More Dorset Records on Ancestry.co.uk

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My friend Judy will be so pleased with the latest release on www.ancestry.co.uk, not that her tree is full of pirates & rascals !! The six new datasets added today are as follows -

Calendars of Prisoners 1854 – 1945
These records take you back to the trials and often include detailed accounts of the offences.

Transportation Records 1730 – 1842

Prison Registers 1782 – 1901

Jury Lists 1719 – 1922
Even if you only have law abiding folk in your family they may appear in this list.

Militia Records 1757 – 1860

Land Tax Returns 1780 – 1832
These records are often under rated by historians, they actually are almost a list of heads of households for an area.

I think Ancestry must be working their way through the Dorset Record Office. What a great joy it is to have access to these records from home.

www.ancestry.co.uk

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Kent 1/4 Sessions & Court Files, 1600-1883

Kent 1/4 Sessions & Court Files, 1600 1883The latest update from FamilySearch shows that images of Kent Quarter Session & Court Files 1600 – 1883 are now available for searching. These aren’t indexed and you will have to search them page by page as we used to do in pre internet days !!

However if you haven’t used quarter session records before then you are in for a treat. They give so much information that isn’t found elsewhere. What a joy to have such records being scanned and now online.

You will need to sign up for a Familysearch account, but this is very easy.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949804

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