• Ordnance Survey <www.ordsvy.gov.uk/home/>: Britain’s national mapping agency.
• Ordnance Survey Gazetteer <www.ordsvy.gov.uk/products/Landranger/ lrmsearch.cfm>: Search for locations.
• Alan Godfrey Maps <www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/>: Catalog of detailed maps from the late 19th and early 20th century.
• UK Street Maps <www.streetmap.co.uk/>: Online street maps for greater London and road maps for the rest of the country.
• British Isles Family History Society-USA <www.rootsweb.com/~bifhsusa>: 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 <www.ffhs.org.uk/members/England.htm>: Every county has a society that is a member of the federation; most produce a useful journal and have additional research resources.
• FamilySearch <www.familysearch.org/sg/ht_list.html>: Under “England,” you’ll find the LDS Research Outline for England, maps, census worksheet and guide to the 1881 British census.
• GENUKI <www.genuki.org.uk>: Virtual reference library on English genealogy, with a wealth of information on history, places and records.
• Public Record Office <www.pro.gov.uk/finding/catalogue/>: Online catalog of the largest repository of original English documents. Other useful resources here include Family Fact Sheets <www.pro.gov.uk/genealogy/familyfacts.htm> and Research Information Leaflets <www.pro.gov.uk/leaflets.default.htm>.
• Family Records Centre <www.pro.gov.uk/about/frc>: How to order records from England. You can also write: 1 Myddleton St., London EC1R 1UW, England.
• Office for National Statistics <www.ons.gov.uk>: 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 <www.oz.net/~markhow/englishros.htm>: Links to sites for individual English counties.
• Family Tree (UK) <www.family-tree.co.uk>: Not to be confused with the US-published magazine you’re holding in your hands, this is the leading British-interest genealogy publication.
• British Heritage <www.thehistorynet.com/BritishHeritage/>: Celebrating all things British.
LINKS AND LISTS
• Cyndi’s List <www.CyndisList.com/england.htm>: Some 500 links to English genealogy sites.
• Yahoo! <uk.dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/History/Genealogy/>: More than 2,500 genealogy-related links.
• UK Mailing Lists <members.aol.com/gfsjohnf/gen_mail_country-unk.html>: Huge list of Internet mailing lists.
On the bookshelf
• A Genealogical Gazetteer of England by Frank Smith (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
• The Phillimore Atlas and Index of Parish Registers by Cecil Humphrey-Smith (Phillimore, out of print)
• Basic Facts About Using the Family Records Centre by Audrey Collins (Federation of Family History Societies)
• Never Been Here Before? A Genealogist’s Guide to the Family Records Centre by Jane Cox and Stella Colwell (PRO Publication #17)
• Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History by Mark D. Herber (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
• An Introduction to the Census Returns of England and Wales (Federation of Family History Societies)
• The Family Tree Detective: Tracing Your Ancestors in England and Wales by Colin D. Rogers (Manchester University Press)