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Genie News from Home and Abroad
with Tricia Parnell

 
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Genomic Testing Survey
GeniOz.net.au
** New Australia – An Australian Research Council-funded study about public perceptions and views on personal genomic testing is running a survey online and would like more responses from Australians, and from the rest of the world too. 2 August 2016
The Prosecution Project
ProsecutionProject.Griffith.edu.au
** New Australia – The Prosecution Project is investigating the history of the criminal trial in Australia. It will also tell us much about Australian history – how people lived, how they behaved, how they dealt with conflict and tragedy, how legal and political institutions responded to crime and its consequences. 2 August 2016
More Tasmanian Records 1839-1938
FamilySearch.org
** New Australia – FamilySearch.org has indexed an additional 70,000 civil registration records from Tasmania. These records span the years from 1839 to 1938. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Auckland Burials 1886-1948
FamilySearch.org
** New New Zealand – FamilySearch.org has indexed roughly 27,000 burial records from Waikumete Cemetery in Auckland, spanning the years from 1886 to 1948. Access is free. 2 August 2016
NH Births 1901-1915
FamilySearch.org
** New US – FamilySearch.org has indexed 106,000 New Hampshire birth certificates spanning the years from 1901 to 1915. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Jewish Aid Disbursements
Archives.JDC.org
** New US – The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) maintains an archive that contain records of people who have received aid from JDC over the years. The core holdings contain records of displaced persons from World War II. Access is free. 2 August 2016
More US Marriages
FindMyPast.com
** New US – FindMyPast has released another tranche of US marriage records. This contains some 10 million marriage records primarily from Indiana, Illinois, New York, Maine and Pennsylvania. Access to this collection is free in the AIGS library. 2 August 2016
AR Confederate Pensions 1891-1939
FamilySearch.org
** New US – FamilySearch.org has indexed some 172,000 Arkansas ex-Confederate pension records. These records date from 1891 to 1939. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Early RI Court Records
RIHS.org
** New US – Early Rhode Island Court Records now available online: The Rhode Island Historical Society has digitized its most important collections related to the colonial Rhode Island judicial system: “Colonial Justice: Preserving and Digitising Early Rhode Island Court Records.” Selected records from the courts of Providence County, Kent County, and what was known as Kings County. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Freed Slaves
DiscoverFreedmen.org
** New US – The Freedmen’s Bureau Project: A project to index the records of 4 million freed African-American slaves is now complete and available online. 2 August 2016
Staten Is. Newspapers 1886-1910
NYPL.org
** New US – Staten Island Historical Newspapers now online: More than 9,000 pages from The Richmond County Advance have been posted online, covering the years 1886 to 1910. 2 August 2016
St John, NB Burials 1889-1919
FamilySearch.org
** New Canada – FamilySearch.org has created a new browsable image collection of Saint John, New Brunswick burial permits dating from 1889 to 1919. The images are organized by date. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Victoria, BC Newspapers 1858-1950
BritishColonist.ca
** New ACanada – The website BritishColonist.ca has increased their online collection of historic newspapers from Victoria, British Columbia. The collection spans the years from 1858 to 1950. The Times Colonist is the oldest newspaper in Western Canada. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Canadian Headstones
CanadianHeadstones.com
** New Canada – CanadianHeadstones.com exceeds 1.5 million records: CH is a free archive of headstone photographs. 2 August 2016
Peterborough Directories from 1858
Archive.org
** New Canada – City Directories of Peterborough, Ontario are now online: A collection of 115 Peterborough city and county directories, dating back to 1858, have been digitised. 2 August 2016
Slaves in the Americas
Vanderbilt.edu
** New South America – Vanderbilt University has established a website devoted to digitizing and preserving documents related to enslaved Africans and Afro-descended peoples in the Americas. (Ecclesiastical & Secular Sources for Slave Societies.) Most of the documents on the website relate to Brazil and Colombia, with some covering Cuba and Spanish Florida. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Oldham, Lancs., Burials 1797-2004
FamilySearch.org
** New UK – FamilySearch.org has put online the cemetery registers from Oldham, Lancashire. This collection covers the following cemeteries: Hollinwood, Failsworth, Royton, Crompton, Chadderton, Lees and Greenacres, spanning the years from 1797 to 2004. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Westminster Burials
FindMyPast.com
** New UK – FindMyPast has added new burial records from Westminster. In total some 520,000 burial records have been added. Access to this collection is free in the AIGS library. 2 August 2016
Battle of Jutland Servicemen
FindMyPast.com
** New UK – FindMyPast has added British Royal Navy and Royal Marine records related to the 1916 Battle of Jutland. Access to this collection is free in the AIGS library. 2 August 2016
More Yorkshire Marriages
FindMyPast.com
** New England – FindMyPast has increased the size of their Yorkshire parish record collection. An additional 1.4 million marriage have been added to the collection. Access to this collection is free in the AIGS library. 2 August 2016
Lancashire BMDs
LancashireBMD.org.uk
** New England – The website Lancashire BMD continues to add new Lancashire genealogy records at a steady pace. In total, the website has 9.8 million birth records, 4.5 million marriage records and 5.8 million death records. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Devon Prison Records 1832-1919
FindMyPast.com
** New England – FindMyPast has released a collection of prison records from Plymouth, Devon. Access to this collection is free in the AIGS library. 2 August 2016
Early British Phone Books
TheGenealogist.co.uk
** New England and Wales – TheGenealogist has released a few early British telephone directories. Access to this collection is free in the AIGS library. 2 August 2016
Welsh Almanac Collection
llgc.org.uk
** New Wales – Welsh Almanac Collection online: The National Library of Wales has digitised and placed online a large collection of almanacs. If you have Welsh ancestry and if you also read Welsh, you will want to look at the Welsh Almanac Collection. 2 August 2016
Register of Corrected Entries
ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk
** New Scotland – Scotland's system of civil registration is different from the English system, and one of the differences is the Register of Corrected Entries. The ScotlandsPeople website recently published a helpful guide to this register. 2 August 2016
More Early Irish Marriages
IrishAncestors.ie
** New Ireland – Early Irish Marriage Index reaches 80,000 records. Several thousand more records have been added to the Irish Genealogical Research Society’s Early Irish Marriage Index. 2 August 2016
French conscription records 1867-1940
FamilySearch.org
** New France – FamilySearch.org has created a new collection of military conscription records from Saône-et-Loire, France, spanning the years from 1867 to 1940. Note that for legal/privacy reasons, only people born more than 120 years ago will be found in the listings. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Rome civil records 1863-1930
FamilySearch.org
** New Italy – FamilySearch.org has launched an image collection of civil registration records from the Rome region. This new collection spans the years from 1863 to 1930. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Belgian civil records 1621-1914
FamilySearch.org
** New Belgium – FamilySearch.org has recently indexed a number of Belgium civil registration records. The largest new addition comes from Liège. It spans the years from 1621 to 1914. Access is free. 2 August 2016
Immigrants and Donors
Genealogy.org
** New Israel – The Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) continues to add interesting new genealogy record sets to their collection. The latest additions include: lists of women and children in 1942 authorized to enter Palestine from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Latvia, Hungary, Holland, Lithuania and Poland; lists of immigrants from Hungary to Palestine in 1947 and lists of donors who sent care parcels to Jews in Poland immediately after WWII. The IGRA website is available in both Hebrew and English. The link takes you to the page that describes how the whole process works. Access is free after registration 2 August 2016
Lesotho Church Records 1874-1983
FamilySearch.org
** New South Africa – FamilySearch.org has created a new image collection of church records from the Lesotho Evangelical Church in South Africa (LECSA). This collection spans the years from 1874 to 1983. Access to the collection is free. 2 August 2016
Paraguay Church Records 1754-2015
FamilySearch.org
** New Paraguay – FamilySearch.org continues to expand their collection of family records from South America. The latest addition is from Paraguay. These are Catholic Church records from 1754 to 2015. Access is free. 2 August 2016
WWII Service Records
Ancestry.co.uk
Australia – Ancestry has released a new collection of Australian WWII military service records. Access is by subscription, or free in the AIGS Library. Please note that in order to access the full original service file, a request must be made to the National Archives of Australia. If you are not already an Ancestry subscriber, you may find it easier to click here to go directly to the National Archives website. 3 May 2016
Queensland Births & Marriages
FindMyPast.com
Australia – FindMyPast Australia has put Queensland birth records spanning the years 1829 to 1919 and marriage records from 1829 to 1939 online. Queensland was part of New South Wales until 1859, and registration of births were not mandatory in Australia until March 1856. These are transcripts; copies of the original record are available from the Queensland government. Access is by subscription or free in the AIGS Library. 3 May 2016
Yorkshire BDMs 1832-1921
Calderdale.gov.uk
England – 394,000 names from birth, death, and marriage announcements published in the Halifax Guardian between 1832 & 1921 are online and the indexes can be downloaded in PDF format, 3 May 2016
More British Newspapers
FindMyPast.com
England – FindMyPast has added to their British Newspaper collection. The latest update includes more articles from some of the larger cities, such as the Birmingham Daily Gazette, the Sheffield Independent and the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. Access is by subscription or free in the AIGS Library. 3 May 2016
Service Pensions 1704-1934
FindMyPast.com
England – FindMyPast has put online a collection of British Royal Navy & Royal Marines pension records, spanning the years from 1704 to 1934. The information contained in each record varies depending on the time period. Access is by subscription or free in the AIGS Library. 3 May 2016
Essex Parish Records 1512-2005
TheGenealogist.co.uk
England – TheGenealogist has put online 900,000 new Essex parish records. These are primarily baptism, marriage and burial records. This brings their collection of Essex parish records to some 2.5 million. The records span the years from 1512 to 2005. Access is by subscription or free in the AIGS Library. 3 May 2016
More Dorset Parish Records
FindMyPast.com
England – FindMyPast has added to their collection of Dorset parish records, it now contains some 390,000 Dorset baptism records, some 650,000 marriage records and some 380,000 burial records. Access is by subscription, or free in the AIGS Library. 3 May 2016
Overhaul for Free Website
genuki.org.uk
UK and Ireland – The popular website Genuki (one of the top free genealogy websites in the UK) is going through a major overhaul. After 21 years, the website is working towards improving the user experience. Details can be found on the Genuki news page. 3 May 2016
Irish Newspapers 1708-1955
FindMyPast.com
Ireland – FindMyPast’s Irish newspaper collection now contains 115 different titles spanning the years from 1708 to 1955. In total, there are 20 million searchable articles. Access is by subscription, or free in the AIGS Library. 3 May 2016
Stories of Irish Ancestors
IrishAncestors.ie
Ireland – The Irish Genealogical Research Society through their website Irish Ancestors has launched a new initiative to capture the personal stories of Irish-born ancestors. If you have an interesting tale to tell about one of your Irish ancestors, then this is the place to do it. 3 May 2016
Quaker Records Since Mid-1600s
FindMyPast.com
Ireland – FindMyPast has put online Quaker birth, death and marriage records going back as far as the mid-1600s. Also included are Quaker school records, migration records and congregational records. There are 28,000 birth records alone. Access is by subscription or free in the AIGS Library. 3 May 2016
Scottish Chapbooks online
blog.nls.uk
Scotland – Scottish Chapbooks are Online: More than 3,000 Scottish chapbooks are available in the National Library of Scotland’s online Digital Gallery, under the heading “Chapbooks printed in Scotland”. 3 May 2016
NYC Marriages 1908-1929
Archive.org
United States – The New York City Marriage Index 1908-1929 Goes Online: The index to the New York City Clerk’s Office marriage records for 1908-1929 is now online and open for public use. The index is free. 3 May 2016
Hebrew Naming and Headstones
youtube.com
Jewish Genealogy – Video - Hebrew Naming and How to Read Hebrew Headstones: This video will help you find valuable information, whether you can read Hebrew or not. You can access 16 short instructional youtube videos, 3 May 2016
Obsolete Job Titles
homepage.ntlworld.com
Ranks, Professions, Occupations and Trades – This web site features hundreds of obsolete job titles that may be found in old documents and even census records. 3 May 2016
School registers 1870-1914
FindMyPast.com
England – FindMyPast has added 527,000 records to their collection of national school admission registers, spanning the years from 1870 to 1914 and containing school admission records, log books, school visitor lists and other lists associated with the daily activities of a school. Access is by subscription. 12 April 2016
Cemetery Records
DeceasedOnline.com
England – Deceased Online will be adding the cemetery and crematorium records from the Calderdale Council in West Yorkshire. These records encompass seven cemeteries. The records for Brighouse Cemetery and the Halifax General Cemetery have already gone online. The records go back as far as 1842. They have also added cemetery records from East Staffordshire. The two new cemeteries are Stapenhill and Rolleston. The records date from 1866 to 1997.Access is by subscription. 12 April 2016
British WWII PoWs
TheGenealogist.co.uk
England – TheGenealogist has added over 150,000 WWII Prisoner of War records to their military collection. These are British military personnel held in German prisoner of war camps from 1939 to 1945. Access is by subscription. 12 April 2016
WWI Service Women
NationalArchives.gov.uk
England – Researching Women in the First World War - From nursing to the navy, records are available online for a range of service women. 12 April 2016
Yorkshire Probate 1521-1858
Ancestry.co.uk
England – Historic Yorkshire Probate Records Are Now Online, written between 1521 and 1858 offering an insight for those looking for details of how their ancestors passed on their wealth and a snapshot of social history. Access by subscription. 12 April 2016
Archbishops’ Registers 1225-1650
ArchbishopsRegisters.York.ac.uk
England – York’s Archbishops’ Registers Revealed 1225-1650 - The available records include 21,647 high quality images of 45 Archbishops’ Registers. 12 April 2016
Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887
FamilySearch.org
England – FamilySearch has added Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887. This collection contains Bishop's transcripts from 1558-1887. The records were filmed at the Devon Record Office. 12 April 2016
Cemetery Registers 1797-2004
FamilySearch.org
England – FamilySearch has added Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004 This collection contains cemetery registers from Hollinwood, Failsworth, Royton, Crompton, Chadderton, Lees, and Greenacres cemeteries in Oldham. Most registers contain, name, address, date of death, date of burial and burial location. 12 April 2016
Irish Parish Records
FindMyPast.com
Ireland – FindMyPast has decided for the moment to make their collection of ten million Irish Roman Catholic parish records available for free. Parish records are important in Ireland because of the number of lost/destroyed/missing census records. These are baptism, marriage and burial records that can be searched by first name, last name, year and location. 12 April 2016
Irish Parish Records
[ AIGS Library ]
Ireland – Ancestry Adds the Largest Collection of Irish Catholic Parish Records Launched Online. The Catholic Parish Registers 1655-1915 collection includes baptism, marriage, burial and confirmation records from more than 1,000 parishes, and over 3,500 registers, in Ireland. This is the first time that the collection has been indexed with the original images linked online. Available for free at the AIGS library. 12 April 2016
Irish Research Records
FromIreland.net
Ireland – A Very Useful and Free Website for Irish Research - millions of free records, including: gravestone records, gravestone photographs, 1901 census records, 1911 census records, 1931 trade directory records, birth records, marriage records, death records, Lewis’ topographical records, Griffith’s valuation records, and much more. 12 April 2016
Revenue Police Records 1830-57
FindMyPast.com
Ireland – FindMyPast has released an interesting collection of Irish Revenue Police records. The Irish Revenue Police were formed to combat bootlegging and illegal distillation of alcohol from the years 1830 to 1857. This record set consists of some 37,000 records of the men who served with the force. Access is by subscription. 12 April 2016
Records of the Troubles
Ancestry.co.uk
Ireland – Ancestry has put online two collections of records from the UK National Archives related to the Irish independence struggle. The first collection consists of court martial papers from 1916 to 1922 related to events that began with the Easter uprising of 24 April 1916. The second collection consists of intelligence profiles collected by the Dublin Metropolitan Police and the Royal Irish Constabulary of people suspected of being disloyal to the British Crown. Access to both collections is by subscription. 12 April 2016
1930 Valuation Rolls
ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk
Scotland – The website ScotlandsPeople has released the 1930 valuation rolls for Scotland. The 1930 valuation roll contains some 2.5 million names and provides a glimpse into Scottish life between the two world wars. Access is by subscription. 12 April 2016
WWII PoWs of Japan
FamilySearch.org
United States – FamilySearch has added - World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945 Index of military personnel and civilians who were prisoners of the Japanese during World War II, acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). 12 April 2016
Newspapers and Yearbooks
Caro.PLoud.net
United States – The Caro public library in Michigan has digitized and put online historic copies of the local newspaper The Tuscola County Advertiser (1868 to 1943), as well as the local high school yearbooks for the years 1922 to 2006. Caro is located northeast of Flint, Michigan. Access is free. 12 April 2016
W A BDM Indexes
FindMyPast.com
Australia – FindMyPast have just put online Western Australian birth, death and marriage indexes. Please note that Western Australia began keeping civil records of births, deaths and marriages starting from 1 September 1841. Prior to that date, it is necessary to consult church records. Access is by subscription. 12 April 2016
Dutch BDM's from 1811
MyHeritage.com
Netherlands - MyHeritage Adds More Than 5 Million Dutch Records to SuperSearch from the Rotterdam City Archives. The three collections: Rotterdam, Netherlands, Death Index, 1811-1960; Birth Index, 1811-1913; and Marriage Index, 1811-1935. 12 April 2016
Billion Graves Updates
BillionGraves.com
Various - Over 3.2 million records have been added to the Billion Graves Cemetery Index collection, including over 2.8 million additions for the United States; over 821,000 for Canada; over 272,000 for Australia; over 92,000 for England; over 29,000 for New Zealand; over 25,000 for Scotland; over 4,000 for Ireland; and over 3,000 for Wales. 12 April 2016
Parish Chest Records 1556-1950
FindMyPast.com
England – FindMyPast has released a collection they call Devon, Plymouth and West Devon Parish Chest Records, an eclectic mix of documents including such things as the levying of taxes, the selection of juries and even pew rentals within a given church, spanning the years 1556 to 1950. Access is by subscription. 13 March 2016
Norfolk County Records
FindMyPast.com
England – FindMyPast has added a variety of Norfolk County baptism, marriage and burial records. The records seem to go back as far as 400 years ago. Each record consists of a transcript plus an image of the original record. Access is by subscription. 13 March 2016
British Merchant Seamen 1918-41
FindMyPast.com
England – FindMyPast has added over 240,000 records to their British Merchant Seamen collection. Spanning the years from 1918 to 1941 these records are essentially index cards that the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen used between the two wars to track merchant seamen who served on British merchant vessels. Access is by subscription. 13 March 2016
WW1 Conscription Appeals
NationalArchives.gov.uk
UK – 10 Feb 2016 marked 100 years since the beginning of conscription for the WW1 in Britain. You can search the collection of Middlesex conscription appeal records (MH 47) in the National Archives and download them for free. 13 March 2016
1,000,000 Transcribed Records
DiscoverFreedmen.org
US – FamilySearch.org in concert with the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture have announced that the project to transcribe the Freedmen’s Bureau records has reached the important milestone of one million transcribed records. 13 March 2016
Idaho Births & Deaths
FamilySearch.org
US – FamilySearch.org has created new collections of Idaho birth indexes (1861 to 1911) and death indexes (1938 to 1961). These records come from the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. 13 March 2016
Poughkeepsie NY Papers
Newspapers.com
US – Newspapers.com (an Ancestry company) has digitized and put online historic newspapers from Poughkeepsie, New York. Access is by subscription. 13 March 2016
Cook County IL Deaths
FamilySearch.org
US – FamilySearch.org has indexed an additional 3.7 million Cook County, Illinois death records. These records date from 1878 to 1994 and excludes the city of Chicago records. Access is free. 13 March 2016
Kansas Marriages 1855-1911
FamilySearch.org
US – FamilySearch.org has indexed an additional 312,000 marriage records from various counties in Kansas. These county marriage records span the years from 1855 to 1911. Access is free. 13 March 2016
US Marriages 1650-2010
FindMyPast.com
US – FindMyPast has released 33 million historic US marriage records spanning the years 1650 to 2010. The records are being released in partnership with FamilySearch. Eventually, this collection will consist of some 100 million records. Each record includes a transcript plus images of the original documents. Access is by subscription. 13 March 2016
New Online Database
OldCanadaRoad.org
Canada – Old Canada Road Historical Society Launches Online Database: This new resource includes more than 1,000 records, including photographs. The online catalogue is available. 13 March 2016
Alberta Land Records
ABGenealogy.ca
Canada – The Alberta Genealogical Society contains some 520,000 entries dating from as early as 1870 to as late as the 1950s. Most of the records are essentially indexes and pointers to land records held at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. The index, however, provides sufficient information to be able to narrow down the location of your ancestor’s farm. Access is free. 13 March 2016
Irish Naming Patterns
eneclann.ie
Ireland – Genealogists place a great importance on the naming patterns within a family, as they can give us clues as to the names of the paternal and maternal grandparents. However, children were often named after a saint if they were born on or close to that saint’s day. 13 March 2016
Irish Surnames [podcast]
eneclann.ie
Ireland – Irish Surnames a Family Heirloom: The majority of Irish surnames can be traced back to the 1500s, and many even earlier. In Ireland, family names were first 'set down' in the 900s. Many surnames can be linked to even older political units – kinship groups and tribes. You can listen to a podcast. 13 March 2016
NZ Registered Teachers 1906
FindMyPast.com
New Zealand – FindMyPast has put online a small but important collection of New Zealand registered teachers for the year 1906. The collection is from an official government list of some 4,000 teachers and includes the teacher’s name, gender, district position, school name and level of qualification. Access is by subscription. 13 March 2016
Welsh Newspapers
FindMyPast.com
Wales – FindMyPast has added 6.4 million new articles to their historic British newspaper collection. The latest addition includes 19 new titles from Wales. Access is by subscription. 13 March 2016
Liberian Marriages 1941-74
FamilySearch.org
Liberia – FamilySearch.org has a new collection of Liberian marriage records, spanning the years from 1941 to 1974. These records come from the National Archives in Monrovia, Liberia and consist of marriage applications, marriage licenses, marriage returns and various other types of documents that certify marriage. Access is free. 13 March 2016
New PROV Records
prov.vic.gov.au
Victoria – As of 1st January, hundreds of records relating to Victoria’s history have been made public as part of their rolling annual opening of officially closed records. Browse for the full list of newly opened files. 1 February 2016
Indiana Newspapers
library.in.gov
USA – The Indiana State Library continues to add digitized newspapers to their Hoosier State Chronicles website. The collection contains over 100,000 issues and some 780,000 pages from many small-town newspapers across Indiana. Access is free. 1 February 2016
Alaska vital records 1816-1959
FamilySearch.org
USA – FamilySearch.org has created a new collection of Alaskan vital records. Spanning the years from 1816 to 1959. About 57,000 records have been indexed and put online, with more expected to come. Access is free. 1 February 2016
English/Welsh Tithe Maps
TheGenealogist.co.uk
UK – TheGenealogist has put online a complete collection of parish tithe maps and schedules for both England and Wales. Access is by subscription, and is available in the AIGS library. 1 February 2016
Norfolk County Parish Records
TheGenealogist.co.uk
UK – TheGenealogist has released over 3.6 million parish records from Norfolk County. The link provides access to the complete list of parishes and dates that are covered by this release. Access is by subscription, and is available in the AIGS library. 1 February 2016
More Isle of Man Records
FindMyPast.com
UK – FindMyPast has made an addition to their collection of Isle of Man records, including new birth and baptism records (1600-2010), new marriage records (1598-1979) and new burial records (1598-2011). Access is by subscription, and is available in the AIGS library. 1 February 2016
Plymouth & W Devon Electoral Rolls
FindMyPast.com
UK – FindMyPast has released a collection of Plymouth and West Devon electoral registers. Spanning the years 1780 to 1983 and consisting of parish and parliamentary electoral rolls, electoral registers and lists of county voters. Access is by subscription, and is available in the AIGS library. 1 February 2016
Udine Civil Records
FamilySearch.org
Italy – FamilySearch.org has indexed an additional 252,000 civil registration records from the state archive in Udine. These records span the time period from 1806 to 1815 and 1871 to 1911. Access is free. 1 February 2016
Church Records 1576-2014
FamilySearch.org
Colombia – FamilySearch.org has added 1.4 million more indexed records from Colombia. These are Catholic Church records that span the years from 1576 to 2014. These records include primarily baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths. Access is free. 1 February 2016
Dutch Reformed Church Records 1838-1991
FamilySearch.org
Southern Africa – FamilySearch.org has created a new image collection of records from the registers of the South Africa Netherdutch Reformed Church that covers various areas of South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. These records span the years from 1838 to 1991. The records are in both Afrikaan and English. Access is free. 1 February 2016
Soldiers' Wills
NationalArchives.ie
Ireland – The National Archives of Ireland holds a collection of the wills of Irish soldiers who died while serving in the British Army. Most of these date from WWI but there is a small number from the late 19th Century and the South African War, 1899-1902. The documents have been digitised by the National Archives and are now available free online. 1 February 2016
Qld Car Registrations 1923
qld.gov.au
Queensland – Cars registered in Queensland in 1923. 4 January 2016
NSW Census 1891
FamilySearch.org
New South Wales - FamilySearch.org has indexed an additional 326,000 records from the 1891 New South Wales census. 4 January 2016
W A Almanacs 1849-89
slwa.wordpress.com
Western Australia – The State Library of Western Australia has made available almanacs spanning the years from 1849 to 1889. 4 January 2016
Property Description Changes
dnrm.qld.gov.au
Queensland – The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines has advised that it will be removing references to Parishes and Counties in land transactions, as this information is redundant for the unique identification of land. This will affect forms submitted to the department, and some products and datasets obtained from the department e.g. title searches. 4 January 2016
New Findmypast records
search.findmypast.co.uk
Various – The following records are now available via subscription, or free at the AIGS library:
     Staffordshire, Dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry Wills and Probate (1521-1860);
     British Army Muster Rolls, 84th Foot (1808-1818);
     British Army Muster Rolls, 60th Foot (1879-1882);
     Victorian Mental Health Institutions;
     Hampshire, Portsmouth Electoral Registers (1835-1873);
     Leicestershire Baptisms and Burials; and
     Devon, Plymouth Plague Rate (1626-1629).
4 January 2016
WWI soldier records
BAC-LAC.gc.ca
Canada – Library and Archives Canada (LAC) announce solid progress in digitizing and putting online Canadian World War I soldier records; these are the detailed service files of each Canadian soldier who served in the war. Access is free. 16 December 2015
Immigrant Servants 1899-1949
BAC-LAC.gc.ca
Canada – LAC has launched a new database called Immigrants to Canada: Porters and Domestics 1899 – 1949. This database contains reference to some 8,600 individuals who came to Canada as porters or domestics between 1899 and 1949. Access is free. 16 December 2015
Naturalizations 1915-44
BAC-LAC.gc.ca
Canada – LAC has extended their database of naturalization records, which now covers the years from 1915 to 1944, with work ongoing to extend its scope to 1951. Access is free. 16 December 2015
Tatar church records 1721-1939
FamilySearch.org
Russia – FamilySearch.org has added some 900,000 images to their collection of Russian Tatarstan church books. These are images of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials performed by priests of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Republic of Tatarstan, in the Volga region of Russia. The records span the years from 1721 to 1939. Access is free. 16 December 2015
Forli Civil Registrations
FamilySearch.org
Italy – FamilySearch.org has created a new collection of images of civil registration (birth, marriage and death) records from the State Archives of Forli, spanning the years from 1800 to 1815 and 1866 to 1930. Access is free. 16 December 2015
WAAC Records 1917-20
FamilySearch.org
England – FamilySearch.org has indexed some 160,000 records or the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) records from 1917 to 1920. These are detailed service records on the some 7,000 women who joined WAAC. Each file contains name, date and place of birth, residence, marital status, number of children, occupation, age and date of enlistment. These records can be searched by first name and last name. Access is free. 16 December 2015
Electoral Registers 1832-1932
FindMyPast.com
England & Wales – FindMyPast has put online nearly 10,000 volumes of English and Welsh electoral registers. These registers contain the names of eligible voters from various voting districts, they span the years from 1832 to 1932. At the moment, the registers cannot be searched by name. Instead, it is possible to locate the register book by searching by year, constituency and county. Access is by subscription. 16 December 2015
Military Service Appeal Tribunal
ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk
Scotland – Military Service Appeal Tribunal records are available on ScotlandsPeople. Users may search index entries relating to the Appeal cases of 5,820 men seeking exemption from military service between 1916 and 1918. Fully searchable by name, address, grounds, and occupation. Because these records were supposedly destroyed after 1921, Noel Clark cautions that this database may be incomplete.
16 December 2015
Montana Bs & Ds 1840-2004
FamilySearch.org
USA – FamilySearch.org has indexed an additional 450,000 birth and death records from Montana. These span the years from 1840 to 2004. The collection can be searched by first name and last name. Access is free. 8 November 2015
Revolutionary Records 1755-83
FamilySearch.org
USA – FamilySearch.org has created a new image collection called US Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors. It spans the years from 1775 to 1783. Access is free. 8 November 2015
Baltimore Arrivals 1820-1948
FamilySearch.org
USA – FamilySearch.org has indexed some 875,000 Baltimore ship passenger records, spanning the years 1820 to 1948. After Ellis Island, Baltimore was the second largest port of arrival for immigrants to America. Access is free. 8 November 2015
1942 US Draft Records
FamilySearch.org
USA – FamilySearch.org has indexed an additional one million World War II draft registration cards. This new addition covers the year 1942. Access is free. 8 November 2015
WWI Hospital Records
ForcesWarRecords.co.uk
England – The website Forces War Records has reached a milestone of 500,000 World War I hospital records. Access is by subscription. 8 November 2015
Migrants from Britain 1896-1909
TheGenealogist.co.uk
England – The website TheGenealogist has put online historical records of passengers who departed by sea from Britain between 1896 and 1909. These records will be of interest to anyone with ancestors who emigrated from Britain, particularly to America, Canada, India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, or to anyone with ancestors who transmigrated through England, in particular, people from Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Access is by subscription. 8 November 2015
Electoral Registers 1832-1932
FindMyPast.co.uk
England & Wales – FindMyPast has put online electoral registers from England and Wales from 1832 to 1932. In total, this mammoth collection consists of some 5.4 million images containing 220 million names. Access by subscription. 8 November 2015
Qld Cemeteries 1802-1990
FamilySearch.org
Australia – FamilySearch has indexed some 335,000 cemetery records from Queensland, spanning the years 1802 to 1990. Access is free. 8 November 2015
Valuation Rolls 1855-1925
ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk
Scotland – ScotlandsPeople has released the 1855 valuation rolls. Valuation rolls from 1855 to 1925 are now available on the ScotlandsPeople website. Access is by subscription. 8 November 2015
Glasgow Newspapers
FindMyPast.com
Scotland – FindMyPast has added three Scottish newspapers to their collection from the city of Glasgow. Included are the Glasgow Free Press, the Glasgow Gazette and the Glasgow Morning Journal. Access is by subscription. 8 November 2015
Irish Newspapers 1845-70/1
BritishNewspaperArchive.co.uk
Ireland – The latest additions for The British Newspaper Archive website includes historic Irish newspapers: the Kings County Chronicle (1845 to 1871) and the Armagh Guardian (various years from 1845 to 1870). Access by subscription. 8 November 2015
Civil Record Indexes
IrishGenealogy.ie
Ireland – IrishGenealogy.ie, the official genealogy website of the Irish government, has updated their indexes to historic civil records. The indexes have been updated to include birth records over 100 years old (1914 and earlier), marriage records over 75 years old (1939 and earlier) and death records over 50 years old (1964 and earlier). Access is free. 8 November 2015
Bahamas Civil Records
FamilySearch.org
Bahamas – FamilySearch.org has indexed some 35,000 civil registration records from the Bahamas. These are birth, marriage and death records that span the years from 1850 to 1959. Access is free. 8 November 2015
Swedish Lutheran Records
MyHeritage.com
Sweden – MyHeritage has put online 46 million Swedish household records spanning the years from 1880 to 1920. These are Lutheran Church parish records. Access is by subscription. 8 November 2015
Honduras Records 1841-1968
FamilySearch.org
Honduras – FamilySearch.org has indexed an additional 179,000 civil registration records from Honduras, spanning the years from 1841 to 1968. Access is free. 8 November 2015
B C Deaths 1872-1986
FamilySearch.org
Canada – FamilySearch.org has indexed some 318,000 death registrations from the province of British Columbia, covering 1872 to 1986. B.C. started recording deaths in 1872, note: Chinese were excluded from the death registration until 1897, aboriginals were excluded from registration until 1916; and also note that there may be long delays between the date of death and the death registration the isolation of some communities. Access is free. 8 November 2015
1891 Norwegian Census
ArkivVerket.no
Norway – The National Archives of Norway has digitized and put online images of the entire 1891 census of Norway. At the moment, no master name index exists for this census, so the images must be manually reviewed. Access is free. 8 November 2015
US Wills 1668-2005
Ancestry.com
USA – Ancestry.com has launched a massive US probates and wills collection. The collection consists of some 30 million records comprising 170 million images from all 50 states, and spans the years from 1668 to 2005. Access to the collection is by subscription. 15 September 2015
Hawaiian Newspapers 1836-1991
GenealogyBank.com
USA – GenealogyBank is reporting that their historic Hawaiian newspaper collection has grown to include 25 different titles providing coverage from 1836 to 1991. Access is by subscription. 15 September 2015
Plainfield NJ Directories
Plainfield Public Library
USA – The Plainfield Public Library has put online an extensive collection of city directories from Plainfield New Jersey spanning the years from 1870 to 1982. Access is free. 15 September 2015
Booking Registers 1924-53
San Mateo County GS
USA – The San Mateo County Genealogical Society has put online an index of the sheriff’s booking registers covering the years from 1924 to 1953 (1943 to 1945 are missing). Basically, these registers record everyone who was booked into the county jail during that period. The full record (available offline at the local San Mateo library) provides further detail. Access is free. 15 September 2015
Allied POWs of WW II
FindMyPast.com
England – FindMyPast has put online one million prisoner of war records from World War II. These are predominantly records of Commonwealth and US prisoners held in German POW camps. Access to this collection is by subscription. 15 September 2015
N. Lancs. Cemeteries
DeceasedOnline.com
England – Deceased Online has added four new cemeteries in North Lancashire to their collection, bringing the total number of Lancashire burial records to 5 million. Access is by subscription. 15 September 2015
English School Registers
FindMyPast.com
England – FindMyPast has put online an additional 2.7 million school registers from across England spanning the years from 1870 to 1914. Access to this collection is by subscription. 15 September 2015
More Irish Newspapers
IrishNewsArchive.com
Ireland – The Irish Newspaper Archive has added four new titles: the Irish (Cork) Examiner 1841 to 1989; the Sligo Champion (Co. Sligo) 1950 to the present; the Strabane Chronicle (Co. Tyrone) 1908 to 1979 and various years from the Leinster Express in Co. Laois. Access is by pay per view. 15 September 2015
Irish School Registers
FindMyPast.com
Ireland – FindMyPast has put online historic Irish school register records. In total, this collection contains some 142,000 records. The records span the years from 1860 to 1920. According to FindMyPast, most of the records come from smaller, more isolated schools. Access is by subscription. 15 September 2015







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