British Isles Links


The British Library - Doing research into your family and wondering how we can help you?

The National Archives - The UK government's official archive, from Domesday Book to websites.

General Register Office (GRO) - The Government's own official website for birth, marriage and death certificates for England and Wales.

The Society of Genealogists - the national library and education centre for family history in the UK.

Federation of Family History Societies - The Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) is an educational charity. We represent, advise and support our membership, which consists of family history societies and similar bodies across the world

Imperial War Museums - IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day.


National Library of Wales - The National Library of Wales offers a vast amount of sources and facilities for those researching their family history.


Scotlands People - If you are researching UK genealogy, your Scottish ancestry or building your Scottish family tree, we have almost 90 million records to look through.

National Library of Scotland - The National Library of Scotland is Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots.

Scottish Genealogy Society - The Society, based in Edinburgh and founded in 1953, helps with research into Scottish family and local history.

Northern Ireland

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) - PRONI is the official place of deposit for public records in Northern Ireland.

Ulster Historical Foundation - a non-profit family history research organisation.

Emerald Ancestors - Free search of Northern Irish Ancestry & Ulster genealogy records.

Republic of Ireland

National Library of Ireland - The National Library of Ireland is Ireland's national library located in Dublin, in a building designed by Thomas Newenham Deane.

General Register Office of Ireland - The General Register Office (Oifig An Ard-Chláraitheora) is the central repository for records relating to Births, Deaths and Marriages in Ireland.

National Archives of Ireland - The National Archives holds the records of the modern Irish State which document its historical evolution and the creation of our national identity.

Irish Genealogy - The web site dedicated to helping you in your search for records of family history for past generations. This site will assist you in providing valuable information on the many ways of tracing your family history.  You can now view nearly 3 million pre-1900 church records free of charge.

Irish Genealogy Toolkit -  a free guide to finding your family's history in Ireland.

Channel Islands

The Channel Islands Family History Society - The backbone of family history is in the old church registers of baptisms, marriages and burials. Jersey members of CIFHS have been busy over the years, on a voluntary basis, transcribing and indexing all these local registers and making these indexes freely available to all.

Channel Islands Government - They are dependent territories of the English Crown, as successor to the Dukes of Normandy. The Channel Islands have two main administrative units, or Bailiwicks, of Jersey and Guernsey.

Isle of Man

Isle of Man Family History Society - The Isle of Man Family History Society was formed in January 1979 to encourage the study of genealogy and family history, particularly within the Isle of Man.

Isle of Man Parish Records - Although by 1538 the Manx Church had come under York, the first parish registers date from 1598 - the earliest being that of Ballaugh followed shortly afterwards by Jurby and Michael.