Friday, December 9, 2016

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, December 9, 2016


Over 205 million new records and newspaper articles are available to search this Findmypast Friday including;


Over 204 million new articles and 8 new titles have been added to our collection of historic British newspapers. The new additions include the Northern Daily Telegraph, Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, Britannia and Eve, The Sketch, The Sphere, Evening Star, Shipley Times and Express and the Southern Echo.


The Worcestershire Probate Index 1660-1858 contains over 51,000 records taken from four varieties of probate documents that will allow you to uncover details surrounding your Worcestershire ancestor’s last will and testament. Each record includes a transcript that will reveal when they died, their occupation and how their estate was handled.


Buckinghamshire Marriages contains over 49,000 records that will allow you to discover when, where and to whom your ancestor was married. The collection consists of transcripts covering 26 parishes within the English county of Buckinghamshire.


Was your ancestor an officiating minister in New Zealand in 1882? Find out with an index containing over 600 records and covering 13 religious denominations. Each record includes a transcript that will reveal their official title and the church they served.


Find out if you have military is memorialised in Auckland’s Waikaraka Cemetery with a memorial commemorating over 100 veterans who fought for the Empire and who died at the Auckland Veterans’ Home between 1902 and 1940. Each record includes a transcript that will list their birth year, death year, age at death and force or regiment.


Did your ancestor take the Civil Service examination in New Zealand? Explore this collection of more than 700 records and uncover the details of those who sat for the annual examinations for admission to, or promotion in, the Civil Service in mid-December 1906 and mid-January 1907.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New Historic Records on FamilySearch: Week of December 5, 2016



SALT LAKE CITY, UT—FamilySearch published free, searchable historic records online this week from Canada, England, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sweden, Scotland and the United States. Perhaps one of these collections has the ancestor you are seeking! See and search the full list of new, free collections this week at FamilySearch.

About FamilySearch and Its Historic Records Access Initiative

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world's historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org/indexing.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,921 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.




Monday, December 5, 2016

A Genealogist's Guide to Boston, Massachusetts Released

A Genealogist's Guide to Boston, Massachusetts Released


The fourth in a series of guides to popular research destinations

The In-Depth Genealogist is pleased to present their newest book in the research series by writer, Jacqueline Gamble entitled “A Genealogist’s Guide to Boston, Massachusetts”. The book is a great resource for genealogists who plan on researching in this geographic area. Approximately 12 million people from all over the world visit Boston every year to take in its beautiful harbor, amazing history, museums, sporting events, and more. With its mixture of old buildings (some dating back to the 1600s), new skyscrapers, and everything in between, Boston truly is a meeting of past, present and future.

This guide will provide you with what you will need to know when planning a genealogy trip to Boston. Within the book is information on repositories, libraries, historical societies, cemeteries, attractions, accommodations, and more in and around Boston.

"A Genealogist’s Guide to Boston, Massachusetts” is available now as a PDF, Kindle, and Nook download ($4.99) through The In-Depth Genealogist Store (http://theindepthgenealogist.com/shop-idg/idg-products/). The paperback book will soon be available for just $9.99 in a convenient pocket sized, 5” x 8”, so it will easily fit in your bag or jacket. Subscribers to the website receive a 10% discount on purchase of the book.

Jacky Gamble is a genealogist, historian and freelance writer. She discovered her passion for genealogy while crafting a list of cousins in her very large family. She sought the help of the internet for locating missing cousins and instead discovered records of her grandparents, great grandparents, 2nd great grandparents and so much more. The more ancestors she discovered, the more she wanted to know. And thus began her love of this hobby. She has yet to finish her original list of cousins.

When Jacky is not researching genealogy, she is writing about it. She regularly posts to her personal blogs at Tracing My New England Roots (http://genealogyvt.blogspot.com/) and The Graveyard Rabbit of Vermont (http://vermontgyrabbit.blogspot.com/). Her articles have been published in various Internet publications and in Family Chronicle magazine. Jacky is the author of The In-Depth Genealogist’s column “Remembering Olde New England” in Going In-Depth magazine.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, December 2, 2016


Over 8.9 million new records are available to search this Findmypast Friday including;


New South Wales Passenger Lists contains over 8.5 million records. This collection includes records of both assisted and unassisted passengers. The assisted passenger lists cover 1828 to 1896 and the unassisted passenger lists span the years 1826 to 1900. Assisted passengers refers to those who received monetary assistance from another party or agency/government for their passage.

Each result will provide a transcript and image of the original record. The information included on the transcript will vary depending on whether your ancestor was an assisted or unassisted passenger, although most will include your ancestors name, passage type, birth year, nationality, departure port, arrival port and the dates of their travels.


Scotland Non-Old Parish Registers Vital Records 1647-1875 is a collection of registers created by churches outside of the established church. It contains over 12,000 transcripts of births, marriages, and deaths and is a useful alternative to the Church of Scotland's old parish records.

Non-old parish registers are distinctively different from the Church of Scotland's old parish records. The original records are held by the National Records of Scotland and have been diligently transcribed by Graham and Emma Maxwell. The majority span from 1684 until 1861 and cover seven Scottish counties.


Royal Irish Constabulary Service Records 1816-1922 contains over 486,000 records released in association with the National Archives. The collection will allow you to uncover intimate details of your ancestor's career with the R.I.C and includes a plethora of records related to the running and administration of the organisation including general registers, disbandment registers, nominal returns, and more. You can also find records of Royal Irish Constabulary clerical staff.

Each result includes an image of the original document and a transcript. The nature of the information recorded will vary significantly depending on the subject and type of the original document. A full list of the various record types included in the collection can be found at the bottom of the search page.


Over 43,000 records have been added to our Royal Irish Constabulary History & Directories collection. The collection allows you to explore a variety of publications printed between 1840 and 1921 that will provide further insight into the administration and daily operations of the police force as well as the history of the organisation.

Each record includes a PDF image of the original publication. The collection includes training manuals, codes of conduct, salary scales, circulars and staff lists that cover promotions, deployments, rules & regulations and much more.