Historical Societies, Institutions and Associations and Archival Services
AIM25 is a project fundeding the Research Support Libraries Programme to provide a web-accessible database of of descriptions of the archives and manuscript collections of the principle colleges and schools of the University of London and of other colleges and universities in London and the surrounding area bounded by the M25 London orbital motorway, and some of the royal colleges and societies of medicine and science based in London.
The AHA is a non-profit membership organization for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research. The largest historical society in the US, it provides leadership and advocacy for the profession, fights to ensure academic freedom, monitors professional standards, spearheads essential research in the field, and provides resources and services to its membership.
Try this website if you are researching family history. It has a search facility for UK and Irish records.
You can use the Archives Hub to find unique sources for research. The Archives Hub enables you to search across a wealth of archives held at nearly 200 UK institutions, including the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.
The BALH encourages and assists the study of local history as an academic discipline and as a rewarding leisure pursuit for both individuals and groups. It produces the journal The Local Historian every quarter and also a newsletter, Local History News, as well as holding events, visits and conferences.
The Copac library catalogue gives free access to the merged online catalogues of many major University, Specialist and National Libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library, National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales.
Culture24 is an information website providing the latest news, exhibition reviews, links and listings from UK museums, galleries, archives and libraries.
The EHS exists to support research and teaching in economic and social history, broadly defined. It does this though publications including the Economic History Review and a range of textbooks and studypacks, conferences and workshops, research fellowships and research grants, bursaries and prizes to younger scholars.
Gresham College is an independent institution, founded by Sir Thomas Gresham in 1697, with the Lord Mayor of London as its President. In additional to free public lectures, the College also runs occasional seminars and conferences and provides support to initiatives by the Gresham Professors and others who seek to reinterpret the 'new learning' of the seventeenth century.
The Historical Association is the national voice for history. It exists to bring together people of all communities who have an interest in the past.
History Compass publishes peer-reviewed surveys of the most important research and current thinking from across the entire discipline. Unique in both range and approach the journal explores all branches of historical scholarship. History Compass plays an active role in fostering research that spans centuries and continents, and provides an ideal entry point for the non-specialist.
The IHR is part of the School of Advanced Study of the University of London, and is an important resource and meeting place for researchers from all over the world. It offers an open-access Library, conferences and series of seminars, and resources for historical research in both digital and print format, plus a series of publications.
This is an authoritative guide (in progress) to what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present. It has been established in association with the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History and London's Past Online. It is an essential resource for the study of Irish history at any level and is free of charge to users.
A bibliography of London History produced by the Centre for Metropolitan History in association with the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History. London's Past Online is a free online bibliography of published material relating to the history of the Greater London area. In it can be found everything relating to the to the history of the capital, from counting house to music hall; from the Fire to the Blitz; from Whittingston to Livingstone. It should represents a starting point for all enquiries concerning London's development over the centuries or any conceivable aspect of London life , whether from the academic historian, the amateur or the general enquirer.
The National Archives is a government department and an executive agency of the Secretary of State for Justice. It brings together the Public record Office, Historical Manuscripts Commission, the Office of Public Sector Information and Her Majesty's Stationery Office. It is also the UK government's official archive, containing 900 years of history with records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls to digital files and achived websites. The National Archive makes open records available to all, either onsite or online, continuously developing new tools to make history tangible for everyone.
The ODNB is an illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past.
The National Maritime Museum's collections contain over two million items relating to seafaring, navigation, astronomy and time measurement and is committed to supporting high-quality innovative research into its collections, maritime history and the marine environment.
A scholarly society dedicated to all aspects of the study of British Civilization. The NACBS sponsors a scholarly journal and other online publications, as well as several academic prizes, graduate fellowships and undergraduate essay contests. While the largest single group of its members teach British history in colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, the NACBS has significant representation among specialists in literature, art history, politics, law, sociology economics.
The Society of Genealogists offers a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family and the lives of earlier generations. Its Library contains a large collection of family histories, civil registration and census material, and thw widest collection of County Sources in England.