Monday, 31 October 2016

Records added to and updated on Ancestry

New additions to Ancestry in Britain (

Norfolk, England, Register of Electors, 1813-1952
Source: England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844-1952. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

Further information on the collection is available at,_Norfolk_Register_of_Electors_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)

Web: UK, Burial and Cremation Index, 1838-2014
Source: The central database for UK burials and cremations. Deceased Online.

This is a third party index to the Deceased Online collections available at with records for the following areas:

Blackburn & Darwen
Nottingham City
Lincoln City
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Eltham Crematorium
Wiltshire County Council

Other new and recently updated collections which might be of interest for those who emigrated from Britain and Ireland:

Tasmania, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1834-1837, 1841-1887
Source: Port Officers' Reports of Ships arrivals in Hobart 1834-1837. Series CSO92.Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office, LINC Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Cargo, passenger and crew lists – relating to ships clearances 1841-1887. Series CUS36.Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office, LINC Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

California, Private Land Claim Dockets, 1852-1858
Source: California Private Land Claims Dockets. NARA microform publication T910. 117 Rolls. NAI: 6857840. Records of the Bureau of Land Management, 1685-2006, Record Group 49. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.

Argentina, National Census, 1869 (Argentina, censo nacional, 1869)
Source: Argentina National Census, 1869. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
Furtherinformation on this collection is available at,_1869_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)
(NB: There'a a few Jones, MacDonald and Murphy entries!)

Finally, some recently updated collections from the United States:
  • North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930
  • Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901-1955 and 1966-1970
  • Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008
  • Arizona, Naturalization Records, 1909-1991
  • U.S., Select Military Registers, 1862-1985
  • Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964
  • Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938, 1943-1944, and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947
  • U.S., Civil War and Later Wars Index to Remarried Widow Pension Applications, 1848-1934

Details on these can be accessed via


For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Beginner's Guide to British and Irish Genealogy, A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit

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