News & Articles 2006

News Archive

Seasons Greetings
22nd December 2006

Cumberland image New directories have been added to the site today for Northern and Southern English Counties.

Also two new specilalist records have been added, Irish Landowners and Scottish Landowners.

We will be back in the office on the 2nd January, so from everyone on The Genealogist Team, we hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

Lots more data
13th December 2006

Berkshire image A large variety of data has been added to the site today, including:

Berkshire and Lincolnshire marriage registers, have been added to the Parish Records (Printed Books) section.

Irish Wills index are now searchable.

Channel Islands 1851 and 1871 complete transcripts and indexes.

Images of the original census pages have been added to the transcripts for: Lancashire 1891, Herefordshire 1841, Glamorgan 1841 and 1851 and Yorkshire 1861.

and we have also made the current state of the London 1901 transcript available.

London imageAll of this at no extra charge for premium subscribers.

Census Crew Lists
11th December 2006

Shipping imageCensus Crew Lists for 1861, 1871 and 1901 are now available on the site. The Census Crew Lists contain data about Naval personnel both foreign and abroad, as well as information on the crews of non-naval vessels in UK ports.

All three of these data sets are available to premium subscribers at no extra charge. On the main Index panel you will find them under the sub-heading of Specialist Records.

Kent Marriage Registers
22nd November 2006

Kent imageKent Marriage Registers have been added to the Parish Records (Printed Books) section on the site including the parishes of Penshurst, Westerham, Halstead, Newington, Staplehurst and more.

Also added recently are Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Wills Index.

All of this at no extra charge for premium subscribers.

More Census Images Added
15th November 2006

Original census page images have been added to transcript records for many different counties.

Simply complete a search on the county of your choice and when the transcription appears, click on the image of a census page at the end of the record.

All at no extra charge for premium subscribers.

NEW FEATURE - Wills and Testaments Index Viewer
2nd November 2006

A New Feature for the genealogist has been added today, a Wills and Testaments Index Viewer. Bristol, Edinburgh and a variety of Yorkshire volumes have been added, with more to follow soon.

Wills are a valuable source of genealogical information. They can give details of family members, places of residence and burial, as well as revealing details about their possessions.

COMPLETE 1891 Census Coverage for England & Wales
26th October 2006

Lancashire 1891 Transcript is now complete and available online, completing all 1891 Indices and Transcripts for England and Wales

Lancashire image
LANCASHIRE 1891

 

All at no extra charge for premium subscribers.

1891 LONDON and YORKSHIRE Transcripts are complete
25th October 2006

Transcripts for both London and Yorkshire 1891 are now complete

London imageYorkshire image
LONDON 1891 and YORKSHIRE 1891

 

They are also available in Index format.

Lots more transcript information is complete
24th October 2006

Dorset imageIndex and transcripts have been completed for the following counties:

Carnarvonshire and Suffolk 1841

Carmarthenshire 1851

Cumberland, Channel Islands, Dorset, Staffordshire, Sussex and Warwickshire 1891.

All at no extra charge for premium subscribers.

Master Search Facility Updated
1st October 2006

Our master census transcript and BMD search facility for premium subscribers has been updated with all the latest data so it is well worth trying to find anyone you have not found in the past.

We hope to be able to add more of our resources into this search facility soon.

More index and transcript information is complete
29th September 2006

Essex imageWe have completed indices and transcripts for the following counties:

Cardiganshire and Denbighshire for 1841

Monmouthshire and Montgomeryshire for 1851

Carmarthenshire, Essex, Glamorgan, Hampshire and Middlesex for 1891

Also, Lancashire and Wiltshire 1871,as well as Worcestershire 1841 and 1891 now have original census pages attached to their transcripts.

COMPLETE 1861 and 1871 Census Coverage for England
22nd September 2006

Warwickshire imageWe now have 1861 and 1871 census transcripts and indices for all English counties.

We have also completed transcript and index data for other years including:

1841 census for Merionethshire, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, and Worcestershire,
1861
census for Hampshire,
1871 census for Suffolk and Warwickshire,
1891
census for Leicestershire and Northumberland.

As well as updating data for our London and Lancashire 1891 census sets.

More Census Transcripts Available
18th September 2006

Northumberland imageComplete Transcripts and Indexes are now available online for:

The Channel Islands and Pembrokeshire for 1841,

Cheshire, Durham, Lincolnshire, Northumberland
and Wiltshire for 1891

4 more English 1841 Counties, Now Have Census Images
1st September 2006

Original census pages have been linked to each transcript record, for Lincolnshire, Sussex, Warwickshire and Wiltshire 1841.

Essex imageAlso new, complete Transcripts and Indexes available online for:
Carmarthenshire
for 1841,
Carnarvonshire
and Merionethshire for 1851,
Essex
for 1861,
Middlesex
, Northamptonshire and Worcestershire for 1891

All at no extra charge for premium subscribers.

18 Census Counties for England 1841, Now Have Images
25th August 2006

Original census pages have been linked to each transcript record, for 18 English counties in 1841.

On completion of a transcript search you will notice a census page icon (pictured right), click on this to see the original census page.

The following 1841 counties have had images attached: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Huntingdon & Rutland, Isle of Man, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire and Westmorland.

COMPLETE 1851 Census Images for England
22nd August 2006

Northumberland imageWe have linked the original census page to each transcript record, for all English counties in 1851.

Simply complete a search on the county of your choice and when the transcription appears, click on the image of a census page at the end of the record.

Also, Census Transcripts and Indexes have been completed for the following counties; Flintshire 1841, Flintshire and Pembrokeshire for 1851, Warwickshire 1861 and Gloucestershire and Merionethshire for 1891.

Complete indexes and transcripts added
17th August 2006

Kent imageMore counties have been added recently with complete indexes and transcripts, including:

Westmorland for 1841

Anglesey, Denbighshire and Cardiganshire for 1851

Cumberland and Herefordshire for 1871

Carnarvonshire, Herefordshire, Kent and Oxfordshire for 1891

Lancashire 1871 Census Transcript Complete
11th August 2006

Lancashire imageLancashire 1871 index and transcript is complete, now with over 2.8 million records.

Census indices and transcripts have also been completed for Radnorshire 1841, Gloucestershire 1871, Norfolk 1891 and Surrey 1891.

Original census pages have been linked to the 1851 transcripts for Cornwall, Isle of Man and Staffordshire.

Four more Census Transcripts are Complete
7th August 2006

Norfolk imageThe following census name-indices and transcripts are now completed and online:

Norfolk for 1841,
Brecknockshire
for 1851,
Monmouthshire
and Suffolk for 1891.

COMPLETE 1861 and 1871 Census Coverage for Wales
3rd August 2006

Northumberland imageWe now have 1861 and 1871 census transcripts for all welsh counties.

We have also added new data for other years including:

1841 census for Leicestershire and Northumberland,

1861 census for Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire,

1871 census for Northumberland, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Westmorland,

1891 census for Berkshire, Devonshire and Somerset.

New transcripts
28th July 2006

Anglesey imageToday we completed the indexing project for

1841 census for Cumberland,

1871 census for Anglesey, Durham, Essex and Huntingdonshire & Rutland

1891 census for Cardiganshire, Cornwall, Denbighshire, Huntingdonshire & Rutland, Montgomeryshire and Shropshire.

All are available as name-indices or transcripts.

More index and transcript information is complete
26th July 2006

We have completed data for the following counties:

Carmarthenshire, Carnarvonshire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Somerset for 1861

Cheshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire for 1871

Derbyshire for 1891

New and updated indexes and transcripts
24th July 2006

Many new counties have been added recently and a lot of data is now complete including:

Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire and
Shropshire
for 1841

Brecknockshire, Cornwall, Dorset, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Sussex for 1861

Denbighshire, Merionethshire, Monmouthshire, Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire for 1871

Anglesey, Bedfordshire, Flintshire, Nottinghamshire, Westmorland and Wiltshire for 1891

Census for England and Wales: New Counties
13th June 2006

Many new counties have been added recently including:

Lincolnshire for 1841

Cardiganshire, Derbyshire, Durham, Herefordshire and Montgomeryshire for 1861

Cardiganshire, Carnarvonshire, Pembrokeshire and Somerset for 1871

Hertfordshire and Isle of Man for 1891

1841 Census: New Counties
6th June 2006

New data for the 1841 census has been added recently including:

Bedford
Cambridge
Cornwall
Derbyshire
Dorset
Gloucestershire
Huntingdon & Rutland
Isle of Man
Warwickshire
Wiltshire

COMPLETE 1851 Census Coverage for England
24th May 2006

We now have 1851 census transcripts for all english counties.

We have also added new data for other years including:

1861: Anglesey, Bedfordshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Hertfordshire, Pembrokeshire & Radnorshire

1871: Brecknockshire, Carmarthenshire, Kent, Leicestershire, & Radnorshire

1891: Brecknockshire, Cambridgeshire, Pembrokeshire & Radnorshire

1851: Five New County Census Transcripts Completed
9th May 2006

Five new 1851 census transcripts have been added today:

Cumberland, Huntingdon & Rutland, Northamptonshire, Shropshire and Suffolk.

No extra charge for premium subscribers.

New Features for Premium Subscribers
26th April 2006

Due to popular demand, we've now managed to integrate a surname-only search into the master search system. It is only for premium subscribers (if you only have a trial version, you will need to buy a full subscription to use this feature).

It will allow you to see results per year, then results per county, then the whole list of results (provided there are 50 or less, otherwise you'll need to put in a forename or age).

We've also added database birth, marriage and death records (1984-2004) to the master search.

All customers, including pay-as-you-go, can also do a surname- or forename-only search in the normal census transcript county search page provided there are 50 or less results. An advanced search lets you refine and view the entries.

More Census Transcripts
25th April 2006

The following census transcripts are now completed and online: Bedfordshire 1851 & 1871, Northamptonshire 1861, Isle of Man 1851 and Westmorland 1851; also available as name indexes.

The current state of the Leicestershire 1861 index has also been made available.

More Census Indexes
20th April 2006

We have put the current progress on the following census indexes online: Worcestershire 1861, Somerset 1861, Warwickshire 1871 and Devon 1841.

Master Search: Search for a name in all our completed census transcripts at once
13th April 2006

A number of our subscribers have been asking for a name search on all our databases.

As a major step towards this we have just launched our Master Search which works on all our completed census transcripts - premium subscribers should see the new link on their subscription page.

Just type in a name and you find out approximately how many results there are for each year. Clicking the 'Full Search' button then takes you to a list of results for each county.

If you click to the next level you'll reach the usual county/year search page with all the results for that county.

We hope this will prove a valuable and time-saving feature and as new transcripts are completed we will add them into the master search.

Not got an premium subscription? Use the link on the front page to give the Master Search a try. (Not available if you have already had an premium subscription).

New Parish Records and Census Indexes
5th April 2006

There are now Parish records online for three more counties: Suffolk, Oxfordshire and Yorkshire.

Indexes representing the current state of the project have also been released for Northamptonshire, Northumberland and Staffordshire 1861.

Our premium subscriptions are now worth over £5,000 a year.

More Parish Records, Census Transcripts and Census Indexes
30th March 2006

We have put our Parish records online for three more counties: Leicestershire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex. Included for no extra charge for premium subscribers; also available on a pay-as-you-go-basis.

Census transcripts with images of the original pages are now available for Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire 1871; Radnorshire and Dorset 1851.

Indexes representing the current state of the project have also been released for Derbyshire 1871, Somerset 1841 and Devon 1851.

New Parish Records
22nd March 2006

Parish records are now available for three more counties: Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Cheshire. Included for no extra charge for premium subscribers; also available on a pay-as-you-go-basis.

Update: Parish records for Derby, Dorset and Essex are now available!

Three completed transcripts, plus six more indices
21st March 2006

Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Middlesex 1871 transcripts are now completed and have linked images of the original pages.

We have also released the current state of the following indices:

  • 1871: Nottinghamshire, Norfolk and Northumberland
  • 1851: Gloucestershire and Norfolk
  • 1841: Staffordshire

1871 Census
14th March 2006

Our Dorset, Cornwall and Lincolnshire 1871 transcripts have now been completed; they are all available with linked images of the original pages.

1871 Census
7th March 2006

This week we have been pleased to add more 1871 counties. Hampshire and Hertfordshire are now available as transcript. Cheshire and Gloucestershire are currently available as indexes.

New Research Guide
1st March 2006

We've just added a new guide to researching your family history using the Genealogist.

New Household Search available on Census!
24th February 2006

Users of our census transcript searches can now benefit from our new Household View facility. Complimenting the family search tool, household view allows users to view all members of the same household by selecting all records between Heads of household in a folio range.

This feature is available to all users who have a subscription that includes census transcript records. Household view cost 4 credits as opposed to the 3 credits for a Family View. The family View only displays those having the same surname. Please see our credit guide for full credit pricing plans and how the cost of some features has been reviewed. This is to help us provide you with new services & databases.

New free features coming soon - Master Index and Image Archive

Updates to 1871
21st February 2006

Berkshire 1871 is now available as a completed transcript or index; Leicestershire 1871 is available as an index of the current state of the indexing project.

Isle of Man 1871 Transcript
16th February 2006

Isle of ManWe have today released the Isle of Man 1871 index and transcript; the transcript has linked images of the original pages.

New Transcript & Images now available
10th February 2006

See original census page images for Lancashire 1841 and search our new Hampshire 1841 transcript. Both available to premium subscribers at no extra cost!

New and improved indexes and transcripts
6th February 2006

Our Hampshire 1841 index is now completed as well as indexes and transcripts for Durham 1841, Surrey 1871, Lincolnshire 1851, and Kent 1861. We have also put up the current state of the Cornwall 1871 index and added to the Hampshire 1871 and Essex 1871 indices.

Birth, Marriage & Death record index for 2004 now online
6th February 2006

BMD imageWe have added the 2004 Births, Marriages and Deaths index to current BMD subscriptions and premium subscriptions for no extra charge. This is the latest data to be released by the GRO.

Extra information on transcripts 1851 onwards
26th January 2006

All transcripts from 1851 onwards now include the birth place (where recorded) as well as the birth county.

New and improved transcripts and indexes
25th January 2006

We have now completed the 1851 census transcripts and indexes for Cambridgeshire, Wiltshire and Warwickshire.

We have also added images of the original census pages to the London 1841 and Lancashire 1851 transcripts.

New feature and new transcripts
12th January 2006

At the request of some of our customers, most of the indexes and transcripts now have a button at the bottom of the results page to open a printer-friendly version of the results list. This is also useful for those who are partially-sighted as it is a simple, text-only, black-on-white page.

Today we also completed the transcript project for the 1861 census for Surrey, Suffolk and Cambridge, all of which are available as a name-indices or transcripts and are included with premium subscriptions.

Your premium subscription is now worth well over £3,000 pa — which means we have added over £1,000-worth in less than three months — all at no extra cost to our subscribers.

New transcripts
10th January 2006

Glamorgan imageToday we completed the indexing project for the 1861 census for Glamorgan, Cumberland and Berkshire. Available as a name-indices or transcripts.

New transcripts and more images
9th January 2006

Isle of Man imageToday we completed the indexing project for the 1861 census for Isle of Man and Middlesex. Available as a name-indices, or as transcripts with linked images of the original census pages.

Middlesex and Essex 1841 transcripts now also have linked images.

Happy New Year
5th January 2006

Today we completed the indexing project for the Westmorland 1861 census. Available as a name-index or a transcript with linked images of the original census pages.

We have also added images to the Berkshire 1841 transcript.

Both of these are included in your premium subscription for no extra charge.

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