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

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

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.

Click here for more details

FamilySearch

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.

Click here for more information.

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, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31644617

Genealogy Snippets 11 July 2012

Genealogy Snippets are short news items that I think you would want to hear about sooner rather than later.

1. Family Search has just put online 76 million new records, those guys never do things in small numbers !! Amongst the countries covered are Canada, Ireland and New Zealand. https://familysearch.org/

2. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has added more books to their collection. These items are only available for viewing at the library. For a list of the books click on https://www.familysearch.org/learn

3. FindMyPast has just added to it’s Kent collection with 12,832 burials from Greenwich, Kent. Greenwich is on the edges of London so if you are missing someone in London then it would be worthwhile searching in the Kent collection for them. Date range is 1748 – 1793.

4.FindMyPast has also added to its Wales Collection, this time it is for the parish of Llanymawddwy, Mallwyd. Baptisms 1568 – 1894, Marriages 1568 – 1837 and Burials 1813 – 1888.

Think that is all the snippets for today, but I have just seen that Find My Past has just put up a major collection and that deserves a full post.

Warwickshire Parish Registers 1538 -1900

Amongst the latest releases from www.familysearch.org are some English records.

These records are indexes of the original registers, unlike the previous post there are not any scanned images available. However they are still a very useful resource for tracking down ancestors in Warwickshire.

Here is the link to the indexes …. https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1462403

Here is the link to the Wiki on these records … https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/England_Warwickshire_Church_of_England_Parish_Registers_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)

 

Cornwall Parish Registers 1538 – 2010

 

Amongst the latest releases from www.familysearch.org are some English records.

The info on Cornish parish registers is ….

Cornwall parish registers containing baptisms, marriages, banns, and burials. Records are restricted for privacy reasons according to the following dates: baptisms to 1910, marriages to 1935, and burials to present. Date ranges of available records may vary by locality and availability. This collection is being published as images become available.

These records are scans of the original registers which is great, however they have not all been indexed so you may have to browse the records page by page – just like the old days when we used to trek to the Record Office !

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1769414

I can recommend reading the Research Wiki before you start using these records only takes a minute or two, but it is important they you have a sound understanding of the records that you are looking at. Knowledge is King in genealogy!

https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/England_Cornwall_Church_of_England_Parish_Registers_and_Bishops%E2%80%99_Transcripts_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)