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Search your family history using a selection of UK censuses, parish records and other national and international databases.
Regional historical newspapers from the British Library collection. You will first need to register with the British Newspaper Archive. When you next log in, you will be able to access the archive and a personal 'My Research' area.
Contains every issue of The Times published between 1785-2013.
The world's first illustrated weekly newspaper published from 1842.
Trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive UK birth records, census data, obituaries and more. Please note that our subscription does not include access to the British Newspaper Archive.
Information on over 60,000 people from around the world who have helped to shape Britain's past.
Directory of the noteworthy and influential, both in the UK and worldwide.