Useful links


Local, national and international websites that may be useful for your research. Please note that Bristol Archives is not responsible for information provided on external websites.


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  • Discovery An online catalogue containing more than 32 million descriptions of records held by The National Archives and more than 2,500 archives across the country. Over 9 million records are available for download.

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  • Family tree creator Free online family tree creator provided by Ancestry.com
  • Find My Past Free access to key family history sources including census records, civil registration registers, immigration records and probate information.
  • Fishponds Local History Society Home page for the Fishponds Local History Society with historical information on the area and details of membership and events.
  • FreeBMD Indexes of births, marriages and deaths since 1837, providing reference numbers needed to obtain civil registration certificates.
  • FREEREG Transcriptions of baptism, marriage and burial registers from parishes across the country (in progress - not yet complete).

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  • Know Your Place A Bristol City Council site providing access to historic maps, images and linked information.

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  • The Malago Society Home page for the Malago Society with information on membership, events and publications.

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  • The National Archives Home page for the National Archives, with access to their online catalogue and online access to certain collections.
  • The National Register of Archives Database of UK archives, manuscripts and historical records, searchable by name, business or location.

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  • Portbury Hundred Historic information on the Portbury Hundred area of north Somerset.

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  • Rootsweb Online community for sharing genealogical research, sources and advice.

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  • Winterbourne Parish Records Family history material covering the civil parish of Winterborne, including the ecclesiastical parishes of Winterbourne, Winterbourne Down and Frenchay.
  • Workhouses Detailed information on UK workhouses and the Poor Law system.

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