13 April 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates As some of you may know I put out a survey last week, many thanks to all who replied – it was so helpful and you will see some changes happening in response to your comments over the coming weeks. One change that is happening right now is that I will be noting USA records as well as UK records in this weekly update.
So let’s go and see what new record releases and updates have happened this last week.
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Ancestry – 13 April 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Find A Grave Indexes
- UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current
- Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations
- U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
I have just written a blog post about Find A Grave website, it’s due to be published 25th April, so I won’t say too much other than all sections of this great website have been updated this week.
U.S., Evangelical Covenant Church, Swedish American Church Records, 1868-1970
This is a new dataset which has to be good news for those with Swedish ancestors who settled in the US. A wealth of inflammation can be found here. As well as the usual names, parents names etc. you may find emigration information giving the location in Sweden where the individual or family came from. Some records are in English and some in Swedish. A must search if you think there is even the slightest chance of Swedish genes in your blood.
U.S., Evangelical Free Church of America, Swedish American Church Records, 1800-1946
A different dataset, but all the comments above apply to these records. It’s a good week to have Swedish ancestry!
Montana, County Marriage Records, 1865-1993
Anyone with Montana genealogy? These marriage records come from some, but not all counties in Montana. If you are lucky and find ancestors these records will give you names, ages, marriage date and place and most helpfully parents names.
FindMyPast – 13 April 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Surrey Feet of Fines 1558-1760
Great to see some more advanced records going online, but beginners don’t feel these aren’t for you. When you come across new records just take a deep breath, take a minute or two to learn what the records are, why they were created and a little of the background then you are good to go! Put very simply Feet of Fines were a way of making sure that the transfer of land was done properly. Our good friend Wikipedia has a good description of the background to these records. They are great records and if you ever get the chance to see an original have a good look as they are often quite beautiful documents and note how they were cut into three with a wavy line so that forgeries could be easily detected. This collection is transcripts only, but if you find an entry you can always apply to The National Archives where they are kept for a photocopy of the original which will give you much more information than the transcript.
New additions to this collection so if you didn’t find your ancestors the last time you searched them you need to run the names through the search box again. These new records cover non-conformist burials in Falmouth and Penryn 1808 – 1926. Transcripts only.
Waterford Registers & Records
Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland so has a wealth of records which are worth searching if your ancestors lived either in the city or anywhere nearby. FindMyPast has gathered together 17 different databases to make up this Waterford Collection. Expect to find a wide range of records such as burgess lists, burials, deaths, directories, emigration records, freedom petitions, freemen records, langable rentals (rent rolls), rate books, registers, and war deaths. Again this is transcript only so note that on your records tand then start looking for where the original records are kept so you can check the transcript is correct and if any other details have been left out.
New Jersey Marriage Index 1901-1914 & Death Index 1901-1903
An index so you will need to seek out the originals if you find an ancestral entry. These indexes come from Reclaim the Records website so if you don’t have a FindMyPast subscription you can go there and search them without charge.
New South Wales, Australia Deceased Estate Files 1880-1923
Not UK or US records, but I know we have a growing following in Australia so I am popping these in! Over 137,000 deceased estate files for New South Wales. These are transcripts, but if you find an entry it can lead you onto the original documents. Remember to always cite your sources and if you missed my blog post on Genealogy Citation and why it is so important – Click Here.
British Newspaper Archives – 13 April 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Here are the latest updates and additions.
- Leicester Daily Post
- Leicester Guardian
- Bristol Daily Post
- Clifton and Redland Free Press
- Horfield and Bishopston Record and Montepelier & District Free Press
- Bristol Magpie
- Bridgwater Mercury
- Northampton Chronicle and Echo
- Newcastle Journal
- Nottingham Journal
- Evesham Journal
- Croydon Chronicle and East Surrey Advertiser
Also are you aware that if you subscribe to FindMyPast’s Ultimate British & Irish Subscription then you also get access to the contents of the British Newspaper Archives website ? FindMyPast owns the British Newspaper Archives website so they simply point their Ultimate Subscribers searches to the newspaper databases. A yearly subscription to the British Newspaper Archives is about $112 depending on exchange rates and a year’s subscription to FindMyPast Ultimate British & Irish package is $179. So you can see that if you want access to the newspaper archive and also genealogy databases then buying a FindMyPast Ultimate British & Irish Subscription is the way to go. I have checked with FindMyPast and although their package is called the Ultimate British & Irish subscription it does give access to all their data-sets worldwide. I’ve pointed out that their title doesn’t make much sense!!Did you Know That You Can Try Before You Buy With The British Newspaper Archives ? Click Here For Free Access
FamilySearch – 13 April 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Nothing from FamilySearch for the UK or USA this week, but they have new records for Brittany, France and Peru, Ecuador, Sweden (it seems to be Sweden’s week!!!), Germany, Chile, the Netherlands, and the Ukraine.. So if you have ancestors from those countries then head on over to FamilySearch!
The Genealogist – 13 April 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
The Genealogist has nothing new this week.
13 April 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates – Other News
This isn’t strictly genealogy, but it is going to affect all of us. The European Union is bring in new legislation next month which means that everyone who is on a mailing list and lives within the EU must be contacted by the holder of their details and asked to agree to remaining on the mailing list. Expect to see a lot of emails coming in your direction from all the businesses etc who hold your details in the next few weeks asking you to follow a link and tick a couple of boxes.
I have emailed all those living in the EU on the MadAboutGenealogy mailing list asking that you follow the link and tick the boxes. I shall email again soon those who haven’t replied and then if you don’t reply I am sorry to say you will have to be deleted from the list and not get any emails from me 🙁 So please if you get an email do follow the link and ticked the boxes.
13 April 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates – Summary
A real mix of records this week and I am sure there is something to please almost every genealogist. Have a great weekend and I hope you find some genealogy time in amongst everything else!
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