The London Picture Map is a new website hosted by the London Metropolitan Archives to provide a digital resource of 250,000 images of London. Search by location and see what you can find out about where you work or live.
The Book of Kells is a Medieval masterpiece that survived the Viking raids over a thousand years ago and can be seen at Trinity College Dublin.
John Strype undertook a new survey of London in 1720, following the Great Fire of London in 1666, when so much of the Tudor London recorded in Stowes survey of 1598 had been lost
The 1925 Valuation Rolls for Scotland have just been launched by Scotland’s People and are free to search.
The People of Northern England (PONE) database is not new but not much heard about either. This database is of the people in the Northern counties of Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmorland from the C13th. It is drawn from two types of material, one financial and one legal. The financial material is drawn from the pipe…
Although the Medieval Muster roll resource has been around for about 5 years it is worth visiting again. Early surname data is hard to access and so this resource is an extremely useful collection of early surnames. Why useful to family historians? Well if you are lucky enough to find your surname or variation, then…
London Inhabitants in C17th. Wouldn’t it be great to find out who was walking these streets then. These lists can be found free online at British History Online and are a fascinating read. As data gets absorbed into the big genealogical search engines it’s nice to re-visit old sources.
Mapping the London Blitz is a great project which has used the collated and mapped all the census material of all the bombs dropped during the Blitz 1940 – 1941. It is a fascinating resource for family historians with a connection to WWII.
The Red Cross POW records are now digitized and available online to search. For many family historians these records complete the story of their ancestors who served in WWI.