News & Articles 2005

News Archive

New and updated indexes 15th December 2005

Today we added the current state of the indexing project for the Cambridgeshire 1861 indexes.

We also updated the Devon 1861 and Durham 1871 indexes to the current state of the project.

New and updated indexes 12th December 2005

We have completed the project for the 1851 census for Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Oxfordshire — indexes and transcripts available.

In the last week we have added the current state of the indexing project for Surrey 1871 and Cumberland 1861 indexes.

The Lancashire and Berkshire 1871 indexes have been updated to include the latest data from the indexing project.

Essex 1851 and Hampshire 1851 transcripts now have linked online images of the original census pages.

Eight new indexes added 28th November 2005

We have added the current state of the indexing project for the following counties and years:

Dorset 1891, Hampshire 1871, Herefordshire 1871, Kent 1871, Monmouthshire 1891, Northumberland 1891 and Staffordshire 1871 & 1891.

1851 Census: Somerset & Hampshire now completed 21st November 2005

Somerset and Hampshire 1851 census indexes are now completed and now also available as transcripts.

1851 Census 18th November 2005

We have just added Northumberland 1851, plus completed Kent, Essex, Sussex and Cheshire 1851 all in index and transcript forms.

Middlesex 1851 transcript now has page images included.

1851 transcripts with images 14th November 2005

London 1851 and Surrey 1851 census transcripts now have linked images of the original census pages.

Updates 11th November 2005

  • Buckinghamshire 1841 transcript now has linked images of the original census pages
  • Kent 1841 is now completed and available as a name-index or a full transcript
  • New data added to the Cheshire 1851 & Durham 1851 indexes

1851 transcripts now with images 10th November 2005

Our Hertfordshire, Berkshire & Buckinghamshire 1851 census transcripts now have linked images.

The current state of the Hampshire 1851 index has also been released.

Hertfordshire 1841 & Sussex 1851 3rd November 2005

Herts 1841 imageOur Hertfordshire 1841 transcript is now completed and we have released the current state of the Sussex 1851.

Middlesex & Cheshire 1851 1st November 2005

A completed transcript of Middlesex 1851 is now available. Pay-as-you-go for £19.95; also available as a name-index from £9.95.

We have also released the current state of our Cheshire 1851 index.

Five more 1841 & 1851 Census Transcripts & Indexes Completed 31st October 2005

Five more newly-completed census transcripts have been released: Berkshire 1851, Surrey 1841 & 1851, Essex 1841 and Buckinghamshire 1841. Also available as name-indexes.

London, Lancashire & Yorkshire 1841 Census Transcripts Completed 25th October 2005

Three newly-completed 1841 census transcripts have been released: London 1841, Lancashire 1841, Yorkshire 1841.

Your premium subscription is now worth over £2,000 pa.

1841 & 1851 Census Transcripts & Indexes Completed 21st October 2005

Four newly-completed census transcripts and indexes have been released: Hertfordshire 1851, Buckinghamshire 1851, Middlesex 1841 and Berkshire 1841. Pay-as-you-go prices: transcripts £19.95 each per year; indexes from £9.95 each for three months.

Surrey 1851 Census Index 18th October 2005

We have added the current state of the Surrey 1851 census name-index project.

Lancashire 1841 Census Index Completed 17th October 2005

Lancashire 1841 imageWe now have our complete Lancashire 1841 census index online. Included with premium for no extra charge.

Knights of England 14th October 2005

knights imageSearch for your knighted ancestors back to 1127!

This is the definitive two-volume publication, described in the frontispiece as "A Complete Record from the Earliest Time [1127] to the Present Day [1904] of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, and Ireland, and of Knights Batchelors."

You can search for names or other words, and can then view the page on which they were found. You can also move five pages forwards or backwards through the book from the page you are shown.

Included for no extra charge with an premium subscription (you will find it in the 'Specialist indexes' section).

Three more 1851 census name-indexes 13th October 2005

Durham 1851 Census index imageToday we have added the current state of the Berkshire, Essex and Durham 1851 census name-indexing project. Included with your premium subscription for no extra charge.

London 1871 complete census transcript - now with images 12th October 2005

The London 1871 complete transcript now has linked online images of the original census pages.

Yorkshire 1851 complete census name-index and transcript 11th October 2005

Yorkshire 1851 Census index imageToday we have completed the Yorkshire 1851 census name-index and census transcript. The transcript includes linked online images of the original census pages.

New Search Features 10th October 2005

We are adding two useful search features to as many of our indexes and transcripts as possible:

Name Variants

Use this option to search for different spellings of a name. For example, Bailey and Bayley. This technique uses the phonetical sound of the word to find similar sounding matches.

Nicknames

Use this option to search for nicknames which may have been used instead of the standard name - for example Betty, Betsy, Beth or Liz for Elizabeth.

Indexes which have these features will show a checkbox alongside the appropriate name entry fields so you can include them if you wish.

Three new complete census name-indexes added 7th October 2005

Bucjkinghamshire 1851 imageYorkshire 1841 Census index imageToday we have added the complete Buckinghamshire 1851, Hertfordshire 1851 and Yorkshire 1841 census name-indexes. No charge for premium subscribers.

Another 1841 Census Name-index completed 6th October 2005

Middlesex 1841 imageToday we have added the complete Middlesex 1841 census name-index. No charge for premium subscribers.

Two New 1841 Census Name-indexes 26th September 2005

Essex 1841 imageToday we have added the current state of the Essex 1841 and Kent 1841 census name-index project. No charge for premium subscribers.

1851 Census Transcripts added 19th September 2005

Buckinghamshire 1841 Census index imageHertfordshire 1841 Census Name-Index imageThe current state of our project for Lancashire 1851 and Yorkshire 1851 census transcripts has been added. Included with your premium subscription, worth £19.95 each.

1841 Census Name-Indexes added 16th September 2005

Buckinghamshire 1841 Census index imageHertfordshire 1841 Census Name-Index imageOur name-indexes for Buckinghamshire 1841 census and Hertfordshire 1841 census are now available. Included with your premium subscription, worth £14.95 each.

More Data Added to Three Indexes 14th September 2005

The number of records in our Lancashire 1851 census name-index has trebled to 1.3 million and our Yorkshire 1841 & 1851 census name-indexes have had hundreds of thousands of records added so a new search may find relatives you were unable to find before.

Two NEW Census Name-Indexes 13th September 2005

Berkshire 1841 imageToday we have added the complete Berkshire 1841 census name-index.

Yorkshire 1841 imageWe have also made available the current state of the Yorkshire 1841 census indexing project for this county.

These indexes are worth £34.90 pa and are included with your subscription for no extra charge.

Completed: London 1841 Census Name-Index 13th September 2005

London 1841 Census imageOur London 1841 Census name-index is now complete, which means we have complete indexes for London censuses for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891.

More Parish Records added 2nd September 2005

Wiltshire Parish RecordsParish Records for Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Norfolk and Wiltshire have been added to your subscription, worth almost £400 a year.

Lancashire 1841 census name index 1st September 2005

NEW: The current state of the Lancashire 1841 census name index has been added to your subscription.

NEW! Directories for London 8th August 2005

London Directories imageWe have now released our London Directory Records. They are included for no extra cost in the premium subscriptions. Alternatively you can purchase a pay-as-you-go subscription from £14.95.

Directories are both a research tool and a valuable insight into the lives of your ancestors.

More directories will be added in the future.

Lancashire & Yorkshire 1851 census name indexes 5th August 2005

The following two census name indexes have been updated to reflect the latest data available from the indexing project:

  • Lancashire 1851
  • Yorkshire 1851

Census name indexes 29th July 2005

The following three census name indexes have been updated to reflect the latest data available from the indexing project:

  • Lancashire 1861
  • London 1841
  • Yorkshire 1851

NEW! Parish Records for London 29th July 2005

We have now added our London Parish Records. They are included for no extra cost in the premium subscriptions. Alternatively you can purchase a pay-as-you-go subscription from £19.95.

London Parish Records imageParish Records started in 1538 when Thomas Cromwell, the Vicar General to King Henry VIII, declared that all marriages, christenings and burials should be recorded. This data proves invaluable for research prior to census and BMD records.

Census name indexes - Lancashire, London, Yorkshire 21st July 2005

The following eight census name indexes have been updated to reflect the latest data available from the indexing project:

  • Lancashire 1851, 1861 & 1901
  • London 1841 & 1901
  • Yorkshire 1861, 1891 & 1901

Ten more census name indexes added 20th July 2005

Representing the current state of the volunteer indexing project for these counties. Just £5 for 90 days or £14.95 for a year:

London 1851

Berkshire 1871

Buckinghamshire 1891

London 1851
London 1851

Cardiganshire 1891

Cornwall 1891

London 1851
London 1851

Cumberland 1891

Devon 1871

London 1851
London 1851

Hampshire 1871

Hampshire 1891

London 1851
London 1851

Leicestershire 1891

Sussex 1871

London 1851

 

New indexes, transcripts and features added: 7th July 2005

London 1851

Complete London 1851 census transcript and name index released.

London 1871

Complete London 1871 census transcript and name index released.

Owners of Land Records 1873

Owners of Land Records 1873 released. Including everyone who owned one acre or more. Searching is free; viewing a page image costs one credit unless you opted for a premium subscription. Note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 5 or 6 to get the most out of the images.

London 1861

Census page images added to the complete London 1861 census transcript.

New Indexes added 0th May 2005

New Indexes added

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths Completed - 1837-2003 now available for all BMDs (250 million events across 167 years)
  • London 1871 Complete Name-Index
  • London 1891 Complete Name-Index
  • Other new Census Name-Indexes available to purchase
    •  Carnarvonshire 1891
    •  Devon 1891
    •  Dorset 1891
    •  Glamorgan 1891
    •  Gloucester 1891
    •  Kent 1871
    •  Middlesex 1871
    •  Norfolk 1891
    •  Northants 1871
    •  Somerset 1891
    •  Suffolk 1891
    NB. Eligible indexers should receive their entitlements in due course.

  • Further updates coming soon

The Best BMD Site - FHM June 2005 0th May 2005

BMD imageFamily History Monthly compared all the BMD sites and rated this one as the best!

With a score of 95% for value, features and general usability.

New Indexes added 0th April 2005

  • Extra years for Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • London 1861 Complete Index
  • Glamorganshire 1841 and 1851
  • Essex 1861 Complete Index

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