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16 Feb 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

16 Feb 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates. Let’s see what is in store for us family historians this weekend.

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Now onto this weeks new and updated records at FindMyPast.

16 Feb 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & UpdatesNorfolk, Electoral Registers 1832-1915 Image Browse

I still can’t find very much about my 3rd great grandmother Jane Southwell in Norfolk and I don’t think she will have been able to vote as she died before that was allowed, but these electoral registers will be a great help to many researchers with Norfolk ancestry. They are a browse only collection, but working your way through year by year won’t be too arduous a task. The records give name, abode, qualification to be able to vote and address. Good records for tracing people between census. Reasons for eligibility to vote before the major reform of 1918 was mainly linked to property ownership or renting property.

Yorkshire Parish Records

If you have Yorkshire ancestors then you will be pleased to learn that 164,000+ new records have been added to the Yorkshire Parish Register Collection. The new entries cover 1538 – 1990 and include baptisms, banns, marriages and burials. These are indexed images of the original records so primary source material for your genealogy. The collection can also be browsed.

Nottinghamshire Burial Index

Catholic burials from Worksop are the new addition to the Nottinghamshire Burial Index. This is an indexed transcript collection so do try and look at the actual records if you find an ancestor. The index now holds more than 678,000 records from 1569 through 1905.

16 Feb 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & UpdatesAberdeenshire, Banffshire & Kincardineshire Monumental Inscriptions

The Aberdeenshire, Banffshire & Kincardineshire Monumental Inscriptions Collection has had 21,000 new records added. The records come from 19 kirkyards across the three counties. These are transcripts made by the Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Family History Society, but look to be a very good transcript.

And from across the Atlantic

Connecticut, Town of Sharon Cemetery Indexes

4,000+ transcripts of headstone inscriptions from eight cemeteries in Sharon, Connecticut. If you don’t have a FindMyPast subscription you can view this collection at

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Now onto this weeks new and updated records at Ancestry.

 Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-192016 Feb 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

This collection has been updated and added to, with a UK Ancestry subscription you can search the index, but if you want to see the actual document you will need an All Access subscription which allows access to Fold3 website. Or you can wait for Fold3 is offer a free access weekend which is what I am doing, I keep a note of what I want to look at and then dive in when such a weekend comes up! I would pay for an All Access subscription if I had more USA based ancestors as the Fold3 website has a great range of US military records.

Jersey, Hospital and Poor House Admissions, 1879-1916

These Channel Island records come from an external website. Click here to access the website.

England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016

This is an update of this collection and I am very excited as some of the new records has come from two cemetery where quite a few of my ancestors are buried. The new cemetery records are from a wide area of England and Scotland. I know what I shall be looking at this weekend.

  • Magdalen Hill Cemetery Burial Registers. Winchester City Council, Winchester, Hampshire, England.
  • Arun Burial Registers, Arun District Council, Littlehampton, West Sussex, England.
  • Dumfries and Galloway Burial Registers, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Dumfries, Scotland.
  • Shepway District Council Burial Records, Shepway District Council, Folkstone, Kent, England.
  • Oxford Burial Registers, Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire, England.
  • Waltham Forest Burial Registers, Walthamstow Council, London, England
  • Great Yarmouth Burial Registers, Great Yarmouth Council, Norfolk, England
  • Ealing Burial Registers, Ealing Council, London, England
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme Burial Registers, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Staffordshire, England.

16 Feb 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & UpdatesLondon, England, City Directories, 1736-1943

A new collection that has come from the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA). City Directories can be of various types. This collection consists of the following –

  • Street: listing of residents, businesses, and tradesmen according to street address
  • Commercial: includes businesses, but may also include private residences; generally an alphabetical listing of traders
  • Trade: not just for businesses, but anyone with a recognized trade or profession; an alphabetical listing of trades and businesses
  • Court: lists wealthy residents and government officials
  • Post Office: listing of householder’s names and addresses

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British Newspaper Archives –  16 Feb 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

This week is the same as last week with the Newspaper Archives added far too many new pages for me to list them all! However here is a list of new papers (note the dates given may not be a complete run of the newspaper) –

  • The North Star and Farmers’ Chronicle 1895 – 1911
  • Armagh Standard 1887 – 1895
  • Bromyard News 1889 – 1900
  • Loughborough Echo 1914 – 1919
  • The Social Review (Dublin) 1893 – 1896

Please note – Did you know that if you subscribe to FindMyPast’s Pro 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 Pro Subscribers searches to the newspaper databases. A yearly subscription to the British Newspaper Archives is £80 and a year’s subscription to FindMyPast Pro is £156. So you can see that if you want access to the newspaper archive and also genealogy databases then buying a FindMyPast Pro subscription is the way to go. However if you don’t want to subscribe to FindMyPast ………

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16 Feb 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

RootsTech 2018 –

16 Feb 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

RootsTech 2018 has released their online streaming schedule – Click Here to read all the details. It is a great selection of keynote speakers, lectures and lessons. I am looking forward to being part of the conference even if I can’t be there. To participate all you need is a computer, internet connection, comfy seat and some popcorn!  If you do intend to watch the live streaming I suggest you download and print off the handouts so that you don’t have to be distracted by taking notes.  Having looked at some of the handouts I am going to read through some of those which won’t be live streamed as they make an interesting read in their own right. Click Here to access the Hand-Out’s. 

16 Feb 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates – Summary

As always I can see quite a few new records and newspapers I want to take a look at this weekend. Isn’t it great we live in a time where so much is online. If you are new to genealogy I can’t begin to tell you how hard it used to be to get access to records pre internet days! Have a great weekend and I’ll be back here at MadAboutGenealogy next Monday where I will be telling you where you can find some great genealogy records for free.

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