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Family Records Centre

The centre provides a family history service to visitors, advising them on how to use genealogical records. The Family Records Centre provides a new home for the research facilities previously provided at St Catherine's House and the Census Reading Rooms in Chancery Lane. It is within a few minutes' walk of the London Metropolitan Archives (formerly the Greater London Records Office) and the Society of Genealogists.


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Pattern of Seeds
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Although a commercial operation, offers a number of services without charge or need for registration. They are an excellent starting point to explore the possibilities the emerging on-line resources in family research.

Scots Origins

Until late 2002, many records of the General Register Office for Scotland were available through Scots Origins

This site still provides some very useful services for Scottish research, including some without charge. The main source for official records from the GROS is now

Scotlands People

There is a charge to access records through this site and some categories of records are available only through their office in Edinburgh.

National Register of Archives

ARCHON is the principal information gateway for UK archivists and users of manuscript sources for British history. It is hosted and maintained by the Historical Manuscripts Commission. From here you can access information on all repositories in the United Kingdom and all those repositories throughout the world which have collections of manuscripts which are noted in the indexes to the UK National Register of Archives. In addition, archivists can access information on archival organisations and initiatives through the Web page Links.

Family Search

Operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this site compiles the work of the church in attempting to record and index the birth records of everyone every born! Marriage and, less often, death records are sometimes available. Some census information is available as well.

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