United Kingdom

  • British Officer Military Records

    Dec 17

    If you had any ancestors from the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) during the period of 1763 and 1932 who served as an officer, then check the Ancestry.com site titled 'UK, Officers Service Records 1763-1932'. You will need a subscription to search the site but many times during the year there are free weeks...


  • United Kingdom Unclaimed Estates

    Mar 27

    Did you have some recent ancestors who lived and died in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland)? If you did, there just might be some form of an unclaimed asset (estate) in their name that the UK government is holding until a relative claims it. Now you can't go back too far, there is a 30 year limit from time of death th...


  • FamilySearch – England

    Mar 9

    Many people have ties to England, part of the United Kingdom, especially since America was a British colony before 1776. Yet, many will have ancestors who came to America all during the 1800s and into the 1900s. There may well be family branches still living in England, that would be fun to locate. A good starting point in research relating to dat...


  • Royal Navy – UK – World War I

    Jun 23

    If you had ancestors living in the United Kingdom from approximately 1900 to 1930, they may have served in the British military because the 'Great War' - World War One was fought then. Of course, you might think only of the army for an ancestor’s service, but many were part of the Royal Navy. Available now online, free to use are the records, ab...


  • English Victorian Criminals

    Feb 5

    Available now on Ancestry.UK is the UK Police Gazette with articles about British wanted criminals, crimes committed, criminals who had been apprehended, and missing persons. The dates range from 1807 to 1902 and 1921 to 1927 (but not every year in that range is available). The Ancestry - UK version is a fee based subscription. If you have this d...


  • Railroad Men – WW I – UK

    Feb 3

      Since railroad travel became an important method of transportation beginning in the mid-1800s, those who work for the railroad systems across the globe have been numerous. You may have had an ancestor who served in some form for a railway system. To investigate one time frame and location, the United Kingdom's National Railway Museum has p...


  • Using Linkpendium for U. K. and Ireland

    Dec 9

    If you have ancestors from Ireland or anywhere in the United Kingdom, the Linkpendium has links of resources for those areas. There is the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. With Britain having so many colonies across the world, there are links to colonial British colonies al...


  • United Kingdom Censuses

    Sep 27

    The United Kingdom started their census taking in 1841 and it was done every ten years. Available online with the site 'FreeCen.org' are the censuses records in the U.K. for all its counties covering 1841 to 1891. By searching using either a full name or just a surname and especially in a specific county, you should be able to view the informati...


  • Irish Genealogy Toolbox

    Mar 17

      Your 'Irish Eyes' are smiling ! For those researching with ancestors from the Isle of Ireland; whether the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom), there is an online site able to offer some direction in your quest. Using 'Irish Genealogy Toolbox' web site, free advice and resources are offered to those seeki...


  • Records of London’s Livery Companies Online (ROLLCO)

    Feb 7

    Basically these are records concerning those in London, England between 1400 and 1900 who were registered as Apprentices and Freemen. They would have been members of the Livery Companies and registered. This database of ROLLCO is of those records. Since the majority of people in London during the 15th through the 19th century worked at some ...