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 is on 17th December and will be Zoom party time for Christmas. Bring your own crackers and refreshments. There will be a quiz.

Next Fair

We shall be running our virtual stall (with chat) at the Family History Show Online on Saturday 20th February 2021.

Next Advice Session

Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.


Previous news


Recent updates

24-November-2020

Digitised journals now go back to 1992, all fully indexed.

20-November-2020

Matt Brown's London Etymology Map has been added as an option to our Parish Maps page.

20-November-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

5-November-2020

Committee minutes for September 2020 added to Members Area.

28-October-2020

Tickets at half price for our members for next year's family history show - see our Discounts page .

16-October-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.


Previous updates


© Copyright West Middlesex Family History Society 2007-2020  
A Member of the Federation of Family History Societies. Registered Charity No. 291906