News & Articles 2011

News Archive

Diamond content Essex 1911 Census now complete
23rd December 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Over 1,300,000 records records have been added to our Diamond Premium subscription. The transcripts provide more detail than any previous census and the images on TheGenealogist are twice the resolution than have been available online before for 1911.
Our 1911 census allows you to use the new GRO marriage link. The records have been integrated into our existing search tools, so you can access the transcripts using our House and Street search, Keyword Master search and Family Forename search.

We now have over 27 million 1911 records online.

Diamond content New Additions for Diamond Subscribers
19th December 2011

Illustrated London NewsIllustrated London News

You can now search this weekly newspaper from 1842 up to 1850. Each issue is bookmarked by article and is easily searchable. They contain many announcements of Births, Marriages, Deaths, Obituaries, Wills & Bequests.

Parish Records

We have added the following Parish Records to our Diamond subscription:

  • Cambridgeshire, Orwell Parish Register 1560-1653
  • Shropshire, St. Chad's in Shrewsbury 1616-1812

Visitations

We have added the following visitations to our Diamond subscription:

  • The Visitations of Suffolk 1561,1577,1612
  • Visitation of Norfolk 1664 A-L

Poll Books

We have added the following poll books to our Diamond subscription:

  • Suffolk, Poll for the Knights of the Shire 1830

Directories

We have added the following directories to our Diamond subscription:

  • Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk Deacons Court Guide and County Blue Book 1892

School Registers

We have added the following school registers to our Diamond subscription:

  • The Fettes College Register, Edinburgh 1870-1922

Diamond content More 1911 Census Transcripts now available!
16th December 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: We have added over 4.3 million records to our 1911 census transcripts. These cover ten new counties and are available on our Diamond Premium subscription. The latest counties added are:

  • Bedfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cheshire
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Shropshire
  • Suffolk
  • Wiltshire
Keep an eye on our news page, facebook or twitter for another release coming soon!

Diamond content New 1911 transcripts released
9th December 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have just added over a million 1911 census transcripts for Diamond Subscribers, bringing the total to over 22 million records. The following counties have just been released:

  • Bedfordshire (197,345 records)
  • Cambridgeshire (223,936 records)
  • Suffolk (380,968 records)
  • Wiltshire (276,343 records)

Diamond content New Telephone Directories
2nd December 2011

Although I wouldn't try dialing the numbers to find your ancestors they are a great way of tracing people post 1911.

  • March 1940, Bournemouth Telephone Directory
  • September 1939, Chelmsford Telephone Directory
  • September 1939, Colchester Telephone Directory
  • September 1939, Hertford, Bishop's Stortford and District Telephone Directory
  • March 1940, Isle of Wight Telephone Directory
  • September 1939, Ipswich Telephone Directory
  • October 1939, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, Classified Telephone Directory
  • March 1940, Portsmouth Telephone Directory
  • March 1939, Reading Telephone Directory
  • September 1939, Southend Telephone Directory
  • March 1940, Southampton, Salisbury and Winchester Telephone Directory
  • September 1939, Surrey, Dorking Local Telephone Directory

Diamond content New Church Registers
2nd December 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have just released more baptisms, marriages and burials

  • Huguenot Parish Records - Bristol, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Thorpe-le-Soken 1684-1807
  • Huguenot Society Registers of Southampton 1567-1779
  • Huguenot Parish Registers of Portarlington, Ireland 1694 -1816
  • Canon Frome Parish Registers 1680-1812
  • Sarnesfield Registers 1660-1897
  • Doddington-Pigot Parish Records 1562-1812
  • Horncastle Parish Registers 1559-1777
  • Grantham Parish Registers 1562-1632
  • Lincoln Marriage Licences 1598 – 1628
  • Coleby Parish Registers 1561-1812
  • Haydor Parish Registers 1559-1660

New Gold and Diamond Content
1st December 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

Trace your ancestors in our new directories:

  • Cambridgeshire, Kelly's Directory, 1925
  • Huntingdonshire, Kelly's Directory, 1906
  • Kelly's Essex Post Office Directory 1878
  • Kelly's Hertfordshire Post Office Directory 1878
  • Shrewsbury Kelly's Directory 1940
  • Pigot's Durham Directory, 1834
  • Pigot's Northumberland Directory, 1834
  • Pigot's Yorkshire Directory, 1834
  • Kelly's Berkshire Directory, 1939
  • Kelly's Buckinghamshire Directory, 1939
  • Kelly's Oxfordshire Directory, 1939
  • Birmingham Post Office Directory 1850
  • Worcestershire Post Office Directory 1850
  • Kelly's Buckinghamshire Directory 1877
  • Kelly's Northamptonshire Directory, 1898
  • Kelly's Suffolk Directory, 1892
  • Kelly's Bedfordshire Directory, 1903
  • Kelly's Cheshire Directory, 1923
  • Kelly's Plymouth Directory, 1937
  • Littlebury's Herefordshire Directory & Gazetteer, 1876-1877
  • Pigot's Herefordshire Directory, 1844
  • Kelly's Lincolnshire Directory, 1930
  • Kelly's Herefordshire Directory, 1934

Diamond content New 1911 Census Counties Released
1st December 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have just added over five million records for Diamond Subscribers

  • Yorkshire
  • Herefordshire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Hampshire
  • Dorset
  • Berkshire

Diamond content Oxfordshire 1911 Census now complete
15th November 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Over 198,000 records records have been added to our Diamond Premium subscription. The transcripts provide more detail than any previous census and the images on TheGenealogist are twice the resolution than have been available online before for 1911.
Our 1911 census allows you to use the new GRO marriage link. The records have been integrated into our existing search tools, so you can access the transcripts using our House and Street search, Keyword Master search and Family Forename search.

We now have over 15 million 1911 records online.

Honouring the fallen
11th November 2011

As we remember those who fought and fell in the Great War, TheGenealogist is adding millions of new military records to help you discover the role your ancestor played in the conflict.

Records Include:

MAJOR RELEASE - World War 1 Casualty Lists containing a weekly list of casualties from 7th August 1917 to 2nd April 1918.  The records include name, rank and number with details of where they enlisted or home town.  These records are available to all Gold and Diamond subscribers

Many more Army, Navy and Air Force Lists and new Rolls of Honour for our Gold and Diamond subscribers.

Great War Memorial Registers, Navy and Military Despatches, and the publication ‘The Great War - History of the World-Wide Conflict’ are all now available to Diamond subscribers.

Click here for full details of records added to Gold subscriptions and a full breakdown of the extensive military collection on TheGenealogist

Diamond content Lancashire, Surrey & Middlesex 1911 Census now complete
3rd November 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have added over 6.6 million records to our Diamond Premium subscription.

The 1911 counties allow you to use the new GRO marriage link and have high resolution images. They can also be searched using the Family Forename Search, House and Street search and the Keyword Master search.

We now have over 14.6 million 1911 records online.

Diamond content 1911 Census Marriage Matching
17th October 2011

For the first time you can now find marriages from the 1911 census with just one click of the mouse.

TheGenealogist.co.uk uses the extra detail given in the 1911 census, this census gives how many years a couple have been married and this is automatically linked by our system to the relevant marriage transcripts on our site showing the marriage details in the GRO records.

The spouse’s name was not recorded on entries prior to 1912, but our SmartSearch technology shows you relevant partners.

From the Family View or Household View use the Marriage Finder icon or links under 'Marriage Status' or 'Years Married'.

Diamond content Catholic Records
14th October 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have released the following Catholic Records, which have been added to the Parish Registers (Printed Books) section of our website:

  • Catholic Mission Registers:
    • St Peter's, Winchester 1731-1826
    • Cowdray, Easebourne and Midhurst 1745-1837
    • Pethir 1758-1818
    • Bellingham, Northumberland 1794-1837
  • Catholic Registers of Cheam, Surrey 1755-1788
  • Catholic Registers of Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire 1786-1843
  • Catholic Registers of Holywell, Flintshire 1698-1829
  • Catholic Registers of Nidd Hall, N.R. of York 1780-1823
  • Catholic Registers of Llanarth, Monmouthshire 1781-1838
  • Catholic Registers of St. Joseph's Chapel, Trenchard Street, Bristol 1777-1808
  • Catholic Registers of Robert Hall and Hornby, Co. Lancaster 1757-1851
  • The Catholic Registers of York Bar Convent Chapel 1771-1826
  • Catholic Registers of Courtfield in the Parish of Welsh Bicknor, Monmouthshire 1773-1832
  • Catholic Registers of Britwell-Prior, Oxfordshire 1765-1788
  • Catholic Registers of Isleworth, Middlesex 1746-1835
  • Catholic Registers of Newport, Shropshire 1785-1846
  • Catholic Registers of Culcheth, Lancashire 1791-1825
  • Catholic Registers of Southworth Hall, Lancashire 1795-1827
  • Catholic Registers of Danby, West Witton and Leyburn, Yorkshire 1742-1880
  • Registers of Fr. Thomas Worthington, Kept in Lancashire 1713-17
  • Registers of the Rev. Pierce Parry at Claxby, Lincolnshire, and Oscott, Warwickshire 1755-1766

Diamond content Kent 1911 Census now complete
10th October 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Over 1 million records records have been added to our Diamond Premium subscription. The transcripts provide more detail than any previous census and the images on TheGenealogist are twice the resolution than have been available online before for 1911. The records have been integrated into our existing search tools, so you can access the transcripts using our House and Street search, Keyword Master search and Family Forename search.

We now have over 8 million 1911 records online.

Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts
6th October 2011

We have added over 14,000 individuals to our Parish Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 847,000 individuals. With years ranging from: wor01

  • Baptisms: 1700-1849

Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

Diamond content Browse the 1911 Census Online
24th September 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: 75% of the 1911 Census images online

For those of you eager to see the census for your area we have indexed the images by County and Parish corresponding to the registration area. You can then choose the Enumeration District number and the page you would like to look at. There is a step-by-step guide on how to use the 1911 Census image viewer within our research guide.

This is not for the faint hearted as there can be a lot of images to view in urban areas. If you are unsure of the page or ED number, you can simply start at the beginning and work your way through the images. We have 49 out of the 62 counties available, with the rest to follow shortly.

Diamond content 14 More 1911 Census Counties Live!
24th September 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Wales

We have now added over 2.3 million records to our Diamond Premium subscription, releasing all 13 counties for Wales! The transcripts provide more detail than any previous census and the images on TheGenealogist are twice the resolution than have been available online before for 1911. The records have been integrated into our existing search tools, House and Street search, Keyword Master search and Family Forename search.

The Counties include:-

  • Anglesey
  • Brecknockshire
  • Caernarvonshire
  • Cardiganshire
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Glamorganshire
  • Merionethshire
  • Monmouthshire
  • Montgomeryshire
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Radnorshire

Huntingdonshire 1911 Census Now Live

We have also released the complete Huntingdonshire 1911 Census, with over 48,000 records. We now have approximately 8 million 1911 records online.

Diamond content New Books
7th September 2011

We have expanded our range of books:

Parish Records

  • Durham, St Mary in Durham Parish Records 1559-1812
  • Herefordshire, Ledbury Parish Registers 1556-1576
  • Kent, Rochester Cathedral Registers 1657-1837

Poll Books

  • Durham, City of Durham Poll at Contested Election 1853
  • Durham, County of Durham Poll of Northern Division 1837
  • Gloucestershire, Bristol Poll Book 1830
  • Gloucestershire, Bristol Poll Book for the General Election 1812
  • Monmouthshire, Monmouth Borough Poll Book 1852

Military Records

  • Gloucestershire, Stroud District and its Part in The Great War 1914-1919

School Registers

  • Gloucestershire, Old Wycliffians 1882-1926

We have also added a Court & Criminal Records section which contains:

  • Worcestershire County Records - Calendar of the Quarter Sessions 1591-1643

New Directories
5th September 2011

We have released the following directories which are available to both Diamond and Gold subscribers:

  • Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Kelly's Directory 1928
  • books
  • Gloucestershire, Wright's Directory for Bristol 1919
  • Gloucestershire, Kelly's Directory 1870
  • Northumberland, Kelly's Directory 1890
  • Westmorland, Kelly's Directory 1906

Diamond content Hertfordshire 1911 Census now complete
2nd September 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Over 280,000 records have been added to our Diamond Premium subscription. The transcripts provide more detail than any previous census and the images on TheGenealogist are twice the resolution than have been available online before for 1911. The records have been integrated into our existing search tools, so you can access the transcripts using our House and Street search, Keyword Master search and Family Forename search.

We now have over 5 million 1911 records online.

Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts
1st September 2011

We have added over 52,000 individuals to our Parish Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 832,000 individuals. With years ranging from: wor01

  • Baptisms: 1700-1849

Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

Diamond content New Zealand Records
25th August 2011

We have added the following New Zealand records to our collection, available now for all Diamond subscribers.

  • Roll of Honour 1915
  • Roll of Honour 1840-1902 (Defenders of the Empire Resident in NZ)
  • The Defenders of New Zealand & Maori History of the War
  • Wise's Commercial Directory 1872-73
  • Stone's Otago & Southland Directory 1934
  • The Auckland Regiment
  • The History of Methodism

Diamond content Australian Records
22nd August 2011

We have added the following Australian records to our collection, available now for all Diamond subscribers.

  • Australian Biographical Dictionary 1934
  • Adelaide Telephone Directory 1931
  • South Australian Directory 1919
  • Tasmania Post Office Directory 1929
  • The Australian Radio Users circa 1940s
  • Cyclopedia of Victoria Vol 1-3
  • The Tasmanian Cyclopedia 1931
  • Roll of Honour 1915

Diamond content Isle of Man 1911 Census now complete
19th August 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Over 50,000 records have been added to our Diamond Premium subscription. The transcripts provide more detail than any previous census and the images on TheGenealogist are twice the resolution than have been available online before for 1911. The records have been integrated into our existing search tools, so you can access the transcripts using our House and Street search, Keyword Master search and Family Forename search.

We now have nearly 5 million 1911 records online.

Diamond content London 1911 Census now complete for all our Diamond subscribers
9th August 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have now added over 4 million records to our London 1911 census. This completes the county and has been added to our Diamond Premium subscription. The transcripts provide more detail than any previous census and the images on TheGenealogist are twice the resolution than have been available online before for 1911. The records have been integrated into our existing search tools, so you can access the transcripts using our House and Street search, Keyword Master search and Family Forename search.

London's Coverage (The areas in BOLD have just been released):

  • Bethnal Green
  • Camberwell
  • Fulham
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Hampstead
  • Holborn
  • Islington
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • London City
  • Mile End Old Town
  • Poplar
  • Shoreditch
  • Southwark
  • St George in the East
  • St George
  • St Giles
  • St Marylebone
  • St Olave (Bermondsey)
  • St Pancras
  • Stepney
  • Strand
  • Wandsworth
  • Westminster
  • Whitechapel
  • Woolwich
  • Chelsea
  • Kensington
  • Paddington

This completes London, which forms the largest percentage out of all the counties within the census and you will now see a rapidly accelerating set of releases. Over the next 6 weeks we will be launching 6 more counties and progress will accelerate to hopefully complete the census by the end of the year.

Diamond content Parish Registers, Directories, Visitations, & Electoral Registers
3rd August 2011

We have added a number of new records, including parish registers, directories, visitations, and electoral registers.

  • Visitations:
    • The Visitation of Shropshire Part I 1623
    • The Visitation of Shropshire Part II 1623
  • Parish Records:
    • Staffordshire, Pipe Ridware 1571-1812
    • Staffordshire, Pipe Blymhill 1561-1812
  • Directories:
    • Staffordshire Kelly's Directory 1888
    • Worcestershire, Kidderminster Guide and Directory 1889
  • Electoral Registers:
    • Worcestershire, Register of The Electors (Western Division) 1832-3

New Parish Records & Directories
3rd August 2011

We have added new books to our directories and parish registers:

  • Directories:
    • 1886 Hertfordshire Kelly's Directory
  • Parish Records:
    • Northamptonshire, Ruston 1538 - 1837

Diamond content NEW Australian Records now available
27th July 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have added a large collection of Australian records. These include convict lists, census, general musters, ledger returns, and the First Fleet, which was the name given to the eleven ships to establish the first European Colony in Australia. To access these records from the research view select "Australian Records" from the British and International section and then select either Census or Transportation Records.

Convict Lists & Pardons

  • First Fleet, New South Wales 1787
  • List of Convicts arriving in New South Wales 1788-1819
  • List of Convicts arriving in New South Wales Nov 1828 - Dec 1832
  • List of Convicts arriving in New South Wales 1833-1834
  • List of Convicts who are now free, New South Wales 1810-1820
  • List of Convicts in Van Diemens Land/Tasmania 1808-1849
  • Convict Pardons & Tickets of Leave in New South Wales and Van Diemans Lands/Tasmania 1834-1838
  • Convict Pardons in New South Wales 1838-1859
  • Convict Pardons in Tasmania 1840-1848
  • Recommendations for Conditional Pardons in Tasmania 1849-1859

General Musters

  • New South Wales & Norfolk Island General Muster 1806
  • New South Wales & Norfolk Island General Muster 1837
  • New South Wales General Muster 1811
  • New South Wales General Muster 1822
  • .New South Wales General Muster 1823
  • New South Wales General Muster 1824
  • New South Wales General Muster 1825
  • New South Wales General Muster 1828

Census

  • New South Wales 1828 Census

Ledger Returns

  • Ledger Returns, Van Diemens Land 1846
  • Ledger Returns, Van Diemens Land 1849

Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts
22nd July 2011

We have added over 14,000 individuals to our Parish Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 780,000 individuals. With years ranging from: wor01

  • Baptisms: 1700-1849

Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

New Parish and School Registers books
14th July 2011

We have expanded our range of books:

Buckinghamshire

  • Parish Records:
    • Wavendon Parish Record Guide 1721-1812

Devon

  • Parish Records:
    • Parkham Parish Registers 1537-1812

Kent

  • Parish Records:
    • Chislet Parish Records 1538-1707

Monmouthshire

  • Parish Records:
    • Llantilio Crossenny and Penrhos Parish Records 1577-1644

Oxford

  • School Registers:
    • 1448-1520 A Register of the Members of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford - Vol. I
    • 1449-1571 Register of the University of Oxford, Vol. 1
    • 1522-1575 A Register of the Members of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford - Vol. II
    • 1571-1622 Register of the University of Oxford - Vol. 2, Part 1 - Introductions
    • 1576-1648 A Register of the Members of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford - Vol. III
    • 1713-1820 A Register of the Members of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford - Vol. V
    • 1821-1880 A Register of the Members of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford - Vol. VI
    • 1882-1910 A Register of the Members of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford - Vol. VII
    • A Register of the Members of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford - Vol. VIII - Indexes

Suffolk

  • Parish Records:
    • Rushbrook Parish Registers 1567-1850

Warwickshire

  • Parish Records:
    • The Records of Knowle 1682-1812

Yorkshire

  • School Registers:
    • Bootham School Register 1914

Diamond content School, College & University Registers New Interface
6th July 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: A brand new interface has now being launched across all School, College & University Registers. You can search across all of the Registers in one county at once.

To celebrate this release 10 new registers have been added as a bonus for Diamond Subscribers:

  • Durham
    • Durham School Register 1840-1912
  • Edinburgh
    • 1825-1925 Scotland, Loretto Register
  • London
    • The London School of Economics and Political Science Register 1895-1932
    • 1897-1898 London, Royal Holloway College Calendar
    • 1899-1900 London, Royal Holloway College Calendar
  • Oxfordshire
    • Trinity College Admissions Vol.I Introduction Index
    • Trinity College Admissions Vol.II 1546-1700
    • Trinity College Admissions Vol.III 1701-1800
    • Trinity College Admissions Vol.IV 1801-1850
    • Trinity College Admissions Vol.V 1851-1900

Diamond content Cheshire, Cumberland, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Military and Northumberland Books
24th June 2011

We have expanded our range of books:

Cheshire

  • Directories:
    • Freemen of Chester 1392-1805
  • Visitations:
    • Visitation of Cheshire Vol.18 1580

Cumberland

  • Parish Records:
    • 1594-1800 Sedbergh Parish Reg Vol. 4

Lancashire

  • Directories:
    • Liverpool, Gore's Directory, 1805

Leicestershire

  • Directories:
    • 1890 Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Court Guide and County Blue Book

Military

  • The Story of the 55th (West Lancashire) Division
  • 1914-19 The Fifth Leicestershire

Northumberland

  • Poll Books:
    • Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne Poll Book, 1774

Diamond content New Books
23rd June 2011

We have expanded our range of books:

Yorkshire

  • Parish Records:
    • Paver's Marriage Licences 1630-1645
    • Paver's Marriage Licences 1660-1674
  • Poll Book:
    • 1868 Yorkshire, Kingston-upon-Hull Poll Book
  • Directories:
    • Freemen of York 1272-1759
    • 1809 York Domesday Records
    • 1872 Johnson and Tesseyman's York Directory
    • Yorkshire Who's Who's 1912
    • North and East Ridings Kelly's Directory, 1913
    • 1936 Kelly's Directory of Bradford and Suburbs
  • Peerage:
    • Yorkshire Royalist Composition Papers Volume I
    • Yorkshire Royalist Composition Papers Volume II
    • Yorkshire Royalist Composition Papers Volume III

Military:

  • 1876 Historical Records of the First Regiment of Militia (Third West York Light Infantry)

Derbyshire

  • Directories:
    • 1809 Derbyshire Domesday Records
    • 1839 Derbyshire, The History of Chesterfield

Lincolnshire

  • Directories:
    • 1809 Lincolnshire Domesday Records

Nottinghamshire

  • Directories:
    • 1809 Nottinghamshire Domesday Records

Rutland

  • Directories:
    • 1809 Rutland Domesday Records

We have also added a Sports People section to our Occupational Records which contains:

  • Yorkshire Rugby Football Union Commemoration Book 1914-19 and Official Handbook 1919-20

Diamond content Poll Book Transcripts
8th June 2011

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: TheGenealogist.co.uk has launched Poll Book Transcripts with details of over 115,000 Individuals and still expanding. These are transcripts with access to images.

The entries cover Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northants, Suffolk and Sussex from 1653 to 1865. Details include full name, place of residence, polling district, year and profession where given

Diamond content Military and Regimental Records
3rd June 2011

We have a expanded our range of Military and Regimental books:

  • Regimental Records of Highland Light Infantry (Old 71st & 74th)
  • 1900 The Black Watch - Record of an Historic Regiment
  • 15th Foot Regiment (Yorkshire East Riding) Historical Records
  • 19th Foot Regiment (Yorkshire North Riding) Historical Records
  • 86th Foot Regiment (Royal County Down) Historical Records
  • 1914-19, Soldiers Died in the Great War, Part 9 - The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
  • 1939 January Air Force List
  • Wills Books
    2nd June 2011

    We have a expanded our range of Wills books:

  • Berkshire Wills and Administrations 1508 - 1652
  • Canterbury Wills 1558-1583
  • Canterbury Wills 1657-1660
  • Devonshire Wills 1559-1799
  • Index of Dorset Wills 1500-1799
  • Lancashire Wills 1621-1650
  • Lancashire and Cheshire Wills 1660-1680
  • Lancashire and Cheshire Wills 1681-1700
  • London Wills 1258-1358
  • London Wills 1358-1688
  • Surrey Wills 1484-1490
  • Diamond content International Records
    26th May 2011

    We have a range of Wills and an elector list now available for America:

  • America, New Castle County, Delaware Wills 1682-1800 Includes the name, the date the Will was made, the date of probate, and a reference where the full Will can be found
  • America, Maryland Calendar of Wills Vol.VIII 1733-1744 Includes the name, the date the Will was made, the date of probate, and a transcription of the Will.
  • America, New York Calendar of Wills 1626-1836 Includes the name, the date the Will was made, the date of probate, a short description and a reference where more details can be found.
  • America, Electors of Chillicothe, Ohio, Nov 1892 & Apr 1893 Electoral register for Chillicothe, Ohio.
  • Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts
    25th May 2011

    We have added over 8,000 individuals to our Parish Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 765,000 individuals. With years ranging from: wor01

    • Baptisms: 1700-1849

    Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

    Cornwall, Kent and Yorkshire Parish Records
    19th May 2011

    yor01We have added the following books to our Parish Record collection:

  • Bradfield, York Parish Register 1559-1722 over 32,000 individuals
  • Redruth, Cornwall Parish Registers 1560-1716 over 10,000 individuals
  • Newenden, Kent Parish Records 1559-1813 over 4,000 individuals
  • Diamond content Royal Records
    28th April 2011

    MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Blood Royal of Britain

    • Compiled by the Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval, these Plantagenet Rolls of the Blood Royal give a complete table of all the living descendants of Edward III, Edward IV, Henry VII and James III up to the mid 19th century. Each issue contains both illustrative trees and descendancy notes for:
      • Edward IV, Henry VII and James III
      • The Plantagenet Roll - The Anne of Exeter Volume
      • The Plantagenet Roll - The Clarence Volume
      • The Plantagenet Roll - The Isabel of Essex Volume
      • The Plantagenet Roll - The Mortimer-Percy Volume

  • AD.43 - 1086 Queens Before the Conquest
    • A huge and entertaining history of Royal women before the Conquest. Originally published in 1854.
    • Boadicea 'The Warlike', Gwenissa the Fair, St Helena, Rowena (wife of Vortigern), Ethelburga the Silent, Emma of Normandy (wife to both Ethelred the Unready and Canute), Judith of France, the three Guenevers of King Arthur, and dozens more.

  • The Coronation of H.M. King George VI and H.M. Queen Elizabeth, 1937
    • A commemorative album including illustrations of the ceremonial dress and roles of those involved in the ceremony - the King and Queen, Archbishops, Bishop of London, Dean of Westminster, and those for a Marquess, Marchioness, Viscountess, Baron, Garter King of Arms, Bluemantle Pursuivant, Most Noble Order of the Garter, and more.

  • Roll of the Baronets 1611-1929
    • A list of Baronets as authorized by Royal Warrant from May 1611 to January 1929, showing the titles and holders. Also includes the Objects, Rules and Regulations of the standing Council of the Baronetage, Decrees of Kings James I, Edward VII and George V, tables of precedence, and a list of extinct baronetcies.

  • Royalist Composition Papers, Lancashire Letters P-R
    • Royalist Composition Papers detailing the fines paid by those who fought on the Royalist side in the English Civil War, to cover the cost of the conflict.

  • The Book of Dignities - Rolls of Official Personages of the British Empire 1649-1846
    • Extensive lists: Sovereign Princes of Europe since formation of the nation states; the Peers of England; statesmen and state officers of England including chronological lists of Lord High Stewards, Lord High Chancellors, Lord Chamberlains, Lord High Admirals, Boards of Trade, Officers of the Royal Household, Speakers of the House of Commons, Judges, Ecclesiastical Courts; Archbishops and Bishops of England, Scotland and Ireland back to the saints; Admirals and Military; holders of the Order of the Garter, Knights of the Bath, Order of the Thistle, Order of St. Patrick; great offices of Scotland and Ireland; Lord Mayor of Dublin and more.

    Diamond content Illustrated London News
    27th April 2011

    We have just added another 12 months worth of this weekly newspaper from 1842 and 1843 to the site with more to follow. They are bookmarked by article and are easily searchable, containing many announcements of Births, Marriages, Deaths, Obituaries, Wills & Bequests.

    Staffordshire Parish Records
    21st April 2011

    yor01We have added the following books to our Staffordshire Parish Record collection containing well over 28,000 individuals:

  • Brewood Parish Register Vol.1 1562-1649
  • Bucknall-cum-Bagnall 1762-1812
  • Penn Parish Records 1570-1754
  • Stowe Parish Register Vol.1 1613-1689
  • West Bromwich Parish Register Vol.1 1608-1658
  • Diamond content Military Records
    18th April 2011

    NEW Diamond Records: We have added the following Military Records:

    • War Office List 1414-1921
    • History of the Old County Regiment of Lancashire Militia
    • Navy Lists 1836-1838
    • Army List Jan 1908
    • Hart's Army 1873
    • Army Lists 1838
    • List of Officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery 1862-1914
    • Salisbury Plain Military Directory April, 1914
    • Officers of the Army and Royal Marines 1821
    • British Officers Taken Prisoner in the Great War 1914-1918 Gives the name, rank and unit for around 10,000 officers, along with the date the officer was recorded as missing, the date the they were interned and the date that each officer was repatriated. Records also often list the country in which the officer was recorded as missing.

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    PCC Wills Index and Images
    13th April 2011

    WillsWe have added over 65,000 individuals to our PCC Wills collection, bringing the total number to over 840,000. The wills are searchable by name, year of will, year of probate, area and profession. The search results also show the image of the original record, so you can see word for word what your ancestor wrote in their will. We now have over 200 years worth of wills available. This will shortly be expanded to cover all years.

    Worcestershire Parish Record Transcript
    12th April 2011

    We have added over 18,500 individuals to our Parish Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 756,000 individuals. With years ranging from: wor01

    • Baptisms: 1730-1849

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    Diamond content New Australian Convict Records
    8th April 2011

    MAJOR NEW RELEASE: TheGenealogist.co.uk has launched the Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1867 with details of over 123,000 of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia during the 18th and 19th centuries. These are transcripts with access to images.

    The records mainly include those convicted in England, Wales and Scotland, but also include a small number of Irish convicts. The database also includes soldiers who had been court-martialed and sentenced to transportation. These 'soldier convicts' may have been convicted in various British colonies, including the West Indies, Canada, India, and Pakistan. You'll find these records in the British & International section of your research view.

    Diamond content Pre-1841 Census
    6th April 2011

    We have just launched two new pre-1841 censuses for Marylebone in London: 1821 & 1831 detailing the surname of the head of household & street name. To search these new records, simply select the london census from the research view and then change the year to 1821 or 1831.

    This content is available for all diamond subscribers

    Diamond content Scottish Census
    2nd April 2011

    For the first time, TheGenealogist.co.uk Diamond subscribers can access a selection of the 1851 Scottish census records. The results will provide Forename, Surname, Age, Relation, Profession, Birth County, Birth Parish, Area and Street. You can search these records by Name, Age, County, Birth Place and Street. This record set contains approximately 59,000 entries. You'll find these records in the British & International section of your research view.

    Diamond content Illustrated London News
    30th March 2011

    We have just added another 6 months worth of this weekly newspaper from 1862 to the site with more to follow. They are bookmarked by article and are easily searchable, containing many announcements of Births, Marriages, Deaths, Obituaries, Wills & Bequests.

    Worcestershire Parish Record Transcript
    25th March 2011

    We have added over 44,000 individuals to our Parish Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 716,000 individuals. With years ranging from: wor01

    • Baptisms: 1730-1849

    Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

    Diamond content Devon Parish Record Transcripts
    24th March 2011

    NEW Diamond Records: We have added over 3,000 individuals to our Parish Transcript for Devon, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 66,000 individuals. With years ranging from:

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    • Baptisms: 1594 - 1944
    • Marriages: 1538 - 2009
    • Burials: 1593 - 2009

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    Diamond content Nottinghamshire Parish Record Transcript
    23rd March 2011

    NEW Diamond Records: We have added over 230,000 individuals to our Parish Transcript for Nottinghamshire, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 319,000 individuals. With years ranging from:

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    • Baptisms: 1800 - 1902
    • Marriages: 1538 - 1900
    • Burials: 1767 - 1901

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    Diamond content Buckinghamshire 1911 Now Available - Major New Resource Available for all our Diamond subscribers
    24th February 2011

    MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Look under our Census Transcript section as We have completed our Buckinghamshire 1911 Census Full Transcript with over 193,000 records available to search, and view, with images. We have also added the census to all our unique tools; The Keyword Master Search, Family Forename Search & House and Street Search, helping you to find your ancestors quicker and easier.

    Birth Transcripts 1973-2005 - Major New Resource Available
    24th February 2011

    BMDs We have now added over 7.6 million birth transcripts, bringing the total number of birth records to over 28 million. We have added these records to a new tool that lets you search across all our Birth, Marriage and Death transcripts with built in SmartSearch technology, automatically showing partners full name where available, and enabling you find potential parents from a birth, potential children to a marriage and potential birth records from a death record.

    Diamond content Illustrated London News - New Resource Available
    27th January 2011

    We have just released a fantastic new series, The London Illustrated News. We have added 6 months' worth of this weekly newspaper from 1890 to the site so far with more to follow. They are bookmarked by article and are easily searchable, containing many announcements of Births, Marriages, Deaths, Obituaries, Wills & Bequests.

    Nottinghamshire Parish Records

    yor01We have added 26 books to our Nottinghamshire Parish Record collection containing the marriages of well over 300,000 individuals, covering over 150 parishes. This is the first set to use our brand new, easy to use, parish record interface so please let us know what you think. If it proves popular, we'll move all our parish record books to this interface. To use this new set, simply scroll down the research view to "Parish Records (Printed Books)" and select "Nottinghamshire Marriage Registers".

    Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Books

    Worcestershire Parish Record Transcript

    We have added over 12,000 individuals to our Parish Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 690,000 individuals. With years ranging from: wor01

    • Baptisms: 1730-1849

    Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

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