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United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection
Collection contains recent UK obituaries from hundreds of newspapers. If you're searching for a recently deceased ancestor, a living relative who might be mentioned in an obituary, or former classmates or neighbors then this is a great place to start.

Certificate Exchange
This free site is for listing birth, marriage and death certificates, as well as listing transcriptions of Wills and other genealogical documents.

British Isles GenWeb Project
Maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers find local resources and reference information.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Search by surname database detailing the place of burial or commemoration for those Commonwealth servicemen and women who died during the two world wars.

CuriousFox UK
The village by village contact site for anybody researching family history, genealogy and local history in the UK and Ireland. Every UK county, town and village has a page for family history, local history, surname and genealogy enquiries. Use the search box to find your village or town.

Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
Database containing the genealogy of the British Royal family and those linked to it via blood or marriage relationships.

Ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records.

GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy
The largest collection of research information on the net for UK.

Guardian Unlimited - Obituaries
The Guardian newspaper obituaries

The Independent - Obituaries
The Independent newspaper obituaries

National Archives
National Archives of England, Wales and the UK has one of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British history, from Domesday Book of 1086 to government papers recently released to the public.

Roll of Honour
War memorials and rolls of honour for most UK counties.

RootsWeb: Genealogy Mailing Lists: SCOTLAND-OBITS
Mailing list for individuals and volunteers to submit or request obituary information for Scotland.

United Kingdom and Ireland Records
Searchable database contains UK records of births, marriages, deaths and census plus a whole lot more.

Virtual Memorial Garden
Site in which any cyber-reader can enter their own obituaries or eulogies, of a friend, relative, or even a pet.

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