Thursday, 20 December 2018

New UK Titles from Ancestry in 2018

It's easy to overlook additions to genealogy databases. There were 28 additions to UK titles in the Ancestry collection in 2018 for a total of 95,434,950 records. That's according to the card catalog and including some smaller ones for Jersey, Gibraltar and pre-1810 probate records for Ireland.

The major addition was the 1939 National Register for England and Wales accounting for 48 per cent of the new records. Together with London, England, City Directories, 1736-1943 and Liverpool, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1970 it accounts for 77 per cent of the new records.

Here's a complete list of the new titles on Ancestry. I've included the one Canadian title added this year.
TitleRecords
1939 England and Wales Register45,876,575
London, England, City Directories, 1736-194319,793,623
Liverpool, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-19708,128,468
Norfolk, England, Transcripts of Church of England Baptism, Marriage and Burial Registers, 1600-19355,930,500
Edinburgh, Scotland, Electoral Registers, 1832-19664,898,177
Aberdeen City and Former Counties of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Electoral Registers, 1832-19763,219,223
UK, WWI Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-19231,958,049
Cambridgeshire, England, Electoral Registers, Burgess Rolls and Poll Books, 1722-19661,694,140
UK, Allied Prisoners of War, 1939-19451,294,406
Yorkshire, England, Church of England Parish Records, 1538-18731,192,245
UK, Registers of Employees of the East India Company and the India Office, 1746-1939643,303
Kent, England, Extracted Parish Records, 1539-1876149,928
Fife, Scotland, School Admissions and Discharges, 1867-1916138,517
Wiltshire, England, Wills and Probate, 1530-1858102,570
Web: Scotland, Sheriff Court Paternity Decrees, 1792-192268,621
Buckinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1535-181264,981
Worcestershire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1541-181264,575
Cheshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1564-183751,686
Ireland, Index to the Prerogative Wills, 1536-181038,829
Web: Jersey, Hospital and Poor House Admissions, 1879-191629,132
UK, Historical Photographs and Prints, 1704-198923,310
Cambridgeshire, England, Juror Books, 1828-188320,157
Rosyth, Fife, Scotland, Dockyard Employee Books, 1892-196718,474
Web: Gibraltar, WWII Evacuee Embarkation Records, 194015,057
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, Carnegie Music Institution Registers, 1910-192013,699
Web: UK, Register of Railway Employee Injuries and Deaths, 1911-19153,915
Nova Scotia, Canada, Book of Negroes, 17833,009
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, War Albums, 1899 - 19161,511
Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, Directory and Yearbook, 18921,279

The title most recently added was the nearly 2 million UK, WWI Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923 added on 1 October and updated on 8 November.

1 comment:

AlisoninVancouver said...

Ancestry is just playing catch-up with the 1939 register. Find My Past has had it for several years.