Wednesday, 18 January 2017

London Genealogy Databases Online

In preparation for the Alberta Genealogical Society conference in April I've taken a look at what databases are offered online for London by Ancestry, Deceased Online, FamilySearch, Findmypast, MyHeritage. It's easy to overlook existing resources as new ones come along.
The table below is a consolidated list, organized by number of records. Not included are more comprehensive databases, such as the censuses, that cover a larger area, some cemetery database from the National Archives where number of records is not available and, newspapers. I'm aware of some additional mostly smaller databases, please add specifics as a comment.

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965Ancestry179,071,664
England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913FamilySearch17,760,894
London, England, Land Tax Records, 1692-1932Ancestry12,772,584
London, England, Workhouse Admission and Discharge Records, 1659-1930Ancestry10,198,397
London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812Ancestry8,844,994
London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921Ancestry7,549,807
London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906Ancestry6,240,093
London, England, Poor Law and Board of Guardian Records, 1430-1930Ancestry3,864,371
London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980Ancestry2,616,957
London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911Ancestry1,711,929
London Lives, Culture & Society 1680-1817Findmypast1,653,799
Greater London Burial IndexFindmypast1,634,962
Web: London, England, Proceedings of the Old Bailey and Ordinary's Accounts Index, 1674-1913Ancestry1,246,537
London, England, Clandestine Marriage and Baptism Registers, 1667-1754Ancestry894,892
Middlesex, London, Old Bailey Court Records 1674-1913Findmypast786,726
London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921Ancestry750,614
London, Docklands and East End Baptisms, 1558-1933Findmypast668,310
Southwark CemeteriesDeceased Online600,000
Boyd's Inhabitants Of London & Family Units 1200-1946Findmypast583,158
London Apprenticeship Abstracts, 1442-1850Findmypast486,370
Camden CemeteriesDeceased Online470,400
London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1698-1930Ancestry469,314
London, England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1930Ancestry463,958
Manor Park CemeteryDeceased Online430,000
Islington CemeteriesDeceased Online425,700
Lewisham CemeteriesDeceased Online385,000
Greenwich CemeteriesDeceased Online371,000
London, England, Overseer Returns, 1863-1894Ancestry294,833
Kensal Green CemeteryDeceased Online257,500
London, England, Stock Exchange Membership Applications, 1802-1924Ancestry256,986
London, Bethlem Hospital Patient Admission Registers and Casebooks 1683-1932Findmypast247,517
Boyd's London BurialsFindmypast242,635
Eltham CrematoriumDeceased Online210,000
Brompton CemeteryDeceased Online205,000
London, England, Selected Rate Books, 1684-1907Ancestry186,366
Newham CemeteriesDeceased Online180,000
Highgate CemeteryDeceased Online166,000
London, England, Marriage Notices from The Times, 1982-2004Ancestry160,046
City Of London, Haberdashers, Apprentices and Freemen 1526-1933Findmypast136,468
London, England, Wills and Probate, 1507-1858Ancestry135,186
London, England, Extracted Church of England Parish RecordsAncestry133,630
London, England, Non-conformist Registers, 1694-1921Ancestry120,699
Spa Fields CemeteryDeceased Online114,000
London, England, Births and Christening Notices from The Times, 1983-2003Ancestry107,315
Merton CemeteriesDeceased Online100,000
London, Docklands and East End Marriages, 1558-1859Findmypast92,250
Havering CemeteriesDeceased Online75,000
Bunhill CemeteryDeceased Online71,100
London Probate IndexFindmypast62,820
Harrow CemeteriesDeceased Online58,700
London, England, Land Tax Valuations, 1910Ancestry44,374
Brent CemeteriesDeceased Online40,000
Surrey and City Of London Livery Company Association Oath Rolls, 1695/96Findmypast32,965
London, England, King's Bench and Fleet Prison Discharge Books and Prisoner Lists, 1734-1862Ancestry32,198
Surrey & South London Will Abstracts, 1470-1856Findmypast29,508
London, England, Marshalsea Prison Commitment and Discharge Books, 1811-1842Ancestry28,849
London, England, Crisp's Marriage Licence Index, 1713-1892Ancestry27,932
Sutton CemeteriesDeceased Online27,500
London, England, Church of England Confirmation Records, 1850-1921Ancestry26,329
London, Westminster Marylebone Census 1821 & 1831Findmypast22,522
London Poor Law Records, 1581-1899Findmypast22,344
London, Dulwich College Register 1619-1926Findmypast18,313
City Of London, Ironmongers, Apprentices and Freemen 1511-1923Findmypast17,822
London Churches, Christening and Baptismal RecordsAncestry15,596
London, England, TS Exmouth Training Ship Records, 1876-1918Ancestry12,107
London County Council Record Of War Service 1914-1918Findmypast10,145
London School RegistersAncestry8,347
London, Watermen, List Of Free Watermen, 1827Findmypast5,448
London Churches, Burials and Deaths RecordsAncestry5,289
London Volunteer SoldiersFindmypast5,271
City Of London, Gunmakers' Company Freedoms and Admissions, 1656-1936Findmypast5,187
London, Archdeaconry Court Of London Wills Index, 1700-1807Findmypast4,687
London, Court Of Husting Will Abstracts, 1258-1688Findmypast3,853
London Consistory Court Depositions Index, 1700-1713Findmypast3,104
London, England, Selected Church of England Parish Registers, 1558-1875Ancestry2,967
London, England, Gamekeepers' Licences, 1727-1839Ancestry2,578
London, Watermen, Admiralty Muster Of The Port Of London, 1628Findmypast2,393
London, Watermen's Petition For The King Charles I, 1648Findmypast2,026
London & Middlesex Will Abstracts, 1700-1704Findmypast1,982
London and Country Directory, 1811Ancestry1,655
London, Watermen, Birth Register Of Contracted Men, 1865-1921Findmypast1,494
London, England, Marriage Licences, 1521-1869Ancestry859
London Marriage Licences 1521 - 1869MyHeritage853
London Post Office Directory, 1829Ancestry730
London, Watermen In Royal Navy, 1803-1809Findmypast629
London, England: St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, Church of England Baptisms, 1628-1690Ancestry525
The London Diocese Book 1890Ancestry522
London Stock Exchange Memorial Roll 1914-1918Findmypast510
A calendar of the marriage licence allegations in the Registry of the Bishop of London : 1597 to 1700Ancestry481
British Army, Lloyds Of London Memorial Roll 1914-1919Findmypast432
University College School, London, Register 1831-1891Ancestry331
The Publications of the Harleian Society, the Parish Registers of St Mary Aldermary, LondonAncestry296
The Dutch Church Registers, Austin Friars London 1571-1874.Ancestry276
Cripplegate Ward, London Aldermen, 1276-1900Ancestry270
Child Apprentices in America from Christ's Hospital, London, 1617-1778Ancestry162
The Religious Census of LondonAncestry135


AlisoninVancouver said...

That is one heck of a list of databases, even allowing for overlaps and near duplications. Thanks.

Paul Milner said...

An impressive listing John. Thanks for pulling it together and sharing.