The following is an announcement from The Origins Network:
The Origins Network (www.originsnetwork.com) is offering free access to both British and Irish Origins on the 4th July to celebrate US Independence Day. Free access will begin at 00.00GMT and will run until 08.00GMT on the 5th July 2006. In order to access, simply go to www.originsnetwork.com and click on the link to sign up or login.
The Origins Network services include subscription access to exclusive genealogy related collections on British Origins and Irish Origins, plus expert Scottish Old Parish records research on Scots Origins.
Partnerships with leading archives and genealogical societies in the UK and Ireland, including the Society of Genealogists, the National Library of Ireland, Eneclann and the Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, allow exclusive online access to important primary sources, abstracts and index databases, including definitive versions of key Irish material (Griffith's Valuation).
A wide variety of datasets are available on both British and Irish Origins dating as far back as 1267 (on British Origins) and up to 1915 (Irish Origins).
NEW RECORDS - Teachers' Registrations 1870-1947: over 100,000 teachers listed on British Origins (http://www.originsnetwork.com/help/popup-aboutbo-teachers2.htm)
- Chancery Records at the time of Charles 1 1625-49: over 80,000 cases tried in the Court of Chancery during the reign of Charles 1 including an astract ordering service (http://www.originsnetwork.com/help/popup-aboutbo-charles2.htm)
Datasets that can be searched on British Origins (www.britishorigins.com) include:
- Boyd's Marriage Index covering the whole of England (1538-1840)
- Marriage Licence Allegations (1694-1850)
- Wills (1700 - 1845)
- Probate records (1267- 1500 and 1383- 1883)
- London Apprentice records (1442-1850)
- Apprentice records covering the whole of Great Britain (1710-1774)
- Court Records ( 1574- 1714)
- Militia Attestations (1886-1910)
- Boyd's London Burials Index (1538-1853)
- Boyd's London Inhabitants
- Trinity House Petitions (1787- 1854)
- Teachers' Registrations (1870-1947)
- 1841 and 1871 England and Wales Censuses. It is worth noting that not all counties have yet been uploaded for the Censuses but these are being added on a monthly basis, starting with 1841
Irish Origins (www.irishorigins.com) Collections include:
- Griffith's Valuation plus maps & plans (1847-1864) - often said by many genealogists to be the "census substitute" for mid-19th century Ireland
- Dublin City Census (1851)
- Dublin City Census (1901): Rotunda Ward
- Census of Elphin 1749
- William Smith O'Brien Petition 1848-9
- Irish 'strays' in England & Wales Census (1841 and 1871)
- Index of Irish Wills 1484-1858
- Militia Attestations Index 1872-1915
- Irish ports to USA 1890
- Dublin City 1847 Ordnance Survey Town Plans