Friday, 11 July 2014

Durham probate and Isle of Man parish records added to FamilySearch

Several new collections have been placed online by FamilySearch ( this month. Now available for Durham as browse only collections:
  • England, Durham Probate Bonds, 1556-1858
  • England, Durham Probate Commissions, Monitions and Citations, 1650-1858
  • England, Durham, Dean and Chapter of Durham's Allerton and Allertonshire Original Wills, Inventories and Bonds, 1666-1845
  • England, Durham, Diocese of Durham Original Wills, 1650-1857

And for the Isle of Man, the following searchable collection:
  • Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598-2009

NB: This is a separate collection to the previously available Isle of Man Births and Baptisms, 1607-1910, Isle of Man Deaths and Burials, 1844-1918 and Isle of Man Marriages, 1606–1911 collections.

All UK and Ireland collections are accessible at


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.

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