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British Abroad, British Islands : Classification : Other Records


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 / Alumni, 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:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Other Records, Journals / Diaries
Title:Archives - 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:Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Other Records, Journals / Diaries
Title:Archives of Trent University, Canada
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:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:British and European Adventurers in Gran Colombia
Link:https://hispanic-anglosphere.com/2018/08/23/record...
Description:British and European Adventurers in Gran Columbia 1810-1830 some up to 1890
Extra Info:Also lists nationality, with date of birth and occupation on some records. PDF file format.
Classification:Other Records, Journals / Diaries
Title:British Community in Brazil the 19th Century
Link:https://www.lac.ox.ac.uk/research-projects/brazili...
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. Scroll down to 2002 and paper CBS-32-2002.
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:British Settlers in Natal (Durban), South Africa
Link:http://shelaghspencer.com/
Description:British Settlers in Natal, South Africa 1824-1857
Extra Info:Lists of settlers and what life was like.
Classification:Other Records
Title:British Settlers in South Africa in the 19th Century
Link:http://www.southafricansettlers.com/
Description:British Settlers in South Africa in the 19th Century
Extra Info:Lists of settlers. Also tries to include where they lived prior to south Africa, their parents names and more
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:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:China Familes - Families Living and Working in China
Link:https://www.chinafamilies.net/
Description:China Familes - Families of All Nationalities who Lived, Worked and Died in China 1850-1940
Extra Info:Click on Records to see the databases that are currently included. Currently over 50,000 names can be searched.
Classification:Newspapers, Religious Lists / Records, Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Other Records, Photographs / Pictures
Title:Connected Histories
Link:https://www.connectedhistories.org/
Description:British History Sources, 1500-1900
Extra Info:From the Universities of London, Hertfordshire, and Sheffield. 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:https://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
Extra Info:From The Records of the English High Court of Admiralty. Includes details of their profession and residence before emigration. Only those who settled in colonial America.
Classification:Commercial / Trade Directories, School / Educational Records / Alumni, 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:https://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:https://www.familyhistorysa.org/
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:https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/biographic...
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:Associations and Civil Officials Lists, Military Lists, Muster Rolls etc., Other Records
Title:Malta Family History
Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20180722210453/http://...
Description:Malta Family History
Extra Info:An archived copy of a site that is no longer active. The indexes still seems to be available. British men and women in Malta.
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, Australia
Link:https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/online-...
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:Prisoner / Trial / Conviction / Court Records, Migrant / Emmigration Lists and Records, Other Records
Title:Queensland, Australia Online Databases and Indexes
Link:https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/heritage/ar...
Description:Queensland, Australia Online Databases and Indexes
Extra Info:Queensland State Library archives. Includes convicts, naturalisations, immigration and more.
Classification:Other Records
Title:Red Cross Volunteers of the First World War
Link:https://vad.redcross.org.uk/
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:Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records, Travellers / Romany / Canal Folk
Title:The Free Encyclopedia of the International Circus
Link:http://www.circopedia.org/Main_Page
Description:A unique ongoing historical archive of the art form of the circus and its development over the past 250 years of its history.
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:Ships Passenger / Crew / Owners Lists, Occupations / Trades / Apprentices, Other Records
Title:War of 1812 - Privateers and Letters of Marque
Link:https://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.
Classification:Other Records
Title:Wills Index from Diocese of London Consistory Court
Link:https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/londo...
Description:Diocese of London Consistory Court Wills Index, 1514-1858
Extra Info:Scroll down the page for index. This index contains wills for some who served on merchant ships, including the East India Company, some who were innkeepers and many more. Some people from the East India Company.

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