Friday, 22 June 2007

New British records

If your genealogy is in the British Isles consider checking out these recent additions to British, mainly English, records online.

British Origins added new records in May:
1831 Tithe Defaulters on Irish Origins -- over 29,000 names
Transatlantic Migration North America to Britain and Ireland 1858-1870 - - 42,000 names
Boyd’s Family Units -- the focus is London, "a further 10,000 Boyd’s Family Units family sheets which include 137,000 names"
London City Burials -- 36,000 burials in 76 parishes of the City of London from 1813-1853. There will certainly be overlap with the City of London burials 1788-1855 at

The Federation of Family History Societies added 336,000 records on June 5th. See details here.

FreeBMD was last updated on Sat 26 May 2007 and currently contains 134,484,978 distinct index records

UKBMD has additions to the local indexes to BMDs since the beginning of May for Cheshire, Isle of Wight, Lancashire, North Wales, Wiltshire and Yorkshire.

Ancestry have quietly added an update to the 1901 census of England -- it isn't clear how significant an update.

Ancestry have also added a database of Breconshire, Wales, marriages from 1813 to 1837 , the period just prior to the start of civil registration of marriages, compiled from parish registers and Bishop’s Transcripts.

In addition, remember that Rootsweb's WorldConnect is continually being updated.

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