Friday 3 September 2021

Two-week summary of new/updated British genealogy collections

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, 20 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 ($£€)

Old England Faversham News

British Ensign New Milton Advertiser

Spalding Guardian Fenland Citizen

Johnson's Sunday Monitor British Neptune

London Halfpenny Newspaper Weekly Star and Bell's News

Fleming's Weekly Express The Hour

Weekly Mail (London) Bell's Family Newspaper

Charles Knight's Town & County Newspaper Bell's News

Hetherington's Twopenny Dispatch Christian Times

Haverhill Echo

Deceased Online




Free BMD

The Genealogist
  • IR58 Lloyd George Domesday Survey: Borough of Ealing, West London (previously Middlesex). Covers Acton, Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale and Southall, plus Hayes, Norwood and part of Hammersmith. (52,429 records)

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