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.
global gateway for second hand and out of print books
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.
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.
British & Irish Genealogy
Directory of services on the web, plus comment and discussion
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.
Publisher of historical maps, based on OS sheets or bespoke
Council For Independent Archaeology
Crystal Palace Foundation
is concerned to preserve and develop Crystal Palace, from the Great Exhibition onwards.
Curious Fox Uk Gazetteer
50,000 villages, towns and counties, can be searched by place name and by family names. Still developing
Hands On History
Activities for families and schools
Hands On History At The BBC
Full details of many events and activities around the country
An online portal to over 60 resources, including local historical environment records.
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.
the ultimate UK history directory
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.
Kids In Museums
A campaigning organisation that promotes family friendly approaches in museums. Check if your local museum has signed up!
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.
Love My Town
The 'UK civic pride website'
Publishers of history journals that are of interest to local historians, including 'Family and Community History' and 'Labour History Review'
Old House Books
books and maps that explore the character and history of Britain
An introduction to palaeography, including alphabets, exercises, bibliography, and seminars on background material such as early modern legal structures.
Past And Present Press
is a small independent publisher of local history books, based in Bristol
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.
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.
Vision Of Britain
Maps, statistics, historical descriptions 1801 - 2001, searchable by place
Warwick Network For Parish Research
Bringing together academic and local research on the parish; hold a major annual symposium
now grown into huge site 'past times project'