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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
Alan Cartwright's Links
Here is a list of links to websites useful for family and local history research as suggested by Alan Cartwright of the Pocklington History Group.
FAMILY HISTORY
 
Getting Started - Roy Stockdale's newbies guide to family history
 
The Federation of Family History Societies
 
East Yorkshire Family History Society
 
East Yorkshire Genealogical Services - (Which hold meetings in Pocklington)
 
York Family History Society
 
UK Origins and Gareths List
 
LOCAL ARCHIVES
 
Hull City Archives
 
East Riding Archive & Local Studies Service (with free online catalogue)
 
Hull University Archives (with free online catalogue)
 
Borthwick Institute of Historical Research (University of York)
 
West Yorkshire Archives
 
Lincolnshire Archives
 
A2A - Access to Archives: free online catalogue of the UK archives network
 
The Archives Hub - collections in UK universities and colleges
 
Yorkshire Museum of Farming have a large library and archive facility available to the public by appointment
 
NATIONAL ARCHIVES
 
The National Archives
 
1901 Census
 
BIRTH,  MARRIAGE and DEATH  RECORDS
 
Yorkshire Births Marriages and Deaths - the free online index for Hull and Sculcoates Registration Districts plus other parts of Yorkshire 1837-2005 (in progress).
 
UK BMD - for other free BMD sites in the United Kingdom
 
Register Offices of England and Wales - current addresses.
 
Civil Registration in England and Wales
 
Registration Districts In England and Wales
 
Free BMD Project - the General Register Office indexes to births, deaths and marriages in England and Wales from 1837. Now over 132 million records (mostly pre-1914).  Free
 
Ancestry - free access to scanned images of the General Register Office indexes for England & Wales 1837-2005.
 
Family Relatives - scanned images of the GRO indexes for England & Wales 1837-2005, with full surname indexes for the period 1866-1920. Also includes Overseas Indexes. Commercial site, minimum payment £6.  Free access to GRO 1984-2005.
 
"Find My Past" - formerly 1837online - scanned images of the GRO and Overseas indexes. Commercial site, minimum payment £5, vouchers available.
 
General Register Office for England and Wales (with facility for ordering certificates online)
 
CENSUS RECORDS
 
1901 Census Online - Commercial Site. Credits or Vouchers for use have to be purchased.
 
All census records for England, Wales & Scotland 1841 to 1901, with full surname indexes.  Commercial site, subscription required, but free access at most local libraries.  The international version (ancestry.com) also gives access to censuses for Canada and the USA.
 
Pay-per-view access to the above, available through the National Archives.
 
1881 England & Wales (plus USA 1880 and Canada 1881). Free of charge.
 
All censuses (excluding 1881) for England & Wales (index searches are free but payment by credit card or voucher is required for full details).
 
Find My Past - 1841, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses for England & Wales.  Commercial site, payment by credit card or voucher.  Searchable by name and by address
 
FreeCen Project - UK census on-line project. Free.
 
DIRECTORIES
 
Historical Directories - Digital Library of 18th, 19th and early 20th-century trade and historical directories from England and Wales.
 
DNA
 
Chris Pomery's introduction to genetic genealogy.
 
HISTORY ORGANIZATIONS
 
Yorkshire Archaeological Society - Roman Antiguities Section
 
HULL & EAST YORKSHIRE WEBSITES
 
Hull boundaries, churches and parishes
 
 
Hullwebs - for information about the city of Hull
 
Hull History Centre - the best collection of printed material about Hull & District
 
Hull Mailing List - Mailing list for questions on Family History, hosted by Rootsweb. To join the list, send an email with the message "subscribe" to:
 
Your Fair Ladies - Family and Local History - Love It, Learn It
 
IMMIGRATION & EMIGRATION (see also Ships & Seafarers)
 
Emigration from the UK: guide to records in the Public Record Office.
 
UK Passenger Emigration Lists: 1890 to 1939 now available (commercial site).
 
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - online passenger lists. Free.
 
Ellis Island - on-line listings of arrivals from 1892 to 1924. Basic searches are free of charge.
 
Castle Garden - database of 10 million arrivals in the USA 1830-92. Free.
 
Australia - arrivals from 1788 onwards. Free.
 
Emigration from Hamburg - Lists are now available 1890-1914. Commercial site.
 
Transmigration via the port of Hull
 
Moving Here: the story of Immigration to England. Free.
 
Genes Reunited: the UK's largest family tree and ancestry website (charge to access full features).
 
Cyndi's List - the large free listing of genealogy sites on the web
 
GENUKI - the free Genealogical Information Service for the UK and Ireland
 
Rootsweb Genealogy Community - hosts mailing lists on surnames, regions and many other topics
 
Find My Past - pay-per-view site with over 17 million records supplied by Family History Societies of England & Wales
 
The Origins Network - online access to UK records (commercial site)
 
Immigrating to the United States in the modern era
 
IRELAND SCOTLAND & WALES
 
Ireland: Cyndi's List gives a comprehensive list of useful websites
 

Irish Origins, with full access to Griffith's Valuation (commercial site)

 
Authentic Ireland - Irish Genealogy Online Resources
 
Scotland: on-line indexes to Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1855, Old Parish Registers 1553-1854 and the censuses 1841-1901 (commercial site).
 
Wales: the GENUKI pages provide an excellent introduction.
 
LIBRARIES
 
Familia - the guide to family history resources held at public libraries in the UK:
 
The British Library - online public access catalogue
 
Newspapers - British Library
 
The British Newspaper Archive
 
MAPS & PHOTOS
 
East Riding Map Archive Service
 
Old Maps - OS maps from 1854
 
For Plans of Hull (and of all the UK) in 1856. For the Hull section select "Yorkshire" and then "K" for Kingston upon Hull
 
Online Images - photographs of Hull Francis Frith
 
THE MORMONS - Search of Parish Records
 
Familysearch - The single most useful genealogy site on the internet. Includes the IGI, Ancestral File, Pedigree Resources File, PAF recording software and the Family History Library Catalogue:
 
International Genealogical Index (for detailed searches)
 
Key to IGI batch numbers (Hugh Wallis)
 
Archer software up to date Pocklington Batch numbers
 
NEWSPAPERS & BOOKS
 
Hull Daily Mail (Hull's Daily Paper)
 
London Gazette - on line listings of WWI & II records plus civilian and military medals of the 20th century:
 
Newsplan - History through local newspapers in the Yorkshire and Humber region
 
Google Books with Advanced Proxy Search
 
The British Newspaper Archive
 
NON-CONFORMISTS RECORDS
 
A selection of births/baptisms, marriages and deaths/burials from UK non-conformist registers, mostly pre 1837.  Commercial site.
 
PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICES
 
The Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives.  Fully-qualified professional geneaoligsts.
 
The Ships List - information on vessels and passengers. Free.
 

PORT - the gateway to maritime information and resources
 
Maritime History Archive at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (contains much UK material)
 
Society of Genealogists
 
SURNAMES
 
The Guild of One-Name Studies
 
GENUKI Surnames Lists
 
Rootsweb surname lists
 
Surname distribution maps for Great Britain 1881 and 1998. Free.
 
TRADE UNION RECORDS
 
Warwick University Modern Records Centre
 
WAR RECORDS
 
Debt of Honour - maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Online index and register of deaths in World Wars One and Two:
 
First World War Medal Rolls. As almost everyone who fought received a campaign medal, this is the most complete roll-call of those who fought. Gives regiment and army number.  Free index.
 
Army WWI Pension Records (WO364)
 
Soldiers Died in the Great War.  Commercial Searchable database
 
Heroes of Hull - dedicated to the soldiers, sailors and civilians of Hull
 
WILLS
 
Wills proved at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1384-1858 (index searches are free)
 
Death Duty indexes 1796-1903 (commercial site)
 
WORKHOUSES
 
UK Workhouses
 
 
COMMERCIAL DATABASES
 
1837Online.com
 
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