Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Various English collections updated on Ancestry

A variety of English collections on Ancestry have been updated in the last few weeks. I have absolutely no idea how they have been updated, but they may be worth re-visiting if you have ancestors from the areas concerned.
  • Gloucestershire, England, Burials, 1813-1988
  • Gloucestershire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1913
  • Gloucestershire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813
  • Gloucestershire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938
  • West Yorkshire, England, Electoral Registers, 1840-1962
  • Manchester, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930
  • Manchester, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985
  • Manchester, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1541-1812
  • Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915
  • Wigan, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1580-1812
  • Wigan, England, Marriages, 1754-1926
  • UK, Naturalisation Certificates and Declarations, 1870-1912

For the relevant links to each dataset visit the site's Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry page at www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/recent-collections.


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  1. A few days ago Ancestry Australia posted on Facebook about the Gloucestershire additions saying "We have updated our Gloucestershire Parish records with millions of new records and images."

    I have lots of ancestors in the county so asked them what they had added.

    They replied:"Hi Len, if you are looking for exact names that have been added then unfortunately we wouldn't have that kind of information. If you were having issues before with finding information in these collections it might be worth your while doing another search."

    I asked: "Thanks for this. What I mean is, have you added new parishes or extra years? You must surely have a record of what you have added?"

    They have not bothered to reply.

    It's incredible that they add all these records yet it would appear refuse to tell us what they have done. Do any of them have any idea how we research genealogy? No need to answer :)

    Rant over!

  2. From what I have seen they have added the bishop transcripts to the existing parish registers

  3. For Gloucestershire, from what I have seen, they have added bishop's transcripts to the existing parish registers.