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 .
AIM25 stands for Archives in London and the M25 area. The project is to provide electronic access to the archives of over fifty institutions in the London area.
Anglo-Catholic Historic Society
The society interested in the history of the Anglo-Catholic movement within the Anglican Communion, with which there are many local historical connections.
is the gateway for access to achive and manuscript collections held in the UK's Higher Education sector
Archives Network Wales
Archives Network Wales is creating a web-searchable index to archive sources in Wales. The searchable interface goes live in September 2003 and will be under development until December 2005.
The history pages on the BBC website
British Archaeological Jobs And Resources
British Archaeological Jobs and Resources has, in its 'Who's Who' section, an extensive list of local studies centres, libraries, universities and other valuable links
British Cartographic Society
All to do with maps. In particular, the Map Curators' Group is holding a training course at the end of January 2007 for anyone with a map collection. Follow this link for further information.
Community Archives & Heritage Group
This is a national group that aims to support and promote community archives in the UK. Amongst the resources on its website is a downloadable Cataloging Guidelines
Council For British Archaeology
The CBA is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.
English Heritage Trust
This is the new independent charity that continues to look after - on behalf of the nation - the National Heritage Collection, consisting of more than 400 historic sites across England, such as Stonehenge, Diver Castle, and parts of Hadrian's Wall.
Family And Community Historical Research Society
FACHRS cover such research topics as Victorian social history, migration, Victorian social classes & history, local history projects, research projects for pre - Victorian England, plus many more aspects of UK 18th, 19th & 20th century family & community history research.
Federation Of Family History Societies
The national organisation that acts as an umbrella for all the family history groups around the country. A very informative site.
Guild of One-Name Studies
The Guild of One-Name Studies is the worldwide centre of excellence in one-name studies and promotes the interests of both the individuals and groups who are engaged in them. Approximately 2,500 surname studies have been registered with the Guild.
This is the new name for the public body that champions and protects England's historic environment, everything from prehistoric remains to post-war office buildings.
Historic England Archives
Where you can search vast numbers of catalogue entries describing photographs, plans and drawings of England's buildings and historic sites
Historic Photographs From English Heritage
Historic photographs of England
Images Of England
Images of England, funded by English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund, is a groundbreaking initiative which aims to create a 'point in time' photographic record of England's listed buildings.
Institute Of Historical Research
Large collection of primary resource materials. Seminar groups, open to the interested public, on a wide variety of historical topics throughout the academic year.
Local Population Studies
LPS is devoted to historical demography in a local context. This new website features the events, publications and other activities of an organisation which has many interests in common with BALH.
National Archives Of Scotland
Based in Edinburgh, NAS has one of the most varied collection of archives in the British isles. It is the main archive for sources of the history of Scotland as a separate kingdom, her role in the British isles and the links between Scotland and many other countries over the centuries.
National Federation Of Cemetery Friends
membership is conservation groups and trusts, and others concerned with Victorian and other cemeteries
Pastscape From English Heritage
Discover England's archaeological and architectural heritage
English Heritage sites and their histories
Scottish Local History Forum
The umbrella organisation for all individuals and groups interested in local history in Scotland
The Historical Association
The Historical Association is the voice for history... it aims to further the study, teaching and enjoyment of history at all levels: teacher and student, amateur and professional. The Association was founded in 1906.
The National Archives
The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom 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.
Victoria County History
The greatest publishing project in English local history. Since 1899 the VCH has presented the authentic history of English places and their people, written county by county from original documents.
Victorian Turkish Baths
Turkish baths were a feature of many Victorian towns. This long-established and highly regarded site is a key resource.
Voluntary Action History Society
Promotes the history of voluntary action, and charitable and voluntary organisations.
Women's History Network
Much of the work done by members of WHN is local in character and focus, and both the national and regional groups are very welcoming to independent researchers.
Everything you need to know about workhouses up and down the country