Thursday 2 April 2020

Ancestry WAP returns to the Belfast News-Letter BMDs

Ancestry's World Archive Project (WAP) team has announced new indexing projects to get stuck into. One of them is a continuation of the ongoing transcription of BMD announcements published in the Belfast News Letter.

The Belfast News-Letter, first published in 1737, is
thought to be the oldest continually published,
daily English-language newspaper.
The database's holding of this newspaper spans 1738 to 1925, with a few gaps, and is currently a browse collection. But the WAP has been running alongside this and has already indexed birth, marriage and death announcements for the years 1828-1907.

The second index project sees a return to the Surrey, England Regimental Rolls, 1914-1947 collection which holds records for the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment (Enlistment Registers and WWII Honors Indexes) and the East Surrey Regiment (Enlistment Registers, Transfers In Registers, and Nominal Rolls of Officers).

You can find out more about these WAPs on Ancestry's dedicated WAP blog and then following the links to the individual indexing projects.

The Ancestry World Archives Project sees volunteers from around the world creating searchable record indexes from digitized records. These indexes are added to Ancestry's free collections and are accessible to all researchers.