To celebrate their fifth birthday Familyrelatives.com have announced a special subscription offer, until the 31st May 2011 you can get 20% off an annual subscription. This means you will be paying £25 ($42 or €29) for a year’s access to the website.
Familyrelatives.com is not a name that comes up often on this blog or in the genealogy news and they obviously don’t have the same sort of budget as the big name data providers, and their collections are not as extensive but they do deserve a closer look.
What I really like about their website is that they have all their English collections listed and linked on one page along with links across the top of that page to collections for other countries.
There is quite a cross-section of records on the site. They have the GRO BMD Indexes (partially indexed), a selection army and navy records, a large selection of directories, school records and medical registers, as well as a selection of parish registers for a variety of places.
If you are not interested in a subscription there is a pay-per-view option for some of the records and they even have some free to view records (details here and here). If you are interested then don’t hang about, you don’t have long to take advantage of this special offer.
Whilst I have been busy sorting, scanning and filing there have been a few announcements in the English genealogy world that I need to catch up on.
Findmypast.com have added 1.25 million high resolution images from the 1881 census to their site, to go with the previously available transcriptions (the transcriptions are free to search).
Familyrelatives.com have added details of 120,000 pupils and masters from UK Public Schools, some dating back to 1500. I doubt whether I am going to find any of my ancestors in any of these institutions.
Ancestry.co.uk have published records of over 100,000 British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War held by the Germans during the Second World War, as well as the UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945 which features details of British Army personnel killed in action.
192.com have updated 380,000 Electoral Roll records. Now don’t get too excited, these are from the 2009 Electoral Roll and the main focus of this is current information, although they do have some historical data. There is a lot of information on this site, some of which is free, but it is probably the best place to start looking if you are trying to trace a living relation in the UK.
The Autumn 2009 edition of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine has on it’s cover disc two items connected with the David Mitchell episode of the series. Firstly there is some unseen footage from the episode (I haven’t watched it yet, but will let you know what it’s like) and secondly there is a deal with Ancestry.co.uk providing free access to the 1901 Scottish census (for a limited time only).