27 March 2020

London Genealogy Databases Online

The table below is a consolidated list, ordered by the number of records in databases offered online for London by Ancestry, Deceased Online, FamilySearch, Findmypast, and MyHeritage. It's updated from a post in January 2017. Changes are in bold. Not included are more comprehensive databases, such as the censuses, that cover a larger area, some cemetery database from the National Archives where the number of records is not available and, newspapers. Titles with less than 2,500 records are excluded. TheGenealogist also has London area databases but the number of records is not given.

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965Ancestry179,071,664
London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917Ancestry21,605,324
London, England, City Directories, 1736-1943Ancestry19,793,623
England, London Electoral Registers, 1847-1913FamilySearch17,694,080
London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812Ancestry17,095,253
London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932Ancestry13,305,217
London, England, Land Tax Records, 1692-1932Ancestry12,772,584
London, England, Workhouse Admission and Discharge Records, 1764-1930Ancestry10,198,397
London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911Ancestry3,161,852
London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003Ancestry2,733,953
Greater London Burial IndexFindmypast2,007,013
Web: England, London Lives Index, 1690-1832Ancestry1,653,830
London Lives, Culture & Society 1680-1817Findmypast1,653,803
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
London, Docklands and East End BaptismsFindmypast792,505
Middlesex, London, Old Bailey Court Records 1674-1913Findmypast788,627
London, England, City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Registers, 1841-1966Ancestry764,378
London and Surrey, England, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921Ancestry750,614
Bunhill Cemetery (The National Archives)DeceasedOnline711,000
London Borough Of SouthwarkDeceasedOnline600,000
Boyd's Inhabitants Of London & Family Units 1200-1946Findmypast583,158
London, England, Poor Law Hospital Admissions and Discharges, 1842-1918Ancestry512,961
London, England, Poor Law School District Registers, 1852-1918Ancestry510,893
London Apprenticeship Abstracts, 1442-1850Findmypast486,370
Greater London Marriage IndexFindmypast486,081
London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1698-1930Ancestry484,755
London Borough Of CamdenDeceasedOnline470,400
London, England, Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1930Ancestry463,958
Manor Park CemeteryDeceasedOnline430,000
London Borough Of IslingtonDeceasedOnline425,700
London Borough Of LewishamDeceasedOnline385,000
Royal Borough Of Greenwich - LondonDeceasedOnline371,000
London, England, Poor Law and Board of Guardian Records, 1738-1926Ancestry319,763
London, England, Overseer Returns, 1863-1894Ancestry294,833
London, England, Non-conformist Registers, 1694-1931Ancestry284,953
Surrey & South London Wills & Probate Index, 1470-1856Findmypast261,370
London, England, Newgate Calendar of Prisoners, 1785-1853Ancestry257,953
Kensal Green CemeteryDeceasedOnline257,500
London, England, Stock Exchange Membership Applications, 1802-1924Ancestry256,986
London Borough Of LambethDeceasedOnline255,000
London, Bethlem Hospital Patient Admission Registers and Casebooks 1683-1932Findmypast247,517
Boyd's London BurialsFindmypast242,635
Eltham CrematoriumDeceasedOnline210,000
Brompton CemeteryDeceasedOnline205,000
Brompton, London, England, Cemetery Registers, 1840-2012Ancestry204,827
Trafford CouncilDeceasedOnline202,000
UK, University of London Student Records, 1836-1945Ancestry188,619
London, England, Selected Rate Books, 1684-1907Ancestry186,366
London Borough Of NewhamDeceasedOnline180,000
London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1912-1918Ancestry178,308
Highgate CemeteryDeceasedOnline166,000
London, England, Marriage Notices from The Times, 1982-2004Ancestry160,030
City Of London, Haberdashers, Apprentices and Freemen 1526-1933Findmypast136,468
London, England, Wills and Probate, 1507-1858Ancestry135,186
London, Bethlem Hospital Patient Admission Registers and Casebooks 1683-1932 BrowseFindmypast129,898
Spa Fields Cemetery (The National Archives)DeceasedOnline114,000
London, England, Births and Christening Notices from The Times, 1983-2003Ancestry107,313
London Borough Of MertonDeceasedOnline100,000
London Borough Of HaveringDeceasedOnline75,000
London, England, Metropolitan Police Pension Registers, 1852-1932Ancestry68,589
London Probate IndexFindmypast62,820
London Borough Of HarrowDeceasedOnline58,700
The Times (London, England)Ancestry56,218
London, England, Death Notices from The Times, 1982-1988Ancestry54,514
London, England, Church of England Confirmation Records, 1838-1923Ancestry52,837
London, England, Land Tax Valuations, 1910Ancestry44,374
The London Gazette, Supplements August 1914 - January 1920Findmypast40,558
Newark Town CouncilDeceasedOnline40,000
London Borough Of BrentDeceasedOnline40,000
The National Archives - Military BurialsDeceasedOnline39,000
London, England, London Transport Staff Registers, 1863-1931Ancestry36,693
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
Dacorum Borough Council - Hemel HempsteadDeceasedOnline29,153
London, England, Marshalsea Prison Commitment and Discharge Books, 1811-1842Ancestry28,849
London, England, Crisp's Marriage Licence Index, 1713-1892Ancestry27,932
London Borough Of SuttonDeceasedOnline27,500
London, England, Royal Holloway and Bedford College Student Registers, 1849-1931Ancestry27,370
London, Westminster Marylebone Census 1821 & 1831Findmypast22,529
London Poor Law Records, 1581-1899Findmypast22,441
City Of London, Ironmongers' Company, Apprentices and Freemen 1511-1939Findmypast22,157
London, Dulwich College Register 1619-1926Findmypast18,313
Welwyn Hatfield Borough CouncilDeceasedOnline14,568
Britain, Russian Orthodox Church In London BrowseFindmypast13,218
London, England, TS Exmouth Training Ship Records, 1876-1918Ancestry12,107
London County Council Record Of War Service 1914-1918Findmypast10,145
London, Bunhill Fields Non-Conformist Burials 1713-1826 BrowseFindmypast5,716
London, Watermen, List Of Free Watermen, 1827Findmypast5,449
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 & Middlesex Registers & RecordsFindmypast3,355
London Post Office Directories 1842, 1851 and 1861, BrowseFindmypast3,231
London Consistory Court Depositions Index, 1700-1713Findmypast3,104
London, England, Selected Church of England Parish Registers, 1558-1875Ancestry2,967
London 1916 Kelly's Post Office DirectoryMyHeritage2,651
London, England, Gamekeepers' Licences, 1727-1839Ancestry2,578


Anonymous said...

Great list, John. Thanks for all you do. I know I will find the list useful.

Old Census Scribe said...

What are Trafford and Newark and places in Hertfordshire doing in this list?

JDR said...

Commuter country! Thanks OCS.

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