London Wills 1523 – 1857 has just released London wills 1523 – clip_image0021857. Wow !! What a resource these are going to be. A veritable goldmine for all genealogists. Most family trees are going to have ancestors who wandered through London at some stage so it is well worth taking a look.

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Free National Probate Calendar is offering free access to the NationPicture1al Probate Calendar until 8th July. These are a wonderful resource and cover the period 1861 – 1941 and can give the date & place of death, name of testators, occupation, marital status amongst other data. Go take a look!

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Scottish Burials


More cemetery records have been added to the Deceased Online website. Below is the Press Release….. Note these records go live early evening on Friday.

Edinburgh: 300,000+ burial and cremation
records added to Deceased Online
Nearly 1 million Scottish burial and cremation records now available
• 313,000 records for Edinburgh’s Seafield Cemetery and Crematorium and for Warriston
Crematorium are now on
• Nearly 39,000 burial records dating from 1888 to the present day for Seafield Cemetery
feature scans of mortality registers (with many of them including details of the type of
hearse used!).
• Over 49,500 records from 1939 for Seafield Crematorium are available as scans of
cremation register pages.
• Records for Warriston Crematorium, numbering nearly 225,000 and dating back to 1929,
are available as scans of cremation registers. Please note: records up to 1991 are immediately
available – records after this date are still being uploaded but will be available shortly.
• The combined Edinburgh dataset of 313,000 means that the total Deceased Online
database for Scotland now numbers just under 1 million burial and cremation records

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Yorkshire Parish Registers now online

Well things are going along at quite a pace with, first Liverpool and then Dorset and now West Yorkshire parish registers are available online. The registers run from 1512 – 1985. Some of the registers are what’s known as clip_image002Dade Registers and they give much more information than usual, sometimes even grandparents names.

Anyone got any Yorkshire ancestors I can adopt?!!!


British Library & Google deal

The British Library has announced that they have established a partnership with Google to allow the digitizing and indexing of out of copyright material held by the library. The material that has been earmarked for this project dates from 1700 – 1870.

Wooo Hoooo!! This is fantastic news for genealogists as the British Library is a treasure trove of material for the family historian.


Here is a link to the full press release