Welcome to our United Kingdom genealogy site

Genealogy is such a wonderful subject, we love it, and find it totally addictive. We aim to make this site one of the best United Kingdom genealogy sources on the net. When you see some of the UK family history or tree sites already available you will agree that this is a mammoth task - we love a challenge!

We started building this site back in 1998 mainly around our own family tree interests, namely UK genealogy, but especially the West Country (Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire). We have expanded significantly since then, and now cover the whole of the UK in some shape or form; but best of all it is still totally free. Yep, we know, we must be mad, but that doesn't change the fact that every record on this site is free to view, and we aim to keep it that way.

By all means feel free to browse around at will; in fact we welcome it. You will find all sorts of information, from the normal external links, to parish register transcripts, wills, Heralds' Visitations, biographies, census transcripts, etc.

Why not start by exploring the featured databases below.


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Featured Databases

Family Trees

This database contains a growing set of family trees which we have researched from census, BMD, and parish registers. Fully searchable and navigable.

Census Transcripts

This database contains transcripts of census returns for England and Wales. Currently mainly Dorset parishes but many others to follow.

Phillimore Marriages

This database contains marriage transcripts for over 500 parishes, with free images of the original pages where available. Over 198,500 marriages indexed and searchable.

Parish registers

This database contains transcripts for over 40 parish registers, complete with free images of the original pages. Many parishes completely indexed and searchable.

Biographies

This database contains the biographies of over 7,500 people, with details of birth, death, employment, and other achievements; complete with images of the original pages.