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London specific Links:

Greenwood's Map of London 1827 FREE
Interactive map which covers London and surroundings. It stretches out to Earls Court in the West, to the River Lea and Greenwich in the East, Highgate to the North, and to the South Camberwell.

Victorian London A-Z Street Index FREE
GENDOCS. This site is useful for anyone who is trying to locate a street in London that just doesn't seem to exist. Very similar to link above it.

Charles Booth Online Archive FREE
Search Charles Booths Poverty maps (1899) of London by street name. This site is incredible, as you can put in a street name & then pull up the notes made for that street & corresponding map. Very useful and interesting.

Join me in the 1900s FREE
A unique collection of childhood recollections of everyday life in a working class family in the early 1900s, covering the years of the 1911 census and the First World War. I have to be dragged away from this site. It's a great read !!

London Lives 1690 to 1800 FREE
Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis. A wide range of, fully searchable, primary sources from 18th century London. A very useful resource.

UK searchable resources:

RootsChat.com FREE
Need help looking for an ancestor? Rootschat is the site to be on. Just post your query on the forum and if someone can help they will. I've had great success here with other members finding my ancestors on the 1871 and 1891 UK census for me. It also provides links that otherwise I wouldn't of found on the web. Plus loads of great advice from more experienced members. I really can't overestimate the value of this site.

1881 census online FREE
From church of Latter Day Saints. This has to be one of the top sites to visit for family tracing. Easy to use and free. IGI index fully searchable from here as well as the census.

FreeBMD FREE
This is a wonderful site for Birth, Marriage and Death index post 1837 for the UK. Very easy to use.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission FREE
Search their database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars. Excellent site, very easy to use.

Findmypast.com (new name for 1837online).
BMD index. I've not used this site myself as I don't like paying for what I can get free elsewhere, but it does look very easy to use and it's complete. They have also added search facility for some military records and the 1841, 1861, 1871 and 1891 census returns.

General Register Office for England and Wales. Online ordering service for Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates. The General Register Office holds a central copy of all registrations for England and Wales.

Lost Cousins FREE, to register.
This site is a very clever idea. What you do is you enter names ONLY of ancestors you have found on the 1881 UK census which is free to search. Then you not only enter the name of those you have found but also the reference numbers for the particular census entries. Then what happens is if someone has entered the same people/ref then you are both informed, as you are cousins. This site will be truly amazing once they have more people signed up to it and therefore more matches.

Irish Resources:

Dublin Heritage. FREE
Search for free, Baptism, Marriage and Burial parish records. Once again, as the name suggests, this covers just Dublin.

1901 and 1911 Census for Ireland. FREE
This site is BRILLIANT, and FREE!

Dublin Street Directory 1862. FREE
From Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory for the Year 1862.

Griffith's Valuation. FREE
First full scale valuation of property in Ireland. Published between 1847 and 1864. Search by surname or place name. Shows the Landlord and tenants names. View original image and also where the person is to be found living on a map. Incredibly useful and easy to use website.

USA Resources:

CastleGarden.Org. FREE
Offers free access to a database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.

Polish Genealogical Society of America. FREE
If your ancestors were from Poland and they ended up in Chicago then this is the site for you. Massive cross-referenced directory. Searchable Death and Marriage indexes.

USGenWeb Project. FREE
Beautifully put together site that is dedicated to providing free access to genealogical resources. Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.

Polish Resources:

Posen.FREE
One of the busiest mailing lists I've ever been on & very helpful. Not so easy to navigate though.

Useful Tools:

Old Disease Names and their Modern Definitions.FREE
Quick reference to the medical terms used on your ancestors record of death.

Armed Services/War/Battle Links:

Great War Forum FREE
Excellent forum for discussing all aspects of WW1. Some very helpful & knowledgeable members who can help with all sorts of enquiries ranging from soldiers & armies, battlefields & places, documents & photos, and places to go to continue your research. Highly recommend.

Quaker Resources:

Quaker-Roots Reference Material FREE
Glossary of Quaker Terms. This is essential guide to the abbreviations found on Quaker records.

Articles about Leigh-Hunt:

Biographies - Leigh Hunt. By Blupete.
This is one of the better sites I have found on James Henry Leigh Hunt.

Blainey on Leigh Hunt. A Portrait of Leigh Hunt.
From the university of Iowa special collections.

Leigh Hunt's New World Forebears, By Desmond Leigh-Hunt.
From the university of Iowa special collections.

Leigh Hunt online: The Letters
Leigh Hunt Online: The Letters will ultimately digitally present all surviving correspondence of Romantic poet, writer, and editor Leigh Hunt (1784-1859). Fully searchable. This site is GREAT!!

The Gliddons in London, 1760-1850.
Author of the book, Wendy Norman's personal site. Ongoing blog, which will be updated with the authors research on the Gliddon family as additional facts become known. You can also purchase the book direct from the site. Wendy is also a descendant of Leigh Hunt.

Family Trees & Personal sites

McDonnell Family Treestarstar
Researching the ancestors of Edward McDonnell and Bridget Redmond of Clondalkin Ireland. Covering also the surnames, Gannon, Gaynor, & Walsh.

Lawson Genealogystarstar
Researching Lawsons of Hessle/Walkington/Cottingham East Yorks and Killingholme, Lincs. Duffins of Nafferton East Yorks and Nicholsons of Langtoft, East Yorks. The Edmondsons of Leeds/Hull/Cottingham and all associated families of these.

Tree's Family Treestarstar
Researching ancestors in Poland and Chicago, USA. Covering, among others, the surnames, Budzynski, Czekala, Fafurowski, Gburek, Jankowski, Konieczka, Kramer, Lukaszewski, Luczak, Meler, Michalak, Owczarzak, Piatek, Przewozniak, Pyterek, Rybak, Schendel, Stawicka, Strzyzewski.

Saint Mary's Church Little Driffieldstar 
Saint Mary's Church and churchyard Little Driffield, in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
A description of memorial inscriptions with photographs and a brief history.

Queen's Buildings, Southwark London
List of casualties from Queen's Buildings after it was bombed during WWII. Compiled using Commonwealth War Graves Commission records.

It Started As A Poole Genealogy Website
Two Poole lines, One from Warwickshire and the other from Gloucestershire.

My Find A Grave contributions.
This is the link to my listings.