Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Free Databases for the Genealogist


It looks simple and plain, without any headers or footers or shocking colors and graphics.  Free Databases for Genealogical Searching is limited to just that ... FREE databases.  Stephen van Dulken who maintains the web site indicates that some of the databases are incomplete or a project in the works.  He is of London, UK, so there is heavy emphasis on British sources. However, you will find plenty of links for the United States and other countries.  The topics you can click on are ... 

Archival search engines 
Baptisms 
Births 
Burials
Census
Crime, poor law, litigation
Deaths
Directories
Divorces
Electoral rolls, poor tax, etc. 
Emigration/Departing passengers 
Immigration/Entering passengers
Marriages
Military/naval
Miscellanies
Naturalizations 
Occupations 
Probate 
Property 
Telephone directories 

Don't by shy ... start clicking!  I clicked on Burials and discovered many links.  How about a link to European graves in India?  It's right there with Los Angeles County Burial Permits and more. 

Take the time to explore all of the topics and you may find gold ... genealogy gold!  

1 comment:

Amy Coffin said...

Excellent source! Thank you for sharing it with us.