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A London Inheritance

A private history of a public city.

A Source for London Lives

A fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names.

A Vision of Britain Through Time

Look at British history between 1801 and 2001 through topographic, boundary, and land use maps.

British Assoc for Local History - The Local Historian

British Convict Transportation Transfers 1787-1867

Records may contain the convict's name, the place of trial, the duration of the sentence, the name of the transportation ship and date of departure, and the place of arrival in Australia.

British Home Children

Between 1869 and 1948, over 100,000 children arrived in Canada from Great Britain as part of the British Child Emigration Movement.

Convict Records

Crime and Punishment in Wales 1730-1830

England church records from 1630 to 1800

According to the project’s web site, “Congregational church records are an unparalleled source of information about the religious activities of the early colonists, and about many other aspects of early American life. The Congregational Library and Archives, in partnership with the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale is currently preserving these records and making them available to the public.”

Free UK Genealogy

Online, searchable, free genealogical databases created through the efforts of thousands of volunteers

Free UK War Resources

London's Pulse: Medical Officer Health Reports 1848-1972

5500 Medical Officer of Health reports from the Greater London area, including present day London and boroughs.

National Archives of UK

National Archives UK Introducing 19th-century paupers' letters

Ordnance Survey Maps - 25 inch England and Wales, 1841-1952

The National Library of Scotland scanned nearly 90,000 map sheets from 1841-1952 of historic Ordnance Survey maps of England and Wales.

Paisley Poor Law Union Indexes 1839-1948 (UK)

These are applications for assistance from people who were unable to support themselves due to age or incapacity. This includes people who were sick or disabled, orphaned children, and people who found themselves in a difficult financial situation, for example an unmarried mother-to-be, or a widowed mother. Able-bodied unemployed were not supposed to be entitled but in practice many did receive support.

The records start in 1839 and run until 1942, with Parochial Boards being responsible for the administration of these records. The boards covered by our records are –

Paisley Parochial Board

Paisley Parish Council

Paisley Burgh

Abbey Parochial Board

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey (London), 1674-1913

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

William Henry Fox Talbot’s Photographs

The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford launched the first complete, digital catalogue for 19th-century photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot.

Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925

This website allows you to search millions of records from around fifty datasets, relating to the lives of 90,000 convicts from the Old Bailey. Use our site to search individual convict life archives, explore and visualise data, and to learn more about crime and criminal justice in the past.

Railway Accidents Britain & Ireland

3,800 accident cases dating from the early 20th century.

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