The 6 best free websites for London family history

Not new, but a useful compilation from Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine here.

1. Old Bailey Online
A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court.
2. Old and New London
A multi-volume popular history of London published in the late 19th century.
3. Collage: The London Picture Archive
Over 250,000 images of London from the collections at
London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery
4. London’s Screen Archives
Browse fascinating film clips drawn from borough collections across the metropolis.
5. London Lives
A fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names.
6. London’s Pulse
The Medical Officer of Health reports: statistical data about births, deaths and diseases, but they also allowed the authors to express the diversity of their local communities and their own personal interests.

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