What Ancestry.com is bring to genealogists in 2010


Here are a few of the UK databases that Ancestry is promising us in 2010. They also say…..

We are happy to share with you that our recently expanded partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration and new agreements with dozens of other archives, libraries and genealogical societies will help us continue bringing you important records like these.

All sounds positive for an exciting year ahead 🙂

London Electoral Registers (1900s)

Since voter registration is mandatory in the UK, these records are a nearly comprehensive list of adult citizens, with valuable information including names and birth dates.

UK Vital Records (1694-1921)

Did your ancestors leave the UK behind in search of religious freedom? If so, you may find clues to their stories in these birth, marriage and death registers kept by “non-conformist” (non-Anglican) Protestant clergy.

UK Alien Entry Books (1794-1921)

Did your ancestors pass through the UK on their way to America? If so, you may find valuable details about them in these records of foreigners arriving in the UK.

Australian Passenger Lists

You’ll find interesting details — including the date and port of departure, date and port of arrival and name and age of each passenger — in these ship manifests from Queensland (1848-1923) and Western Australia (1830-1924).

UK Military Citations

Find your brave British ancestors in these UK Army campaign medal rolls (1793-1949) and distinguished-conduct medal citations (World War I), as well as UK Navy medal rolls (1793-1975).

Scottish City Directories (1800s-1900s)

City directories can allow you to trace your ancestors’ migration paths between census years. These records can also be helpful substitutes in cases where census records are unavailable.

Australian Convict Records from New South Wales

Get answers about how and when your convict ancestors gained their freedom through the Register of Conditional and Absolute Pardons (1791-1846) and Certificates of Freedom (1827-1867).

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