21 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates. Welcome to the MadAboutGenealogy Friday Round-up of new family history records. We have two offers on Ancestry this week, both DNA kits at reduced prices.
Let’s look at what’s new in the genealogy world.
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Ancestry – 21 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Ancestry seem to be having problems with their new records section, USA records are coming up as being from the UK etc. This has made locating new records problematical, but I think I have got them all!
Fife, Scotland, Electoral Registers, 1914-1966
New records have been added to this collection. You can expect to find names, address and qualification for voting. Remember you won’t find every adult on the early registers and of course no children.
U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Another update to this collection. Well worth checking for families that settled in the US or Canada. A very wide time period for this set of data so valuable for early ancestral research.
Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1855-1905
Update to this database of census, so if you have ancestors in Wisconsin then run their names through this data set again.
FindMyPast – 21 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Wiltshire has got some great additions this week. It’s good to see a wider range of records being released from county archives. These records are a wonderful source of additional family history.
Wiltshire Quaker Birth Index 1538-1917, Marriages Index 1538-1933, Burials Index 1538-1991
Thousands of Quaker records have been added to the Wiltshire parish collection. Strictly speaking these aren’t parish records, but I can see why FindMyPast added them in here – just be aware that these are non-conformist records and members of these denominations often attended places of worship quite a distance from where they were living. Quaker records are very detailed so a joy to search. This dataset is made up of limited transcriptions made by the Wiltshire Family History Society so do try and search the originals.
Wiltshire Social & Institutional Records 1123-1968
Seventy two different records make up this collection, I have looked at the list of records and I am envious of those with Wiltshire ancestors. There are some great records here, wills, settlement certificate, school records, Inquisition postmortem and lots more, Can’t speak highly enough of the value of including these types of records in your genealogy searches.
Scotland, Fife Death Index, 1549-1877
Transcripts of deaths and burials from St Andrews and Edinburgh Testaments (from 1549 to 1823), sheriff court wills (1824-1854), Fife newspapers (1822-1854), kirk session account books for mortcloths, lair registers and more. Anyone with Fife ancestors?
Canada Obituary Notices
The Canada Obituary Index contains over 235,000 records. From this index of obituary notices, you can discover your relative’s name, birth and death years, and obituary text. These records are available on the Genealogy Quebec website which is a paid website. CLICK HERE to access the website.
British Newspaper Archives – 21 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Here are the latest additions and updates from the British Newspaper Archives
- Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer
- Norwood News
- Henley Advertiser
- Westmorland Advertiser and Kendal Chronicle
- Cumberland & Westmorland Herald
- Hyde & Glossop Weekly News, and North Cheshire Herald
- Lakes Herald
- Henley & South Oxford Standard
- Ulverston Mirror and Furness Reflector
- English Lakes Visitor
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 – 21 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991
New index of parish records for Leicestershire. Once an entry is found you will be directed to FindMyPast.
Idaho, Jerome County Historical Society, Minidoka Japanese Relocation Center Military Records, 1942-1945
An unusual set of records which I am sure will be of great interest to some genealogists.
Iowa, Old Age Assistance Records, 1934-1958
Index to old-age tax records captured in fifty-five counties. These records include principal name, date, and place of birth; parents names; and contemporary addresses. The birth information is especially significant as it applies to Iowa settlers who may not appear in regular birth records.
Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965
Index and images of state death certificates located at the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort, Kentucky
Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917
Images of county birth records from 53 of the 83 county courthouses in Michigan.
Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938
Digital images of Confederate pension files and applications for admission to the Confederate soldiers’ home acquired from the Missouri Department of Records and Archives in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Utah, Delayed Birth Certificates, 1900-1960
Not sure what is meant exactly by delayed birth certificates, but I assume this is a dataset of registration made a considerably time after the birth occurred.
Also new records for Albania, Chili, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka & Switzerland.
The Genealogist – 21 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
The Genealogist website has just released a new addition to their tithe map collection – the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire plus a brand new dataset – Change of Names Database.
The Change of Name collection will be of great help when looking for “lost” ancestors. The information has been collated from Private Acts of Parliament; Royal Licences published in the London and Dublin Gazettes; notices of changes of name published in The Times after 1861 with a few notices from other newspapers; registers of the Lord Lyon [King of Arms] where Scottish changes of name were commonly recorded; records in the office of the Ulster King at Arms and also some private archives.
There could be various reasons why someone chooses to change their name, and this can causes considerable problems for genealogists. If you are missing someone from your family tree then take a look in this new database!
21 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates – Summary
My apologies for the absence of a Friday round up post last week, I had family commitments that took priority, but I am back now. This week is a wide variety of new records, do go and take a look at the Wiltshire Institutional record database, it is an opportunity to further your knowledge of records even if you don’t have Wiltshire ancestors.
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