There are many many helpful webpages with research guides, local Catholic history societies, and useful archives. For further information, click the links below.


Information Pages:

Catholic Heritage (networked Catholic Archives and Libraries)
Catholic Historian’s Handbook (research guide)
National Archives, Kew: guide to sources on Catholics
Historians of women religious (bibliography)


Catholic History Societies and Archive Organisations:

Archivium Hibernicum – Catholic Historical Society of Ireland
Association for the Church Archives in Ireland 
The Catholic Archives Society

The Catholic Family History Society   
English Benedictine Congregation History
The English Catholic History Association


Regional Societies:

Catholic History in the Diocese of Middlesbrough
Essex Recusant Society
East Anglia Catholic History Society
Midland Catholic History Society
North East Catholic History Society
North West Catholic History Society


Catholic Libraries and Archives:

Ampleforth Abbey Library
Bar Convent, York
Blairs Museum (Scottish Catholic Heritage)
Birmingham diocesan archives
Douai Abbey Archive and Library
Downside Abbey Library (catalogue forthcoming)
Dublin archiocesan archives
Irish Jesuit Archives, Dublin 
Jesuits in Britain archives
Liverpool Cathedral Archives
Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute, UCD (Irish Franciscans)
Oscott Library (catalogue)
Pontifical Irish College in Rome

Scottish Catholic Archives
St Alban, Valladolid
Stonyhurst College
Ushaw College Special Collections (catalogue)
Venerable English College in Rome
Westminster Diocesan Archives


Databases and Projects:

Catholic Heritage (online catalogues)
Catholic Parish Registers of Ireland online

Monks in Motion
Mundus – Missionary collections in the UK
Who Were the Nuns Project