Genealogy Web Links

Listed below are a selection of very useful web sites that may assist you with your genealogical research.

Hints for searching for Family names

Different web sites use different search methods. For example the "Family Search" has an excellent 'fuzzy' search, which automatically looks at what it thinks are probable variations. The "Births, Marriages & Deaths" site allows the use of 'Wild Card' searches, by replacing certain letters. However, the 1901 Census search only uses the exact spelling.

Those of you searching for the Brudenell names will be aware of the numerous spelling variations. So, please check carefully on each site how they conduct searches. If you are unable to find someone using one spelling try one of the others - you will be surprised what you may find!

Good searching!



On-line UK census information. Free access to basic searches, but charges apply for some services.

Useful source for looking at UK census information, and a wide range of other useful data.

FREE ACCESS: Limited free access is available to view more detailed searches and view actual census returns etc. at local libraries in the UK.


Family Search

The Latter Day Saints database of births and marriages from around the world.

Now includes on-line search of 1881 Census for England and Wales. Also some USA & Canada census information.


The England Genweb Project

An excellent database for locating fellow researches for all counties in England. Also includes a very useful search function of the database.


Births Marriages & Deaths

Complements the Family Search site by additionally having details of burials. Only contains data for England since 1837 from the General Records Office (GRO) quarterly indexes. The site is regularly updated, with new data being added as an ongoing project.

Hint - Use "Bruden*ll" and/or "Brudn*ll" in the surname search for a wider selection of results


Cyndi's List of Genealogical Web Sites

A major reference point to search through hundreds of web sites.



A useful "portal" for basic genealogy research. Now has a new and extensive MessageBoard system, which now combines the contents of the old "RootsWeb" and "" message boards.


A2A Access to Archives

Over 3 million catalogue entries for historical documents and archives around the country.


Genes Reunited

Searchable database of of family names. Very useful to see if anyone is researching, or looking for more information on, your family name.

Free to search for contacts and names, but requires subscription to actually place details or to make contact.