Thursday, 14 June 2012

New Dorset records on Ancestry

I mentioned a few days ago that some of the following were imminent - I just didn't realise they were that imminent! Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk) has made available the following collections, as indexed through the World Archives Project:
  • Dorset, England, Land Tax Returns, 1780-1832
  • Dorset, England, Dorchester Prison Admission and Discharge Registers, 1782-1901
  • Dorset, England, Convict Transportation Records, 1724-1791
  • Dorset, England, Calendars of Prisoners, 1854-1904
  • Dorset, England, Vagrant Passes, 1739-1791
  • Dorset, England, Jury Lists, 1825-1921
  • Dorset, England, Alehouse Licence Records, 1754-1821

For more information on the releases read the company's blog post at http://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/2012/06/14/new-dorset-records-are-you-descended-from-pirates/

(And thanks to Ancestry for reinstating the New Records link on the home page!)

Chris

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New book: It's Perthshire 1866 - there's been a murder... www.thehistorypress.co.uk/products/The-Mount-Stewart-Murder.aspx (from June 12th 2012)

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