Overseas Family History

e-Resources, websites, books and DVDs to help you find your ancestors overseas.

Library e-Resources

 
Ancestry Library Edition

Search census, births, deaths and marriage records and more. read more

Recommended Websites

  • Family Search Church of the Latter Day Saints free international family history site.
  • Find My Past UK UK census, migration and military records. This is a pay-for site.
  • FreeBMD Transcribed records of the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, 1837-1983. Includes a link to FreeREG parish register search.
  • General Register Office UK Order United Kingdom birth, death and marriage certificates online.
  • JewishGen A myriad of resources to assist those researching their Jewish ancestry or wanting to find holocaust records.
  • Oz Gen Online Australian family history website directory - includes international family history websites.
  • Scotland's PeopleThis is a pay-for site.
  • Deceased Online A database of burials and cremations in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. There is a fee to access some content on this website.

Books

 

Understanding Documents for Genealogy and Local History
Understanding Documents for Genealogy and Local History

By Bruce Durie

A guide to deciphering old records, letters and family documents from the 1560s to the 1860s. This book will help you cut through the complexities of challenging handwriting, legal-speak, Latin and antiquated English.

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

by John Grenham

"The internet is at the heart of any Irish family history research project". This book will help you navigate the complex maze of online records across the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.

 

 

Scottish Family History
Collins Tracing Your Scottish Family History

by Anthony Adolph

From organising your family tree, to identifying clans and tartans, this is the complete guide to help you uncover your past and bring your Scottish family history to life.

 

 

DVDs

Who Do You Think You Are?

Alex Graham

A British 3 part documentary series chronicling the social, ethnic and cultural evolution of national identities through the personal family histories of prominent celebrities.