Links to family related websites
While researching my family history I have used many online resources and come across a wide range of sites relating to people and places, some are listed below. Click the links to go directly to a site which will open in a new window. I haven't included general sites for searching census, BMD etc here but a wider range of links for general research can be found on my other website - traceyourancestors.net.
Remember that unless viewing original documents, or images of the original, records online are usually a modern transcript and may contain errors - check with original documents to verify your findings.
HOYLAND One-Name Study
Global study of everyone with the surname Hoyland, registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies
Tasmania Archives has searchable database of convicts - original documents can now be viewed online, free!
Parish of Dundry, Somerset - community website includes some lovely old photographs
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire includes transcripts of parish registers and much more
Search and view Lincolnshire parish registers, photographs and more.
Genealogy and Local History of the Wirksworth Area, Derbyshire from 1600 to 1900 listing 450,000+ original records
Extensive background information about society's poor and the workhouse system. Also details of many individual workhouses including the one at Stapleton, Bristol where Maria Scrivens (nee Jefferies) died
Images of Sheffield from Sheffield City Council's Local Studies Library
My husband's family history is now also online. We are still in the early stages of adding detail but there are some interesting stories to come, including: Fred Dix, an Olympian from the first ever Winter Olympics.