Friday, 27 June 2008

Don't forget old friends

It's easy to forget to check back as new records are added to familiar databases.

The FreeBMD database for civil registrations in England and Wales was updated on Sat 21 Jun 2008. It now has 151,666,910 distinct records (195,278,514 total records). Births are virtually complete to 1914, marriages and deaths (with a few gaps in the 1850s) to 1917. There is a good chance of finding an index record well into the 1920s.

(Note added 1 July 2008 -- new servers operational now mean super-fast searches)

Findmypast.com has added St George, Southwark, nowadays St George's Cathedral, to its City Of London Burial Index records. This addition comprises 25,804 records between 1813 and 1868.

In the past month the Norfolk GENUKI site has been adding Poll Books for 1768, including the Hundreds of Blofield, Brothercross, Diss, North Erpingham, South Erpingham, Eynsford, East Flegg, West Flegg, Forehoe, Gallow, Launditch, North Greenhoe, South Greenhoe, Grimshoe, Guiltcross, Happing, Holt, Humbleyard, Mitford, Shropham, Smithdon, Taverham, Tunstead, Walsham, Wayland, and the Boroughs of King's Lynn, Thetford, and Great Yarmouth.

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