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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|
New Major Release - The Lloyd George Domesday MAJOR NEW RELEASE
The first part of an exciting new major record set has been released to help family historians find where their ancestors lived in early Edwardian England. The 1910 Lloyd George Domesday Survey combines a unique combination of maps and residential data, held by The National Archives, which enables researchers to precisely locate their ancestor's house on large scale (5 feet to the mile) hand annotated maps of London.
TheGenealogist's new release links individual properties to extremely detailed ordnance survey maps used in 1910 which are coupled with the accompanying books that will also provide researchers with basic information relative to the valuation of each property, including the valuation assessment number, map reference, owner, occupier, situation, description and extent. It will also enable family historians and those doing house histories to locate a specific house using an address that has previously been found in a census, or in a street directory. Fully searchable by name, county, parish and street.
The initial release from TheGenealogist is for the City of London and Paddington with maps and their index records. Future releases will expand out across the country with cross-linked maps wherever they are available.
|24 November 2017|
NEW War Memorials
TheGenealogist has added another 15,000 names from 53 new War Memorials.
In time for Armistice day TheGenealogist has added to their War Memorial records on the website so that there are now over 383,000 fully searchable records.
This latest release includes war memorials from Worcestershire and South Yorkshire as well as some further monuments from Australia, Canada, London and various other British counties. A more unusual one added in this release is from Olds, in Alberta, Canada - the memorial is a Sherman tank!
One record features a Sheffield soldier who was finally recognised after nearly one hundred years, you can read more in our article here.
|10 November 2017|
NEW Parish Records for Worcestershire and Warwickshire
TheGenealogist has added over 140,000 individuals to their Parish Records for Worcestershire and Warwickshire to increase the coverage of these midland counties.
Released in association with Malvern Family History Society and the Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Family History Society, this is an ongoing project to make available high quality transcripts to family history researchers.
These new records can be used to find your ancestors' baptisms, in fully searchable records that cover parishes from this area of England. With records that reach back to the mid 16th century, this release allows family historians to find the names of ancestors, their parents' forenames, the father's occupation (where noted), and the parish where the event took place.
|27 October 2017|
New Release: Illustrated War News 1916 - 1918
The Illustrated War News was a weekly magazine during the First World War, published by The Illustrated London News and Sketch Ltd. of London. The IWN publication contained illustrated reports related entirely to the war and comprised of articles, photographs, diagrams and maps. From 1916 it was issued as a 40-page publication in portrait format, having been landscape prior to this. It claimed to have the largest number of artist-correspondents reporting on the progress of the war until it ceased publication in 1918.
|13 October 2017|
NEW Military Records
If you have not found your ancestor in the various British census returns, and you know that they may have been serving at the time in the British Army, then The Worldwide Army Index for 1851, 1861 and 1871 from TheGenealogist may help you to find them.
Many thousands of men of the British Army were serving overseas in far flung parts of the British Empire over the 1800s. This index of names is compiled from the musters contained in WO 10-11-12 Series War Office Paylists held at the National Archives, Kew. The 1851, 1861 and 1871 Worldwide Army List lists all officers and other ranks serving in the first quarter of 1851, second quarter of 1861 and 1871 together with their regimental HQ location (Although the 1861 index excludes officers as they were not mustered in all the Paylists). The index is, therefore, effectively a military surrogate for the census.
Over 70,000 records have extra notes that can indicate whether a soldier was discharged, on leave (along with their location), transferred, or retired. Many notes include a place of birth and former occupation.
Also included within the records are recruits, boy soldiers, bandsmen and civilians working in the armed forces as clerks, pension recruiters and suchlike. Colonial regiments, which invariably contained numbers of British subjects are also featured.
You can read military researcher Roger Nixon's article about life in the British Army to find out more about these records.
|13 October 2017|
NEW Somerset and Dorset records MAJOR NEW RELEASE
Over 2,200,000 individuals added to our Parish Record Collection for Somerset and Dorset.
TheGenealogist has released Baptism records for Somerset covering the years 1538-1996, along with Burial and Crematorium records for Somerset and Dorset covering 1563-2003. In association with Somerset and Dorset FHS, these new records cover hundreds of parishes for the counties.
Somerset and Dorset Family History Society worked with TheGenealogist to publish their records online, making over 2.2 million individuals from baptism and burial records fully searchable. Ann-Marie Wilkinson, the Chair of Somerset and Dorset FHS said:
"The Somerset and Dorset Family History Society are very pleased to be working with TheGenealogist to bring these records into the online community. Also we will be able to provide access for members to TheGenealogist from our Research Centre."
Mark Bayley, Head of Online Development at TheGenealogist, welcomed Somerset and Dorset FHS to the growing number of family history societies on both TheGenealogist and FHS-Online, saying:
"We're delighted that Somerset and Dorset FHS chose to publish their records through TheGenealogist and FHS-Online. This release adds to the ever expanding collection of parish records on both websites. These partnerships help societies boost their funds whilst bringing their records to a much wider audience, through online publication."
This release joins TheGenealogist's Somerset and Dorset collection including Bishop's Transcripts and parish records for many areas and years to form a major resource for the county.
|29 September 2017|
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