Higher Education Libraries in your PERsonal history reSearch


This section of the site contains a set of annotated links to websites that we think you'll find valuable for researching your family or local history.

The list is not intended to be comprehensive (given the popularity of family history, this would be impossible anyway) -- we've picked out what we think are the best sites and annotated them to tell you why we think they're the best. If you think we've missed out something important please feel free to and tell us about it.

The links are grouped as follows:


The Helpers system is developed as part of the Accessing our Archival and Manuscript Heritage project, at Senate House Library, University of London, funded by the Laser Foundation and the EARL Consortium. Please see the project website for further details.