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New Colour Tithe Maps for Buckinghamshire
We have added Colour Maps for Buckinghamshire to our National Tithe Records collection. With this release, researchers can see the plots owned or occupied by ancestors that lived in this 'home county' at the time of the survey in the 19th century.
These tagged colour maps and their fully searchable tithe schedule records have been digitised in partnership with The National Archives. The collection gives the family history researcher the ability to search by name and keyword (for example parish or county) to look for all levels of society, from large estate owners to occupiers of tiny plots such as a cottage or a cowshed.
You can find out more about this release by reading Nick Thorne's article From Hovels to Manor Houses, Exploring Buckinghamshire Society.
|23 February 2018|
Criminal Records - The hulks MAJOR NEW RELEASE
We have added 651,369 records of convicts from The National Archives' HO 8 documents to our Court & Criminal Records collection. With this release researchers can find the details of ancestors that broke the law and were incarcerated in convict hulks and prisons in the 19th century.
These fully searchable records are from The Home Office: Sworn lists of convicts on board the convict hulks and in the convict prisons (HO 8). They give the family history researcher fascinating facts that include the particulars of age, convictions, sentences, health and behaviour of the convict, as well as which court sentenced them and where they were serving their sentence.
|10 February 2018|
Newspapers From the Last Decade of the Nineteenth Century
We have added over 500 editions of The Illustrated London News to our Newspaper and Magazine collection. This latest release contains newspapers that were published in the 1890s and offers a fascinating insight into your ancestors' lives.
The Illustrated London News is one of a number of newspapers and magazines that are fully searchable by name or keywords by Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist. Not only can this extensive resource add context to your ancestors' lives and times, these newspapers can be used to find out more about people who, for one reason or another, were mentioned in reports from the time.
Nick Thorne's Article "Our Ancestors in the 1890s" takes a look at this fascinating resource.
These new records are available as part of the Diamond Subscription at TheGenealogist.
|26 January 2018|
Over 5 Million U.S.A. Records Released
We have added over 5 Million passenger records to our U.S.A. records, featuring people that migrated to the U.S.A. between 1834 and 1900. The mass movement of people from one country to another isn't a new thing. The motivation can be economic, political upheaval or religious persecution.
The data covers:
Most were drawn to the U.S.A. by the attractions of land and religious freedom, after being forced to leave Europe by shortages of land and religious or political oppression.
This release joins the millions of U.S.A. census, death records, trade directories, wills and poll books already available on TheGenealogist
|25 January 2018|
New Warwickshire Parish Records MAJOR NEW RELEASE
We have added over 366,000 individuals to our Parish Records for Warwickshire, to increase the coverage of this county in the heart of England.
Released in association with Warwickshire County Record Office, this brings high-quality transcripts as well as images to family historians researching ancestors in this area.
The original Parish Register images are available for a growing list of parishes.
These new records are available as part of the Diamond Subscription at TheGenealogist and join the millions of Parish Records already on the site.
Nick Thorne investigates the last resting place of a murderous lord of the manor, featured in the records. Read the article here.
|12 January 2018|
NEW Sussex Parish Records
We have added over 1.9 million individuals to our parish record collection covering the county of Sussex. Published in association with The Parish Record Transcription Society, this second release of records for the English county more than doubles the number of Parish Records available for the area.
There are now over 3 million individuals in our Sussex Parish Record Collection.
The new batch covers individual records of:
The Parish Record Transcription Society (PRTSoc) worked with TheGenealogist and S&N to make their records available online. With a combined 3 million plus individuals from baptism, marriage and burial records now fully searchable it is easier than ever to discover ancestors from Sussex by turning to TheGenealogist's Parish Record Collection.
These records are published as a result of a major project undertaken by PRTSoc staff and dedicated volunteers to transcribe the parish registers of West Sussex with the aim of preserving them for generations to come.
|22 December 2017|
NEW 1930s Passenger Lists
TheGenealogist has just released over 2.7 million BT27 records for the 1930s. These Outbound Passenger Lists are part of an expanding immigration and emigration record set on TheGenealogist that feature the historical records of passengers who sailed out of United Kingdom ports in the years between 1930 and 1939. With the release of this decade of records, the already strong Immigration, Emigration, Naturalisation and passenger list resources on TheGenealogist have been expanded again.
The fully searchable BT27 records from The National Archives released today will allow researchers to
To find out more, read Nick Thorne's article "Passenger lists from the 1930s record the voyages of our ancestors".
|08 December 2017|