Resources: U. K./ Ireland

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Links  to every useful resource I have found in my family history research relating to  Great Britain, Ireland & Scotland 
will be listed on this page (so as not to lose track of something helpful). Hope you find  something to help you, too.  

ENGLAND

GENERAL
Ancestry.com - subscription database of family history databases. Massive amount of content.
FamilySearch.org - free family history and genealogical records database- Church of the Latter Day Saints 
GenUKI - England - All sorts of genealogy related links for England. Free.
Cyndi's List - England -  Links to England specific websites/information. free comprehensive, categorized, and cross-referenced list of links to genealogical research sites online.
England’s Immigrants 1330-1550  – “a fully-searchable database containing over 64,000 names of people known to have migrated to England during the period of the Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses and the Reformation.”
Linkpendium- more than 10 million links to locality and surname site, and also has a genealogy search engine that covers 2.6 million genealogical data web pages
Criminal Ancestors Records from Genealogy UK  – a list of links to searchable databases of historical criminal records throughout Great Britain.
Black Sheep Ancestors -  genealogical prison records and insane asylum records for the US, genealogical prison records for the UK. numerous links to historical court records, execution records and biographies of famous outlaws & famous criminals across the US, UK and Canada.
FindMyPast.com – pay per record or subscription, over 2 billion records &historic newspapers, Irish, UK, Australia, Canada, US 

HELPFUL BLOGS
Genealogy UK blog  – a short daily post, with a link, listing some sort of unique database for genealogical purposes in Great Britain or Ireland 

IRELAND

GENERAL 
Ancestry.com - subscription database of family history databases. Massive amount of content.
FamilySearch.org - free family history and genealogical records database- Church of the Latter Day Saints
Irish Genealogy Toolkit - free online guide to Irish family history research
National Archives of Ireland Genealogical Website List
IrishGenealogy.ie-  on-line Indexes of the Civil Registers (GRO) of Births, Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Deaths and to Church Records of Baptism, Marriage and Burial from a number of counties, and useful link list
GenUKI - Ireland - All sorts of genealogy related links for Ireland. Free.
Cyndi's List - Ireland & Northern Ireland - Links to Ireland specific websites/information. free comprehensive, categorized, and cross-referenced list of links to genealogical research sites online.
Mary's Genealogical Treasures - Ireland and Northern Ireland - Links to Irish genealogical resources
Dublin
Internet Archive
FindMyPast.com – pay per record or subscription, over 2 billion records &historic newspapers, Irish, UK, Australia, Canada, US.

The Irish Genealogist Database - The Irish Genealogical Research Society’s annual journal, The Irish Genealogist, (1937- present) has been scanned in full to create a searchable resource of more than a quarter of a million names.
Linkpendium - more than 10 million links to locality and surname site, and also has a genealogy search engine that covers 2.6 million genealogical data web pages.
EmeraldAncestors
Society of Genealogists Northern Ireland - helpful links at bottom of the page.
Irish Ancestral Research Association, links page  
Discover Northern Ireland, genealogy & historical links 
Irish Ancestors, The Irish Times
Irish Family History Foundation
Black Sheep Ancestors - genealogical prison records and insane asylum records for the US, genealogical prison records for the UK. numerous links to historical court records, execution records and biographies of famous outlaws & famous criminals across the US, UK and Canada.HISTORY
Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum Collection database at Quinnipiac University Free database contains about 1,500 articles and illustrations related to Ireland and the Great Famine. 

COUNTIES AND LOCALITIES
Ballymoney Ancestry
Belfast Family History
Ulster HistoricalFoundation - 2 million + searchable Irish history records, tutorials, bookstore
Ulster Ancestry - assorted intriguing records, and passenger lists

HELPFUL BLOGSIrish Genealogy News
Townland of Origin (Irish Genealogical Research in North America)
Genealogy UK blog  – a short daily post, with a link, listing some sort of unique database for genealogical purposes in Great Britain or Ireland 

ETCETERA
IrishCentral.com - news, opinion, culture, roots sections. Irish and Irish-American centric website
Graveyard Transcriptions and Photos (Ireland) from the As They Were blog – contains a list of websites referring to graveyard sliced cemeteries that have either photos, transcriptions or both.
Irish Newspaper Archives
Index of free Irish Genealogy eBooks - links to about 4,000 free digitized books and journals on the topic of Irish, Irish-American, Irish-Australian and Irish-Canadian Genealogy.


SCOTLAND

GENERAL
Ancestry.com - subscription database of family history databases. Massive amount of content.
FamilySearch.org - free family history and genealogical records database- Church of the Latter Day Saints
Scotland's People - The official Scottish Genealogical Resource with over 90 million records. Scottish census records, Scottish wills, birth certificates and death certificates. pay per record (via credits purchased and applied..
GenUKI - Scotland - All sorts of genealogy related links for Scotland.
Forbears - Scotland - round up of genealogical records and resources for Scotland
Cyndi's List - Scotland - Links to Scotland specific websites/information. Comprehensive, categorized, and cross-referenced list of links to genealogical research sites online.
Scottish Genealogy Resources of Allen County Public Library (Indiana) - list of non-online resources (inter-library loan or see if my local library has)
Internet Archive
Linkpendium - more than 10 million links to locality and surname site, and also has a genealogy search engine that covers 2.6 million genealogical data web pages.
Scotland’s Places  – The website allows you to search across different national databases using geographic locations. Their databases include: historical tax rolls ordnance survey named books, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland archives, official reports, published Gazetteers and atlases, and other records. Subscription.
The Statistical Accounts of Scotland, 1791-1845, written by each parish minister they kept a contemporary account of life at the time, “offering uniquely rich and detailed parish reports for the whole of Scotland, covering a vast range of topics including agriculture, education, trades, religion and social customs.” Part free, part by subscription. 
The Scottish Indexes – “We have a large collection of indexes, from unique sources such as prison and court records to more commonly used sources such as birth, marriage, death and census records. While currently many of our records are from the south of Scotland, our Quaker records and mental health records cover all of Scotland. We will also be adding more records from other areas of Scotland soon.”
The Scottish Archive Network – contains 59,000 catalog entries from some 52 archive-based repositories across Scotland
Black Sheep Ancestors -  genealogical prison records and insane asylum records for the US, genealogical prison records for the UK. numerous links to historical court records, execution records and biographies of famous outlaws & famous criminals across the US, UK and Canada.
FindMyPast.com – pay per record or subscription, over 2 billion records &historic newspapers, Irish, UK, Australia, Canada, US. 

EMIGRATION
The Scottish Emigration blog - fascinating blog
They Came From Scotland - post on The In-Depth Genealogist blog about the various periods of emigration  from Scotland (when, where, why)
The Scots to Canada Website 
Migration Patterns of Our Scottish Ancestors - article by Myra Vanderpool Gormley, CG
Scots In Midieval England from the Scottish Emigration Blog - discusses England's Immigrants 1330-1550 research project website as a great source for learning about emigrants from Scotland.


HISTORY
ElectricScotland.com - biographies of famous Scots, histories of places in Scotland and Scotland in general, and information on the Scots Diaspora.
Heritage and History - Dublin City Public Library and Archives heritage and history page.
NQHigher Scottish History - seems to be materials for history teachers in Scotland
CANMORE  – the online catalog of the Royal Commission on the Interest and Historical Monuments of Scotland contains information on archaeology, buildings, industrial, and maritime heritage.

HELPFUL BLOGS
Genealogy UK blog  – a short daily post, with a link, listing some sort of unique database for genealogical purposes in Great Britain or Ireland 

ETCETERA
Old Scottish Occupations
Parish List for Scotland
The Consultation Letters of Dr. William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh – searchable database of 5603 documents transcribed, 20,678 Pages digitized, 5,298 People mentioned in 2,499 Cases and 1,216 Places

WALES

GENERAL
Ancestry.com - subscription database of family history databases. Massive amount of content.
FamilySearch.org - free family history and genealogical records database- Church of the Latter Day Saints
GenUKI - Wales - All sorts of genealogy related links for Wales
Cyndi's List - Wales/Cymru - Links to Wales specific websites/information. free comprehensive, categorized, and cross-referenced list of links to genealogical research sites online.
Internet Archive 

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