The following announcement was released by TheGenealogist at the beginning of the Who Do You Think You Are? Live! conference in Birmingham, England:
TheGenealogist has just announced three important releases to coincide with the Who Do You Think You Are? Live show covering Britain and British India.
Over 2.5 Million people in the latest release of Parish records!
Augmenting the substantial Parish Records that are already available on TheGenealogist comes the release of more than 2.5 million people for two major counties:
Hampshire Parish Records (Bishop’s Transcripts) (886,616 individuals)
This brings our total number of records to 3,199,820 with coverage of
- Baptisms: 2,379,836 (1538 to 1940)
- Marriages: 495,034 (1538 to 1940)
- Burials: 324,950 (1538 to 1940)
Durham Parish Records (1,697,206 individuals)
This brings our total number of records to 1,850,068 with coverage of
- Baptisms: 1,253,273 (1556 to 1919)
- Marriages: 198,845 (1540 to 1896)
- Burials: 397,950 (1538 to 1939)
These will be a boon to Family Historians looking for key events in the lives of their ancestors.
The British in India Collection
The TV series ‘Indian Summers’ starring Julie Walters created in many a fascination with India under British rule. This new record set reveals information about those ancestors that lived in the subcontinent, their lifestyle and the communities that they lived in.
Millions of British people went out to India in the past and so many family historians will have an ancestor that made the journey. For some, India would turn out to be their last resting place and among their ranks were merchants, soldiers, sailors, civil servants, missionaries and their families.
To browse the Image Archive for relevant photographs search for the tags ‘India’ and more specifically ‘Hill Station’ for pictures like the one below.
Nainital Civil Service Week c1900
- Parish Records of British in India
- Headstone Records of British Cemeteries in India
- British War Memorials in India
- East India Registers
- Indian Army and Civil Service Lists
- Image Archive – British in India
The release of The British in India Collection on TheGenealogist now allows family historians to search for ancestors who went out to British India in a very broad-ranging set of resources ranging from the early 1800s up to the 1920s.