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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was writtn by the folks at Findmypast:

There are over 141,000 new records available to search this Findmypast Friday, including:

1939 Register

Over 64,000 additional ‘open’ records have been added to the 1939 Register. Since the Register was launched, Findmypast has matched more than four million ‘closed records’ to multiple data sources to correctly confirm the date and location of death for individuals recorded.

The 1939 Register now contains more than 33.9 million searchable records. Each record includes the names of inhabitants at each address, their date of birth, marital status and occupation. A wealth of contextual information, including period photographs never before seen online, infographics, region-specific newspaper articles and historical and contemporary maps, are personally tailored to each record, offering a rich and unique user experience unrivaled by any other family history research tool to date.

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Case Files Of Chinese Immigrants, 1900-1923 Image Browse

TheGenealogist releases Metropolitan Police Habitual Criminal Registers

The following announcement was written by TheGenealogist:

TheGenealogist has added to its Criminal Records collections with the release of the Metropolitan Police Criminal Records Office: Habitual Criminals Registers and the Habitual Drunkards Registers.

These are high quality transcripts with original colour images of the registers, as well as registers created by the Police to supervise released criminals.

One of the most interesting features of these records are the photographic portraits taken from the Registers of Habitual Drunkards. These feature two photographs, face on and profile per individual Some records may also give distinguishing features. The Habitual Drunkards Registers were distributed to licensed premises and the secretaries of clubs to prevent the convicted person from buying alcohol.

New Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 21, 2018

The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch:

Find your German ancestors on FamilySearch with 2 million new Baden, Germany Catholic Churchrecords. You can also check out the new genealogical records added this week from ArgentinaBeninAustriaBoliviaBrazilEnglandLuxembourgNetherlandsPolandPortugalUkraineUnited States (IowaLouisiana, and Rhode Island) and Venezuela.

Research these new free records by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Findmypast Announces Plans to Publish Kent County Council’s Collection of Original Parish Registers

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast:

  • Findmypast to publish original Kent parish registers online for the first time
  • Kent County Council has begun digitisation and records will be available to search, exclusively on Findmypast, later in 2018
  • The new additions will join Findmypast’s existing Kent collections to form the most comprehensive online archive of Kent parish registers in the world

Leading family history website Findmypast today announces a new partnership with Kent County Council that will result in the digitisation and online publication of thousands of Anglican parish registers from across the county.

New Records Available To Search on Findmypast as of May 18, 2018

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast:

There are over 11 million new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday.

UK deaths 2007-2016

Search over 2.5 million transcripts to discover relatives who died in the United Kingdom. The collection covers England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Jersey and list the individual’s name, date of death, and location of death.

These records include over two and a half million entries with just under two million records pertaining to the years 2007 to 2013. The remainder of the records cover the years 2014 to 2016.

British in India, Directories 1792-1948 Browse

New Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 14, 201

Discover your ancestors on FamilySearch with this week’s new records, including birth, marriage, death, and immigration records from AustraliaBrazilKentuckyLuxembourgOklahoma, and Peru. Research these new free records by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Forces War Records Announces the Launch of a New Look Website

The following announcement was written by Forces War Records:

Forces War Records, the website to visit for anyone researching their family’s military history or searching for ancestors through military data are excited to announce that it’s new and refreshed website is now live.

With a fresh new design and feel, the new look website gives users the opportunity to navigate through Forces War Records extensive database of military records, documents, products and services with ease. Delivering a fully responsive experience, the new website gives users a seamless transition from desktop to mobile browsing and improved searchability. Also, there’s a whole host of smaller but impactful changes, all to make your experience of the Forces War Records site that much better for you.

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 7, 2018

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Discover your ancestors on FamilySearch this week in nearly 300,000 images and indexed records from BillionGraves Index, more than 150,000 from Peru, Cusco, more than 130,000 from Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, and more records from Cape Verde, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Panama, Portugal,and Slovakia. Research these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast:

There are over 1.3 million new records available to search and explore this Findmypast Friday, including:

Billion Graves Cemetery Indexes

Pinpoint your ancestor’s final resting place with new additions to our Billion Graves Cemetery Indexes. Our latest update includes:

·        Over 670,000 new additions to the United States Billion Graves Cemetery Index

·        Over 23,000 new additions to the Canada Billion Graves Cemetery Index

·        Over 40,000 new additions to the England Billion Graves Cemetery Index

·        Over 500 new additions to the Ireland Billion Graves Cemetery Index

·        Over 23,000 new additions to the Scotland Billion Graves Cemetery Index

·        Over 2,000 new additions to the Wales Billion Graves Cemetery Index

·        Over 147,000 new additions to the Australia Graves Cemetery Index

·        Over 6,000 new additions to the New Zealand Billion Graves Cemetery Index

Findmypast’s partnership with BillionGraves aims to make available all the cemetery records held on their site for free. Each entry consists of transcript, which includes a link to an image of the headstone with GPS details. The amount of information listed may vary, but most records will include a combination of the deceased’s name, birth date, death date, cemetery, city and county. Each transcripts will also include an image link, allowing you to remotely view your ancestor’s headstone.

Norfolk Parish Registers Browse

Introducing the Health Family Tree

I am surprised that not all the genealogy and DNA web sites and genealogy programs do this. It certainly should be a major concern for every family. The following is an excerpt from a new entry in the MyHeritage Blog:

We are happy to release a new layer to your family history experience on MyHeritage: the Health Family Tree. This is a free feature, currently in beta mode and initially available to all MyHeritage users who have taken a MyHeritage DNA test or uploaded DNA data to MyHeritage, and who manage a family tree with at least 7 people in it. It will be made available later to many more users.

Overview

The Health Family Tree is a private and secure area on your MyHeritage family site, intended to help you document the health conditions of your close family members, both living and deceased, in one convenient place. You can then share this information (if you wish) as a printout. The motivation is simple: you’ll be able to communicate to healthcare professionals more efficiently information about health conditions that run in your family.

New Records on FamilySearch: Week of May 7, 2018

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

Discover your ancestors on FamilySearch this week in nearly 300,000 images and indexed records from BillionGraves Index, more than 150,000 from Peru, Cusco, more than 130,000 from Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, and more records from Cape Verde, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Panama, Portugal,and Slovakia. Research these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Steve Morse Adds Even More Functionality to His One-Step Site

Steve Morse is well-known within the genealogy community for creating all sorts of software tools that (in most cases) extract information from the Web and display it in understandable terms. His easy-to-use routines have become sort of a Swiss Army Knife for genealogists and others. To see some of the earlier articles about Steve’s great collection of tools, look at the list at http://bit.ly/2JUqoqz.

Here is the latest announcement from Steve concerning still another addition to his toolbox:

Researchers Building Database of African American Civil War Soldiers, Detailing Their Lives Both Before and After the War

A team of researchers has launched a project that is working to put online records of the United States Colored Troops—regiments of African American soldiers that included large numbers of men who had been slaves at the start of the Civil War.

In 1862, the Union Army officially created the United States Colored Troops (USCT)—regiments of African American soldiers that included large numbers of men who had been slaves at the start of the Civil War. However, details of these estimated 200,000 men who fought in the conflict are not easily accessible. While the army kept records of their backgrounds and where they fought as well as their fates and fortunes, they are housed, in paper format, in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.

The African American Civil War Museum in Washington now plans to produce an electronic archive chronicling the lives of these soldiers, both before and after the war, shedding new light on life in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

TheGenealogist releases over a million Parish Records

The following announcement was written by TheGenealogist:

TheGenealogist has added to its Parish Records collections with a second batch of Warwickshire registers in an ongoing project with the Warwickshire County Record Office. These newly transcribed records are linked to high quality images of the original parish register pages.

Over 1,270,000 individuals added to the Parish Records for Warwickshire

High quality transcripts with original images of the registers

Additional information such as Witnesses, Father’s Name and Profession have been transcribed where given

Released in association with Warwickshire County Record Office

This brings our total for Warwickshire Parish Records to over two million

Fully searchable parish records with images enable researchers to find ancestors’ baptisms, marriages and burials

MyHeritage adds a Pedigree View for Family Trees

Based on customer requests, MyHeritage has added a new feature to its online genealogy service. The following is an extract from the MyHeritage Blog:

You asked for it, and we developed it for you! This week, we released a Pedigree View mode for family trees, created in response to popular demand from our users. Many users considered the Pedigree View as their most wanted feature on MyHeritage, so we are delighted to fill this need.

A Pedigree View includes a root person and his/her ancestors. It does not show siblings, spouses, or anyone else who is not a direct ancestor. In this view you can navigate to anyone else in your tree and view their pedigree as well.

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

There are over 544,000 new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including:

Scots-Irish In North America Histories

Explore 12 fascinating publications on the Scotch-Irish in North America. Covering a variety of date ranges and regions, these publications will enable you to learn more about the history of the Ulster Scots and their descendants in the United States and Canada. The digital images in this collection are presented in PDF form and were taken from the following publications:

  • The Scotch-Irish in America, 1915 by Henry Jones Ford, professor of politics at Princeton University
  • The Scotch-Irish in Canada by the Rev. Stuart Acheson, M.A.
  • The Scotch-Irish in East Tennessee by Judge Oliver P. Temple
  • The Scotch-Irish in South-Western Pennsylvania by S. T. Wiley.
  • The Scotch-Irish of California by Terence Masterson
  • The Scotch-Irish of Kentucky by Judge William Lindsay
  • Officers and Members of the Scotch-Irish Society of America, 1891
  • Patriotism of the Scotch-Irish by Professor George MacLoskie
  • The Scotch-Irish of the Bench and Bar by A. E. Stevenson
  • The Scotch-Irish People, Their Influence in the Formation of the Government of the United States
  • The Scotch-Irish Race Among the Nations by Rev. Thomas Murphy
  • The Scotch-Irish in the General Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America by David Steele, D. D.

Surrey Baptisms

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 23, 2018

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

Discover your ancestors on FamilySearch this week in more than 1.6 million records from Brazil, 660,000 images from Florida, plus records from Peru, Washington, North Carolina, South Africa, Massachusetts, Denmark, Italy, and obituaries of Germans from Russia in the U.S. Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

FamilySearch Adds 2 Billionth Image of Genealogy Records

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

FamilySearch reaches publishing milestone of 2 billion images of searchable genealogy records online.Salt Lake City, Utah (23 April 2018), In your quest to discover your family history it might be time to take another look at FamilySearch’s online offerings. The genealogy giant’s free online databases of digitized historical documents have now surpassed 2 billion images of genealogy records with millions more being added weekly from countries around the world. Nonprofit FamilySearch, a global leader in historical genealogy records preservation and access, announced the milestone today.

Last September FamilySearch transitioned from its microfilm circulation services to a new digital model that makes its massive genealogical records collections more broadly and readily accessible online (See UPDATE: FamilySearch Digital Records Access Replacing Microfilm). Today’s announcement reinforces its continuing commitment to grow online genealogy resources. FamilySearch currently adds over 300 million new images a year online from its microfilm to digital and field operations efforts.

The free genealogy records include censuses, birth, marriage, death, court, immigration and other document types that are invaluable for individuals to make personal family history discoveries and connections. A host of online volunteers (See FamilySearch Indexing), partners, and emerging technologies help to eventually create searchable name indexes to the images, but in the meantime, images (digital photos) can be browsed and saved.

The digital image only collections can be viewed at FamilySearch in three points of access:

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

There are over 1.1 million new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including:

British Army Officers’ Widows’ Pension Forms 1755-1908

Indexed online for the first time, British Army Officers’ Widows’ Pension Forms 1755 – 1908, spans more than 150 years of British military history and contains over 13,000 transcripts and scanned images taken from The National Archives series “WO 42: War Office: Officers’ Birth Certificates, Wills and Personal Papers”. The collection consists of bundles of original documents submitted in support of pension claims made by the widows of British Army officers. It covers the families of officers who died in service or on half pay as well as compassionate allowances awarded to the children of both deceased and disabled officers.

These bundles include a variety of original army forms and supporting documents including original application forms completed by widows, marriage and death details of the officers in question, as well as death certificates, marriage certificates, birth certificates and baptismal records for their wives and children.

Somerset Registers & Records

New Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 16, 2018

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Discover your ancestors on FamilySearch this week in almost 3.5 million records from Oklahoma, 1.5 million from Germany and more from Quebec, ItalyLesothoIrelandPeruGeorgiaTexasCosta Rica, and Poland.Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.