Tracing your ancestry can be challenging, frustrating and hard work – but ultimately hugely rewarding. We wish you well in your research and hope this list will help you.

  • British History
    British History Online is a digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800.
  • Edict of Nantes at infoplease.com
    Nantes, Edict of, 1598, decree promulgated at Nantes by King Henry IV to restore internal peace in France, which had been torn by the Wars of Religion; the edict defined the rights of the French Protestants (Huguenots).
  • Looking at Buildings
    An introduction to architecture with pages on Building Types, architectural styles and traditions
  • Meg Andrews – Antique Costumes and Textiles
    Rare, unusual and interesting antique costumes and textiles; for museums and collectors looking for that extra special piece, for new and established collectors and for those with a modest budget who want to adorn their person or home.
  • Spitalfields Life
    Over the coming days, weeks, months and years, I am going to write every single day and tell you about life here in Spitalfields at the heart of London. How can I ever describe the exuberant richness and multiplicity of culture in this place to you? This is both my task and my delight.
  • The East End Preservation Society
    This is for people who care about the East End & are concerned about the future of its built environment. Twitter @EastEndPSociety Facebook /EastEndPSociety
  • The Georgian Group
    The Georgian Group exists to protect and preserve Georgian buildings, monuments and landscapes. They were founded in 1937 by a group led by Lord Derwent, Angus Acworth and Robert Byron, one of the greatest travel writers of the twentieth century.
  • The Historical Association
    The Historical Association is an independent charity incorporated by Royal Charter. They have been supporting the study and enjoyment of history since 1906. With over 6000 members the HA is the major national organisation representing the case for an historical education to policy makers and ministers.
  • The Huguenot Society
    The Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland, originally named The Huguenot Society of London, was created in 1885 by the directors of the French Hospital *(founded in 1718) to promote the publication and interchange of knowledge about the history of French Protestant migration.
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