Friday, 19 February 2010

From UKBMD - the new UKMFH site


UKBMD was set up several years ago as a means of making it easy to find all the web sites that were placing original registrars' BMD indexes online. It soon became apparent that there were many other web sites out there that have online data for baptisms, births, marriages, burials, deaths and censuses. So over the years UKBMD has grown and now has over 1,400 links to web sites with online data.

One year ago UKGDL was introduced as a companion web site to UKBMD. The aim of UKGDL is to fill the gaps between the dates collected on UKBMD by helping you find out more of the family history. Linking you to web sites with all manner of online data relating to tax lists, trade directories, electoral rolls, passenger lists, old photographs etc. There are now over 1,000 links to web sites with online data on the UKGDL web site.

The latest web site from the UKBMD & UKGDL team is UKMFH and it opens to the public from 26th February. The initials UKMFH stand for UK Military Family History. The web site offers the same easy to use menus as UKBMD and UKGDL but this time the speciality is aiding your research for many military aspects of your family tree.

Service Records, Photographs, War Diaries, Militia Rolls, Muster Rolls, Medals, Memorials etc. : these are just a few of the categories available as links.

However, as Military Family History is such a huge topic UKMFH has a new advanced keyword search page helping you fine tune your research, such as "Battle of Mons", "HMS Hood", "Battle of Britain", "603 Squadron" and "Leicester Regiment".

As with UKBMD and UKGDL, UKMFH is free to use -- although some of the web sites that we link to will charge or are subscription based.

We do the searching, so you don't have to. All three sites are regularly updated to add more links.


UKBMD, UKGDL and UKMFH will be on show at the Who Do You Think You Are? Live show at Olympia from 26th to 28th February 2010.

(With thanks to Ian Hartas)

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