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 Chadderton, 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!!
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.
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 & 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…
- Year and term of attendance
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.
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.
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
- 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!
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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