Sunday, 23 February 2014

Canadian and California resources on Ancestry

Ancestry ( has several new databases online that may be of use for British ancestors who emigrated to Canada and the United States.

California, Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1850-1941

California, Death and Burial Records from Select Counties, 1873-1987

Newfoundland, Canada, Index of Birth, Marriage & Death Notices from Newspapers, 1810–1890

Canada, Seafarers of the Atlantic Provinces, 1860-1899

Several previously released British parish records collections for Manchester (Anglican) and Liverpool (Roman Catholic) have also been updated, though there is no indication as to the nature of the update. See

Finally, I was asked a question before on the Unlock the Past genealogy cruise, concerning Swedish ancestry. I was not able to answer at the time, but I notice that Ancestry has the following collection, which has also been updated: Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1870-1941 ( I can't remember who it was who asked the question, but I hope this helps if you read this post!


My latest genealogy books are Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, and Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet. My next Pharos course is Scottish Research Online, which commences Feb 27th 2014, 5 weeks, price £45.99.

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