ATS Notes

Index contains Polish and previous German names of localities situated in Poland and Russia useful for research, history, genealogy, numismatics, philatelic etc. Please excuse lack of Polish and German letters. Index contains also some names of places from former Saxony now in Poland and Silesien now in Germany

Belgium Roots Project

BELGIUM-ROOTS was created in July 1995 for the purpose of assisting the descendants of Belgian emigrants/immigrants living abroad in tracing their Belgian roots and exploring their Belgian heritage. Participation is free of any charge. There are no direct or indirect obligations, financial or otherwise, except for the total and unconditional respect for the personalities and the opinions of all participants.

British History Online

British History Online contains primary and secondary sources for the history of the British Isles. You can find a diverse range of sources here.


British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, we aim to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.

Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie

The 'Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie' (Central Bureau for Genealogy - CBG) is the Dutch information and documentation centre for genealogy, family history and related sciences. Select ENGLISH upper right corner under search box.

Commonwealth War Graves

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. We care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 150 countries. Our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were almost 100 years ago.

Danish State Archives

The Danish State Archives Filming Centre digitises parish registers and population censuses in order to make them accessible via the internet. The digitisation project is primarily accomplished through scanning of microfiches and microfilms. There is no fixed timetable for the launch of each parish register and population census on the internet, as this is a successive process. Instructions in English are provided on how to use the online archives.

Estonia 1918-1944 has put online an interesting collection of various population registers from Estonia that span the years from 1918 (after the Russian Revolution) to 1944 (near the end of World War II). The collection consists of some 100,000 browsable images of various lists such as taxpayer lists, lists of citizens, lists of Jews, lists of Germans and lists of prisoners of war. The records are written in German, Estonian or Russian. Depending on the list, the type of information that can be found include name, date of birth, marital status, occupation, address, military duties and (for tax lists) taxes paid. These lists are currently not searchable but can be browsed by city/town (see image below). Access is free.


The FEEHS 2012 conference/workshop will be designed to help you do research on your ancestors come from Eastern Europe like the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, and Latvia. Participants will have a chance to learn from a variety of experts with years of experience in dealing with the records and the institutions that preserve them. The workshop is held July 12-14 in the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square, right beside the Family History Library, Salt Lake City.

Find Your Roots in Belarus and Lithuania

"Find Your Roots in Belarus and Lithuania" includes all areas of Nowogrodek, Polesie, Bialystok and Wilno provinces of Rzeczpospolita Polska II and Vilna, Vitebsk, Grodno, Minsk and Mogilev areas' localities of the 5 Belarusian governorates of the former Russian Empire.

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. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers).

Genealogical Society of Flemish Americans

The GSFA helps people trace their Flemish and Belgian heritage; publishes a newsletter and magazine of pictures, stories, queries, and genealogy information; and has a large library of genealogy and Belgian heritage material at the American House in Roseville, Michigan, USA.

Historic Czech Census Recods 1843-1921 has added to its collection of censuses from the Czech Republic. Currently, the collection covers the region of Northwestern Bohemia and consists of some 240,000 images spanning censuses from 1843 to 1921. A typical Czech census record (see example below) lists the house number, head of the household, and the names of everyone in the household (including servants) including their ages, occupations and religion. The relationship to the head of the household is also listed. Some Czech census records also list the date and place of birth of the individuals in the household. These census records are organized by region, town and census year. Access is free.

Hungary Family has added about 915,000 records to its collection of Hungary Reformed Church christening records. The collection spans the years 1624 to 1895. With this latest update, some 57% of the records in the collection have been indexed. These records appear in Hungarian, Latin and German. Access is free.

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

If you are looking for resources for immigrant ships, this site has a nice search engine and many ship lists to research.

Italy: Catanzaro Civil Registration Records and Napoli Civil Registration Records.

FamilySearch has added two major civil registration image collections from Italy: Catanzaro Civil Registration Records and Napoli Civil Registration Records. Both collections come from the state archives covering the time period from 1809 to 1865 comprising over 3 million images. Visit and search Catanzaro, Napoli or Italy.

Jewish Communities and Records - United Kingdom Database

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain has integrated their databases onto the JewishGen system to form one integrated database with JewishGen. Access is free to birth, marriage, burials, census, trader lists, etc.

JewishGen Communities Database

The JewishGen Communities Database contains information about 6,000 Jewish communities in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. This database contains each community's name in various languages, and political jurisdictions during different time periods.


If your ancestors are from one of the following provinces: Eastprussia, [including Memel] Westprussia, Brandenburg, Posen, Pomerania, and Silesia. This database may help you locate the current town name. The database currently lists over 90,000 towns or points [Mills, some bridges, battlefields, named trees, cenotaphs etc. ]

Luxembourg American Cultural Society

The Luxembourg American Cultural Society, Inc. (LACS) welcomes you!  The LACS was founded in 2004 by individuals of Luxembourg descent in America as well as citizens of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The mission of the Luxembourg American Cultural society is symbolized as Roots and Leaves:  Preserve the roots of Luxembourg heritage/culture in America and nurture the leaves of ongoing relationships of family, friendship, commerce, and tourism between Luxembourg and America! 

Rock of Gibraltar

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGGB) has added a collection of genealogical records from the Rock of Gibraltar. The records are being hosted by JewishGen. The first batch of some 6,500 records covers births from 1808 to 1894, marriages from 1810 to 1883 and deaths from 1829 to 1931. Many more records are expected to be added over time as they are transcribed. Gibraltar’s Jewish community is unique and is composed primarily of Sephardi Jews of Spanish, Portuguese and North African ancestry. Access is free.

The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International

The purpose of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI is to  promote genealogical research and create an interest in ancestry and heritage among descendants of ethnic groups who comprised the former nation of Czechoslovakia, including Bohemian (Czech), German-Bohemian (Bohmisch), Hungarian, Moravian, Ruthenian (Rusyn), Silesian, Slovakian, and those of Jewish ancestry.

A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe