Poor Law Records on-line

The National Archives have added a collection of Poor Law Records to their Documents On-line. The records are searchable and free to download
For more information see the National Archives Documents website

UK Photo collection on-line

The National Archives have recently released a website to  allow you to search and view digitised historical photographs of the UK and Ireland. Starting with the Dixon-Scott collection, which holds more than 14,000 photographs taken in the 1920s-1940s. You can search by location and view images for free.

Extra charges for certificates

It has recently been asked if it is in order for a local register office to impose an administration charge in addition to the standard cost of £7 for a birth, marriage or death certificate. This question has been put to the General Register Office at Southport.

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Overseas Birth, Death & Marriage Records at the TNA

The National Archives has today announced that records from the General Register Office: Miscellaneous Foreign Returns, 1831-1964 (RG 32) have been added to the online service at BMD Registers Searching the records is free, but there is a charge to download images of the original documents.

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Irish Census Online

All counties have now been added to the National Archives of Ireland's free 1911 census website. The 1901 and 1911 censuses are the only surviving full censuses of Ireland open to the public. Both censuses cover the entire island of Ireland. The 1911 census was taken on 2 April 1911.


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Surman Index Online

Charles SurmanCharles Surman's extraordinary biographical card index of Congregational ministers was given to Dr Williams's Library in 1960. The Surman Index Online makes the contents available electronically via the internet for the first time.

Read more: Surman Index Online