The Cave FHS would like to wish all its members a very happy Christmas and good wishes for 2014.
Cave Family History Society


If you have used a website that you think will benefit or interest members of CFHS please inform the Administrator and they will consider it for inclusion in this list.

our really useful information leaflet

Produced by the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS)  contains a comprehensive list of useful websites as well as contact details for over 180 family history societies worldwide and tips on researching your family history.

our Australasian really useful information leaflet

Produced by the FFHS in association with AFFHO and SAG contains a comprehensive list of useful websites, contact details for Australasian family history societies and useful tips on researching your ancestors in Australasia.

Subscription website. Worlds largest family history website with sites specific to UK , Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, France and Sweden.

Australasian Federation of Family History Societies (AFFHO)

Established in 1978 to coordinate and assist the work of Australian and New Zealand groups with interests in family history, genealogy, heraldry and related subjects AFFHO is the umbrella organisation for family history societies in the region. A full list of member societies is available on the website

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

Commemorating the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. Casualty database lists the names and place of commemoration of the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars. It also records details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died “as a result of enemy action” in the Second World War. Search the database for free.


Search for your ancestors in millions of historical records. You can also search in the catalog, books, genealogies, and the Wiki. Service provided free of charge by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS)

The Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) of which the Cave FHS is a member is an educational charity that represents, advises and supports its members, which consists of family history societies and similar bodies across the world.

Find a Grave

Free Searchable database of graves.

Subscription website.  Comprehensive British family history records as well as collections from Ireland and around the world including Birth, marriage and death records, Census records, British newspapers, Parish baptisms, marriages and burials, Military records covering WWII, WWI and earlier and Passenger lists of ships leaving the UK

Subscription website covering Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the United States, the vast records span everything from family history records to social, government and general history.

Findmypast Ireland

Subscription website. Comprehensive collection of Irish family history records.

Subscription website.  Vast world-wide collections include vital records from many sources, including state, county, and federal archives as well as materials from church and private.

Free BMD

FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records.

Free Family Tree Templates & Pedigree Charts

Free Family Tree Templates & Pedigree Charts

General Register Office

The General Register Office is part of Her Majesty’s Passport Office and oversees civil registration in England and Wales. They maintain the national archive of all births, marriages and deaths dating back to 1837.

It’s quick and easy to order birth, marriage, civil partnership, death, adoption and commemorative certificates online via the website.
Certificates cost £9.25 including postage.


GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.


An online calendar of GENealogical EVents and Activities run jointly by GENUKI and the Federation of Family History Societies

Guild of One Name Studies

The Guild is the world’s leading organisation for one-name studies. The Cave FHS is a registered member.


Subscription  website providing access to more than 4 billion historical records from around the world that can be searched using SuperSearch and automatic Record Matching. These include birth, marriage and death records, census records, newspaper records and a wide variety of other records. 

Origins Network

The premier resource for tracing your British and Irish ancestors

Robinson Genealogy

A site by Roger Lee Robison that includes the Cave family of Virginia, USA


Genealogy site to search by surname.

Scottish Association of Family History Societies (SAFHS)

The Scottish Association of Family History Societies promotes and encourages the study of Scottish family history, and provides a forum for the exchange of information among members. Membership includes all established family history societies in Scotland, as well as several national and regional bodies throughout the world.

Society of Australian Genealogists

Located in the Sydney CBD, the SAG has a world-class library and manuscript collection, much of which is unique. They run an active programme of lectures, workshops, seminars and tours, have a shop selling books, charts and software and can give advice on all aspects of genealogy.

Society of Genealogists

The Society of Genealogists Library contains thousands of unique records that you will find nowhere else. Non Members are welcome to use the library on payment of a search fee.

Society of One Place Studies Society

A charitable organisation founded in 2013 by six dedicated family and local historians from three continents, the Society is run by volunteers in order to advance the education of the public in one-place studies. Information and further advice is available to all, though members will have access to a wide range of enhanced benefits.

The Genealogist

Subscription website. is an award winning family history website with access to millions of records online

The National Archives

The National Archives is home to millions of documents, files and images that cover 1,000 years of history. Find out how they can help your research, through guides, tutorials, and podcasts.

The National Archives of Ireland

The National Archives holds many of the records which are relevant to Irish genealogy and local history. Although it cannot undertake research on behalf of members of the public, everyone is welcome to visit and explore the sources held on family and local history.