This page gives links to a number of external sites which I have found useful. It is not meant to be exhaustive and in particular I have not tried to to give all genealogy sites. For the most part I have given links to sites which relate to Lancashire, Cambridgeshire, Black Isle of Scotland, or to family names. I do my best to check links but my time is limited and I am sorry if some are out of date.



AINSWORTH John Higson's site has details of Ainsworth (or Cockey) Church
AINSWORTH A description and picture of the Presbyterian/Unitarian chapel at Cockey Moor or Ainsworth
ASTON Aston's 1808 Gazeteer of Lancashire
BOLTON General information on Bolton and surrounding area including Edgeworth, Turton, Blackrod, Horwich
CAROL BENNETT Carol's choice of Lancashire Links
EDENFIELD Edenfield Genealogical Society
Mostly information about the family but also information about the village
GREATER MANCHESTER GAZETEER A good introduction to some of the administrative areas of what is now Greater Manchester. It includes Ramsbottom, Bury, Bolton, Walmersley, Tottington. It explains the administrative areas from the 19th century as well as the existing ones
LANCASHIRE BMD This site is now (August 2002) in the very early stages of development and has limited coverage. But it's Cheshire equivalent is an excellent resource and this should prove equally valuable for researchers hoping to track down and order statutory birth, marriage, death certificates from local registrars.
LANCASHIRE GENWEB Links to all aspects of Lancashire
LANCASHIRE HILL COUNTRY This site has some useful information on several places in Rossendale
LFH&HS Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society
The site gives access to fiche sales, contact addresses and telephone numbers, email addresses of various officers. And files of available fiche can be downloaded.
LPRS Lancashire Parish Register Society
The society devotes itself to transcribing and publishing the parish registers of Lancashire
LANCASHIRE VIRTUAL GATEWAY Lancashire Virtual Gateway has lots of links to all aspects of the county although I have found the navigation a little obscure at times. An excellent site.
MLFHS Manchester and Lancashire FHS
MAPS Some large scale maps of several Lancashire towns.
PENDLE WITCHES A good summary of the Pendle Witches
RAMSBOTTOM AND BURY Sharon Bunter's very informative site with pages on both these towns and their churches. A very well laid out site.
RAMSBOTTOM HERITAGE SOCIETY The society operates a Heritage Centre and also have a number of useful books
ROSSENDALE Site of the Rossendale branch of the LFH&HS. There are pictures and history of churches in the area
SALFORD ROOTS Joan Lawler's site has some transcripts of churches in Salford as well as other information
TODMORDEN AND WALSDEN Dorothy Hargreaves and Lynda Briggs have set up this very well planned site which covers many aspects of the area
TOTTINGTON A personal site that has some newspaper extracts about the village and some early photographs

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CSL Cambridgeshire Surnames List
CFHS Cambridgeshire Family History Society
HADDENHAM Information on the parish
OVER Parish of Over

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EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY The Geography Department of Edinburgh University have some good background information on administration etc
INVERNESS Ian Dexer's pages about Inverness
OLD PARISH REGISTERS This site dedicated to the BLAIR family has information on the OPRs


BLACK ISLE INFO Not a genealogy site but has background information on all aspects of the Black Isle
BLACK ISLE PARTNERSHIP Site devoted to the Black Isle
CROMARTY COURTHOUSE The old courthouse is now the museum. It has an online militia list and a list of householders
GEORGE HAMILTON George Hamilton has PATERSON relatives in the Black Isle
RESOLIS Jim Mackay's site with pictures of the parish
ROSS & CROMARTY The genuki pages for the county with a good number of links
WAYFARERS PROJECT A project of Ross & Cromarty Heritage Society to record some local communities

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NORMAN BUCKLEY Norman offers general help with UK genealogy and also pictures of churches in Cheshire
DINGWALL This is the Genforum message page
GREENHALGH Genforum postings for the name
AARON GREENHALGH Aaron Greenhalgh in Canada
KEVIN GREENHALGH Kevin Greenhalgh's family
GREENHALGH Evelyn Wilcock has a site which includes the Greenhalgh family in Bolton area of Lancashire

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MARTIN Andrew Martin has information on Martin in Cambridgeshire and also WATERS and TINGEY

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ALAN GODFREY MAPS This company supplies large scale maps of many UK towns based on originals from around 1900
BALH British Association for Local History
FAMILY HISTORY RECORDS A UK Government umbrella site with links to General Register Office, PRO etc. A good starting point for births, marriages, deaths, census etc
FAMILY HISTORY REGISTER A site where you can search a family name to find other researchers with the same interest
FREE BMD Free search of the UK birth, marriage, deaths indexes. Not nearly complete and gives access only to the "St Catherine's" indexes up to about 1900 - not the records themselves
GENUKI Main page for GENUKI. Lots of links on all aspects of UK genealogy
OLD MAPS View large scale (about 1:10 000) maps of Britain dated about 1850-1900 depending on area.
PLACE SEARCH Provided by Ordnance Survey. Search for places in UK. Down to small hamlets in size. Uses modern names
SURNAME WEB Here you can enter links to your website under your main research names
1891 CENSUS PLACES Provided by GENUKI this is a locator for places named in the 1891 census

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Last update 07/11/2005