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24 Nov 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases and Updates

24 Nov 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases and Updates

24 Nov 2017 – New Genealogy Record Releases and Updates. What has the week ending 24 November 2017 brought all us genealogists? Well for a start it is Black Friday/Cyber Monday time so let’s get the special offers out the way!

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Ancestry has a great deal on their DNA Kits – £49 + postage. This is a reduction of £30 and I can’t imagine they will be offering such a good deal for quite a while. I am very pleased with my DNA results and can see that it will be helping me bash down some brick walls ! CLICK HERE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SPECIAL UK OFFER. Only until 27th November 2017. 

Now onto the new releases for this week.


Ancestry haven’t released any new records and there are no updates either.

This blog contains affiliate links. For more info see the end of this post.


FindMyPast has got some interesting new records for us this week.

Roman Catholic Parish Registers – Baptisms, Marriages, Burials

FindMyPast have added to their growing Roman Catholic Register Collection. This time it is the Catholic Diocese 4 Nov 2017 - New Genealogy Record Releases and Updatesof Westminster, so great for any London ancestors. There are baptisms, marriages, burials, confirmation and other various documents. No time period for these records has been given. Don’t dismiss these records thinking that all your families were Church of England, people did change religion then as they do now so it is worthwhile quickly running names through this database. A useful list of Latin/English words has been supplied which will be useful if you find a possible entry.


  • Baptizandi – baptized
  • Cognomen – surname
  • Die – day
  • Domicilium – residence
  • Filia or Filius – daughter or son
  • Matrina fuit – godmother was
  • Mensis – month
  • Natus – birth
  • Patrinus fuit – godfather was
  • Sponsoribus – sponsors

Wales Probate Abstracts 1544-1858

112, 000 Welsh probate abstracts from dioceses: Bangor, Hawarden, Llandaff, St. Asaph’s, and St. David’s. These records haven’t been indexed yet so it is browse only. The images come from FamilySearch where they might be an index.


A range of records for Texas have been released so if you have family from the USA and you have a FindMyPast worldwide subscription you will be able to access these new records.


A good number of new newspapers have been added this week.4 Nov 2017 - New Genealogy Record Releases and Updates

  • Todmorden Advertiser and Hebden Bridge Newsletter
  • Melton Mowbray Mercury and Oakham and Uppingham News
  • Surrey Gazette
  • Leominster News and North West Herefordshire & Radnorshire Advertiser
  • Isle of Wight Times
  • Cambrian News
  • Ross Gazette
  • Bridgwater Mercury
  • Rhyl Journal
  • Epworth Bells, Crowle and Isle of Axholme Messenger



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British Newspaper Archives

New additions and updates:-

The Graphic – new pages added for the years 1869-1898, 1900-1901, 1903-1911, 1914-1932

Coventry Evening Telegraph – new pages added for the years 1911-1913, 1919, 1926, 1928-1929


Hampshire Bishop’s Transcripts 1680 – 1892

These records are indexed which you can search and view the index entry online, but to view the original image you need to go to a Family History Centre or Designated Library. The originals are held at the Hampshire Record Office.

The Genealogist

I have left the best until last this week !! The Genealogist doesn’t issue new records as regularly as the big two genealogy websites, but this release makes up for it. They are releasing the first part of a less well known 20th century record set. 

The 1910 Lloyd George Domesday Records with annotated maps

4 Nov 2017 - New Genealogy Record Releases and UpdatesThis set of documents comprises data and maps will allow researchers discover where their ancestors lived in 1910. The maps are to an extraordinary large scale of 5 feet to the mile, as you can imagine they are very detailed and will allow you to precisely locate your ancestor’s house. So much of our cities and towns have been subjected to bomb damage during WW2 and re-development in the later years that it is hard to find where our ancestors lived.

The searchable database which will contain when complete 94,500 Field Books can be used to link individual properties to the maps. Plus information regarding the owner, occupier, situation, description, valuation and size of the property are given. This is a huge project and will take some time to complete, but is so worthwhile. The date of 1910 complements the 1911 census perfectly and I am sure these two 20th century databases will be used in tandem. The first release is for the City of London and Paddington.


Many of you may not have subscribed to The Genealogist before, they aren’t a huge company like Ancestry or FindMyPast so you wouldn’t expect the extent of records that the big two offer. However they do have some records unique to themselves. Their Tithe Map collection is a particular strong point. They offer a 14 day free trial as do the other companies and I recommend you use that offer.

They have a 3 tier subscription arrangement. Starter, Gold & Diamond. The Starter has the basic collection and I feel you would soon grow out of it and want what the other two collections offer. The Gold subscription would take you through the intermediate level of genealogy and of course the Diamond subs allows you access to everything. The prices for the subscriptions range from £54.95 for the Starter to £119.45 for the Diamond.  It looks like, but I have been unable to confirm that the 1910 records can only be accessed via the Diamond subscription. They are offering at the moment a 4 month subscription at £39.95, details are half way down the front page on the right hand side. Click here for more details and access to their 14 day free trial.



Maps and Roman Catholic records dominant this week. Plus of course the Ancestry DNA offer. If you missed my posts on my 4 Nov 2017 - New Genealogy Record Releases and UpdatesDNA experience links are below.

DNA Decision – Would You, Should You, Could You? 

Ancestry DNA Test Tube Has Arrived! What Next?

Ancestry DNA Results Have Arrived! What Did They Reveal?

Happy Ancestor Hunting !

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