FindMyPast adds a massive 450,000 parish records to their genealogy collection

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FindMyPast has added nearly half a million parish records to their England and Wales Parish Records Collection. The new additions cover Suffolk, Wiltshire, Northumberland & Durham, Sheffield and Ryedale and the type and time periods are as follows:

  • 141,525 Suffolk Baptisms 1753-1911
  • 244,309 Wiltshire Baptisms 1538-1867
  • 27,420 Northumberland & Durham Burials 1587-2009
  • 22,687 Sheffield Baptisms 1837-1968
  • 8,181 Sheffield Marriages 1824-1991
  • 7,113 Ryedale Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1754-1999

The records have been supplied by the various family history societies that cover these areas. The records are transcripts and therefore may not always be a complete record of what is on the originals.

www.findmypast.co.uk

Brompton Cemetery Records Online

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Brompton Cemetery is situated in South West London and is run by the Royal Parks which means that it is beautifully maintained. Opened in 1840 it occupies 39 acres and holds 205,000+ burials. It is one of the cemetery’s that make up the group of London burial grounds know as “The Magnificent Seven”. You may sometimes see it referred to as the West of London & Westminster Cemetery.

At one time the famous children’s author Beatrix Potter lived nearby and it is said that she found the names for many of her characters on Brompton Tombstones on her regular walks round the cemetery. Mr. Nutkins, Mr. McGregor, Jeremiah Fisher, Tommy Brock and Peter Rabbett are all to be found here resting in peace in Brompton!

The period covered by this new release is 1840 – 1871, the remaining records go online over the next three weeks.

http://www.deceasedonline.com

Peterborough Cathedral Burial records now online

Peterborough Cathedral Burial records now onlineDeceasedonline has just announced the release of the digitized burial records for Peterborough Cathedral. The records date from the 12th century, but main block of surviving records are from the 16th century to 1955. It is believed that this is the first time that any cathedral burial records have been digitised and placed online.

Among more humble folk the burial records include Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, Catherine of Aragon who was Henry 8th’s first wife. Some memorial and tombstones have been photographed and available on the website.

For more information about the cathedral go to http://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/

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Naturalisation and Denization papers now online

Naturalisation and Denization papers now onlineI don’t know about you, but I had no idea what denization was, however thanks to The National Archives I now know that it is a form of British citizenship that gives a person some, but not all of the right of a British citizen. Naturalisation gives a person full citizen rights

National Archives have announced the release of what I think are a brick wall buster set of documents. Thousands of 19th century records concerning immigrants into Britain 1801 – 1871 who applied to become British. To become citizens the applicants had to present the Home Office with details of their name, age, trade and how long they had lived in Britain. It is these application papers that are now available online.

The applicants came from across the world, most seemed to have settled in London.

If you have ancestors whose surnames seem a little unusual and they simply appeared out of no-where then this is a set of records you should search. A name search is free and it costs £3.36 for an instant download of a PDF of the documents.

As an example I did a search under Smith and found Ernest Smith from Prussia whose naturalisation papers dated 1 July 1862 covers 7 pages, John Christopher Smith original country not given whose naturalisation papers dated 1830 covers 22 pages and Emilie Smith from Naples whose denization papers dated 4 July 1833 covers 5 pages. There were a total of 34 separate entries under the name Smith. So it can be seen that some files have a considerable amount of information.

To access these records click on http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Home/OnlineCollections and enter the surname and the government reference HO 1 under Advance Search and then click on search.

1911 Census now linked with Historic Maps

1911 Census now linked with Historic MapsAncestry have announced that the 1911 images that they have offered online for some time now have been replaced with images that have the previously hidden ‘Infirmity’ column disclosed. Good to have full access to all the 1911 census details.

The really exciting news is that they have linked the census forms to their UK Maps Collection dating from 1896 – 1904 that they have online. I tested this out using my grandparents Alfred & Ada Hawkins who lived in Farnborough, Hampshire. I’m pleased to report that none of family suffered from an infirmity, however the map attached to the census was for Farnborough in Warwickshire not Hampshire. I then tried a search for my other grandparents William & Eliza Elliott and found them on the census correctly with the right map attached.

It would have been helpful to be able to attached the map to the individuals on my Ancestry Tree, but perhaps this is a facility that Ancestry will introduce later. Overall a good addition to Ancestry.co.uk

Links

Ancestry.co.uk