Visit these online resources for how-to advice, historical background and ancestral data.
Britain's national mapping agency.
Ordnance Survey Gazetteer
Search for locations.
Alan Godfrey Maps
Catalog of detailed maps from the late 19th and early 20th century.
UK Street Maps
Online street maps for greater London and road maps for the rest of the country.
British Isles Family History Society-USA
Includes a guide to research, publications for sale and links to more. You can also write: 2531 Sawtelle Blvd. PMB 134, Los Angeles, CA 90064.
Federation of Family History Societies
Every county has a society that is a member of the federation; most produce a useful journal and have additional research resources.
Search for births, marriages and deaths in the International Genealogical Index; look up ancestors in the transcribed 1881 census, and explore the Research Guidance area for an England Research Outline, maps, census worksheet and more.
Virtual reference library on English genealogy, with a wealth of information on history, places and records.
Public Record Office
Online catalog of the largest repository of original English documents. Other useful resources here include Research Information Leaflets.
Family Records Centre
How to order records from England. You can also write: 1 Myddleton St., London EC1R 1UW, England.
Office for National Statistics
You can download a form for ordering birth certificates by mail (order only the full certificate, not the "short" certificate). The address for correspondence is: General Register Office, PO Box 2, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2JD, England.
County Record Offices
Links to sites for individual English counties.
Family Tree (UK)
Not to be confused with the US-published magazine whose Web site you're surfing, this is the leading British-interest genealogy publication.
Celebrating all things British.