8 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.
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Let’s look at what’s new in the genealogy world.
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Ancestry – 8 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Other than the Kentucky death records mentioned below there are no new records fro the UK and USA from Ancestry this week. A little disappointing! Still they do have millions of records online which are waiting for us to search them.
Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965
This database contains Death Certificates 1911 – 1965, Mortuary Records for certain areas of Kentucky up to 1911 and Returns of Death 1852 – 1910, note this set of records aren’t complete. A must for those with ancestors from Kentucky.
FindMyPast – 8 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
I think Ancestry and FindMyPast have gone on holiday this week, as neither has any record releases of any great interest! Basically FindMyPast has added some new records to their Suffragette Collection. They are claiming that thousands of women put their occupation down as Suffragette or Suffragist in the 1911 census, but a quick search of their 1911 database shows only 27 Suffragette entries as occupation and 19 for Suffragist. It is only 9.30 am on Friday as I type this and already the genealogy community are commenting on this error! You can’t fool us family historians!!
It is not often that I write anything negative in MadAboutGenealogy, but I do think both Ancestry and FindMyPast need to work harder to keep their subscribers happy!
Anyway here are the details of the updates …..
Suffragette Collection Update
Updates to this collection which is taken from The National Archives records AR 1, ASSI 52, CRIM 1, CRIM 9, DPP 1, HO 144, HO 45, HO 140, LO 3, MEPO 2, MEPO 3, PCOM 7, PCOM 8, PRO 30, T 1, T 172, TS 27, and WORK 11.
Women’s Suffrage Petition 1866
This petition was presented decades before women were allowed the vote so lists very early suffragettes. Note this information can be found online free at www.parliament.uk – CLICK HERE to access that site. I have written a bog post about the Parliamentary Archives and will be published 8 July.
Suffragette Newspapers Browse
New additions to existing newspaper in the British Newspaper Archive plus 14 new titles. Note that the new titles are not indexed, so you need to know an approximate date to find an account of an event.
- Church League for Women’s Suffrage
- Common Cause
- Conservative and Unionist Women’s Franchise Review
- Free Church Suffrage Times
- International Woman Suffrage News
- Jus Suffragi
- The Suffragist
- The Vote
- Woman’s Dreadnought
- Woman’s Leader and the Common Cause
- Woman’s Signal
- Women’s Franchise
- Women’s Suffrage
- Women’s Suffrage Record
British Newspaper Archives – 8 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
Here are the latest additions and updates from the British Newspaper Archives
- Wigton Advertiser
- Millom Gazette
- Maryport Advertiser
- Buckingham Express
- Uxbridge & W. Drayton Gazette
- Bedford Record
- Newcastle Journal
- Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser
- Croydon’s Weekly Standard
- Manchester Evening News
- Liverpool Echo
- Coventry Evening Telegraph
- Coventry Herald
- Birmingham Mail
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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The Billion Graves Index has another 600,000 added to the collection. Not every grave has an image attached, but a large majority do which makes those entries extra useful. 600,000 represents a lot of volunteer hours so I think it only right that we thank those volunteers – thank you!
A good selection of new and updated records for the US this week.
- Idaho, Jerome County Historical Society, Minidoka Japanese Relocation Center Mixed Vital Records, 1942-1945
- Kansas, Cemetery Abstracts
- Arkansas, Sevier County, Death Records, 1914-1923
- Ohio, Washington County Newspaper Obituaries, 1884-2013
- New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946
- New Jersey Naturalization Records, 1796-1991
- Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013
Nothing for the UK, but new releases for Italy, Hungary, Australia, Denmark, Honduras, India, Liberia, Peru, Portugal, and Sweden.
The Genealogist – 8 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates
The Genealogist website has added to their collection of 1921 county directories which they have named as a substitute for the 1921 census (the 1921 census will be released January 2022). This fully searchable collection will give you
- Name (adults only – no children appear in directories and those who are lodgers often don’t appear either)
- Business name if applicable
This collection can be found under their Census heading. Note not all areas are covered.
8 June 2018 – New Genealogy Record Releases & Updates – Summary
After last weeks good number of releases and updates this week is disappointing. I wonder if it felt that family history is an occupation for the winter months when the weather doesn’t entice researchers outside? Let’s hope that there is more on offer next week. In the meantime do remember to use Ancestry’s Card Catalog, FamilySearch’s Catalog and FindMyPast’s A – Z of Records Sets there are many records that don’t come up on general searches. They are hidden away just waiting for you to find them! CLICK HERE to read about Ancestry’s Hidden Records – this is one of MadAboutGenealogy’s most popular posts.
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