22 Dec 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
We are all on the count-down to Christmas, hope you are ready for the big day and are able to find time to relax a bit and enjoy all that this time of year has to offer. Let see what early Christmas presents that the genealogy world has brought to us this past week.
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22 Dec 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates.
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FindMyPast -15 Dec 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
FindMyPast has the following new records for us this week.
England, Greater Manchester Burials 1570-1990
Nothing like some more parish registers to gladden a genealogy heart! This time it is 50,000 death and burial records from Diocese of Manchester parishes. This collection is a mix of transcripts and images, all indexed of course.
My friend Jill will be very pleased to see this new record collection – most of her ancestors stayed very firmly in the Manchester area. She is awaiting her Ancestry DNA results – they should have Manchester written right through them !! This part of the Manchester collection are transcripts.
Britain, Histories & Reference Guides
This is rather exciting – 65 volumes of fascinating publications covering a wide variety of genealogy related subjects including heraldry, paleography, geography and more. I haven’t had time to delve deeply into this collection so I can’t tell you more about them, but I think this could be something very useful in family history research.
Northamptonshire Memorial Inscriptions
I’ve spend quite a few days in Hampshire churchyards recording monumental inscriptions. You may be surprised how much information is recorded on tombstones.
Another 1.1 million entries added to this collection. If you haven’t used Billion Graves before then do take the time to get to know this collection. Those 1.1 million people added this week have to be someones ancestors. You can pay for a subscription to Billion Graves, but if you have a FindMyPast subscription you get access in with your subscription. Another reason to get a FMP subs.
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Ancestry – 22 Dec 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Ancestry have nothing new this week, I’m looking forward to seeing what they offer us in the new year – I think it might be something big.
British Newspaper Archives – 22 Dec 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
New additions and updates:-
- Hamilton Herald and Lanarkshire Weekly News
- Londonderry Sentinel
- South Wales Daily News
- Carmarthen Weekly Reporter
- Merthyr Times, and Dowlais Times, and Aberdare Echo
- Dublin Evening Telegraph
- Shields Daily News
- Eastern Daily Press
- Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser
- Weston-super-Mare Gazette, and General Advertiser
- Eastern Morning News
- Woolwich Gazette
- South Wales Daily Post
- Waterford Chronicle
- Coventry Evening Telegraph
- Sports Argus
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FamilySearch – 22 Dec 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Nothing from FamilySearch this week. Did you see my recent post on FamilySearch? If not then click here to read – Getting Started With FamilySearch.
The Genealogist – 22 Dec 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
The Genealogist has added 1.9 million individuals to their Sussex parish record collection. These additions come from transcripts made by The Parish Record Transcription Society. There are 1,278,413 Baptisms, 308,746 Marriages and 327,091 Burials.
Summary – 22 Dec 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
I think my first aim this weekend is to look at the Britain, Histories & Reference Guides, then I will spend some time search Billion Graves. What will you search first?
This is the last MadAboutGenealogy before Christmas so I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and may we all have a peaceful and happy 2018.
Happy Ancestor Hunting !
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