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Sites with Miscellaneous Content Useful within Family History

Many websites have useful information and data that does not fit into specific categories. This list of links aims to help you find general background information relevant to family history.

Classification:Information
Title:A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames
Link:A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames
Description:A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames
Classification:Information
Title:A List of Old Occupations and Jobs of the Past
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:A List of Old Occupations and Jobs of the Past
Classification:Information
Title:A Reference Book of English History
Link:A Reference Book of English History
Description:A Reference Book of English History from the Romans to 1866
Extra Info:Includes tables of chronology, a dictionary of battles and more.
Classification:Information
Title:A-Z Old Occupations
Link:http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgwkidz/oldjobs...
Description:A-Z Old Occupations
Classification:Information
Title:Aircraft Crash Record Office
Link:http://www.baaa-acro.com/
Description:Aircraft Crash Record Office
Extra Info:Includes British air crashes as far back as 1919. Appears mainly to be civilian crashes, although some RAF crashes are included.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Information, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Amlwch, Anglesey
Link:http://www.amlwchdata.co.uk/
Description:Amlwch and Surrounding Areas
Extra Info:Includes old medical terms, the day in the life of a copper miner, Amlwch ship wrecks and more.
Classification:Institutions / Workhouses / Hospitals etc., Information
Title:Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives
Link:http://museumofthemind.org.uk/
Description:Bethlem Royal Hospital Archives
Extra Info:Includes patient records - some with photographs, staff records and more.
Classification:Information
Title:Birthdate Calculator from Death Date and Age
Link:http://www.censusdiggins.com/birthdate_calculator....
Description:Birthdate Calculator from Death Date and Age
Classification:Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Information, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc.
Title:British Military & Criminal History in the period 1900 to 1999
Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20170117133952/http://...
Description:British Military & Criminal History in the period 1900 to 1999
Extra Info:An archived copy of a website - most information seems to be available. Includes details of those people who have been executed in the UK, but have then received posthumous pardons.
Classification:Information, Photographs / Pictures
Title:British Pathe Film Archive
Link:http://www.britishpathe.com/
Description:British Pathe Film Archive 1896-1970
Extra Info:All sorts of social history on film as well as royal visits, wing walkers, early pictures of heathrow, swimming galas and much more.
Classification:Information, Other Records
Title:Cavan County Statistical Survey
Link:http://archive.org/details/statisticalsurv00unkngo...
Description:Statistical Survey of the County of Cavan
Extra Info:Online book. Includes a list of fairs, principal landed proprietors, and gives a sense of what Cavan was like in the late 1700's early 1800's. Published 1802.
Classification:Information
Title:Convict Central
Link:http://www.convictcentral.com/
Description:A Guide to Researching Your Convict Ancestors
Classification:Institutions / Workhouses / Hospitals etc., Information, Photographs / Pictures
Title:County Asylum
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20110708195950/http://w...
Description:Rediscovering the Asylums and Mental Hospitals of England and Wales
Extra Info:This site is no longer active, however an archived copy of the site is still available to view (may take a few moments to load). There may be some pages that do not work. Lists architects' names and more.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Information, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:East India Company Ships
Link:http://www.eicships.info/
Description:Information on the Ships, Voyages and Seafarers of the East India Company's Mercantile Services
Extra Info:Work in progress -- expect more data in future.
Classification:Information
Title:Encyclopedia of Epidemics
Link:http://eogen.editme.com/Epidemics
Description:Encyclopedia of Epidemics
Extra Info:This list of worldwide and local epidemics may help to explain why several of your ancestors may have died at similar times.
Classification:Information
Title:English Calendar Quick Reference
Link:http://people.albion.edu/imacinnes/calendar/Welcom...
Description:English Calendar Quick Reference
Classification:Information
Title:Family History Books via Family Search
Link:http://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb...
Description:Family History Books via Family Search
Extra Info:more than 40,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. Read online for free.
Classification:Information
Title:Great Ships - Postcard and Ephemera Collection
Link:http://www.greatships.net/
Description:Great Ships - Postcard and Ephemera Collection
Classification:Information, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Diseases / Causes of Death, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Hall Genealogy Website
Link:http://rmhh.co.uk/
Description:Includes Lists of Old Occupations and Diseases
Extra Info:Many passenger ship photographs.
Classification:Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Information, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Historic Churches of Great Britain
Link:http://www.historicchurches.co.uk/
Description:Maps of locations of many Historic Churches of Great Britain
Extra Info:Helps you find the location of the churches where you ancestors were baptised, married or buried. Their long-term aim is to add photographs to accompany each map.
Classification:Institutions / Workhouses / Hospitals etc., Information
Title:Index of Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals
Link:http://studymore.org.uk/4_13_ta.htm
Description:Index of Lunatic Asylums and Mental Hospitals
Extra Info:Based around a 1844 study but expanded with details of the institutions.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Tithe Records, Information
Title:Internet Archive
Link:http://archive.org/
Description:Internet Archive
Extra Info:Has many scanned books. Click on texts and then search the archive. Note gazetteer and gazetteers give different results.
Classification:Information
Title:IreAtlas Townland Search
Link:http://www.thecore.com/seanruad/
Description:IreAtlas Townland Search
Extra Info:A searchable database of all the townland, parish and barony details for each Irish county.
Classification:Information, Diseases / Causes of Death
Title:List of Old Diseases
Link:http://www.lhaasdav.com/learningcenter/diseasesold...
Description:List of Medical Terms found On Old Death Certificates, Doctors Reports and in Old Letters
Classification:Information, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Maritime Photographic
Link:http://www.maritimephotographic.co.uk/
Description:Maritime Photographic
Extra Info:Mainly recent photographs.
Classification:Information
Title:Maritime Quest
Link:http://www.maritimequest.com/
Description:Maritime Quest
Extra Info:A quest for the photographic history of the world's ships. List details of owners and ship builders.
Classification:Information
Title:Measuring Worth
Link:http://www.measuringworth.com/
Description:Measuring Worth
Extra Info:What was the relative value money in history compared to today? Find all this and more at this facinating website.
Classification:Information, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Photographs / Pictures
Title:Military Badges and Military Images
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20110721011946/http://w...
Description:Military Badges and Military Images
Extra Info:An archived copy of the site which is no longer available. May take a little while to load. May not work correctly in all browsers.
Classification:Information
Title:New Zealand Archives
Link:http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/
Description:New Zealand Archives
Extra Info:Includes references to probate records for UK citizens, British companies and more.
Classification:Information, Other Records
Title:North Walls and Brims, Orkney
Link:http://www.janealogy.co.uk/north-walls-and-brims/
Description:North Walls and Brims, Orkney One Place Study
Classification:Information, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Old Occupations of England
Link:http://www.worldthroughthelens.com/family-history/...
Description:Old Occupations
Extra Info:Lists many old occupations and meanings, taken from census records.
Classification:Information
Title:Old Occupations of Scotland
Link:http://scotsfamily.com/occupations.htm
Description:Old Occupations of Scotland
Extra Info:Found in 17th to early 20th century records.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Religious Lists / Records, Information, Other Records
Title:Open Library
Link:http://openlibrary.org/
Description:Open Library - Scanned Books Online
Extra Info:Use the search facility and select e books only. Some English trade directories, journals, historic accounts of counties and more.
Classification:Information
Title:Palmer List of Merchant Vessels
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20130116100723/http://w...
Description:Palmer List of Merchant Vessels
Extra Info:An archived copy of a site that is no longer available, most information still seems to be available. For some ships includes pictures, masters, owners and voyages.
Classification:Information
Title:Photographs from Life Magazine
Link:http://time.com/photography/life/
Description:Photographs from Life Magazine
Extra Info:All sorts of images from 1860's to 1970's. Use the search box or browse round the site.
Classification:Information, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Pictures of Yesteryear
Link:http://www.pplmedia.com/online/
Description:Pictures of Yesteryear
Extra Info:A historic resource of fine art illustrations, paintings and photographs dating back to the 1850s.
Classification:Information
Title:Plagues, Diseases and Disasters Throughout History
Link:http://www.hunimex.com/warwick/diseases.html
Description:Plagues, Diseases and Disasters Throughout History
Extra Info:This list of worldwide and local epidemics may help to explain why several of your ancestors may have died at similar times.
Classification:Information, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Postcards of Ocean Liners
Link:http://www.raeth.ch/
Description:Postcards of Ocean Liners
Extra Info:Also includes paddle steamers, lighthouses, ports, early aeroplanes, railways and more.
Classification:Information, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Pottery Industry Jobs and Descriptions
Link:http://www.thepotteries.org/jobs/
Description:Pottery Industry Jobs and Descriptions
Classification:Information, Photographs / Pictures, Travellers / Romany / Canal Folk
Title:Remembering our Family
Link:http://www.newforestromanygypsytraveller.co.uk
Description:Remembering our Family
Extra Info:A project that intends to collect as much information as possible from the local Gypsy/Traveller community that have settled at locations within the New Forest including Thorney Hill and Bransgore.
Classification:Information
Title:Rudy's List of Archaic Medical Terms
Link:http://www.archaicmedicalterms.com/
Description:Rudy's List of Archaic Medical Terms
Classification:Information
Title:Rulers Website
Link:http://rulers.org/
Description:Rulers Website - Heads of State, Prime Ministers etc.
Classification:Information, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Science and Society Picture Library
Link:http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/
Description:Science and Society Picture Library
Extra Info:Over 50,000 images from buildings, such as textile mills, to pictures of historical fire engines.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Information, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices
Title:Ship Wreck Database
Link:http://www.wrecksite.eu/
Description:Ship Wreck Database
Extra Info:Includes an image archive of ships, some stories about the ships, causes of their demise and often mentions owners and captains.
Classification:Information
Title:Shipwrecks of Scotland and England
Link:http://www.rod-macdonald.co.uk
Description:Shipwrecks of Scotland and England
Extra Info:Click on Wrecks for details of ships.
Classification:Information
Title:State Library of Tasmania - Images
Link:http://www.linc.tas.gov.au/
Description:State Library of Tasmania - Images From the Tasmanian Heritage Collections
Extra Info:Look under archives or Tasmania's Heritage. Includes photographs of ships, images of convict related images and more.
Classification:Information, Photographs / Pictures
Title:The Passenger Ship Website
Link:http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/
Description:The Passenger Ship Website - Dedicated to Providing Images of All Type of Passenger Ships
Extra Info:Includes many histories as well as images. Also includes some railway and tramway images.
Classification:Information, Photographs / Pictures, Travellers / Romany / Canal Folk
Title:The Scottish Gypsies
Link:http://www.scottishgypsies.co.uk/
Description:The Scottish Gypsies
Classification:Information
Title:Weights and Measures Guide
Link:http://www.scan.org.uk/measures/index.asp
Description:Weights and Measures Guide, Drops, Pecks, Furlongs and more
Classification:Information
Title:Wellcome Collection - Images of 2000 years
Link:http://wellcomeimages.org/
Description:Wellcome Collection - Images of 2000 years
Extra Info:Includes images of war and those with a medical theme, such as St Pancras smallpox hospital, as well as much more.
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