory/wills.htm  Free to search and view the lists of wills held, copies of the wills can be ordered online for a small fee.  
Commonwealth War Graves Commission http://www.cwgc.org/ Easy search facility to trace people who may have died in service (and some civilian deaths) and to locate their graves or memorials  
Cyndi's List

http://www.cyndislist.com/eng-lan.htm#Records

Cyndi's list has comprehensive genealogical lists worldwide - this link points to the Lancashire section

 
Ellis Island http://www.ellisisland.org/ Free site with transcripts of immigration documents held at Ellis Island, the old immigration processing facility for New York  
Family Search IGI www.familysearch.org/  Again, this is the LDS website. Besides the 1881 census (see above) this site houses the IGI (International Genealogical Index) which contains birth, baptism, marriage and burial records from churches and chapels around the country. Not all churches and chapels are covered and, as with all transcriptions, allowance has to be made for human error, but you could be lucky and trace your relatives back to the sixteenth century or earlier. Try it and see!  
Find My Past http://www.findmypast.com/HomeServlet Census, bmd, ship's passengers, army records, subscription site  
Free bmd www.freebmd.org.uk  A volunteer site that is indexing records country-wide for the years 1837 to 1910 (or later).  
Genes Reunited http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/  
HM Ships 1919

http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/

A most comprehensive list of ships, with many photographs, taken from Jane's Fighting Ships 1919, listing fighting ships and ships lost

 
Lancashire bmd www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/  A volunteer site that is gradually rolling out indexes of bmd for the county. The marriages section is particularly good.  
Lancashire genealogy links

www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/lancashire/

Further links to North West information

 
Lancashire Record Office http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/education/record_office/  
Manchester Burial Records http://www.burialrecords.manchester.gov.uk valuable source of information (limited at present) about burials in Manchester; index free, original records available by purchase of credits  
Merchant Navy Days http://www.m-navydays.com/newpages/ditty.htm This is the funniest site I've come across for ages, and so believable!  
Multi Maps http://www.multimap.com/ Modern maps, zoom right in to street level  

National Archives

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk   A vast website, there is a limited amount of free genealogical information (the war medal and wills sections are good), but it is now a comprehensive finding tool for  archive material. The site also includes online historical exhibitions and a direct link to the 1901 census. Well organised and very comprehensive with links to other archives

 
North Wales bmd http://www.northwalesbmd.org.uk/bmd_welcome.html A volunteer site that is gradually rolling out indexes of bmd for North Wales  
Occupations

http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/index.html

A well documented list of old occupations and their modern meanings

 
Roots Chat http://www.rootschat.com/ Excellent forum site with helpful members  
The Ship's List http://www.theshipslist.com/ Huge website with a miscellany of information about ships, crews and passengers  
The Workhouse

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/index.htm

Peter Higginbotham's comprehensive site of Poor Law Unions and Workhouses, locations, pictures and lists of inmates

 
Old maps http://www.old-maps.co.uk/  This site has been updated recently. It is possible to see more of each map by clicking on the "two squares" icon to the right of the map, but this only works for certain maps.  

 

Please remember that the information on this website is only accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief. If any of the information is relevant to your own research, please double-check the sources.

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