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26 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

26 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates. Woo hoo !!! FindMyPast has released some more records for one of my counties – guess what I shall be searching this weekend?! Let’s take a look and see what else is on offer.

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Hertfordshire Parish Register Collection

The Hertfordshire Parish Register Collection consists of digitised images of the actual registers which has been indexed. This is the type of collection we all want, indexed, but the ability to browse page by page if you wish plus images of the original records so that you can check for yourself that the indexes got it right.

Baptisms – A huge 87,000 baptism records (surely some of these people must be my ancestors!) have been added to the Hertfordshire Collection.

Banns & Marriages – 61,000+ banns and marriages added.

Burials – 66,000+ burials, some going back as far as the 1400’s have been added.

Browse – As the records are indexed so they get added to the collection as you can see above, but this week FindMyPast has released 16,000 additional images that haven’t been indexed as yet so that you can search page by page if you can’t wait for the indexing to be completed. If you click on the link to the right hand side of the page under the search form there is a list of parishes with time periods which will tell you what is available.

Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions

Now we are heading up to Yorkshire with 8,000= new additions to the Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions Collection. Rawmarsh, Thorpe Hesley and Treeton. are the new cemeteries that are now included. The transcripts have been made by Family History Societies in the area which is always helpful as these people have local knowledge. The information on the transcripts varies, but the minimum you will get is name and year of death, often you will also get age.

Northumberland & Durham Monumental Inscriptions

New additions to this collection, this time it is 30,000 records covering 26 burial sites. As with the Yorkshire collection the information you get will depend on what is on the headstone and who is doing the transcriptions.

26 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & UpdatesBritish Armed Forces and Overseas Collection

The British Armed Forces and Overseas Collection contains births, marriages and deaths concerning British civilians and members of the armed forces.  If you have family who seem to disappear from a census then it is worth checking if they turn up in this collection. Remember that your ancestor didn’t need to be in the military to work overseas, many companies had offices throughout the British Empire and workers were sent out to work in these businesses. The new additions to this collection this were are :-

Births and Baptisms – 92,000 records bring together records held by the General Register Office and The National Archives in one search and consists of birth records of children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as, civilian ship passengers.

Banns and Marriages – 35,000 new records concerning military personnel, British Consul staff, and other British nationals working overseas.

Deaths and Burials – 193,000 records referring members of the British armed forces who died abroad, British civilians who died while travelling or working overseas, and individuals, including seamen, who died at sea.

British Armed Forces and Overseas Browse

The British Armed Forces and Overseas Collection which contains births, marriages and deaths have had some new records added. The records concern British civilians and members of the armed forces. The originals are at The National Archives. This is a browse collection and I suggest you use the filters to narrow down your search. Don’t forget to note which records you have searched as it is so easy to find yourself working your way through records twice.

British Newspapers

If you have a FindMyPast Pro subscription you get access to the British Newspaper Archives as well as FindMyPast. A British Newspaper Archives subscription is £80 per year and that money could go towards a FindMyPast Pro subscription which is £156 yearly.

This week 3 million new articles as well as 11 brand new titles have been added to our collection of historical British Newspapers.

The new titles include;

  • West Middlesex Herald
  • Bristol Daily Post
  • Isle of Wight Times
  • Clifton and Redland Free Press
  • Leicester Herald
  • Horfield and Bishopston Record and Montepelier & District Free Press
  • Middlesex & Surrey Express
  • Bristol Magpie
  • Northampton Chronicle and Echo
  • Tenbury Wells Advertiser
  • Reading Observer

26 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & UpdatesLastly we hop over the Atlantic to the USA.

Texas, Laredo Arrival Manifests 1903-1955 Image Browse

1.3 million records of Arrival Manifests of Statistical and Nonstatistical Alien Arrivals at Laredo, Texas, May 1903-April 1955. for Laredo, Texas. You can find details such as names, ages, nationalities, and physical descriptions.

Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries 1864-2007 Image Browse

Browse digitised images of obituaries collected and printed in various Idaho newspapers. The collection contains over 9,000 records and is not confined to deaths that occurred in Idaho as obituaries of native Idahoans who died out of state were sent in to Idaho newspapers and are also included.

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FamilySearch – 26 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates26 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

Did you see my Wednesday post about what FamilySearch has in store for us all in 2018? Click Here to access that post.

This week they have added for following to their collections

Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918

New records have been added for Derbyshire. This is an index only, there are no images for this collection.

Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984

New records have been added for Warwickshire. This is an index only, there are no images for this collection.

Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868

You may be wondering why I have included this database? I have ancestors who became members of the Mormon Church during this time period, they left England and took the long journey out to Utah where their descendants still live. The rest of their family, from whom I am descended remained in the UK and were members of the Church of England. I found my Mormon ancestors in a book in the Salt Lake City Family History Library when I visited there a number of years ago. I think this database may well be based on that book. So have a quick look and see if any of your ancestors became Mormons like mine did.

Ancestry – 26 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

Last week I told you that I had emailed Ancestry and asked what they had in the pipeline for us. Ancestry’s International Communications Department replied, thank you Jenni, and let me know what was due to be released. Sorry, but I can’t tell you in advance what is coming up between now and the end of February, but I can say there is something for everyone whether you have English, Scottish or Irish ancestors depending on exactly where your ancestors came from. Sorry, nothing for those with Welsh family history. There isn’t a lot coming online I have to say and to prove that there is nothing new this week.

British Newspaper Archives –  26 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates26 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

This week 3 million new articles as well as 11 brand new titles have been added to our collection of historical British Newspapers.

The new titles include;

  • West Middlesex Herald
  • Bristol Daily Post
  • Isle of Wight Times
  • Clifton and Redland Free Press
  • Leicester Herald
  • Horfield and Bishopston Record and Montepelier & District Free Press
  • Middlesex & Surrey Express
  • Bristol Magpie
  • Northampton Chronicle and Echo
  • Tenbury Wells Advertiser
  • Reading Observer

As I noted above in the FindMyPast section if you subscribe to FindMyPast’s Pro Subscription then you also get access 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 for 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.

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The Genealogist –  23 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates26 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

The Genealogist has two new releases this week.

The first is another 500 editions of The Illustrated London News from the 1890’s. Marvelous background reading for researching what our ancestors lives were like.

The second is additions to their USA passenger lists collection. Five million new records dating between 1834 – 1900.

  • 3,956,780 German passengers who arrived in the United States between 1850 and 1897
  • 836,122 Italians immigrating into the USA between 1855 – 1900
  • 522,638 Russians who emigrated to America from 1834 to 1897

 

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Summary – 23 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

FindMyPast is providing the main group of new releases this week. I for one will be running names through the new Hertfordshire records this weekend.  However even if there isn’t any new information available for your family history I am sure there is plenty online to keep us all busy searching !

Have a great weekend and Happy Ancestor Hunting !

attribution – St Andrews Church – sealman at English Wikipedia

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