Friday, 3 October 2014

English, Scottish and Australian additions to Ancestry

A few new additions to Ancestry (, including two third party indexes, an English records update and a new Australian collection:

Web: Scotland, Prison Records Index, 1828-1878
This is an index to a third party collection compiled by my genie chums Graham and Emma Maxwell of Maxwell Ancestry in the Borders. The records indexed are sheriff court records from Dumfries and the Borders.

Web: Darlington, England, West Cemetery Index, 1770-2012
A third party collection from Darlington Historical Society.

Dorset, England, Wills and Probates, 1565-1858
An updated collection - no information on the nature of the update.

New South Wales, Australia, Land Grants, 1788-1963
Source: State Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales. Full details on the nature of the records via the link.


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 please consider purchasing the great new version of Caledonia by The Libations at 79p via - all profits go to help fund Scottish foodbanks

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