Friday, 28 January 2011

In search of emigrants in N. America, England, Wales or NZ?

Family Search, the huge LDS site, has launched over 90 million records this month. While none of them are directly related to Irish genealogy, they include some excellent resources for those trying to find emigrants who 'disappeared' in foreign climes.

The following are likely to be of most interest:

  • 4.3million records of US Border Crossings from Canada to the US 1895-1956.
  • Indexes of nearly 190,000 death registrations in Ontario 1869-1937
  • Indexes of nearly 365,000 marriages registered in Ontario 1869-1927
  • 1881 and 1891 census indices for England and Wales
  • Some 144,500 records of immigration to New Zealand 1839-1873

There are also several other collections of deaths, marriages and naturalisations in specific US states.

This feast of new records is now available at