We have carefully selected the following sites for those with an interest in researching there family history,the East End and Docklands in particular.
All have been used by us in the search for our own Ancestors and nobody has paid us to put these links in.
We are now inviting
visitors to our site to submit
Please note that submitted links will be considered for inclusion only
1. They pertain to the Docklands area, or
2. They are about Family History, or
3. They are related to the Company of Watermen & Lightermen
We are also interested in establishing reciprocal links with other
genealogy web sites.
Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates from 1837 and all Census Archives.
Family Records Centre, 1 Myddelton Street, London EC1R 1UW.
BMD enquiries Tel 0151 471 4800
Census & general enquiries Tel 020 8392 5300
Society of Genealogists, 14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London
EC1M 7BA. Tel 020 7251 8799 Fax 020 7250 1800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Extensive library. You'll find the really committed family historians here.
Peoples History Museum. Incorporates the ‘The Labour History Archive and Study Centre (LHASC) is the only specialist repository for the political wing of the Labour movement. It holds records for working class political organisations from the Chartists to New Labour. LHASC holds the archives of the Labour Party and the Communist Party of Great Britain. The collections have been used for a variety of research purposes providing an insight into the social, political and economic life of the last two centuries.
Besides housing papers of political organisations the LHASC collects the personal papers of radical politicians, writers and left wing organisations. The archive collection compliments the objects, photographs and banners found in the museum' s collections and researchers may well find material of interest in both. Other resources include journals and periodicals, 15,000 political pamphlets and extensive press cuttings on key labour movement figures’ and a wonderful collection of union banners.
With millions of family history records online,
Find My Past makes it easy to research your UK
ancestry and create your family tree. Search census records and trace births, marriages and deaths to bring your family history to life.
Premier links site, with over 118,800 links to other genealogical sites.
Electoral Roll and Telephone Directories. Search for others with your
name; you never know, you might be related.
Free web site containing Ordinance Survey maps from 1890, which can be
searched and downloaded to your PC and then printed out. Find your Ancestor's
address on the map.
Excellent maps of London's past. Excellent for comparison purposes as
some areas are mapped in 1872, 1894 and 1914. The detail on these maps
are superb; cranes and capstans are shown at the side of the docks. A
magnifying glass comes in handy.
Streets today. Again, excellent for comparisons, and if your street is
still around today, find it here.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Records the names and grave locations
of those who gave their lives during the World Wars. Very useful, but
extremely poignant site.
Jane Hewitt's website is of particular use for those with ancestor's from
the Coventry area. The site includes a picture gallery of local watercolour
paintings. Of particular interest are the pages on Coventry during the
Family History Monthly was launched in 1995 and has grown steadily over the last eleven years, now reaching approximately 20,000 family historians every issue (13 issues a year). Each issue offers advice on tracing your family tree; articles on local and social history; spotlights on an area and an occupation; an online section and case studies on researching your own heritage.
Family Tree Forum (previously Genealogistsxgr)
A website which was born in September, is now open to all on the www since 1st June 2007.
Free of charge, you just have to register to take benefit of the whole site which is fully moderated.
This is a searchable, digitised archive of Booth's original records from his survey into life and labour in London (1886-1903). Excellent for snapshot views of what life was like.
Newspaper Obituaries - ObituariesHelp.org Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy
online. Discover obituary resources like old newspaper obituaries
archives and Download free genealogy forms and printable family tree
Individual Personalised Tours and all aspects of Family History and Genealogical Research - please contact: ROOTS Consulting Services (Scotland) www.ancestryroots.co.uk
Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland, The Huguenot Library, University
College, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Many Huguenot descendants lived in Docklands. Excellent Archives going
back to 16th century.
Tel 020 7380 7094
Company of Watermen & Lighterman of the River Thames, Watermen's Hall,
16 St Mary atte Hill, London EC2R 8EE
All records kept at the Guildhall Library. Phenominal amount of material
Tel 020 7283 2373
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