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Ancestry – 20 July 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Ancestry UK is offering DNA kits for £63 + shipping.Offer starts 20 July 2.pm PST and ends midnight 24th July ends CLICK HERE to access this offer.
Ancestry Australia is offering 25% off the price of their DNA kits. Plus postage. Offers ends 24th July 2018. CLICK HERE to access this offer.
Cambridgeshire, England, Juror Books, 1828-1883
Now this looks interesting – Records of those qualified to serve as a juror in the county of Cambridgeshire as well as those living in the historic county of Huntingdonshire and historic region of the Isle of Ely between the years 1828 and 1883. Not everyone could sit on a jury qualifications were based on ownership of land or property. Churchwardens or parish constables made the lists and included details of the property that allowed the owner to be included.
Shame I haven’t got any ancestors in Cambridgeshire!
Cambridgeshire, England, Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books, 1722-1966
Ancestry must be getting deep into the Cambridgeshire Archives vaults! Great to see a wider variety of records being made available online. I suspect that many genealogists think that the UK only has vital records, parish registers and census because that makes up the majority of material online, but there are some amazing records held by county archives. These electoral rolls. Burgess rolls and poll books are good examples of “other records” that you would find in a county archive strongroom. Go take a look.
FindMyPast – 20 July 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Big news from FindMyPast this week is that they have entered the Genealogy DNA market. I thought it would just be a matter of time before they did. They have entered into partnership with Living DNA of which I know nothing! However the information sent to me yesterday says that Living DNA is the provider of the world’s most advanced DNA test. They are working together to create a new DNA experience designed to help customers explore their British and Irish roots. What all this actually means I have no idea, but surely they aren’t going to ignore the DNA that shows ancestors from outside of Britain and Ireland? We will see. I understand that the partnership will start in the autumn.
Lancashire Baptisms, Banns & Marriages, Burials
Good to see some original records coming up on FindMyPast, they have a wide selection of scanned images of printed records which can be useful, but seeing the original record for yourself is what we all aim for. This time is is the turn of the county of Lancashire. Scanned images and a transcript of millions of baptisms, banns, marriages and burials plus all have been indexed. There is a full list of parishes included on the main search page for these records. There is also a browse facility for those who wish to search page by page.
Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index From The “Pekin Times” 1914-2007 Image Browse
Scanned images of the 90,000+ obituary card index, from the Pekin Public Library. A must search if you have ancestors from this area of the state of Illinois.
Queensland, Inquests 1859-1897
We are darting around the globe this week! One of my Elliott’s emigrated to Australia and settled in Queensland so I shall take a look at this database. It looks as if the information given on this index of 14,000 records is patchy, but worth a look. I assume that if you find an entry you can then apply to the Queensland Archive for copies of the original record.
British Newspaper Archives – 20 July 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Here are the latest additions and updates from the British Newspaper Archives
- Evening Herald (Dublin)
- Peeblesshire Advertiser
- Belfast Telegraph
- Irish Independent
- Liverpool Echo
- Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser
- Freeman’s Journal
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 so they simply point their Ultimate and World Subscribers searches to the newspaper databases as part of their subscription. 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!!
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FamilySearch – 20 July 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
FamilySearch Pioneer Discovery Experience
I haven’t had time to take a look at this online FamilySearch experience, but it sounds fascinating. FamilySearch has researched 1.5 million descendants of pioneers using their FamilySearch Family Tree and this is the basis for this interactive section of FamilySearch. I must find time this weekend to go take a look. CLICK HERE to access the FamilySearch Pioneer Discovery Experience.
Doesn’t look to be any new record releases this week from FamilySearch.
The Genealogist – 20 July 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
The Genealogist recently added more data to their Poll Book collection (Poll Books seem to be a favorite at the moment – see Ancestry above!) 18 different registers of people who were entitled to vote in between 1705 and the 1830s and cover constituencies situated in Abingdon, Bristol, Hampshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Maidstone, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire and York.
20 July 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates – Summary
I hope there is something new for you this week. I shall take a look at Family Search Pioneer Experience, I have great admiration for those brave souls that left home to seek a better life for their families. It can’t have been easy especially for families with young children.
If there is nothing here for your ancestral areas then perhaps read my last post on using the description box on Ancestry Online Trees and update the info on your family tree. CLICK HERE to access that post. Or go and download the images of the data you have found for your ancestors – there are very good reasons for doing this CLICK HERE to access that post.
Whatever you decide to do enjoy your weekend!
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