Links

Thanks for awakening my interest in family history are due first and foremost to my sister, Judy Pickering, who passed the genealogy bug on to me, despite my initial resistance.  Then to all the people I made contact with over the internet, without whose help this site would not have been possible, in particular Jane McDonald (nee Pickering), Beverley Morling (nee Green), Rowland Pickering and Mark Pickering. Finally to those members of the previous “unconnected” generation who brought the events behind the facts to life and illustrated them with anecdotes, especially Zita Ball (nee Pickering), Barbara Pickering (nee Bullin), Henry Prince and Eileen Pickering (nee Colley).  George Walker of New Zealand deserves a special mention for all the groundwork he carried out in the pre-internet days.

The photos that illustrate these pages are from the Pickering family photo collection or by the author unless otherwise stated, except where linked to an outside source.

Below is a selection of useful links in alphabetical order.  The ones I found the most useful are in bold letters.

Links:
Australian newspapers: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper
BMDs (certificates): https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/Login.asp
BMDs (early records):
https://familysearch.org/search
BMDs (from 1837): http://www.freebmd.org.uk
BMDs (non-conformist and non-parochial): http://www.bmdregisters.co.uk
BMDs (Yorkshire): http://www.yorkshirebmd.info
British history online:
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/Default.aspx
British newspapers: http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk
Canadian Archives: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/search/Pages/ancestors-search.aspx
Church registers online: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=532112.msg3864431#msg3864431
Commonwealth War Graves Commission: http://www.cwgc.org
East Riding of Yorkshire archives: http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/leisure/archives-family-and-local-history
East Yorkshire Family History Society: http://www.eyfhs.org.uk
Encyclopedia online: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Family trees and records: http://www.genesreunited.co.uk
Genealogical allegations: http://fabpedigree.com/pedix/peix71.htm#a19
Historical directories: http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16445coll4/hd/index.asp
Hull and East Yorkshire history: http://www.paul-gibson.com
Listed buildings: http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk
Living relatives: http://www.192.com
London Gazette: https://www.thegazette.co.uk
Maps and street views: https://www.google.co.uk/maps
Maps (detailed): http://www.streetmap.co.uk
National Archives: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector
Old books: http://books.google.co.uk
Old occupations: http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/index.html
Records, family trees, photos, maps: http://www.ancestry.co.uk
Records, family trees, newspapers: http://www.findmypast.co.uk
Surname forum: http://genforum.genealogy.com/surnames
Surnames: http://www.surnamedb.com
Surname spread: http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/Surnames.aspx
UK and Ireland genealogy:
http://www.genuki.org.uk
UK and Ireland mailing lists: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-unk.html
Wills and probates: https://www.gov.uk/wills-probate-inheritance/searching-for-probate-records
Workhouses: http://www.workhouses.org.uk
WW1 battlefields: http://www.greatwar.co.uk/index.htm