The new site is called UKGDL and features Genealogical Directories and Lists on the Internet. The UKGDL home page states that:
“Genealogy and Family History are usually mentioned in the same breath as being the same hobby, but really they are two halves which go together to make a whole.
“Building your family tree by collecting the raw events data such as birth, marriage and death dates is the genealogy side of the hobby. Finding out about the people, who they were, where they lived and what they did is the family history side.
“UKBMD has evolved over the years to act as an aid to help you find on-line data to build your genealogical trees, but its strength is in raw genealogical data rather than your family history.
“So UKBMD now has a companion web site: UKGDL.
“UKGDL aims to help you find out the history of your family by linking to web sites that have on-line data which will help you discover what your families did and how they lived.
“School lists, trade directories, electoral rolls, passenger lists, old photographs etc. are all valuable sources of information which can help you complete your family tree - many are now listed under UKGDL’s menus.”