British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois

Links to other web pages of interest to BIGWILL members:

Websites mentioned in the BIGWILL News or in talks given at BIGWILL meetings

Lost Cousins - Over 50,000 genealogy links for the United Kingdom, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Lambeth Palace Library - The historic library of the archbishops of Canterbury and the principal library and record office for the history of the Church of England.
Two research guides released in 2008 on <>:
    Finding Records of Your Ancestors: England 1837 to 1901
    Finding Records of Your Ancestors: Scotland 1855 to 1901

British Isles Genealogical Links

British Isles Family History Society - U.S.A.
      BIFHS-U.S.A.’s Guide to British Isles Research
Annotated List of Links for British Isles Family History and Genealogy
The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History
      ISBGFH’s list of links
The UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service (GENUKI) - An extensive collection of links to information for each county as well as national sources.
The Genius of GENUKI” - a two-page article published in the March 2005 issue of Ancestors.
The National Archives of the United Kingdom - Contains useful information and about finding your ancestors in public records.
Researching Ancestors from the United Kingdom - Contains a guide to getting started and using the Family History Centers (LDS) for research.
UK Genealogy Webring - Contains over 120 links to genealogy-related pages, including societies and personal family history sites.
Roots-L Resources: United Kingdom and Ireland - Resources for finding vital records and booklists.
Curious Fox - A gazetteer of 50,000 UK villages, towns and counties. You can search for the village name, generate lists of nearby villages and hamlets, and link to the exact location on a modern map or an old map .
Federation of Family History Societies - Contains information on beginning genealogy, societies, books, and useful links.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - now has separate indexes for the individual counties of England, Scotland and Wales. See the “United Kingdom & Ireland Index” entry on the Cyndi's List home page for a guide to the organization of various indexes related to British Isles research.

English Genealogical Links

There are numerous societies which are members of the Federation of Family History Societies; many of these societies focus on individual “historic” counties – view the FFHS Member Societies in England web pages (the list spans eight separate web pages) for contact information for the individual societies. Two examples of county family history societies are the Lincolnshire Family History Society and the Nottinghamshire Family History Society.
Index of Places in England and Wales - An index of over 27,000 places showing the county and registration district in which it was situated between 1837 and 1974.
Expert Links: English Family History and Genealogy - over 500 links organized into categories by a professional genealogy firm; includes both subscription and free sites, using color coding to differentiate between the two types

Irish Genealogical Links

Irish Family History Foundation - Links to county research centers
Ireland GENUKI Page - Contains many links and useful information.
Irish Genealogical Society, Int'l (IGSI)’s list of links
Irish Ancestors - General information site sponsored by the Irish Times.
The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) - Contains many links to websites related to Irish genealogy, history and culture.
BIFHS-U.S.A.’s Irish Internet Resources

Scottish Genealogical Links

Scotland GENUKI Page - Contains many links
Scotland GenWeb Page - Links to resources by county
The Scottish Genealogy Society - Membership Information
Aberdeen and North East Scotland Family History Society - Links to a variety of Scottish genealogical and general interest sites

Welsh Genealogical Links

GENUKI for Wales - Contains information by county and for Wales as a whole.
Index of Places in England and Wales - An index of over 27,000 places showing the county and registration district in which it was situated between 1837 and 1974.

Other websites of possible interest to British Isles researchers

Nanaimo Family History Society Passenger List Indexing Project - A volunteer project working to index arrivals at Halifax and Quebec (Montreal is included in the Port of Quebec) from 1900 to about 1921.

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