Links Map

Links map – scroll down for details:

  • Family History Societies
  • Archives and Record Offices
  • Libraries and Newspapers
  • UK and Global sites
  • Free BMD and Free Reg
  • People
    • Braidwood
    • Salthouse
    • Walters
  • Places
    • Alderley
    • Australia
    • Bwlchgwyn and local areas
    • Eccles
    • Liverpool
    • Manchester
    • North wales (excluding Bwlchgwyn)
    • Salford
    • Scotland
  • Travel and Migration
  • Ships
  • War and Armed Services
  • RAF 62Sqdn

Family History Societies

  • M&LFHS Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society, with datasets available to visitors of the website as well as a significant amount of original data available to members only in the members’ area.
  • LSWLFHS Liverpool and South West Lancashire Family History Society,
  • Cheshire: FHSC Family History Society of Cheshire.
  • Clwyd Family History Society Covers much of NE Wales including Wrexham and Bwlchgwyn

Archives and Local Record Offices

  • Cheshire Archives and Local Studies Offer a starting point and indexing for locating records from their archives including tithe maps (see Alderley, below).
  • Lancashire Record Office Explore the vast collection of county wide records and archives.
  • Liverpool Museums From here I went to the archives section and searched the museum’s catalogues, clicking on link after link can provide more detail than I expected. (might need to be updated but the link is valid).
  • Catholic Record Society Go to ‘Record Series’ and More Information for copies of the Catholic Record Society Publications.

Libraries and Newspapers

UK and Global Sites

  • Family Search The ‘original’ source of the IGI (International Genealogical Index) and free access to the 1881 census transcriptions, now expanded to include a greater variety of records from many countries. Free access but links to view original documents may lead to subscription sites.
  • Ancestry (link points to UK) Subscription site with comprehensive coverage of census, bmd, military, immigration and various other useful records sets.
  • Find My Past (link points to UK) Subscription site with comprehensive coverage of census, bmd, military, immigration and various other useful records sets. Also includes the 1939 Register and the British Newspaper Archives.
  • The National Archives Now an index for all the archives in the UK, lists the archive, its location and the reference number of the material. Also features some view-on-site archives and some downloadable for a fee.
  • National Library of Scotland Map Images, covers Scotland and UK, an impressive range with the ability of overlay old and modern maps and very the transparency to accurately place features that have long since disappeared.
  • Genes Reunited Inexpensive subscription site that allows private storage of your family tree and messaging to help relatives to get in touch; other options are available to view census, BMD, etc.
  • Genealogy Links This link points to Lancashire. A Collection of links arranged by County.
  • Cyndi’s List Popular and comprehensive list of genealogical links worldwide. The link points to the Lancashire section.
  • Occupations Lists and descriptions of old occupations, one of several such sites.
  • Roots Chat Popular forum for discussing genealogy queries, the archives can often provide relevant answers and the forum is well staffed with experienced members.
  • The Workhouse Peter Higginbotham’s comprehensive site of Pool Law Unions, Workhouses and Industrial Schools with locations, pictures and some lists of inmates.
  • Old Maps A comprehensive collection of old maps of the UK from some of the earliest ‘modern’ maps onwards.
  • Roman Roads A very creative representation, rather than an accurate representation, of the major roads of the Roman Empire c125AD, it certainly gives a good feel of just how far the Empire ventured.
  • The Old Bailey Nearly 200,000 court cases of ordinary folk to search.
  • Historical Directories at Leicester University, some patience required but an excellent collection.
  • Latin Terms a handy list for genealogists.

Free BMD and Free Reg

  • Free BMD Comprehensive indexing of BMD from 1837 to 1910 and frequent updates of later indexes from the GRO.
  • Lancashire BMD Continuing indexing of  Register Office BMD from 1837 onwards.
  • Cheshire BMD Continuing indexing of Register Office BMD from 1837 onwards.
  • North Wales BMD North Wales BMD, continuing indexing of Register Office BMD from 1837 onwards.

People – Braidwood

People – Ellery

People – Salthouse

People – Walters

  • Walters Family Tree I can’t tell whether these Walters are connected with the Walters of Nether Alderley but it’s definitely worth a link.

Places – Alderley

  • St Mary Alderley The beautiful, secluded Church of St Mary, Alderley, now has its own dedicated website, includes information on the Church today as well as its history.
  • Derbyshire Caving Club  Alderley Edge Mines and descriptions of many villages around.
  • Carl’s Cam Dedicated to sourcing pictures for family historians, Carl has taken beautiful pictures of the war memorial plaques and manuscripts in Nether Alderley and in many other parts of Cheshire. I wish I could take pictures as good as these.
  • Dumville Clocks interesting histories of clocks and more, connected with Alderley in part.
  • Craig Thornber’s Alderley Beautiful photos and history of Alderley.
  • Cheshire Tithe Maps with names of owners/tenants.
  • Chester Parish Register Project, searchable database of bmds from historical parish registers and bishop’s transcripts.
  • The Cheshire Collection at FindMyPast (subscription site)


Places – Bwlchgwyn and Local Areas

Places – Eccles

Places – Liverpool

  • Liverpool 1825 This writer takes the part of an 1825 citizen of Liverpool to introduce his transcriptions of this 1825 Liverpool document. Very informed and entertaining, too.
  • Liverpool Museums From here I went to the archives section and searched the museum’s catalogues, clicking on link after link can provide more detail than I expected. (might need to be updated but the link is valid).
  • Liverpool City Group collections of old photographs.
  • Liverpool Maps 1900 the old A-Z street maps?

Places – Manchester

Places – North Wales (excluding Bwlchgwyn and neighbouring villages)

  • NMRS Northern Mine Research Society because mining, collieries and quarries were part of so many of our ancestors lives.
  • Penmorfa The Slate History of North and Mid Wales by Dave Sallery. Browsing through other parts of the site I’ve found a nice description of the Wrexham to Bidston railway.
  • View from the Cab Wrexham to Bidston, I went to work in Liverpool on this line every day for a year in 1976! (I hope the link continues to work).
  • The Wales Collection at FindMyPast (subscription site)

Places – Salford


Anglo-Scottish Migration Project At the University of Manchester

War and Military

Travel and Migration

  • Ellis Island Look for ancestors who may have visited NY or immigrated via Ellis Island.


  • HM Ships 1919 A comprehensive list of ships, with many photographs, taken from Jane’s Fighting Ships 1919, listing fighting ships and ships lost.
  • The Ship’s List A miscellany of information about ships, crews and passengers.
  • Lloyds Register of Ships Online has a chart showing the volumes that have been scanned and links to the images.
  • The Iolaire Tragedy, more information is available by searching the internet.

War and Armed Services

RAF 62 Squadron