This is an experimental weekly blog post, summarising some of the week’s news that might be of interest to family historians and genealogists with an interest in English research.
[Ancestry.co.uk] London Parish Registers now fully indexed
Ancestry.co.uk (in association with the London Metropolitan Archives) have completed the indexing of their London Parish Registers Collection. Previously only entries from 1813 (for baptisms and burials) and 1754 (for marriages) had been indexed, but now the index extends back to the earliest parish registers, which in theory started in 1538.
- Find out more on the Ancestry.co.uk website.
[Findmypast.co.uk] 7,000 extra Chelsea Pensioners records added
Findmypast.co.uk have further extended their collection of Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1760-1913. This addition consist of 7,247 records (44,130 separate images) from the period 1801 to 1912, from the National Archives series WO97.
- Find out more on the Findmypast.com website.
[Online databases] Parish Register Transcription Society makes selected transcriptions available online
(With thanks to Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter for bringing this to my attention)
The Parish Register Transcription Society have made available selected transcriptions from their catalogue via the Frontis archive publishing system, using a system of pay per view credits. These transcriptions are also available on CD, but this new system will make it more cost effective if your ancestors didn’t stay in the same place for long.
- Find out more on the Parish Register Transcription Society Data Archive website
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