Here’s a list of websites you might find useful in your research. You can browse them at your leisure or on our research-only computers at York Explore.
Genealogical websites
History, Archives, Architecture and Geography
Newspapers, directories, books and journals
Military and Police records
Foreign and Commonwealth
York and Yorkshire
Film Archives

Genealogical websites

Ancestry Library edition (on site only)
British surnames
City of York and District Family History Society
DNA Ancestry tests review article
Family (IGI)
Family History Federation
Find a grave
Find My Past (on site only)
Free BMD (Births, Marriages and Deaths)
The Genealogist
General Register Office
Guild of One Name Studies
Irish ancestry
Irish genealogy
Jewish genealogy
Parish Registers – free
Poll Books
Scotland’s People
Society of Genealogists
Surname origins
UK BMD (Births, Marriages and Deaths)
UK Census online project
Useful genealogical websites – Cyndi’s List

History, Archives, Architecture and Geography

Archives Hub research portal
British History Online
Grace’s guide to British Industrial History
Maritime History Archive
National Archives (UK)
National Heritage List for England (Historic England)
Ordnance Survey maps
Historic England Research Records (previously known as PastScape)
Vision of Britain
Workhouses website

Newspapers, directories, books and journals

Australian Newspaper Archive (Trove)
British Newspaper Archive (on site only)
European Newspaper Archive
The Gazette
Historical Directories
Historic American Newspapers (Chronicling America)
Internet Archive
JSTOR (Books, journals and other sources)
Open Library

Military and Police records

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
First World War Service records – guide
Imperial War Museum War Memorial Index (UK)
Old Bailey Online
Police records – guide
Police research – guide
Royal Dragoon Guards
Yorkshire Regiment WW1 Remembrance

Foreign and Commonwealth

Convicts to Australia
Ellis Island – Free Port of New York Passenger Lists
National Archives of Ireland
New York City and the History of Ellis Island

York and Yorkshire

Diocese of York – Church Court papers
Borthwick Institute
Bradford Tithe Maps
City of York Council
Clements Hall Local History Group
East Riding Archives, Family & Local History
History of York
Hull History Centre
National Railway Museum Library
North Yorkshire Archives
Sheffield Archives
West Yorkshire Archives
York Archaeological Trust
York Castle Prison records
York Cemetery
York Images
York Local View (maps)
York Mansion House History
York Minster Collections, Archive and Library
York Register Office (CYC)
York Timeline Plus
York 1852 OS map
Yorkshire Air Museum

Film Archives

British Film Institute’s Britain on Film
British Pathe
Yorkshire Film Archive