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Reference :
Collage
Over 20,000 images from the Guildhall, London.
http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk/collage/app
Date an old photograph
Lots of visual cues to help you date photos 1860s to 1920s.
http://www.cartes.freeuk.com/time/date.htm
Geograph
Interactive site aiming to include a photo of every square km of the British Isles.
http://www.geograph.org.uk
How much is that worth today?
Compare the purchasing power of money in Great Britain from 1264 to any other year including the present.
eh.net/hmit/ppowerbp
IGI Batch Numbers
Used to search an individual batch of records in the IGI.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hughwallis/
IGIBatchNumbers.htm#PageTitle
Images of England
Aims to present images of every listed house in England.
http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/default.aspx
Modern British Surnames
Resources available for the study of the distribution, incidence and statistical analysis of the surnames of Britain, mainly post 1837
homepages.newnet.co.uk/dance/webpjd/index.htm
Old and New Style Dates
A summary of European adoption of the Gregorian calendar and it's impact on your genealogical research in the different countries.
www.genfair.com/dates.htm
Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland 1896
Searchable images - work in progress, currently A-G
http://www.gazetteerofscotland.org.uk/
Vision of Britain
"A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions"
http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp


Useful free software :
Parish Locator Program
Calculate the distance between UK parishes, identify neighbouring parishes and plot or save the results. Doesn't include Irish Catholic parishes.
www.parloc.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/parlocdl.html
Legacy 6 (Standard Edition)
Genealogy software to record family family data, photos, sources etc. Support forums; upgrades and add-ons available.
www.legacyfamilytree.com/
Microsoft Photo Story
Very cool presentation tool. Explore the demos at the bottom of their homepage. (needs Windows XP)
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/
photostory/default.mspx
IrfanView
Easy to use graphics software for viewing; scanning or editing images which can then be printed or used in other software (eg Photo Story)
http://www.irfanview.com


Portals covering many countries  :
Census Online
Links to online census records and/or images for USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
http://www.census-online.com/links/
C'wealth War Graves Commission
Members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.
www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/search.aspx
CyndisList
241,000+ genealogically related links grouped by subject - now with a site search facility.
www.cyndislist.com
Family Search
Search a UK, US or Canadian census; Ancestral File of LDS Church members or their International Genealogical Index (IGI) to many parish registers worldwide. Use the library catalogue to identify microformed original records available for loan  through the network of LDS Family History Centers.
www.familysearch.org
Free Databases for Genealogical Searching
This site is limited to free databases which cover a lot of ground.
www.ormond.i8.com

GenealogyLinks.net
Over 30,000 links worldwide with a strong emphasis on linking to sites containing genealogical records
www.genealogylinks.net
Repositories of Primary Sources
A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources
www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Other.Repositories.html
Rootsweb
Actively supports free genealogy by assisting volunteer community  projects: World Connect; Rootsweb Surname List; Rootsweb Mailing Lists; GenWebs and server space for web projects and sites - all accessible from the main page.
www.rootsweb.com
The Ships List
Passenger and ship lists 1700 - 1900 particularly to N America and Australia.
http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/passengerlists/index.htm


Database:ManyCountries
Family Search
Search a UK, US or Canadian 1881 census;  or the International Genealogical Index (IGI) to many parish registers worldwide.
www.familysearch.org
World Connect
A Rootsweb project of searchable GEDCOMS.
worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com


U.K. & Ireland :
Age of Nelson $
Men at the battle of Trafalgar, 1805 name, rank, place of birth, free) & Navy list Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815
www.ageofnelson.org
Ancestry.co.uk $$
Wide range of digitized or transcribed original records online including free search in English & Welsh census 1841-1901; parish records; Pallott Index
www.ancestry.co.uk
GENfair $$$
Online retail outlet for UK & Ireland Family History Societies (eg overseas subscriptions & 1851 census fiche) and other genealogical publishers. Links to databases at Family History Online.
www.genfair.com/
Genuki
(Portal)
The reference library for UK and Ireland research. A very large collection of very useful genealogical information pages.

www.genuki.org.uk/
Ancestors on Board $        
From the National Archives BT27 Outward Passenger Lists for long-distance voyages leaving the British Isles. Currently 1890 - 1919.
http://www.ancestorsonboard.com

Black Sheep Index $
Free index search to databases including: Black & white sheep; police; mining; wars; railway.
http://www.blacksheepindex.co.uk/
Parish Chest $$$
Retail. includes parish registers; deeds etc
http://www.parishchest.com
Register of Seamen's Services $
Records of Royal Navy Ratings 1853-1923. Free search for individuals gives place of birth.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/royal-navy-service.asp#searching

Richard Heaton's Local Newspaper Index
Ongoing index. Currently 82 titles included.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dutillieul/ZOtherPapers/Index.html
Seamen's Wills $
1786 - 1882
http://preview.tinyurl.com/2oq8px
Ancestors
In progress: service records for all those who served at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1815.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/trafalgarancestors
UKBMD
Select <Local BMD> Links to local record offices with online BMD records (most); some with online ordering.
www.ukbmd.co.uk/index.php


 

The Hidden Web :

For the most part these links are to Fleming entries in the Hidden or Deep Web ie. publicly accessible databases of the World Wide Web,  not discovered by search engines.
$ and $$ indicates some or all of the content on the site isn't free.


ENGLAND & WALES :
British Origins $
Free surname count across the different record types: Many early records: wills, marriage, court, apprenticeship, burial.  In progress: 1841 census.
www.britishorigins.com
Calendar of Patent Rolls
Henry III to Henry IV, 1216 - 1452: open public letters by a king or his ministers giving grants, deeds etc to various people. Fully searchable but it's OCR so use wildcards.
http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/patentrolls/
Death Duty Registers $
1796 - 1811. Free search.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/death-duty.asp
Family History online $
Increasing coverage by county: mainly census, marriage and National Burial Index. Free person search across all databases.
www.familyhistoryonline.net
Findmypast.com $$
BDMs 1837-2003; 1863 census; National Burial Index; ships passenger lists; range of GRO overseas databases. Free search of databases.
www.findmypast.com
Birth Death & Marriage indexes
Based on GRO records but expanded and corrected to include spouse in marriages 1837-1911; mother's maiden name in Births 1837-1911; and date of birth in Deaths 1837-1911.
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~fleming/transcripts.htm
General Register Office $$
Order birth, death and marriage certificates online for 7 GBP or link to local register offices.
http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates
Historical Directories
A surname searchable, digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919.
www.historicaldirectories.org
Images of England
A photographic snapshot of England's listed buildings.
http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/
Joiner Marriage Index $$
Index to pre 1837 marriages in north of England & Hertfordshire. Ongoing.
http://www.joinermarriageindex.co.uk/
Medieval Soldier Database
Search for Flamyng, Flemmyng and Flemmyng
http://medievalsoldier.org/
1901 Census for England & Wales $
Free index searching for name, age, town and place of birth.
www.1901census.nationalarchives.gov.uk
1911 Census for England & Wales
$ New!
Free index search.
http://www.1911census.co.uk/
Official non parochial bmd service
$
Free basic search; dates vary; full list of registers from National Archives RG4 - RG6 incl. Dr. Williams Library & Soc. of Friends.
http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk/
Online Parish Clerks
A growing project to transcribe registers and other parish level records - six counties at this stage.
http://www.genuki.org.uk/indexes/OPC.html
Original Record
$
Free search, hand indexing of documents, currently 298 Fleming references ranging 1280 - 1940.
http://www.theoriginalrecord.com/cgi-bin/search
PCC Wills
$
Wills proved 1384-1858 mostly in Wales and the south of England.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/wills.asp
Probate
Index Online
Searchable 1858 - 1930 and includes many Scottish confirmations.
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~fleming/transcripts.htm


Bedfordshire :
Bedford Gaol Register
Currently 1801 - 1879 with gaps; gives offence, sentence etc; most give physical description.
http://www.bedscc.gov.uk/archive
Cheshire :
Wills Database Online
Covers 1492-1940 and order copies online.
http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/Recordoffice/Wills/Home.htm
Durham :
Durham Records Online $
Free index search database of transcribed church and census records.
http://www.durhamrecordsonline.com/index.php
Essex :
Seax: Essex archives online
Advanced search gives more results.
http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/login.asp

Gloucestershire :
The Genealogical Database $
Local Wills 1541-1848; NC bapts and Gaol Registers 1815-1879.
www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1335
Kent :
Deceased Online $
Ongoing database, currently Kent & Sussex Crematoria and Tunbridge Wells Borough Cemetery
https://www.deceasedonline.com/servlet/GSDOSearch
Kent Genealogy
A range of Kent transcriptions accessed via the site search provided.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mrawson/
Lancashire :
Lancashire Will Search
Lancashire Wills "mid sixteenth to early nineteenth century". Many with FHL film reference.
http://www.xmission.com/~nelsonb/lws.htm
Manchester's Unfilmed 1851 census
Index to the badly damaged and unfilmed volumes of the 1851 census.
Districts affected: Manchester, Chorlton, Salford, Ashton-under-Lyne, Oldham
http://www.1851-unfilmed.org.uk/intro.htm
Toxteth Park Cemetery
In progress - currently 1856 - 1872 of the consecrated section.
http://www.tpcliverpool.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
London :
Diocese of London Consistory Court Will Index
1514 - 1848 covers large area around London, Essex etc.
http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/leisure_heritage/
libraries_archives_museums_galleries/lma/aims_policies/Volunteers.htm
Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 1913
London's central criminal court. Full text. Use <calculate total> option to get more search results.
http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/

Small and Special
the Hospital for Sick Children at Great Ormond Street Historic Patient Admissions Database. 1852 - 1914.
http://www.smallandspecial.org
Norfolk :
Norfolk Transcription Archive
Parish register indexes (baptisms, marriages, death), records of subsidy (tax) and muster.
http://www.genealogy.doun.org/transcriptions/
Surrey :
Surrey History Service Collections Catalogue
Search full text of over 95% of archive catalogues.
http://www5.surreycc.gov.uk/surrey/surreyhomepage.htm
Richmond upon Thames Burials
No coverage dates but earliest entry for Fleming is 1912.
http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/community_and_living/
birth_marriage_and_death/deaths/burial/cemeteries.htm

Yorkshire :
Wakefield Online Burial Register

Entries link to scanned page immage. Cemeteries available so far: Castleford, Outwood, Knottingley, Ferrybridge, Horbury, Crigglestone and Alverthorpe.
http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/CommunityAndLiving/CemeteriesAnd
Crematoria/GenealogySearches/BurialRegisters/default.htm


SCOTLAND :
Aberdeen & Northeast Memorial Inscriptions
Index
http://www.abdnet.co.uk/mi-index/
Fleming Data Archive
In progress. Marriage Index 1855 -1856.
www.one-name.org/cgibin/archive.cgi?find=F
St Andrews University Library Photographic Collection
>> Photographic collection. 300,000 historical images of Scotland.
specialcollections.st-andrews.ac.uk/
Scotlands People
$$
Wills index, 1513-1901 has a free content search; free search counts are possible for Old Parish Registers (OPRs) and statutory registers together cover 1553-1954; census 1841-1901.
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
Scots Origins $
Free IGI search (1553 - 1875). Order BDM (1700-1990) or  census transcriptions (1861and 1871)
www.scotsorigins.com
The Scotsman Digital Archive $
Free to fully search these newspaper archives 1817 - 1950.
http://archive.scotsman.com
University of Glasgow, Roll of Honour
Staff, students & members of Officer Training Corps known to have served in WWI
http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/honour/search.php
Perthshire :
Source lists
Perth Burgh burials 1794 - 1855; Threiplands People: Fleming of Perthshire & Caithness.
http://tinyurl.com/2pww5b


WALES :
Cambrian Newspaper Index
1804 - 1930; first English language newspaper in Wales.
www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=5673


CHANNEL ISLANDS :
Jersey Heritage Trust
A name index to Jersey archives.
http://jerseyheritagetrust.jeron.je/archive.html
 


JAMAICA :
Jamaican Family Search $
Free search. Transcriptions of Jamaican sources in the period 1655 - 1947 including directories, church and civil records and wills.
http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com
 


IRELAND :

Dublin Heritage
Index to baptism, marriage & burial records for Dublin and surrounding administrative areas. Varying dates: see notes on the site.
http://www.dublinheritage.ie/
Dublin 1911 census
All free! including images.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/
Family History Foundation Online Genealogy Databases for Ireland $
Both Eire & NI; mainly church CMB at this stage.
http://ifhf.brsgenealogy.com/index.php
Griffiths Valuation
Name or place search; images & maps to come; seems more complete than next item.
http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/gv_start.php
Griffith Valuation 1848-1864
Index.
www.failteromhat.com/griffiths.php
Information Wanted
Boston advertisements for missing Irish friends and relatives.
http://infowanted.bc.edu/
Ireland-Australia Transportation Database
Records of National Archives of Ireland 1788 - 1868.
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/topics/transportation/search01.html
Irish Origins $$
Including Griffith Valuation 1847-64; 1890 shipping to USA; Wills. Free search count of surname in each record.
www.irishorigins.com
Irish Mariners $
Free index to Irish Merchant Seaman 1918 - 1921 held in Southampton Archives. All Fleming entries have date & place of birth and photo of the seaman.
http://www.irishmariners.ie/index.php
Irish Times Digital Archive $
Select the digital option. January 1859 to the present. Free search. 24 hr subscription.
http://www.ireland.com/search/

Northern Ireland :
Family History Foundation Online Genealogy Databases for Ireland $
Both Eire & NI; mainly church CMB at this stage.
http://ifhf.brsgenealogy.com/index.php
The Ulster Covenant
Index images on the 1912 Ulster Covenant and Declaration. Gives names, residence etc.
http://www.proni.gov.uk/ulstercovenant/
Freeholders Records
Digitized images of pre 1840 voter's rolls and poll books.
http://www.proni.gov.uk/freeholders/intro.asp
Will Calendars
1858 - c. 1900: transcript of entries in Armagh, Belfast and Londonderry probate registries. These will eventually link to the digital original document.
http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/search_the_archives/will_calendars.htm


AUSTRALIA :
Australian War Memorial
Databases include Roll of Honor; Nominal Roll; Wounded and Missing; POWs with links to digitzed documents.
http://www.awm.gov.au/database/biographical.asp
National Archives of Australia
Searches across Gov't agencies; digital images of many items online.
http://www.naa.gov.au/the_collection/recordsearch.html
NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages
Indexes to marriages 1788 - 1956; births 1788 - 1906; deaths 1788 - 1976.
http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm
Public Record Office, Victoria
A range of databases and digitised records with Fleming content.
http://www.access.prov.vic.gov.au/public/PROVguides/PROVguide023/
PROVguide023.jsp

Queensland BDM
Births, deaths & marriages 1829 - 1914.
https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
Queensland Indexes
Queensland State Archives incl. immigration; wills; inquests etc for the early years.
http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/research/indexes.asp

Ryerson Index
Index to contemporary death notices & obits in Aust. newspapers.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswsdps/dpsindx1.htm
South Australian Deaths & Burials
Select 'Databases' from the main menu: deaths & burials from newspapers and Government Gazettes.
http://www.saghs.org.au/
State Records, NSW
Wide range of indexes to early records: use search box on main page with 'database' option.
http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
Tasmanian Name Indexes

Includes indexes to convicts; census; wills; Tasmanian Family Links database based around civil registration.
http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/nameindexes
Unassisted Immigration to Victoria
Index of Inward Passenger Lists for British, Foreign and New Zealand Ports 1852-1923
http://proarchives.imagineering.com.au/index_search.asp?searchid=23
Victorian Historical Index
$$
Select link: 'Search family history indexes': Births, deaths & marriages & Marine Index (BDMs at sea). Free count of results per search.
http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/servlet/bdm_home#search
West Australian Marriage Index
West Australian Pioneers' Index
$
1841 - 1950s: Free search results include parent or spouse names as relevant.
http://tinyurl.com/q7xy6
WWII Nominal Roll

Search by number; name; date or place of birth.
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/


NEW ZEALAND :
New Zealand Government Online Genealogy Resources.
A reference site including some non government links to cemeteries; 19th century newspapers

http://www.pycroft.co.nz/services/NZ_Government_On-Line_Data.html

Birth, Death & Marriage Historical Records $ New!
Free search births: 1840-1959; marriages: 1840-1929 deaths: 1840-1969
http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.identityservices.govt.nz/Home/
Caversham Project Databases

South Dunedin electoral rolls and trade databases.
http://caversham.otago.ac.nz/dbaccess/index.php
Christchurch Cemeteries Database
11 council cemeteries - no private cemeteries. Full details.
http://librarydata.christchurch.org.nz/Cemeteries/
Dunedin Cemeteries Database
1850 - Now. Information varies: last address; years in NZ; occupation; NoK; plot reference & map etc
http://www.cityofdunedin.com/public/registers?Burl_form+F
Otago Nominal Index
An index of names in documents held by the Hocken Collection covering Otago and Southland  - including electoral rolls & street directories.
http://otago-nominal-index.otago.ac.nz/
Varcoes Marriage Index
To be used in conjunction with microfiche index of registered marriages to identify spouse. Surname search 1854 - 1862.
http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/


CANADA :
Alberta Homestead Index
$
Free search of consolidated index to land applications 1870 - 1930.
http://abgensoc.ca/homestead
Automated Genealogy
Transcribed surname indexes to 1901, 1906 and 1911 census (1901 complete - 1911 begun) with links to original images.
http://automatedgenealogy.com/index.html
British Columbia $
Free index search to a range of birth, death & marriage indexes.
http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/textual/
governmt/vstats/v_events.htm#indexes

Canadian Genealogy & History
Large portal for Canadian research.
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/cghl.html
Home Children
Includes 68 Fleming children sent to Canada 1869 -1930 during child emigration movement.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/020110_e.html
Immigration Database
1925-1935.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/020118_e.html
InGeneas Database
$
Free search of immigration and passenger lists;   land and vital records;
http://www.ingeneas.com/ingeneas/index.html
Manitoba Vital Statistics
Free search of births, deaths & marriages. Mother's maiden name given for births.
http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/Query.php
New Brunswick Vital Statistics $
Free index search - births deaths & marriages 1800 - 1955.
http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/GovRecs/VISSE/?L=EN
New Brunswick Newspapers - database of Vital Statistics
Daniel F Johnson's  transcriptions from 75 New Brunswick newspapers 1784 - 1896.
http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/NewspaperVitalStats/
Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
$
Free to view register images: Births 1864-1877, Marriages 1864-1930 and Deaths 1864-1877 and 1908-1955, more to come.
https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/
Ontario Vital Statistics Project
Births 1869-1907, Marriages 1801-1922 (gaps pre-1869) and Deaths 1869-1932. Ongoing.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~onvsr/index.htm
[Ontario] Canadian County Atlas  Digital Project

Property owner's names appearing on township maps
in the county atlases with links to map images.
http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/default.htm
Saskatchewan Homestead Index
$
Free search to land applications 1872 - 1930.
http://www.saskhomesteads.com
Ships List Indexing Project
Passenger lists 1900 - 1921 to Halifax and Quebec ports, including Montreal, ongoing.
http://members.shaw.ca/nanaimo.fhs/


INDIA :
India Office Library $ New!
"Mainly British and European people in India c.1600-1949": incl. births, deaths, marriages & biographies.
http://indiafamily.bl.uk:80/UI/


 U.S.A. :
Ellis Island
Passenger arrival records through New York 1892-1943. (digitized and indexed)
www.ellisisland.org/default.asp
Castle Garden
Digitized & indexed immigration records 1830 - 1912.
http://www.castlegarden.org
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Developing resource - over 3,000 Flemings so far.
http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html
Footnote
$
Access to selected records from National Archives via free search.
http://www.footnote.com
Immigrant Servants Database
Developing index to Indentured Servants,
Redemptioners, and Transported Convicts to the USA.

http://immigrantservants.com/
Land Patents Office
Transfer of public land ownership to individuals. See FAQ file scope.
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch/Default.asp?

Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
Index of all deaths reported to the social security adminsitration since 1862 when the index was digitized.
http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
Western States Marriage Index
Ongoing. See the site for coverage
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm


Massachusetts:
Massachusetts Vital Records
deaths only: 1841 - 1910 to date.
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/vitalrecordssearch/
VitalRecordsSearch.aspx
Irish Immigrants Database
A database of advertisements for Irish immigrants published in the Boston Pilot.
http://infowanted.bc.edu/

Michigan:
Michigan Death Index
1867- 1897 Full details.
http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/pha/osr/gendisx/search2.htm
Missouri:
Missouri Death Certificate Project
Index complete for 1910 - 1955. Images available for 1910 - 1920.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/
New Jersey:
New Jersey State Marriage Index $
Free index search 1848 - 1867. In progress
http://www.njarchives.org/cgi-bin/state/dbcolmarriage1867.pl
New York:
Old Fulton New York Post Card & Newspaper Index
Search over 4.7 million old New York State historical newspapers
http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html
Naturalization & Vital Records Databases
Marriage, death and naturalization databases.
http://www.italiangen.org/databaselist.stm
New York Times Archive $
Once you register, 1851 - 1923 and 1986+ are free.
http://www.nytimes.com
Oregon:
Oregon Historical Records Index
Index to wide range of historical records.
http://genealogy.state.or.us/
West Virginia:

Vital Records
Scanned & indexed birth, death & marriage records. Six counties so far.
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/