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Any new genealogy records released for week ending 27 Oct 2017?

Any new genealogy records released for week ending 27 Oct 2017?

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I am sure there must have been some new genealogy records released and some updates from the world of family history – let’s take a look.


Nottinghamshire Extracted Parish Records 1538 – 1837

As I have mentioned before these are extracted records only so whilst very useful as a guide there will be some errors in them because they have been extracted from printed books and other material. That’s two lots of transcribing and two opportunities for errors to creep in. I suspect that there will be lots of Phillimore marriages in the collection. So use with caution and always check the originals where you can. Find My Past has indexes of Nottinghamshire parish registers that were created by the Nottinghamshire Family History Society, so if you don’t have an Ancestry subscription, but do have a FindMyPast one then all is not lost.

That seems to be all from Ancestry this week.

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If FindMyPast had asked me what to I would like as this weeks new record releases I may well have given them this list!

Portsmouth, Hampshire Baptisms

555,000 original Portsmouth parish Baptisms from the Church of England deaneries of Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, and Havant plus there are some non-conformist registers as well. The parishes in this collection aren’t just from Portsea Island, but are from the outlying area as well. Images as well as transcripts are available. A welcome start, hopefully, to more Hampshire records online (Can you tell I’m from Hampshire?)

Portsmouth, Hampshire Marriages

379,000 records as per the baptisms above.

Portsmouth, Hampshire Burials

312,000 burials to go with the baptism and burials. Very exciting for me as I have my Diddams family in parishes included in this new collection. It would cost me more than the cost of a year’s subscription to FindMyPast to visit Portsmouth Archives and spend a few days working through the registers so I am very pleased.

There is a browse facility for all the above records so you can go page by page through a chosen parish register, just as you would in an archive. FMP tells me that the majority of these registers are Church of England, but there are some Congregational, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Unitarian, United Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist registers.

Portsmouth (Portsea Island) Workhouse Records 1879 – 1953

Over 60,000 admission and discharge registers are part of this collection. As with the parish registers there are images as well and transcripts and of course they have all been indexed. Great to see records other than parish registers coming online. There are so many types of records in archives that hold real treasure for genealogists it is wonderful that some of them are being brought out inot the light of day.

Irish Newspapers

The Carrickfergus Advertiser 1884 – 1919 has been added to the newspaper collection

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Nothing new from FamilySearch this week.


British Newspaper Archives

New and updated newspapers titles

Ross Gazette 1882, 1884, 1902 – 1909

Cambrian News 1863 – 1867, 1874 – 1875

Lanarkshire Upper Ward Examiner 1884 – 1885, 1889, 1891 – 1892

Lloyds List 1888, 1893, 1910

Weston Super Mare Gazette and General Advertiser 1868 – 1871, 1873 – 1876, 1887, 1897, 1908 – 1910

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The Genealogist

Worcestershire and Warwickshire Collection

140,000+ records have been added to the Worcestershire and Warwickshire parish register collection. The records are all baptisms and are transcripts made by the Malvern Family History Society and the Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Family History Society. Where possible you should check the original as transcripts are always open to errors.


These new records are available as part of the Diamond Subscription at The Genealogist.

Forces War Records

Nothing new from Forces War Records.

Hope that there is something in this list that is of interest to you. Have a great weekend Ancestor Hunting and I see you all via my post on Monday.

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