Thursday, 21 January 2016

Ancestry plans for Canada and UK records in 2016

This is a follow on to a previous post an Ancestry's plans for 2016.

Ancestry CEO Tim Sullivan has sent messages to subscribers about plans for Canada and the UK.

The UK first as it's the most encouraging:

"Look out for millions of new parish records from new counties, as we continue to expand our coverage across the UK."
For Canada:
"... international content to help you connect to your roots outside of Canada, with more to come from Germany, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Ireland, and Scandinavia."
While I'm sure there will be new Canadian content, likely quite soon, it looks like we've nothing major to look forward to by way of Canadian records.

1 comment:

HugoB said...

In response to my question to Wiltshire & Swindon Archives a few days ago.........

"I see that “The Genealogist” hosts Parish Records for a number of the counties that I have interests in. Particularly …………….. Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Are there any plans to make the Wiltshire ones available on Ancestry or FindmyPast?"

I received the following reply.......

"We are about to embark on a project with Ancestry for our parish registers to be scanned and made available online."