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English & Welsh Resources for Family Historians: Useful Websites

The State Library of South Australia has a large number of resources that may assist you in tracing your English or Welsh ancestry. This guide also contains websites of interest, contact details for relevant organisations and tips & tricks.

Frequently Used Websites

These are some of the most commonly used websites for English/Welsh genealogy sources and advice:

Employing a researcher

Free Websites

Free UK Genealogy is a group of voluntary transcribers/genealogists who are transcribing English (including Cornish) and Welsh indexes to births, deaths and marriages 1837-1983, and UK Census data.

Their three main indexes are:

Free BMD - Index entries for births, deaths and marriages

Free REG – Parish registers - works best if you know a place/parish

Free CEN – Free database for searching UK Census results for 1841-1891


English Websites

Here are a selection of useful websites that may be handy to have.  For websites on more specific subjects choose from the topic tabs above.

English Family History Societies

The Welsh Dragon

There are many symbols that can represent Wales. There is the daffodil, the leek, the Welsh love-spoon and the Prince of Wales feathers, just to name a few.

Welsh websites