How has your ancestor hunting been going? Hope you found lots of new clues in last weeks new releases. It’s another week and another genealogy new releases round up from MadAboutGenealogy.
Week 16 September – 22 September 2017.
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Only one new release this week from Ancestry, the rest are updates, but useful to know they are updates as if you have looked at these data-sets before without finding anything it is worth another look.
Extracted Parish & Court Records 1399 – 1795.
This data-set has from Musgrave’s Obituaries Prior to 1800. Musgrave’s Obitaries comes in 6 volumes and was compiled By Sir William Musgrave, 6th Bart., of Hayton Castle, Co. Cumberland. He entitled it “A General Nomenclator and Obituary, with Reference to the Books Where the Persons are Mentioned, and Where some Account of their Character is to be Found.” It was published in 1901. A quick Google search showed that there are a number of websites that have scanned the books and have them online. The Ancestry entries are quite brief and it would be worth locating a scanned copy of the volume online to see if there is any other information.
Parts 1 & 2 seem to be just obitaries.
Parts 3 & 4 hold the following –
England: – Calendar of Chancery Proceedings, Bills and Answers filed in the reign of King Charles the First, (A-D)
England: – Calendar of Chancery Proceedings, Bills and Answers filed in the reign of King Charles the First, (E-L)
England: – Calendar of Chancery Proceedings, Bills and Answers filed in the reign of King Charles the First, (M-R)
England: – Calendar of Chancery Proceedings, Bills and Answers filed in the reign of King Charles the First, (S-Z)
England: – Index Nominum to the Royalist Composition Papers (A-F)
England: – Index of Chancery Proceedings (Reynardson’s Division), 1649-1714, (A-K)
England: – Index of Chancery Proceedings (Reynardson’s Division), 1649-1714, (L-Z)
England: – Index to Bills of Provy Signet (Signet Bills), 1584-1596 and 1603-1624; Writs of Privy Seal, 1600-1603
England: – Marriage Licences Issued by the Faculty Office, 1632-1714
England: – The Pleas of the Court of Kings Bench, Trinity Term, 25 Edword 1st, 1297
England: Canterbury – Index to the Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 1663-1859 (A-K)
England: Canterbury – Index to the Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 1663-1859 (L-Z)
England: Canterbury – Marriage Licences issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660 to 1668
Part 5 is obituaries only
Part 6 includes –
England: Canterbury – Marriage Licences issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1679-1694
England: Canterbury – The Harleian Society. Allegations for Marriage Licences Issued by the Vicar: General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1669 to 1679. Volume 34
The following are all updates
Fife, Scotland, Cupar Library Newspaper Index Cards, 1833-1987
City and County Directories, U.K. 1766 – 1946
London, Church of England marriages and Banns 1754 – 1930
London, Church of England Baptisms 1813 – 1914
London, Church of England Confirmations 1838 – 1921
London, Church of England Burials 1813 – 2003
London, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538 – 1812
Last week FindMyPast promised us new records from the South East & South West of England. Let’s see what they have provided…..
This data-set is made up of 427,000+ transcripts of electoral rolls. The rolls are online and searchable at the Dublin City Library & Archive website. The FindMyPast index covers 4 divisions, College Green, Dublin Harbour, St Stephens Green, and St Patricks. If you use FindMyPast for the search you get a transcript and a link to the Archive website where you get to see a scan of the original roll.
The Dublin website looks to be well worth a look for those with Irish ancestry and FindMyPast’s Irish offering is growing all the time.
Sussex Monumental Inscriptions
This data-set isn’t for the whole of Sussex, but does cover Ocklynge Cemetery, St Andrew’s Cemetery and Willington Cemetery all at Eastbourne. Also included are monumental inscriptions from church graveyards in Herstmonceux, Friston, Chiddingly, and East Dean. For those who don’t know the important difference between cemeteries and churchyards take a look at my post about cemeteries – click here. The transcripts were made by the Family Roots Family History Society.
Bristol, Gloucestershire Baptism, Marriage and Burial Index
This is an index only giving the basis details so you would want to look at the original record to be sure that there wasn’t anything else noted in the register. The index comes via FamilySearch which you can access online free of charge. A good aid to finding possible entries, but do try and check the original records which are online at Ancestry.
Cheshunt, Hertfordshire Baptisms 1559 – 1910
I have been waiting for Cheshunt to join the other baptisms, marriages and burials that make up the Hertfordshire Collection for sooooo long. I was going to do some housework after finishing this post, but I shall now be searching this dataset!! Did you know that if you are looking at the search page for a parish register collection and go down a little way there is often a number of tabs on the right hand side under “Useful Links and Resources”. If you click on the one that says “Full Parish List” you get a list of the parishes that make up the collection and the time period covered. This is especially useful for the collections which aren’t 100% complete.
The Hertfordshire Collection includes digitised images as well as the index so it is as good as being in the archives. This is where a subscription to FindMyPast or Ancestry makes good financial sense as the cost of one trip to an archive can come to more than a years subscription. As I have said before, the subs to these websites aren’t expensive as long as you really use them. Click on these links if you would like to take advantage of a 14 day free trial of ANCESTRY and FINDMYPAST . Means the housework doesn’t get done of course, but hey – no one died because of a little dust around the place!!
I couldn’t wait to take a quick look and yes – I’ve just found the baptism of Frederick Charles Hawkins and across the page is the baptism of Rose Cannon – both are my ancestors. Very Happy 🙂
These are digitised images of the original registers plus an index. There is the facility to browse page by page as well after choosing which parish and then which time period you wished to search. The browse facility is only available at FamilySearch Libraries which are attached to LDS (Mormon) Chapels or at the main Genealogical Library at Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. As to clicking on the link on the index I found that it took such a long time to download that I gave up, so I can’t tell if this also is a FamilySearch Library only image or not. I suspect it probably is.
The Family History Centre’s are few and far between here in the UK and often have very short opening hours, no doubt because of lack of volunteers and possibly users so I am afraid it is back to the paid websites for me. Ancestry does have digitised images of the original parish registers for Dorset and they are indexed so if you have Dorset ancestry then that is an option open to you.
British Newspaper Archives have the following new additions and updates.
Birmingham Daily Gazette
Bolton Evening news
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette
Nothing new this week from The Genealogist.
Nothing new from Forces War Records.
I’m off to have a good look at those Cheshunt baptism, hope you have got something from this weeks offerings to help in your genealogy search.
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