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12 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

12 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates12 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

12 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates. With the cold winter weather it is just the right time to get the fire going, make a cup of tea and settle down to find some ancestors. The great thing about genealogy today is that with all the online records there is always something to find, someone to add to your family tree and something new to learn. Let’s see what is new this week ……

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FindMyPast – 12 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

FindMyPast has the following new records for us this week.

Norfolk Monumental Inscriptions 1600-1900’s Image Browse

Over 14,000 monumental inscription transcriptions from 260 parishes across Norfolk. This is image browse only, not indexed as yet – no doubt that will come soon. My Southwell’s come from Norfolk so I shall be taking a look at these this weekend.

Oldham Lancashire, Cemetery Registers 1797-2004 Image Browse

Again browse only at the moment no index. More records regarding burials, this time cemetery records from 12 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & UpdatesChadderton, Crompton, Failsworth, Greenacres, Hollinwood, Lees, and Royton in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham.

In case you missed them here are links to articles I have written about cemetery and churchyard records. All genealogists like a good churchyard or cemetery!!

Genealogy Building Blocks – Cemetery Records

Genealogy Delight – The Magnificent Seven London Cemeteries

Kensal Green A Genealogy Gallery of Images

What To Do With the Body – A Victorian Solution

Wiltshire parish baptisms index 1538-1917

New additions to the Wiltshire parish baptisms collection. Transcriptions were created by both Findmypast and Wiltshire Family History Society. Remember to check the original record where ever possible and always note where you got the information from whether it was the parish register or a transcript, index etc.

12 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & UpdatesMiddlesex Monumental Inscriptions 1485-2014

FindMyPast tells me that most of these transcripts from Twickenham and Uxbridge include the usual details plus the type of monument and also the names of others buried in the same plot. A great way to find other family members. I did a random search and found that a copy of the actual inscription was included as well as grave reference details so if you wish to visit you can locate the plot easily. There was also a link to a history of the church, map of the churchyard with plot numbers and a photograph of the church. Great work by members of the West Middlesex Family History Society. 

Taking a leap over the Atlantic there are new records for South Carolina.

South Carolina, Will Transcripts 1782-1866

South Carolina, Plats for State Land Grants 1784-1868

South Carolina, Legislative Papers 1782-1929

South Carolina, Criminal Court Records

South Carolina, Records of Confederate Veterans 1909 – 1973

So if you have ancestors who moved to America these have got to be worth a quick look.

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Ancestry – 12 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates12 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

Ancestry has only one offering this week.

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, Carnegie Music Institution Registers, 1910-1920

Always good to have some Scottish records, but I had hoped for more from Ancestry as their offerings have been a bit sparse lately. Perhaps they are getting ready for a really big release of new material. The Music Institution records contain details as follows…

  • Name
  • Year and term of attendance
  • Residence
  • Subject

British Newspaper Archives –  12 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

New additions and updates:-

  • Bristol Daily Post
  • Coventry Evening Telegraph
  • Clifton and Redland Free Press
  • Northampton Chronicle and Echo
  • Leicester Herald
  • Bristol Magpie
  • Reading Observer
  • Horfield and Bishopston Record and Montepelier & District Free Press
  • Middlesex & Surrey Express

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FamilySearch – 12 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

Nothing from FamilySearch this week. Did you see my recent two posts on FamilySearch? If not then click here on the links below to read.

Getting Started With FamilySearch.

FamilySearch – Using the search facility.

The Genealogist –  12 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

The Genealogist has a new release this week.

Warwickshire Parish Register Collection

366,000+ new records have been added to the Warwickshire Parish Register. The collection is of indexed original images and transcripts.


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Other News

The genealogy magazine Who Do You Think You Are are holding their annual Transcription Tuesday on 23 January – next Tuesday. The idea is that it gives family historians the opportunity to give something back by helping transcribe some records online. There is a choice of records from a variety of archives as follows

  • Parish Registers – FamilySearch
  • Ancestry World Archives Project – Bedfordshire Poor Law
  • Measuring the ANZACS
  • Europeana
  • Cardiganshire Great War Tribunal Appeals Records

If you wish to take part then go to the special website and register your details. Full instructions are then given and away you go!

Summary – 12 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

FindMyPast is certainly leading the race to get new records to us ever hungry for new databases genealogists. I shall be taking a look at the Norfolk and Middlesex monumental inscriptions plus I shall be working on a WW1 project that I am part of. We are researching the family histories of all the men from our town who died in WW1. It is a fascinating and sobering project as 187 men died which is a lot from such a small community.

Happy Ancestor Hunting !

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