Links to major genealogy websites

This page includes links to some of the more important sites providing general information on famil history research and to those offering access to indexes, transcripts and images of source records. Many of these are also listed in appropriate sections of the other Links pages on this site.

Aids to finding useful websites

Search Engines to find ancestors

  • Find My Past.
  • Ancestry Co.
  • Genes Reunited: Allows users to find their ancestors and to share information with living relatives and other searchers.
  • Family Search: The genealogy site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It includes a searchable database with over 400 million names, including the latest version of the International Genealogical Index.
  • Rootsweb: A large genealogical co-operative with branches throughout the world and with links to many research projects. It includes mailing lists on a wide range of topics, allowing users to contact other family historians with common interests.
  • The Genealogist.
  • MyHeritage.

Libraries, archives, and information sources

  • The National Archives: The starting point for accessing the wealth of material held in the UK's national archive.
  • Access to Archives (A2A): Contains searchable catalogues describing archives held throughout the UK, including most county record offices.
  • British Library: Access to the collections of the British Library, with a link to the online catalogue.
  • Genealogy in the UK and Ireland: Genealogical information service including information on places, libraries, archives, family history societies, directories, gazetteers and more.



Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 20th February 2020 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Julian Pooley titled Who Do You Think They Were? - Discovering the lives and experiences of our ancestors.

Next Fair

The fairs season for 2019 is over. The next fair we will be attending is in 2020. For more information please see the Fairs page.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 18th January from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.


Previous news


Recent updates

13-January-2020

A new page titled On Joining the Committee has been added to the Members Area.

9-January-2020

Committee minutes for November 2019 added to Members Area.

2-January-2020

For nostalgia, you can now read online, (and search) all journals back to 1996.

27-December-2019

A new page titled Poor Law Records has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

20-December-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

15-December-2019

A new page titled Burial Places Index has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

2-December-2019

A page titled WMFHS Data Privacy Policy has been added to the Members Area for references purposes.

29-November-2019

A new page titled Church Index has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

28-November-2019

The Parish Maps page has been extended, and now has 4 maps.


Previous updates


© Copyright West Middlesex Family History Society 2007-2019  
A Member of the Federation of Family History Societies. Registered Charity No. 291906