Friday 20 August 2021

14-day summary: English, Scottish and Welsh genealogy updates

Below is a summary of new and updated family history record collections for England, Scotland and Wales released by the major genealogy databases over the last 14 days (see previous summary, 6 August).

My regular summary of releases and updates relating to British collections is designed to help family historians whose Irish ancestors migrated, temporarily or permanently, to England, Scotland or Wales.

By default, it will also be useful to anyone carrying out research in those three nations, regardless of the origin of their ancestors.

The figures in parenthesis in the New Collections section are the numbers of records/images in the new record set.

Unless otherwise stated, the figures in parenthesis in the Updated Collections section reflect the number of records added to the collection in the recent update. In some instances, the supplier has not made this figure available. Where two figures are given, the first is the number of additions, the second is the new total.

Please note that I don't usually include updates of fewer than 1,000 records.



BritishNewspaperArchive (and shared with sister company, FindMyPast)
  • New titles in main collection ($£€)

Liverpool Journal of Commerce Forest of Dean Examiner

Dewsbury Chronicle and West Riding Advertiser Preston Pilot

Stretford and Urmston Examiner Cannock Chase Examiner

Lancaster Herald and Town and County Advertiser Stalybridge Examiner

Swansea and Glamorgan Herald Glasgow Chronicle

Manchester Examiner Nuneaton Times

South Staffordshire Examiner British Miner and General Newsman

Commercial Chronicle London City Chronicle

Fleming's British Farmers'Chronicle London Mercury 1847

Sainsbury's Weekly Register and Advertising Journal London Mercury 1828

Newmarket Journal British Army Despatch

Thacker's Overland News for India and the Colonies

Stockton Examiner and South Durham and North Yorkshire Herald
  • 158 titles in new Free-to-view collection (see blogpost)







National Library of Scotland

  • Tithe Maps added to Map Explorer: counties Cornwall, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Worcestershire (article)

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