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5 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

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5 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates. With Christmas and New Year celebrations behind us we can now focus again on our family history. What would you like to achieve with your genealogy this year? Do leave a comment at the end of this post and let us all know what your 2018 goals are, we may be able to help you achieve them. Let’s see what is on offer this week from the big websites.

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FindMyPast -5 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

FindMyPast has the following new records for us this week.

Brompton, Middlesex Cemetery Records

Nearly 650,000 cemetery records from one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished5 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates garden cemeteries. Brompton is one of the group of London cemeteries known as the Magnificent Seven. These cemeteries were set up in the Victorian period to alleviate the problem of overcrowded churchyards. I have written about cemetery records several times see below for links.

Genealogy Building Blocks – Cemetery Records

Genealogy Delight – The Magnificent Seven London Cemeteries

Kensal Green A Genealogy Gallery of Images

What To Do With the Body – A Victorian Solution

The Brompton database contains indexes images as well as transcripts. The original records are held at The National Archives, Kew. These records are well worth searching if you have London ancestors.

5 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & UpdatesCheshire School Records, 1782-1950

Cheshire ancestors anyone? 120 schools across the county of Cheshire make up this database. Be aware that this collection is available for free on FamilySearch, but if you already have a subscription with FindMyPast then you may as well search through that. No original images, but a transcript which includes child’s date of birth, address, father’s name, name of school attended and date of admission

British Army, British Red Cross Society Volunteers 1914-1918

The British Red Cross has been helping people across the world for many years. This database is of volunteers (VAD’s) who helped others during WW1. I didn’t know, until now, that at the outbreak of war that the Order of St. John Ambulance and the Red Cross combined forces and the Voluntary Aid Detachments was formed. The VAD’s worked in hospitals, rest stations, work parties and supply centres.

Ireland Military Pensions and Medals 1916-1922

This is a great database to have access to online. 52,000+ records of pension and medal data the time period covers the Easter Rising or the War of Independence. The collection covers members of the Óglaigh na hÉireann, National Army, Irish Republican Army, Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, or Cumann na mBan.

Greater London Burial Index

The Greater London Burial Index has just got bigger with the addition of

5 Jan 2018 - New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

transcripts of records from Clerkenwell. The index as a whole contains in excess of 1.6 million names – all these people are someones ancestors!

Over 19,000 new records covering Clerkenwell in central London have been added to the Greater London Burials Index. The Index contains over 1.6 million names from more than 300 Anglican and non-conformist parishes in the Greater London area.

Tippah County, Mississippi, USA Records 1836-1923

These American records haven’t been indexed, but I am sure they will be in the future. However they can be browsed page by page. 115 different datasets relating to deeds, chattel deeds (personal property), and probate case files make up these courthouse database.

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Ancestry – 5 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

Ancestry have nothing new this week.

British Newspaper Archives –  5 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

New additions and updates:-

  • Leicester Herald
  • Middlesex & Surrey Express
  • Horfield & Bishopstone Record
  • Croydon Chronicle & East Surrey Advertiser
  • Carmarthen Weekly Reporter
  • Windsor and Eton Express
  • Sports Argus
  • Merthyr Times, and Dowlais Times, and Aberdare Echo
  • South Wales Daily News
  • Dublin Evening Telegraph
  • Northampton Chronicle and Echo
  • Bristol Magpie

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FamilySearch – 5 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

Nothing from FamilySearch this week. Did you see my recent two posts on FamilySearch? If not then click here on the links below to read.

Getting Started With FamilySearch.

FamilySearch – Using the search facility.


The Genealogist –  5 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates

The Genealogist has nothing new this week.

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Summary – 5 Jan 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates


I’m a little disappointed that Ancestry hasn’t released anything new this week, but said that over the holidays I have made some great finds using their databases. Did you know that the Shaky Leaf hints that get pushed through to your Ancestry trees come from only the main databases like census and civil registration? There are hundreds of databases (possibly even thousands) of databases that don’t get searched to generate shaky green leaves. You need to get to know the Ancestry Card Catalogue to really get the most out of your Ancestry Card Catalogue. I think I shall write a blog post about the amazing Ancestry Card Catalogue very soon.

Happy Ancestor Hunting !

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