Here are some of the pages I have found useful in my research. Some are commercial
sites which require a subscription or 'pay per view', and some are free to search.
Ancestry UK site of the popular genealogy site. Allows hosting of your family tree,
as well as searching census records, birth/marriage/death records and many others.
Mostly subscription based, but does allow some use of 'credits'
Genesreunited Has tree hosting facilities as well as record searching similar to
Ancestry. Works on a credit system for viewing records.
Family Search A service provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Contains a searchable database of transcriptions of parish records as well as other
information. Free of Charge.
FreeBMD Birth, marriage and death records for England and Wales. You can order certificates
from here. Searching is free of charge. Other regional BMD sites are out there.
UK BMD contains some good links here to regional BMD pages, as well as OPC records
and private pages - definitely worth a browse....