Family History Resources

Researching Family History - the BBC guide

National Archives – based at Kew

Society of Genealogists – the UK’s largest family history society

Local History Centre – West Ealing Library, Free to Ealing library members, includes local archives and online access to both
The Times Digital Archive – every issue since 1785, and
Newsbank - a consolidated archive of thousands of publications, broadcasts, websites etc.

Family History Federation - helps members research their family history and ancestors. Over 180 member societies including overseas (previously the Federation of Family History Societies)

The UK branch of Ancestry.com - a private online company based in Utah. The world’s largest profit making genealogical company operates a network of historical record and genetic genealogical websites; includes AncestryDNA for genetic research.

London Metropolitan Archive - an amazing range of documents, images, maps, films and books about London, free to use and open to everyone.

Find my Past - a UK-based online genealogy service owned by British publishers DC Thomson; over 4 billion searchable records of census, directory and historical information