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United Kingdom SIG

 
The United Kingdom SIG is for researchers with ancestors in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.  
 
Learn new techniques and new websites.
 
Share your queries and triumphs with a group of genealogists at all stages of searching. 
 
Please see our Upcoming Events page for dates and locations of meetings.
 

Here are some of the links mentioned in our UK SIG meetings

ancestry.co.uk – Subscription – UK version of ancestry.com.
The content is the same as the UK databases in World Elite ancestry.com. You do not need both.

britishorigins.com

ffhs.org.uk – Free – Site of the Federation of Family History Societies: List of family history societies in England and Wales and more.

findmypast.co.uk – Paid site, pay/view – Mega-site with census and BMD records.
Take special notice of the emigration lists.

genuki.org.uk – Free – Genealogy of the United Kingdom and Ireland, a combination genealogy handbook and web directory.
Provides links arranged geographically and education for UKI newbies. Also has a gazetteer, parish finder and list of family history societies.

safhs.org.uk – Free – Site of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies.  
Lists the family history societies in Scotland and more.

nationalarchives.gov.uk/ – Free – Website of the UK National Archives, social history, occupation records, military records.

scotlandspeople.gov.uk – Pay/view – Public/private partnership with BMD registers, census records, valuations, wills and coats of arms.

sog.org.uk – Free – Site of the Society of Genealogists, London.
Also, maintains largest gen library in UK.

thegenealogist.co.uk – Subscription – Site lists databases it has available.

ukbmd.org.uk – Free – Is a directory with links to online transcriptions of birth, marriage, and death records.

The following sites are free and contain results of ongoing volunteer transcription projects:

freebmd.org.uk - Post-1837 birth, marriage and death indexes, now on ancestry.com
freecen.org - Census data
freereg.org.uk - Parish register transcriptions