News & Articles 2007

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London 1881 Image Index
17th December 2007

We have added our new London 1881 Image Index which allows you to view a census image by district and folio reference.

Channel Isles 1901 Transcript Completed
11th December 2007

We have now completed our Channel Isles 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 100,000, complete with images.

Somerset 1901 Transcript Completed
6th December 2007

We have now completed our Somerset 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 460,000, complete with images.

Worcestershire 1901 Transcript Completed
9th November 2007

We have now completed our Worcestershire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 500,000, complete with images.

Monmouthshire, Suffolk & Surrey 1901 Transcripts Completed
31st October 2007

We have now completed our Monmouthshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 310,000, complete with images.suf01

We have also completed our Suffolk 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 360,000, complete with images.

sur01We have also completed our Surrey 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 710,000, complete with images.

Northumberland 1901 Transcript Completed
22nd October 2007

We have now completed our Northumberland 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 600,000, complete with images.

Essex 1901 Transcript Completed
17th October 2007

We have now completed our Essex 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 1,000,000, complete with images.

Leicestershire & Isle of Man 1901 Transcripts Completed
2nd October 2007

We have now completed our Leicestershire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 440,000, complete with images.iom01

We have also completed our Isle of Man 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 55,000, complete with images.

Hampshire 1901 Transcript Completed
20th September 2007

We have now completed our Hampshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 770,000, complete with images.

Durham 1901 Transcript Completed
14th September 2007

We have now completed our Durham 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 1,200,000, complete with images.

Lincolnshire 1901 Transcript Completed
3rd September 2007

We have now completed our Lincolnshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 500,000,complete with images.

Norfolk 1901 Transcript Completed
20th August 2007

We have now completed our Norfolk 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 470,000, complete with images.

Kent 1901 Transcript Completed
8th August 2007

We have now completed our Kent 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 920,000, complete with images.

Four Complete 1901 Transcripts with Images
7th August 2007

We have now completed our Cumberland 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 260,000 complete with images.

We have also completed our Northamptonshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 350,000, complete with images.

war01Wwe have also completed our Warwickshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 900,000, complete with images.

And we have also completed our Wiltshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 260,000, complete with images.

New Northern Directories Added
2nd August 2007

Today we have added the following directories for Northern Counties:

  • Kelly's 1921 North and East Riding's Yorkshire
  • Cumberland Gazetteer and Directory 1847

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

Staffordshire 1901 Transcript Completed
30th July 2007

We have now completed our Staffordshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 1,250,000, complete with images.

Dorset 1901 Transcript Completed
26th July 2007

We have now completed our Dorset 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 200,000, complete with images.

Northamptonshire, Norfolk & Warwickshire 1901 Transcripts Completed with Images
23rd July 2007

The Current state of our Northamptonshire 1901 transcript is now available online and contains over 330,000 records, with images.

The Current state of our Norfolk 1901 transcript is also available online and contains over 320,000 records.war01

Also the Current state of our Warwickshire 1901 transcript is also available online and contains over 770,000 records.

Devon, Middlesex & Sussex 1901 Transcripts Completed with Images
16th July 2007

We have now completed our Devon 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 660,000 complete with images.

We have also completed our Middlesex 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 810,000, complete with images.

sus01And we have also completed our Sussex 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 600,000, complete with images.

Hertfordshire 1901 Transcript Completed
12th July 2007

We have now completed our Hertfordshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 240,000, complete with images.

Hertfordshire & Kent 1901 Partial Transcripts
10th July 2007

sus01 sta01The Current state of our Hertfordshire 1901 transcript is now available online and contains over 230,000 records, with images.

We have added over 150,000 records to our Kent 1901 transcript. Bringing the current number of records to over 910,000, with images.

Buckinghamshire 1901 Transcript Completed
6th July 2007

buc91We have now completed our Buckinghamshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 170,000, complete with images.

Occupation Information
2nd July 2007

On our census transcripts you can now click the occupation to get information about what your ancestors' jobs involved. We'll be adding more occupations in the coming months.

New Midlands and East Anglia Directories Added
29th June 2007

Today we have added the following directories for Midlands and East Anglia Counties:London Directories image

  • Kelly's Cambs, Norfolk & Suffolk 1858 Post Office Directory
  • Pigot's Cheshire, Derby, Notts & Shropshire 1828 Directory
  • Pigot's 1835 Directory
  • Slater's 1850 Royal National Directory

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

Leicestershire 1901 Partial Transcript with Images
25th June 2007

lei01The Current state of our Leicestershire 1901 transcript is now available online and contains nearly 200,000 records, with images.

Cambridgeshire 1901 Transcript Complete & Wiltshire 1901 Partial Transcript
22nd June 2007

cam91We have now completed our Cambridgeshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 200,000, complete with images.

The Current state of our Wiltshire 1901 transcript is now available online and contains over 250,000 records, with images.

Middlesex & Staffordshire 1901 Partial Transcripts with images
21st June 2007

mid01We have added over 450,000 records to our Middlesex 1901 transcript. Bringing the current number of records to over 800,000, with images.sta01

We have also added over 490,000 records to our Staffordshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the current number of records to over 1.2 million, with images.

Staffordshire & Sussex 1901 Partial Transcripts & 1850 Navy List
19th June 2007

sus01 sta01The Current state of our Staffordshire 1901 transcript is now available online and contains over 760,000 records, with images.

We have added over 200,000 records to our Sussex 1901 transcript. Bringing the current number of records to nearly 590,000.

We have also added to our Navy Lists:London Directories image

  • 1850 Navy List - Contains a list of Officers with dates of their seniority, together with historical information going back to 1796. It includes promotions, medals awarded, civilian employees, ships, Royal Marines and Rates of Pay.

Cumberland 1901 Partial Transcript with Images
14th June 2007

cum01The Current state of our Cumberland 1901 transcript is now available online and contains nearly 200,000 records, with images.

Buckinghamshire 1901 Partial Transcript with Images
12th June 2007

buc01The Current state of our Buckinghamshire 1901 transcript is now available online and contains over 140,000 records, with images.

Navy Lists
11th June 2007

London Directories imageLook under the Specialist Records section for our Navy Lists, which includes the following:

  • 1866 Navy List - Contains Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Marine and Vessel listings.
  • 1888 Navy List - Contains Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Marine and Vessel listings.

Sussex 1901 Partial Transcript with Images
7th June 2007

sus91The Current state of our Sussex 1901 transcript is now available online and contains over 385,000 records, with images.

Dorset 1901 Partial Transcript & 1901 Images
5th June 2007

dor91The Current state of our Dorset 1901 transcript is now available online and contains over 125,000 records, with images. This Census is also available as an index.

We have also added images to all our current partial 1901 transcripts:

Cambridge, Devon, Kent and Middlesex.

Oxfordshire 1901 Transcript Complete & Middlesex 1901 Partial Transcript
4th June 2007

mid91 oxf91We have now completed our Oxfordshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 180,000, complete with images.

The Current state of our Middlesex 1901 transcript is now available online and contains over 310,000 records.

New Southern Directories Added
1st June 2007

Today we have added the following directories for English Southern Counties:

  • Essex, Herts, Middlesex Kelly's Directory 1898
  • Wiltshire Kellys Directory 1899 London Directories image
  • Hampshire Kellys Directory 1899
  • Dorset Kellys Directory 1899
  • Channel Isles Kellys Directory 1899
  • Berks, Bucks, Oxon Kelly's Directory 1915
  • Suffolk Kelly's Directory 1912
  • Kent, Surrey, Sussex Pigot's Directory 1839

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

London & Westmorland 1901 Transcripts Completed with Images
24th May 2007

We have now completed our London 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 4.5 million, complete with images.lon91

We have also completed our Westmorland 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 64,000, complete with images.

Both these counties are also available as complete indices.

Herefordshire 1901 Transcript Completed
22nd May 2007

her91We have now completed our Herefordshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 110,000, complete with images.

Yorkshire & Berkshire 1901 Transcripts Completed
18th May 2007

yor01We have now completed our Yorkshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 3.6 million complete with images.ber91

We have also completed our Berkshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 380,000 complete with images.

Both these counties are also available as indices.

Kent Parish Records & Yorkshire 1901 Images
15th May 2007

We have now completed our transcript for the churches of Margate St John, Thanet St Lawrence and Thanet St Peter in the parish of Thanet, with years ranging from:

  • yor01Baptisms: 1679 - 1938
  • Marriages: 1679 - 1906
  • Burials: 1679 - 1909

We have also completed our transcript for the church of Maidstone All Saints in the parish of Maidstone, with years ranging from:

  • yor01Baptisms: 1707 - 1869
  • Marriages: 1754- 1864
  • Burials: 1641 - 1989

We have also added images to our Yorkshire 1901 Transcript which currently contains over 3.5 million records

5 New 1901 Census Partial Transcipts
4th May 2007

Today we have added the current state of 5 counties to our 1901 census transcript, with an addition of nearly 1.2 million records. These counties include:dev01

  • Berkshire 1901 which contains nearly 250,000 records
  • Cambridgeshire 1901 which contains over 160,000 records
  • Devon 1901 which contains over 530,000 records
  • Herefordshire 1901 which contains nearly 85,000 records
  • Oxfordshire 1901 which contains over 160,000 recordsdev01

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1st May 2007

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Yorkshire 1901 Partial Transcript
30th April 2007

yor01We have added over 330,000 records to our Yorkshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the current number of records to over 3.5 million.

London 1901 Images & Bedfordshire 1901 Transcript
24th April 2007

lan01 lan01We have added over 275,000 records to our London 1901 transcript. Bringing the current number of records to nearly 4.5 million. We have also added images to our current transcript.

We have also completed our Census Transcript for Bedfordshire 1901, complete with images.

Kent Parish Records
16th April 2007

We have now completed our transcript for the church of Ashford St Mary in the parish of Ashford, with years ranging from:

  • Baptisms: 1693 - 1925
  • Marriages: 1693 - 1925
  • Burials: 1693 - 1919

Yorkshire 1901 Partial Transcript
11th April 2007

yor01We have added over 670,000 records to our Yorkshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the current number of records to nearly 3.2 million.

Kent 1901 Partial Transcript
5th April 2007

lan01 lan01The Current state of our Kent 1901 transcript is now available online and contains over 750,000 records.

We have also added over 640,000 records to our Yorkshire 1901 transcript bringing the current number of searchable records to over 2.5 million.

Birth, Marriage & Death record index for 2005 now online
3rd April 2007

BMD imageWe have added the 2005 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.

Yorkshire 1901 Partial Transcript
22nd February 2007

yor01We have added over 650,000 records to our Yorkshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the current number of records to nearly 1.5 million.

Yorkshire 1901 Partial Transcript & World War 2 Images
1st February 2007

yor01The Current state of our Yorkshire 1901 transcript is now available online and contains over 750,000 records.WW2 image

We have also added images to our World War 2 Deaths index.

Anglesey & Flintshire 1901 Transcripts Completed
23rd January 2007

We have now completed our Anglesey 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 35,000, complete with images.fli01

We have also completed our Flintshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 42,000, complete with images.

Lancashire 1901 Partial Transcript
16th January 2007

lan01 The Current state of our Lancashire 1901 transcript is now available online and contains nearly 4 million records.

We have also added over a million more records to our London 1901 transcript.

World War 2 Deaths
9th January 2007

WW2 imageNEW: Look under the BMD Indexes section for World War 2 Deaths - this new database covers the deaths of British Service Personnel throughout the world during the second World War.

COMPLETE Census Coverage for England, Wales and C.I.
5th January 2007

We now have transcripts and indices for all of the counties, completed and with images for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891

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The Channel Islands 1861 is now available as both a transcript and an index, completing our set.

We have also added a new directory to the site today for Midlands and East Anglia Counties.

New - Feature - Map your Surname back to 1841
4th January 2007

Find where your ancestors lived before the boom in population and rapid expansion to towns and cities caused by the Industrial Revolution. The maps show how surnames spread over time.

You can also use the mapping feature in the BMDs for modern surname mapping.

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