Niall's Historic Data Links
     
Family Search
    This site is the first stop on the Internet for researching the OPRs (Old Parish Records or Old Parochial Records). This site is run by the L.D.S. and is the result of a massive project they carried out to computerise all the U.K. parish records. The big plus for this site is that it's free. However, a word of warning, data such as this is only as good as the person who transcripted the information, and like all humans the transcribers are fallable.
 
Hugh Wallis's Genealogical Web Sites
    Hugh uses the same data as Family Search above but presents it differently and allows different searches.
 
Scotland's People
    If you have Scottish relatives then this is a must have site. It's the officially sanctioned Scottish Government Site. It contains access to ALL the Scottish Births, Deaths and Marriages, Censuses, Wills, Testaments, Coats of Arms and Catholic Parish that are legally available on line.
 
FreeBMD
    FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers). To search the records that have so far been transcribed by FreeBMD click on the Search button below
FreeCen
    This project aims to provide a "free-to-view" online searchable database of the 19th century UK census returns.
FreeReg
    Our objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, that have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist registers of the U.K. FreeREG is a companion project to FreeBMD (a database of the GRO birth, marriage and death indexes from 1837) and FreeCEN (a database of census information).
Irish Censuses
    Census of Ireland 1901/1911
The household returns and ancillary records for the censuses of Ireland of 1901 and 1911, which are in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, represent an extremely valuable part of the Irish national heritage.