Genealogist Jonathan Scott recommends websites for family historians delving into their roots on the Continent
European genealogy covers a wide range of sources and disciplines. Each country has its strengths and weaknesses in terms of research. Some, like the UK, have huge quantities of family history resources digitised and online, while others lag behind. Some have exhaustive and accessible civil registration, census and church records; others have primary sources that are more scattered and fragmentary.
Understanding how to do research in a new country can be a challenge, but with some digging you should, at the very least, be able to find useful sources of advice. My recommendations give a spread of good centralised resources, as well as revealing the kinds of online tools that exist.
Finally if you are following European ancestors who settled here, several of The National Archives’ free research guides cover migration, naturalisation and citizenship. You can find them at nationalarchives.gov.uk/ help-with-your-research/research-guides.