Pen & Sword Books




Pen & Sword Books publish an amazing array of book that are of great interest & value to any genealogist or history lover. I’m a great fan of their books and can recommend them. You can buy them through The Book Depositary which offers free postage worldwide, a great saving when some book sellers charge as much for the postage as for the book.

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Metropolitan Police Force



    This website, is a must for those researching family who worked in the London Police Force. Guides, gallantry award database and history of the force are amongst the gems available.


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Police Roll of Honour



    Police officers who have died in the course of their duties are commemorated on this website. Researchers with Force ancestors will find this website of interest.



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Merseyside Maritime Museum



    Merseyside Maritime Museum has a range of guides about various aspects of maritime history which would be of great help to those tracing seagoing ancestors. They are free to download.

This website is worth exploring fully as it has much background information to offer the family historian.


People of The Abyss


This book by Jack London was first  published in 1903 and is based on the East End, London experiences of the author. It is essential reading for those who have ancestors in London in the Edwardian period.