Wednesday, 5 January 2011

New databases on

The following is an announcement from the Society of Genealogists. The addition isn't evident on the website.

"Over 9 million family history records are available online today (5 Jan 2011). The Society is delighted to announce that is to host the Society’s online collection in its centenary year. Major data sets including Boyd’s Marriage Index and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Faculty Office and Vicar General Marriage Licences will be published on and exclusively for members on the SoG members area.

Today the Society of Genealogists in London and leading family history website have published online over 9 million records from the Society’s unrivalled collection at
Among the records going online today are:

  • Boyd’s Marriage Index containing over 7 million names from 1538 to 1840
  • Boyd’s London Burials 1538-1872 containing 240,000 names
  • Faculty Office Marriage Licence Allegations 1701-1850
  • St Andrew’s Holborn Marriage Index 1754-1812
  • Vicar-General Marriage Licences Allegations 1694-1850
  • St Leonard Shoreditch Burials 1805-1858 and Workhouse Deaths 1820-1828, online for the first time
  • Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills Index 1750-1800
Today searchable indexes and transcripts have been added to the website, and customers will be able to order copies of the originals for some of the records from the Society of Genealogists.
In the coming weeks further records will be added to the website including Bank of England Wills Extracts containing 60,500 names, including images, and Apprentices of Great Britain containing 350,000 names. has been working in partnership with the Society of Genealogists for a number of years to make the Society’s collection available to a wider, international audience. Earlier projects were Civil Service Evidence of Age and Great Western Railway Shareholder records.

Anyone with a full subscription to will be able to access all the records within their existing package. Otherwise they can be viewed with PayAsYouGo credits.

 Read the complete release at:

These were records previously available through the British Origins website.

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