Family History Websites

Family History Websites

Explore your family history with these free websites including Family Search, Free BMD and Genuki, accessible to all.

Billion Graves

BillionGraves is the world's largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, based on images of headstones. You can search and view basic information including images without registering.

Family Search

Family Search is a free database including billions of indexed records from around the world including UK parish registers and census.

Free BMD

FreeBMD has transcriptions of the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales.

General Register Office

Through the General Register Office you can search their indexes and order birth, death and marriage certificates online (registration required).


Genuki genealogical resources and links is a free virtual reference library of genealogical information for the UK and Ireland.

National Archives

The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK Government, and for England and Wales. Currently the National Archives are offering free access to digital records. Registered users will be able to order and download up to ten items at a time, to a maximum of 50 items over 30 days. 

Sussex Family History Group

The Sussex Family History Group is a 3000+ community who share an interest in Sussex Family and Local History. Find other local and family history groups on our Local Clubs & Societies database

More help and information

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