Friday, 6 September 2019

New/updated British genealogy records since mid-Aug

Online database suppliers providing genealogical records for England, Scotland and Wales have had a busy four weeks, uploading both new and updated British family history records.

NEW COLLECTIONS

Ancestry
North Lanarkshire, Scotland, Electoral Registers, 1847-1969. This index holds 714,769 entries.

Scotland, North Lanarkshire, Poor Law Applications and Registers, 1849-1917, With 230,468 entries, this collection of applications and general registers covers institutions in Bothwell, Cambasnethan, Dalziel, New Monkland and Shotts. See also this useful blogpost from Ancestry which provides additional information about the record-set.

Pembrokeshire, Wales, Electoral Registers, 1740-1978. The collection holds 1,045,222 indexed entries from every fifth year during the period. No registers were produced during the war years 1916, 1917 and 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943 and 1944.

Bristol, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1935. These 1,045,461 records are from parishes in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset. See the browse options for coverage by parish and date.

Bristol, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1918. These 1,847,025 records are from parishes in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset. See the browse options for coverage by parish and date.

Bristol, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1994. These 284,422 records are from parishes in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset. See the browse options for coverage by parish and date.

Bristol, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 This collection of 1,915,478 records are from parishes acrss Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset. See the browse options for coverage by parish and date.


Family Search
England, Huntingdonshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983. Contains 126,104 transcriptions of baptismal, marriage, and burial records from the Church of England in the county of Huntingdonshire. Images available to view only at Family History Centers and affiliate Libraries.

England, Cambridge Parish Registers, 1538-1983. Contains 162,917 transcriptions of baptismal, marriage, and burial records from the Church of England in the county of Cambridgeshire. Images available to view only at Family History Centers and affiliate Libraries.


FindMyPast
Scotland, Court & Criminal Database. This collection holds more than 28,000 Crown Office Precognitions and High Court Trial Papers from 1801–1917, the Fife Kalendar of Convicts, and index to many of the Courts in Fife from 1708 to 1909, as well as the High Court Records. Results include transcript plus image of the original document.

Church Of Scotland Ministers 1560-1949. The 8-volume collection holds more than 4,700 entries.

Isle Of Man Roll Of Honour WW1. Published in 1934 by the War Pensions Committee, this roll holds the transcribed details of 1,900 Manx casualties.

Yorkshire School Logs. Both pupils and teachers are included in these 137,000 transcripts from school rolls from 63 schools in the county's West Riding. They date from 1862 and 1959.


British Newspaper Archives (and shared with FindMyPast)
All but the first two in the list were published in Scotland.
The Daily Citizen, Manchester
Holmes’ Brewing Trade Gazette, published in Leeds
Alloa Journal
Clyde Bill of Entry and Shipping List, 1874–1914, Glasgow
ForFar Herald
Dalkeith Advertiser
https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/titles/daily-review-edinburgh
Forres News and Advertiser
Northern Scot and Moray, Nairn Express
Devon Valley Tribune
Renfrewshire Independent
Hawick Express
Coatbridge Express
Banffshire Advertiser
Leven Mail
Ayrshire Post
Wishaw Press
Irvine Herald
North British Agriculturalist, Edinburgh
Montrose Standard
Erskdale and Liddesdale
Galloway News and Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser


UPDATED COLLECTIONS

Ancestry
England & Wales, Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1918. Just under 91,000 records, including images have been added. All date 1917-1918.


FindMyPast
Britain, Knights of the Realm and Commonwealth. The index has been updated with an additional 14,000+ records

Scottish Catholic baptisms. More than 236,000 records from 146 parishes have been added.

Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Marriages. Topped up with 129,000 records.

Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Burials. An additional 16,000 burial records.

Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Congregational Records Some 114,000 records have been added, topping up this large collection of 456,022 congregational records covering all eight Scottish Catholic dioceses. The collection includes registers of confirmations and communion recipients, as well as parish lists, seat rentals, and lists of people who converted to Catholicism.

Scotland, Newspaper Birth Notices. More than 121,000 records (transcriptions and images) added.

Scotland, Newspaper Death Reports & Obituaries. More than half a million reports and obits added in transcription and image format.

Scotland, Newspaper Marriage & Anniversary Notices. More than 201,000 entries added, with transcriptions and images.

Lancashire Wills & Probate 1457-1858 More than 26,000 new records have been added to this index.


FamilySearch
England, Herefordshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1583-1898. Just over 2,000 records added.

England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963 Nearly 49,000 extra records.


The Genealogist
Map Explorer now includes the Charles Booth Poverty Maps of London, 1898-1899




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