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The following links are to web sites of interest to users of HHARP. They have been divided into several categories: London Life, Genealogy/Family History, Medical Terminology, History of Medicine (and other institutions), and General Interest

Genealogy/Family History

Free BMD
FreeBMD provides free access to transcribed Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales. (NB This is an ongoing project and not all Indexes have been transcribed; the site provides regular updates to availability).

A free service providing information on a variety of topics of interest to genealogists and family historians.

International Genealogical Index (IGI)
The Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormans) Genealogical website providing free access to the 1881 census and other family history information extracted from parish records.

Society of Genealogists
A useful website for family historians including an online catalogue to its collections.

West Middlesex Family History Society
Provides a variety of services for family historians active in the west Middlesex area.

General Interest

Access to Archives
A database of archive catalogues in England and Wales

Hidden Lives
An online archive of material on the lives of poor and disadvantaged children in Britain in the period 1881-1918, based on the records of the Childrens’ Society.

The National Archives
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, providing access to 900 years of history of state institutions, and also a good starting point for finding other archives, covering a myriad of subjects.

London Life

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Access to archives situated within the Greater London area.

Archives for London
Archives for London (AfL) is an organisation set up to bring together both archivists and users of archives in London.

Camden Local Studies and Archive Centre
Website for local history studies relating to the area of London in which the Hospital for Sick Children was located.

Centre for Metropolitan History
Promotes the study and wide appreciation of London's character and development from its beginnings to the present day.

Charles Booth Online Archive
The London School of Economics and Political Science’s incredibly rich resource giving free access to Charles Booth's survey into life and labour in London (including his Poverty Maps and Survey Notebooks), dating from 1886 to 1903.

Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute
Founded in 1839, one of the oldest ‘amateur’ institutes still in existence in London. Situated close to the site of the Hospital for Sick Children’s convalescent home, Cromwell House

Kingston University Centre for Local History Studies
Provides information on other projects undertaken by the Centre for Local History Studies and gives access to the Centre’s database of Kingston life in the Victorian period.

London Metropolitan Archives
Holds archives related to all aspects of life in London, from 1067 to the present day.

London Online
Part of the collection of British History Online, a digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the London.  Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust.

London’s Past Online
London's Past Online is a free online bibliography of published material relating to the history of the Greater London area, published by the Centre for Metropolitan History.

Victorian London
A treasure trove of material relating to Victorian London.


Medical History and Related Topics

Chronology of State Medicine, Public Health, Welfare and Related Services in Britain, 1066-1999 (PDF)
Online chronology of events which shaped the state provision of healthcare and related services in Britain, from 1066 to 1999, compiled by Michael D. Warren, Emeritus Professor of Social Medicine, University of Kent at Canterbury.

International Network for the History of Hospitals
Promotes studies related to the historical evolution of hospitals from their beginnings to the present day.

Royal College of Paediatrics
Website for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The Foundling Hospital
The website of the Foundling Museum which tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, the first charitable institution for abandoned children in London.

The Wellcome Library
The Wellcome Library houses collections of books, manuscripts, archives, films and pictures on the history of medicine from the earliest times to the present day. Its catalogue is available online at this website.

The Workhouse
Dedicated to the history of the workhouse: its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators.

Medical Terminology

World Health Organisation International Classification of Diseases
A guide to the International Classification of Diseases used in the HHARP database.

Who Named It
A useful resource for tracking down more unusual medical syndromes which were named after people who discovered or were otherwise connected to them.