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A wide variety of records exist that do not fit into other classifications. The websites here have such records. The descriptions against each entry will let you know you might find on the website.

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Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Land Tax / Lay Subsidy, School / Educational Records, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Other Records
Title:The Genealogist Website
Link:The Genealogist Website
Description:The Genealogist Website
Extra Info:Subscription site. Includes many university registers, trade directories and more.
Classification:Other Records, Journals / Diaries
Title:British Community in Brazil the 19th Century
Link:http://www.lac.ox.ac.uk/sites/sias/files/documents...
Description:British Community in the 19th Century - Bahia, Brazil
Extra Info:A downloadable paper about the British wholesale merchants in Brazil. Includes details of the everyday life.
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:British People in Argentina
Link:http://www.greywall.demon.co.uk/genealogy/
Description:British People in Argentina
Extra Info:Includes a list of British residents and merchants.
Classification:Other Records
Title:Brits in South America Database
Link:http://www.sabrits.co.uk/
Description:Brits in South America Database
Extra Info:List of Britons living and working in South America with details of the data source.
Classification:Newspapers, Religious Lists / Records, Other Records, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Connected Histories
Link:http://www.connectedhistories.org/
Description:British History Sources, 1500-1900, from the Universities of London, Hertfordshire, and Sheffield
Extra Info:Burney collection of newspapers, British History Online, the Charles Booth Archive, Old Bailey Online and much more...
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Street Directories / Gazetteers / Maps, Other Records, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Digital South Asia Library
Link:http://dsal.uchicago.edu/
Description:Digital South Asia Library
Extra Info:Click on reference for the searchable Imperial Gazetteer of India. Also includes photographs and maps of India and South Asia.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Other Records
Title:Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations
Link:Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations
Description:Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775
Extra Info:Includes information on the ships they were sent on as well as the master of the ship.
Classification:Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Other Records
Title:English Adventurers and Emigrants, 1609-1660
Link:English Adventurers and Emigrants, 1609-1660
Description:English Adventurers and Emigrants, 1609-1660 From The Records of the English High Court of Admiralty
Extra Info:Includes details of their profession and residence before emigration. Only those who settled in colonial America.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, School / Educational Records, Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Associations and Civil Officials Lists, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records, Photographs / Pictures, Journals / Diaries
Title:Families in British India Society
Link:http://www.fibis.org/
Description:Families in British India Society
Extra Info:The Fibis database and FIbiWiki sections appear to contain most of the information.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Other Records
Title:Family History South Australia
Link:http://www.familyhistorysa.info/
Description:Family History South Australia
Extra Info:Includes many ships passenger lists and naturalizations.
Classification:Other Records
Title:Global Shark Attack File
Link:http://www.sharkattackfile.net/
Description:Global Shark Attack File
Extra Info:List of shark attacks worldwide, fatal and non fatal, includes source reference (eg date of newspaper article, books etc).
Classification:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:Hudson Bay Company Archive
Link:http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/biographica...
Description:Hudson Bay Company Archive - Biographical Sheets
Extra Info:Information sheets on those who worked for the Hudson Bay Company, for many it includes place of birth, positions in the company and more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Servants / Slaves Lists, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Other Records
Title:Jamaican Family Search
Link:http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/
Description:Jamaican Family Search
Extra Info:Includes many British people in Jamaica. There is also a useful site search.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Other Records, Journals / Diaries
Title:Libraries and Archives of Canada
Link:http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/Pages/browse...
Description:Libraries and Archives of Canada
Extra Info:Includes passenger lists from Liverpool, Southampton, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin to Canada, immigrant diaries, naturalisations, British Home children and more.
Classification:Associations and Civil Officials Lists, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Other Records
Title:Malta Family History
Link:http://website.lineone.net/~stephaniebidmead/
Description:Malta Family History
Extra Info:British men and women in Malta.
Classification:Other Records
Title:National Archives - Selected Cabinet Papers
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cabinetpapers/
Description:National Archives - Selected Cabinet Papers 1915-1979
Extra Info:Collection of cabinet papers, covering topics such as the economy, the death penalty, immigration controls and much more.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, Hearth / Window Tax, Religious Lists / Records, Information, Other Records
Title:Open Library
Link:http://openlibrary.org/
Description:Open Library - Scanned Books Online
Extra Info:Use the search facility and select e books only. Some English trade directories, journals, historic accounts of counties and more.
Classification:Other Records
Title:Prince Edward Island Register
Link:http://www.islandregister.com/
Description:Prince Edward Island Register
Extra Info:Includes a Belfast scrapbook, natives of the Isle of Mull, some Devon records and much more. Quickest way to find these is to use the search facility.
Classification:Other Records
Title:Project Gutenberg
Link:http://www.gutenberg.org/
Description:Project Gutenberg - Free to Read Books
Extra Info:Online books, free to read.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Other Records, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Public Record Office of Victoria
Link:http://prov.vic.gov.au/provguide-23
Description:Public Record Office of Victoria Online Indexes
Extra Info:Includes passenger lists, plus convicts index 1842-54 and certificates of freedom index within the convict index.
Classification:Other Records
Title:Red Cross Volunteers of the First World War
Link:http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Who-we-are/His...
Description:Red Cross Volunteers of the First World War
Extra Info:Over 90,000 people volunteered for the British Red Cross at home and overseas during the war. More names still to add.
Classification:Other Records, Photographs / Pictures
Title:The Army Children Archive
Link:http://www.archhistory.co.uk/
Description:The Army Children Archive
Extra Info:Information about what it was like to be an army child, includes sections on schooling, healthcare and hospitals.
Classification:Companies / Employee and Union Lists, Other Records
Title:The Honourable East India Company
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20110207202311/http://h...
Description:Finding East India Company Ancestors
Extra Info:This is a copy of a site that is no longer active. May take a few moments to load, but most information still seems to be available. Collected from various publications.
Classification:Poll / Electoral / Voters Registers, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Companies / Employee and Union Lists, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Poor Rate, Other Records
Title:The Society of Genealogists (SOG)
Link:http://www.sog.org.uk/
Description:The Society of Genealogists (SOG)
Extra Info:Can search for a surname for free, however a membership is required to access the detailed information. Click Search to see a list of the data online.
Classification:Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Other Records, Journals / Diaries
Title:Trent University, Canada, Archives
Link:http://www.trentu.ca/admin/library/archives/titles...
Description:Trent University, Canada, Archives
Extra Info:Searchable archives for historic materials generally relating to Peterborough and the surrounding counties of Victoria, Haliburton, Hastings, Northumberland and Durham in Canada. Includes many born in the UK and Ireland.
Classification:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:War of 1812 - Privateers and Letters of Marque
Link:http://www.1812privateers.org
Description:War of 1812 - Privateers and Letters of Marque
Extra Info:List of privateers and the letters of marque that they received, also the ships they sailed in.

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