Educational Records may reveal your ancestor's unusual achievements

The most satisfying result from researching an ancestor’s life is where you have managed to discover some of the interesting things or surprising accomplishments that they achieved. While it is important to gather the dates of their birth, marriage and death, together with where they lived and what their occupations had been, a rich family narrative about a person needs to include some additional substance in the form of a record of their acts and deeds. Continue reading...

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New Education Records Released 4th December 2020

We've released more College and University registers into our expanding Educational Records, adding a quarter of a million additional individuals. This release includes records from England, Scotland, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand and even a college from Portugal.

The records can be used to discover a student’s achievements and are fantastic for identifying where next to apply your research for an ancestor. Educational records will confirm birth dates and sometimes the place of birth. Usually, they give a father’s name and address, which is useful when the parent is missing from the census, and they can give details of the student’s occupation and a great deal more useful information.

Researchers can use this new data to find ancestors who attended or taught at a variety of Educational establishments in a wide range of years up to the mid 1930s. The earliest record in this release is dated 1566 in the Christ's Hospital Exhibitioners to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1566-1923. In contrast, the latest record is 1936 taken from the List of Occupants of Rooms in St John's College 1895-1936.

These records can also be used to identify those who held high office in the institutions, so that University patrons, deans, visitors, professors and masters and the principals and governors of schools are usually included.

Also in this release we have some fascinating Irish Examination Board records from 1889, 1891 and 1892. These reveal the candidates’ names, addresses and grades in all their subjects, including some rather unusual ones. If you can find an ancestor, within these records, it will certainly be an eyeopener as they disclose what subjects your forebear had been a good or a bad student of.

The registers released on TheGenealogist today are:

Aberdeenshire
  • Aberdeen Education Authority Members' Directory, 1920-1921
  • Aberdeen University Roll of Graduates, 1860-1900
Cambridgeshire
  • Christ's Hospital Exhibitioners to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1566-1923

  • List of Occupants of Rooms in St John's College, 1895-1936

  • Gonville and Caius College Vol. II, 1713-1897

  • Register of Admissions to King’s College, 1850-1900

  • Admissions to Peterhouse or S. Peter's College in the University of Cambridge, 1615-1911

  • Girton College Register, 1869-1946
Devon
  • Kelly College Register, 1877-1927
Dublin
  • Alumni Dublineneses, 1593-1846
Edinburgh
  • University of Edinburgh Graduates, 1859-88

  • The Fettes College Register, 1870-1932
Dublin
  • Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Exhibition and Prize Lists, 1889

  • Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Exhibition and Prize Lists, 1890

  • Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Examinations Held in 1889 Pass Lists, Boys

  • Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Examinations Held in 1892 Pass Lists, Boys

  • Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Examinations Held in 1891 Pass Lists, Boys
London
  • Dulwich College War Record, 1939-1945
Netherlands
  • University of Leyden, List of English speaking Students of Medicine, 1932
New Zealand
  • The Early History of Wellington College, N.Z, 1867-1883

  • New Zealand University Calendar, 1925
Oxfordshire
  • Alumni Oxonienses (Members of the University of Oxford) 1715-1886 Vol I

  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol II

  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol III

  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol IV

  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol V

  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol VI

  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol VII

  • Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol VIII

  • Oxford Men and their Colleges, 1880-1892

  • War Record of the University Press, Oxford, 1914-1919
Portugal
  • Historical Account of Lisbon College
Surrey
  • County of Surrey Endowed Institutions Volume IV
Yorkshire
  • Teachers and Officers of Ackworth School, 1779-1894


Read Nick Thorne's article on researching more about an ancestor from the leads revealed in the pages of Educational Records

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Educational Records may reveal your ancestor's unusual achievements

The most satisfying result from researching an ancestor’s life is where you have managed to discover some of the interesting things or surprising accomplishments that they achieved. While it is important to gather the dates of their birth, marriage and death, together with where they lived and what their occupations had been, a rich family narrative about a person needs to include some additional substance in the form of a record of their acts and deeds. Continue reading...

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Nick - Value for money
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"The street search tool for census records is superb."
Nick - Navigation
"Trees are quick and easy to build on the site, and the results are particularly visually attractive."
Jenny - Family Tree Builder
"In TreeView, the ability to expand or reduce the image is excellent."
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Adam Rees, Editor - Your Family Tree Magazine

Family Tree Magazine“Top marks to TheGenealogist for their All-in-One search. For relevant, easy-to-view, detailed search results this is the search site to use. Combine it with the new phonetic search tool to make even better family history discoveries.”
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