Wednesday, 3 October 2012

More Ancestry British additions

Just a few more additions from Ancestry ( in its latest update:
  • Rental Book of The Cistercian Abbey of Cupar - Angus, Volume 2
  • Schedule of the Title Deeds of the Sneaton Estate in North Riding 1748-1822
  • Scholars of St. Peter's College Westminster 1561-1812
  • Sedbergh School Register 1546-1895
  • Severn Tunnel School 1883-1913 Log Book

Now I know they are from Archive CD Books! I purchased the first copy here a few years back from them, which managed to get me back the furthest yet with any client in Scotland - to the 15th century. As with the other titles announced yesterday, they are not keyword searchable, and must be browsed.

Also - for anyone with Canadian connections, the site has also added Canada Voters Rolls from 1935-1980 in its Worldwide offerings.


Scottish Research Online - 5 weeks online Pharos course, £45.99, taught by Chris Paton from 26 SEP 2012 - see
New book: It's Perthshire 1866 - there's been a murder... (from June 12th 2012)


  1. A couple of times this year, this being the second time, Ancestry has put so many new collections online in a single day that there are too many titles to view in the New Collections page. Consequently, there has been no easy way of keeping track of what's been added. I would have thought they could easily have redesigned the New Collections page so that the user could bring up more titles.

  2. It certainly isn't, Chris! And, as most (if not all) of the records that recently went online were only browsable, and not searchable, there's no chance of surreptitiously discovering these new additions by searching on an ancestor's name. You have to know they are there so as to browse them. Ancestry aren't doing themselves any favours by putting new stuff online but not announcing its existence.