Sunday 11 February 2018

Ancestry adds three new Fife based collections

Ancestry ( has released three new collections from Fife, Scotland, and one from England:

Rosyth, Fife, Scotland, Dockyard Employee Books, 1892-1967
Rosyth Dockyard Employmee Books, Fife Library and Archives Services, Fife, Scotland

This collection includes records of individuals who were employed at Rosyth Dockyard located in Fife, Scotland. Details are also included of places and dates of employment at other dockyards around the country, which explains why dates found within the collection precede the construction of Rosyth Dockyard in 1909. It was built at the orders of the Royal Navy, looking to strengthen their presence along the Eastern seaboard at a time when Britain was engaged in a naval arms race with Germany.

The Rosyth Dockyard Employee Books can be found in Dunfermline Carnegie and Galleries.

Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, War Albums, 1899 - 1916
Kirkcaldy War Albums, Fife Library and Archives Services, Fife, Scotland.

This collection includes four volumes of men from the District of Kirkcaldy posing in military uniform during both the Second Boer War (1899-1902) and First World War (1914-1918).

The first volume is titled 'War Album Containing Portraits of Over Two Hundred Fife Men Serving in South Africa and Groups and Views Connected with the War'. There are also four volumes with portraits of local Fife men serving in the First World War.

The Kirkcaldy War Albums can be found in the Kirkcaldy Galleries.

Burntisland, Fife, Scotland, Directory and Yearbook, 1892
Source: Burntisland Trade Directory, Fife Library and Archives Services, Fife, Scotland.

Directories were first published around the beginning of the nineteenth century; they primarily only covered cities and larger towns. This directory covers the town of Burntisland, Fife, situated on the south-west coast of the County. The town of Burntisland is a sea-port and a Royal Burgh and traditional industries include fishing and coal.

And from England:

Buckinghamshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1535-1812
Source: 'Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records'


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