Thursday, 20 October 2011

Warwickshire and Dorset records on Ancestry

Ancestry ( has released a new collection of 3.9 million parish records for Warwickshire and Dorset:

Warwickshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1906
Warwickshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1910
Warwickshire, England, Burials, 1813-1910
Warwickshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1812
Warwickshire, England, Miscellaneous Parish Records
Dorset, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
Dorset, England, Bastardy Records, 1821-1853
Dorset, England, Parish Poor Law Records, 1511-1997

The following collections have also been updated:

UPDATED Dorset, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
UPDATED Dorset, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-2001
UPDATED Dorset, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921
UPDATED Dorset, England, Confirmations, 1850-1921
UPDATED West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
UPDATED West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1922
UPDATED West Yorkshire, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985

As part of the release Ancestry has announced several tie in events over the next week, including a chance to interact with historian and TV presenter Tony Robinson, and a competition to win a cream tea at the National Trust! Ancestry will post a series of 5 questions on its blog next Monday 24th, and to win the prize you first need to answer these correctly, and then have your name entered into a prize draw. I'm delighted to say that yours truly has been kindly asked to help judge the competition, so keep an eye out on Ancestry's blog next Monday!

For full details of the next week's activities concerning the release, please visit - and good luck to all who enter the competition!


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