For the first time you can go to a death record and see their whole life in just a few clicks.
Linking together the life of a relative can often be a difficult and time consuming task if you don’t have much prior information to go on… however, TheGenealogist makes this process a whole lot simpler with its unique ‘SmartSearch’ facility. This has been further enhanced by the addition of 14 million newly transcribed death records from 1960 to 1983 to add even more power to the search feature. By Christmas, the team aim to have transcribed the death records back to 1930 giving even more access to data for the family historian!
With the 26 million death records for England and Wales from 1960 to 2005 now available on TheGenealogist, using the unique ‘SmartSearch’ feature, we can now go from the death record from 1960 to 2005, to a birth record, to finding the parent’s marriage to tracing siblings in very easy steps.
Using one of the newly transcribed death records on TheGenealogist, we show a prime example of how the new records can really benefit your family research. We’ve taken the records of legendary T-Rex guitarist and vocalist, Marc Bolan, who tragically died in 1977 at the age of 29. His real name was Mark Feld which we can use to search the death records on TheGenealogist.
The ‘SmartSearch’ facility allows us to jump straight to his birth record which links to his parents and potential siblings. Mark didn’t have a brother or sister but we can find full details of his parents Simeon and Phyllis (including marriage record below) which allows us to move onto the next stage of the family tree.
Mark Bayley, Head of the Online Division at TheGenealogist comments: “The 26 million death records now transcribed on TheGenealogist further enhances our ‘SmartSearch’ feature. From a death record it’s now easy to jump to past generations with just a few mouse clicks. You can now start your research with just the basic data and still find results quickly. Searching is now quicker and easier than ever.”