New Genealogy Records

Here is a round up of this weeks new genealogy records for the period 6th August 2017 to 12th August 2017.

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Ancestry haven’t brought out anything new or done any updates, but they have announced the results of giving an Ancestry DNA test to a whole village. The Cotswold town of Bledington were offered free DNA tests and over a hundred of the residents took up the offer. Many of them were shocked to find that they weren’t 100% British, but a mix of various countries. European countries featured quite heavily as expected and I, personally, wasn’t surprised to see Scandinavian in there, but according to the newspapers the residents were. An interesting study, especially as I am toying with the idea of doing a DNA test. Click for more information.


FindMyPast has been busy and their weekly releases are as follows.

Billion Grave Cemetery Indexes.

The Billion Grave Cemetery Indexes have been updated. They say ” All of the record sets have been added to this time, allowing you to pinpoint your ancestor’s final resting place across a number of countries via GPS-tagged headstones.” I haven’t had a play around with the Billion Grave website and their FindMyPast link so I think I shall have to spend a couple of hours having a good look and then write a review. Watch this space!

Middlesex Monumental Inscription 1485 – 2014

All Saints, Fulham. New Genealogy Records

West Middlesex Family History Society collection of Monumental Inscription, often called MI’s, have had some additions for All Saints, Fulham. So if you have search this data-set once without success then do take a second look. MI’s are always worth a look as they can contain information not easily found elsewhere. The entire Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions collection now stands at over 45,000 records and contains a link images and a burial ground plan. Very handy if you wish to visit.

Sidcup Cemetery, Bexley, Kent

Sidcup Cemetery, Bexley, Kent records are now available. These are transcipts made by members of the North West Kent Family History Society. The term, North West Kent, is used to describe areas within the London boroughs which were historically part of Kent; such as, Greenwich, Bexleyheath and Chislehurst

New York Researcher

Anyone with ancestors who headed to New York? Then this update of the quarterly journal of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society might be of interest. Also from the same source is an update to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. It is the second oldest genealogical journal in the US and details the people and places of the Empire State from the 17th century onwards.

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FamilySearch have added Staffordshire parish records 1538 – 1944. The images aren’t indexed on FamilySearch, but can be searched page by page if you attend a Family History Centre.  The images and an index are available on FindMyPast.

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British Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archives have added the Alcester Chronicle 1869 – 1888, 1890 – 1910. Wonder what happened to the 1889 editions? More pages from the Brighton Gazette have been added and the Nelson Leader.

Well that is it for this past week, I wonder what gems will be released this coming week?

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All Saints, Fulham image – By Diliff – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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