Local history online
Cambridge - Past, Present and Future
Local history from Ango-Saxon onwards.
A simple history of Cambridge with photos.
Cambridge History - A Personal View
Which doesn't claim to be truthful, accurate or responsible!
Pictures, descriptions and history of Cambridgeshire Churches.
Projects of local history.
Creating My Cambridge
Public art project to share historical sources about Cambridge's people and places, past and present.
Enid Porter Project
Bringing folk traditions to life in five Cambridgeshire villages.
Information and history of Gwydir Street, off Mill Road.
History of Cambridge University
From Cambridge University website.
History of the Cavendish
The Cavendish Laboratory has an extraordinary history of discovery and innovation in Physics since 1874.
Free access to thousands of photos taken as far back as 1878. Includes photos of Cambridge.
Mill Road History
A community project to capture the history of Mill Road using local volunteers.
Search for a grave in Mill Road cemetery
Graves database contains all the information gathered during a detailed survey of Mill Road Cemetery by the Cambridge Family History Society.
Street directories for Cambridge and elsewhere.
University of Cambridge Colleges.
Many include their college history on their websites.
Cambridge Antiquarian Society
Providing access for local people to the local history, architecture and archaelogy of Cambridgeshire.
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group
Actively contributing to archaeology in the Cambridge area.
Cambridge England Family History Centre
Run by Latter Day Saints (the Mormons). In Cherry Hinton Road.
Cambridge Past Present & Future
Manage a number of green open spaces and historic buildings including Wandlebury and the Leper Chapel. They run various events.
Cambridgeshire Family History Society
Cambridgeshire based family genealogy.
Books, newspapers, maps, illustrations, handbills and tape recordings about Cambridge.
Cambridgeshire Community Archive Network (CCAN)
Records memories, with over 50,000 photos, written text, audio and video recordings of everyday life.
Cambridgeshire Roll of Honour
War memorials in Cambridgeshire.
Cambridgeshire landscape archaeology and local historian.
Family History and Research
From Direct.gov (government website). Useful links and information.
Family Search using Latter Day Saints Database
Search for an ancestor by surname, for free.
Find a Grave
Grave stones and memorials.
Find a Will or Probate
To order a will costs money, but you can find the Probate figure online for free.
Records of births, marriages and deaths 1837-1983 (incomplete).
Gravestone Photographic Resource
Photos of gravestones throughout the world, including Britain.
The National Archives' collection including over a million digital images of wills.
Newspapers, Periodicals and Journals
(Needs Cambridgeshire Libray card to access). Includes the Times back to 1785.
Type in a name and see if it is on various genealogy databases.
Searchable public record, useful for military records.
British History Online
Digital library with printed primary and secondary sources for medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Civic Coats of Arms
Coats of arms of councils and authorities of the UK (including Cambridge and Cambridgeshire).
Search and download images of Domesday online.
Old maps of Cambridge
Old maps of Cambridge online.