At the recent Who Do You Think You Are? Live! event held in London, TheGenealogist.co.uk announced the addition of three new record sets that will interest many people researching U.K. genealogy. They are: Casualty Lists, Naturalization and Denization Records, and War Memorials Records.
Here are the three announcements:
TheGenealogist is launching at ‘WDYTYA Live’ a major new military collection to help you find more out about your ancestors that fought in The Great War. The collection is a list of soldiers of all ranks who were reported as injured, missing or prisoners of war by The War Office.
The coverage at launch covers the War Office’s ‘Weekly Casualty Lists’ from 1917-18 and this will be expanded by the daily casualty lists to cover from September 1914 to the last reports of 1919, as reports were still being published well after the war had officially ceased.
There are over 600,000 records available at launch which will grow to cover the entirety of World War One. From the first records of British losses through to early 1919, there’s more information than ever for family historians to access, to find out what their ancestors did in the Great War. With casualty lists listing all ranks from war office published lists, rolls of honour and other reports of the time, it’s all on TheGenealogist.
Using the sophisticated search features, it’s now possible to just add the basic details and go straight to a record of your ancestor if they were wounded or classed as missing in the Great War.
Naturalisation and Denization Records
Did your ancestor move to Britain? Did they become a British citizen like the late celebrity food critic Egon Ronay or Nobel Prize Winner Elias Canetti? Find them in the new records on TheGenealogist!
Over 150,000 unique Naturalisation and Denization Records are now available on TheGenealogist with records ranging from 1609 to 1960, over 300 years worth of rare and hard to find records that are now available for family historians.
With over 145,000 records of overseas nationals achieving British Naturalisation plus over 5,000 Huguenot records now added as well, there’s a wealth of unique information to access. Combined with the latest search technology, it’s now possible to search and discover these records quickly and easily.
Before 1844, naturalisation was granted by a private act of parliament. This process of naturalisation was expensive and only a few could afford it. Denization on the other hand, although requiring a payment was a more affordable option.
Naturalisation records are an invaluable way of tracking down an ancestor who was born abroad and then settled in the UK. With the political and social upheavals over the last few centuries, many people have made the journey to the UK to start a new life.
There’s a substantial chance that many family history researchers will discover they have ancestors who originated from overseas.
As well as providing the date an ancestor may have received British Naturalisation or Denization, other details are provided such as changing their name when they arrived in the UK, for example Jonas Kaluzevicius in our records changed his name to a more English John Smith! It’s all listed within the extensive records of TheGenealogist.
For those researchers who knew their ancestors originated from abroad, or if it’s a brand new surprising discovery, the new set of records provide more information on those previously hard to find records.
War Memorial Records
Fully searchable War Memorial Records launched with images of each name!
The Genealogist has launched a unique service that allows you to find your ancestor on the largest collection of combined War Memorial records and images currently available anywhere.
With 100,000 records at the launch at WDYTYA Live and a fast growing coverage it could quickly find those ancestors with a memorial.
Records ranging from soldiers lost in the Boer War in 1901 to more modern day conflicts such as in Northern Ireland, there are a number of records to access in our War Memorial collection.
Using the sophisticated search technology, with just the basic details, you can locate full information on where a soldier is commemorated, find out more details such as the regiment he was in and full location of the War Memorial and even see images of the war memorial itself to view the name of your ancestor!
This is the first time that a fully searchable database of war memorials, complete with images has been made available online. It’s also the first time genealogical records have been linked in with other services to provide a great wealth of information.
Each transcript brings up details of the memorial with overview images of the entire memorial and is connected to Google Maps with StreetView to see the precise location of the memorial. The memorial is in turn linked to the Imperial War Museum’s Memorial Archive, giving you further details about the memorial, such as who built it, when it was built, who paid for it and more.
Find your ancestor using just their name, locate their memorial and add the images and information to your family history records or even plan your visit!
More information may be found at http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/.