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The City of London Records Office (CLRO) holds the official archives of the City of London Corporation.

A primary resource for the study of London in the 20th c. with hundreds of images and objects pertaining to the history of London during this period.

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Now on DirectGov this provides links to the GRO online certificate ordering service, and information on the registration of birth, adoption, stillbirth, marriage, civil partnership and death together with guidance on family history and the use and availability of the GRO birth, death and marriage indexes.

This site is one of the UK’s premier sites for local history, with over 300 links to sites both in the UK and overseas, regularly updated News and Calendar sections, directories of local history organisations and course providers.

A membership organisation for everyone working in museums, galleries and heritage. The oldest museums association in the world.

Offers a combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family and local history and the lives of earlier generations.

The lead professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Over 400 million names on this immense database. You can also download free family history software from here.


The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) is the repository of the national archives for England, Wales and the United Kingdom. The records, beginning with Domesday Book (1086), span an unbroken period from the 11th century to the present. The PRO holds many records relating to family history including Military Service and Operational records, Wills (before 1858), Death Duties and records of Non-Conformists.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s site. Provides information and links to Record Offices and Archives all over the world.