Other Useful Links

BALH offers these links as a service to members and takes no responsibility for the content and quality of the sites listed.

This page is constantly updated. If you have any suggestions of sites we should include, please Suggest A Site.

Abebooks

global gateway for second hand and out of print books

http://www.abebooks.com/

Blanche Parry

A lady of the Tudor court. The site includes lists of her tenants, fieldnames etc and will be developing with members of the Queen's household and other useful information.

http://www.blancheparry.com

Bricks & Brass

is a comprehensive resource for owners of 19th and 20th century houses, with an architectural guide, advice on caring for these buildings, useful contacts, books, a glossary of terms, and interesting events.

http://www.bricksandbrass.co.uk/

British & Irish Genealogy

Directory of services on the web, plus comment and discussion

http://www.bi-gen.blogspot.com

Carnegie Publishing

An independent publisher of high quality scholarly and accessible local history books by highly-regarded authors. Coverage is nation-wide, but with an empahsis on the north.

http://www.carnegiepublishing.com

Cassini Maps

Publisher of historical maps, based on OS sheets or bespoke

http://www.cassinimaps.com

Council For Independent Archaeology

http://www.independents.org.uk/

Crystal Palace Foundation

is concerned to preserve and develop Crystal Palace, from the Great Exhibition onwards.

http://www.crystalpalacefoundation.org.uk/ 

Curious Fox Uk Gazetteer

50,000 villages, towns and counties, can be searched by place name and by family names. Still developing

http://www.curiousfox.com/ 

Hands On History

Activities for families and schools

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/hands_on_history/dig/

Hands On History At The BBC

Full details of many events and activities around the country

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/

Heritage Gateway

An online portal to over 60 resources, including local historical environment records.

http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/gateway/

Historical Directories Project

The University of Leicester's Historical Directories Project brings together a greater number and range of directories than any one library can provide.

http://www.historicaldirectories.org/

History.uk.com

the ultimate UK history directory

http://www.history.uk.com/

Historyworld

Historyworld is a new site with many useful articles on a wide range of history topics, plus browsing search facility, and focus on national curriculum. Still developing.

http://www.historyworld.net/

Kids In Museums

A campaigning organisation that promotes family friendly approaches in museums. Check if your local museum has signed up!

http://www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk

Local History Online

This is one of the UK's key sites for local history, with over 300 links to sites both in the UK and overseas, regularly updated News and Calendar sections, directories of local history organisations and course providers and an on-line Bookshop, with stock at discounted prices. 

http://www.local-history.co.uk/

Love My Town

The 'UK civic pride website'

http://lovemytown.co.uk

Maney Publishing

Publishers of history journals that are of interest to local historians, including 'Family and Community History' and 'Labour History Review'

http://www.maney.co.uk/journals

Old House Books

books and maps that explore the character and history of Britain

http://www.oldhousebooks.co.uk/

Palaeography

An introduction to palaeography, including alphabets, exercises, bibliography, and seminars on background material such as early modern legal structures. 

http://paleo.anglo-norman.org/

Past And Present Press

is a small independent publisher of local history books, based in Bristol

http://www.pastandpresentpress.co.uk/

Pevsner Architectural Guides

is a website set up by the Buildings Books Trust which provides a history of the series, a full list of titles, and an introduction to looking at buildings, and glossary of terms.

http://www.pevsner.co.uk/

The Family History Partnership

The is a 'service cooperative' that aims to provide a new way for authors of books on family and local history to get their work into print.

http://www.thefamilyhistorypartnership.com

Vision Of Britain

Maps, statistics, historical descriptions 1801 - 2001, searchable by place

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk

Warwick Network For Parish Research

Bringing together academic and local research on the parish; hold a major annual symposium 

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/parishnetwork

Yourmemories

now grown into huge site 'past times project'

http://www.yourmemories.co.uk