1871 Scottish Census

clip_image002Don’t usually post about Scottish records (the English ones keep me more than busy!!), but FindMyPast has just released indexed transcripts for the 1871 census for the whole of Scotland.

No scans of the original forms, you would have to go to Scotlands People for those.

However transcripts are better than nothing and as long as you source where you got your information from that is ok by me Winking smile


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New Cheshire Records on Find My Past

clip_image002Find My Past have been at it again !! They have been busy this time in the Cheshire Record office and now can offer online the following records.

  • Bishops Transcripts 1576 – 1905
  • Parish Registers 1538 – 1910
  • Electoral Rolls 1842 – 1900
  • Marriage Licence Bonds & Allegations 1663 – 1905
  • Non-Conformist & Roman Catholic Records 1671 – 1910
  • Workhouse Registers 1781 – 1910

This should keep my friend Jill busy for the next few weeks as she has plenty of Cheshire ancestors !!

Wonder which counties Find my past & Ancestry are working in now? If anyone knows what is coming up please they would like to post a comment.


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Irish Prison Records go online

clip_image002Today, Findmypast.ie launched online for the first time the Irish Prison Registers 1790-1920, one of the greatest untapped resources for those tracing their Irish roots.

The original Prison Registers, held at the National Archives of Ireland, cover all types of custodial institutions, from bridewells, to county prisons, to sanatoriums for alcoholics. They contain over 3.5 million entries, spread over 130,000 pages, with most records giving comprehensive details of the prisoner, including: name, address, place of birth, occupation, religion, education, age, physical description, name and address of next of kin, crime committed, sentence, dates of committal and release/decease.

The registers offer a real insight into 18th-19th century Ireland. They present evidence of a society of rebellion and social confrontation, where rioting and assault of police officers were everyday occurrences, and of rampant poverty and destitution, with the theft of everything from handkerchiefs to turnips.


Berkshire Marriages & Burials

IMG_2597Find My Past has just put online another collection of parish register transcripts. This time it is Berkshire (hooray a county where I have ancestors!!) They have 730,000+ marriages & burials dating from 1528 up to the 20th century.

So lots to have a look at Smile


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Manchester Records online at Findmypast


Findmypast have issued the following announcement….

For the first time ever, findmypast.co.uk has launched a collection of records that relate to an entire city. The Manchester Collection provides an insightful snapshot into what life was like in the city of Manchester.

The records in the collection provide information about apprentices, cemetery records, industrial school registers, parish register transcripts, prison, school and workhouse registers.

You could make vital discoveries about your family’s past – whether you are aware of a Manchester connection or not – and these records provide rich information about how your ancestors lived.

Further details about the records are as follows:

Apprentices 1700 -1849

Baptisms & birth registers 1734 – 1920

Cemetery & death records 1750 – 1968

Industrial school registers 1866 – 1912

Marriage registers 1734 – 1808

Prison registers 1847 – 1881

School registers 1870- 1916

Workhouse registers 1859 – 1911


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