Archives for April 2011

West Yorkshire Baptisms now online

Just got this press release from Findmypast.

Search for your ancestors in 211,905 new West Yorkshire parish baptism records on

The Huddersfield & District Family History Society provided with these records, in association with the Federation of Family History Societies.

The table below provides further details of these baptism records:

Almondbury All Hallows 1703-1930

Dewsbury All Saints 1655-1950

Huddersfield St Peter 1563-1923

Kirkburton All Hallows 1686-1963


More than 211,000 new West Yorkshire baptism records published on

Free access to army records

clip_image002A good offer from

Free access to Anzac (Australian & New Zealand) army records. These records are worth searching as many of us will have ancestors who emigrated hoping for a better life than the UK offered them.


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LMA & Ancestry

clip_image002Got an email from the FFHS this morning about a meeting that they attended regarding cuts at the LMA. Amongst the information given was news about what Ancestry is releasing next from the LMA. It seems that London wills and Electoral Rolls will go online later this year along with the 1911 census. These releases will be followed by City of London Freedoms and talks are being held with the Livery Companies about digitising their records which are held by the LMA.

So good news, plenty of helpful London additions coming our way. It was interesting to note that the 1911 census will be included in all subscriptions not just the more expensive ones. Findmypast has had a good run with their exclusive offering of the 1911 census and I am sure they paid dearly for that right, but it will be good to see the census more widely available and affordable.

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Canadian Marriage Records Free

clip_image002From the 22nd to the 30th April Ancestry is offering free access to their Canadian Marriage Records. If you don’t have an Ancestry subs or only have an subscription now is the time to see if you have any people on your family tree who moved to Canada.


Liverpool Parish Registers Online

clip_image002Wonderful news if you have ancestors who lived in Liverpool. has just released the following records for Liverpool. Dates vary depending on which record (christening, marriage or burial) you are searching.

Church of England

Christenings, confirmations, marriages & burials 1659 – 20th century

Catholic Church

Christenings, confirmations, marriages & burials 1754 – 1988

These registers from Churches right across the Liverpool area have been scanned and then indexed. I knew that Ancestry were in talks with various Record Offices around the UK, but there has never been any hint as to which ones.

Pity I don’t have anyone from Liverpool. Perhaps Ancestry will do the same deal with the Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire record offices !!! Winking smile


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