Friday, 8 January 2016

Ancestry to index more Belfast Newsletter intimations

Ancestry ( has commenced a second phase of indexing for newspaper intimation entries within the Belfast Newsletter, via its World Archives Project.

The newspaper has long been available on the website in browse only format, with coverage from 1738-1925, but on October 12th 2015 it released a searchable index for intimations covering the period from 1828-1858 (see Although the next phase is under way, the project has not actually indicated what the period of coverage is currently being targeted.

Other projects being tackled just now are New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary’s Papers, 1788-1856 (Part 1), Somerset, England, School Registers, 1860-1914, and USHMM – Poland, Łódź Ghetto Register Books, 1939-1944 (Part 4).

For further details visit

The status of additional WAP projects of UK and Irish interest:


Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1844-1847

England, Somerset, Gaol Registers, 1807-1879
Medway, Kent, England, Poor Law Union Records, 1901-1930

New South Wales, Australia, Government Gazettes, 1853-1899 (Part 2)
New South Wales, Australia, Sheriff's Papers (Part 1)
New Zealand, The New Zealand Gazette, 1860-1894


Ireland, Police Gazette, 1863-1893

Ontario, Canada, Niagara Falls Honeymoon Registries, 1940-2010
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, The Ottawa Journal, 1885-1980 (Part 2)

New South Wales, Australia, Land Records, 1856-1859 (Part 2)

In processing:

UK, Police Gazette, 1816-1927

Scotland, Royal College of Nursing, Register of Nurses

London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 (Update)
Medway, Kent, England, Poor Law Union Records, 1837-1937
Medway, Kent, England, Poor Law Union Records, 1837-1937 (Part 2)
Surrey, England, Regimental Rolls, 1892-1947
Surrey, England, Regimental Rolls, 1892-1947 (Part 2)
Sutton, England, Royal Female Orphanage, 1890-1913
West Yorkshire, England, Quarter Session Orders, 1637-1914
West Yorkshire, Roman Catholic Oath Records, 1714-1787, 1829

South Australia, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1927-1947 (Part 1)
Tasmania, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1884-1933
Tasmania, Reports of Crime, 1861-1883
Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1914-1924

For more on the World Archives Project, and to download the keying tool to participate in the indexing, please visit


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