History of Parliament

clip_image002Just come across this rather grand website. If you have an ancestor who was a Member of Parliament then take a look at this site. They write ups on individual members, the history of parliament & constituencies.



Scottish records now on Ancestry

Scottish RecordsAncestry.co.uk has just added the following records to their collection, great news for those with Scottish ancestors.

1) The 1766 and 1773 Surveys of Inhabitants of Perth 
2) The Register of Deeds for Perth 1566-1811
3) Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae 1560 – 1866
4) The Register of the Great Seal of Scotland 1306-1651
5) The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland 1545-1632
6)1802 Militia Act Survey
7)Perthshire school registers collections.


Scotland is not my area of expertise so I can highly recommend you go to Chris Paton’s blog at



Irish Electoral Registers 1832 – 1838


imageOrigins Network has announced that the Electoral Registers for Ireland 1832-38 are now available online on their website.

This dataset details those eligible to vote in Ireland after the electorate had been greatly increased following the Great Reform Act of 1832. With over 52,600 names, with details of occupations, addresses and entitlement criteria to vote, this index is one of the great untapped resources for the study of the Irish electorate in the 1830s.



Canadian Naturalization Database 1915 – 1932



Library & Archives Canada have announced that a database of approx. 200,000 who became Canadian citizens between 1915 –1932 is now available for online searching. The database is for a period when there were many immigrants entering Canada from Europe as well as from the UK.  Copies of the actual naturalization papers can be ordered from the archive.





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