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A 19th Century town scene representing the 1881 census

1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census

Search for ancestors in the 1881 census, a key free resource to help you discover more about their lives.

An Irish farmer tends to his land with his cart horses

Ireland Roman Catholic Parish Records

Explore more than 7 million free Irish parish records and find your ancestors’ birth place and parents’ names.

A historical English village representing Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Wills Index, 1516-1857

If your British ancestor left a will you can learn about their business and domestic life.

A historical Devon market scene

Devon Wills Index, 1163-1999

Explore the Devon Wills Index and find your ancestors from Devon in South West England.

A soldier receives a medal for services in the British Army

British Army, De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918

Detailed biographies of over 26,000 WW1 soldiers of all ranks who died fighting for their country.

A historical picture of the Statue of Liberty

US Census 1900

If a member of your family emigrated to the US, you could find them newly settled in the 1900 Census.