The following is an announcement from the Origins Network:
The Origins Network announces new exclusive online access to Irish Militia Records at www.irishorigins.com, plus recent English and Irish genealogy dataset additions including London Census, Dublin City Census, Essex Militia Records & an Irish Image Gallery, all available at www.originsnetwork.com.
The Origins Network, specialists in British and Irish genealogy, are proud to announce the exclusive online availability of an index to Irish Militia Attestations, available via subscription to www.irishorigins.com, plus Essex Militia Attestations available to English genealogy researchers at www.britishorigins.com. Additional new genealogy search collections added to the Origins Network this month include over 3 million new London/Kent and Middlesex census records from 1871, exclusive access to the 1851 Dublin City Census, plus the new Irish Origins Image Gallery, featuring rare vintage photos and other publications from the 19th century. All new collections are available to genealogy researchers at www.originsnetwork.com.
“We’re proud to offer these new collections;” said founder Ian Galbraith, “The Origins Network is committed to offering the highest quality material to British and Irish genealogy researchers, and the new additions offer significant value to our subscribers.”
New Irish Genealogy Collections (www.irishorigins.com)
- Ireland’s Royal Garrison Artillery Militia Attestations (1872-1915). Index to attestations made by Irish militia recruits.. The original documents, which can be ordered online, are aparticularly fruitful source with data such as name, age, birthplace, employer, occupation, marital status & more. Provided by Jenifer Edmonds, and available as of December 2. Exclusive online access at www.irishorigins.com
- 1851 Dublin City Census. Over 60,000 names accompanied by the 1847 Town Plans. With the destruction of the 19th Irish census, this remaining collection is essential to Irish genealogy research. Exclusive to Irish Origins, added November 15, compiled by Dr D.A. Chart and provided in partnership with Eneclann Ltd. www.eneclann.ie
- Irish Origins Image Gallery. (6 collections; 19th Century). Includes vintage photos, maps and other publications. Images and descriptions of Ireland prior to the 20th century are very scarce, and these collections offer a rare glimpse of daily life throughout the country. Online as of December 2, 2004 at www.irishorigins.com
New British Genealogy Collections (www.britishorigins.com)
- Essex Regiment Militia Attestations Index (1886-1910). The original documents, which can be ordered online, feature data such as name, age, birthplace, employer, occupation, marital status & more. Provided by Jenifer Edmonds. Exclusive access to English genealogy researchers at www.britishorigins.com as of December 2.
- London/Kent & Middlesex Census Records (1871). 2 datasets with over 3 million names, searchable by name, age, parish and county. Include source record references. Added November 15, 2004 at www.britishorigins.com
In addition to the new collections described above, The Origins Network will be adding more exclusive British and Irish genealogy datasets over the course of the next few months: more 1871 England & Wales census records, Irish Passenger lists, more Militia Attestation index records, indexes to 17th century Chancery cases and to Inheritance disputes, Surrey Feet of Fines & Surrey Wills Extracts, and a British Origins Image Gallery.
About The Origins Network (www.originsnetwork.com)
The Origins Network (formerly Origins.net), specialists in British and Irish genealogy, has been recognized as “the ultimate Web resource [for genealogy] in the British Isles” (Family Tree Magazine). British Origins and Irish Origins offer access to definitive genealogical data and image collections for researching family history online.
Based in the UK, and partnered with primary content providers in Britain and Ireland, the Origins Network is the only major online genealogy resource concentrating on Britain and Ireland. This means that the Origins Network can offer local expertise and access unique source records that US based companies can’t provide, as well as the complete coverage that UK or Irish-only companies can’t match. The extent of migration between Britain and Ireland and the commonality of many names has, compounded with the passing of time, been a cause for confusion even to natives of Britain and Ireland, who need to be able to access source data from both areas to pinpoint their real origins.
Due to The Origins Network’s unique position as partners to the major cultural and genealogical institutions in Britain and Ireland, including the Society of Genealogists, Eneclann, Ltd, and the National Library of Ireland, most British and Irish Origins datasets are not available anywhere else on the internet.
The Origins Network also offers a unique genealogy specific web search engine, Origin Search, which allows researchers of ancestors worldwide to locate family information faster and easier via structured searches and results over genealogy specific pages. Additionally visitors to Scots Origins can access an improved Free IGI search and order official Scottish records research.
As the first company to put official vital records online, the Origins Network continues to pioneer the technology of online genealogical record search and retrieval. NameX, a proprietary name-matching tool which powers searches on British Origins, Irish Origins and Origin Search, is the most powerful name variant technology available. NameX-powered searches locate a wider range of genuine variants of a person’s name than any other software, which is important as many names have common historical variations in spelling or have been spelled incorrectly on some important records.