News & Articles 2012

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Diamond content Parish Record Transcripts 20th December 2012

We have added over 300,000 individuals to our Parish Record collection, covering the following counties:

  • Durham
  • Leicestershire
  • Roxburghshire
  • Shropshire
  • Suffolk
  • West Lothian
  • Westmorland
  • Worcestershire
  • Yorkshire

Click Here to view the coverage of our Parish Record Transcripts

Diamond content Illustrated London News 1870 to 1879 19th December 2012

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have now added another decade of new issues to our collection, now covering up to 1879.

These issues can give an insight into your London ancestors and give accounts of national and international events.

This popular Victorian national paper is now available to all Diamond subscribers, covering 1842 to 1879. Each issue is bookmarked by article and is easily searchable. They contain many announcements of Births, Marriages, Deaths, Obituaries, Wills & Bequests, and more.

Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts 14th December 2012

wor01We have added over 15,000 individuals to our Baptism Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 1 million individuals. With years ranging from 1544-1891

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Death Transcripts 1950-2005 3rd December 2012

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have just added over 10 million death transcripts, bringing the total number of death records to over 32 million.

These transcripts can be used with a tool that lets you search across all our Birth, Marriage and Death transcripts, with built in SmartSearch technology, enabling you to find potential parents from a birth, potential children to a marriage and potential birth records from a death record.

Honouring the fallen 9th November 2012

As we remember those who fought and fell in the Great War, TheGenealogist is adding new military records to help you discover the role your ancestor played in the conflict.

  • Army Lists
    • The Annual Army List (Hart's 1853)
    • Army List 1860-61
    • The Annual Army and Militia List (Hart's, 1868)
    • Army List, 1868-69
    • Hart's Army List, 1908
    • Army List, July 1910
    • Army List, February 1917
  • Navy Lists
    • Navy List, December 1914
    • Navy List, February 1938

New Gold and Diamond Content 6th November 2012

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Books

  • Bedfordshire Directories
    • Kelly's Directory 1898
  • Cambridgeshire Directories
    • Kellys Directory 1916
  • Huntingdonshire Directories
    • Kelly's Directory 1894
  • Kent Directories
    • Kelly's Directory 1895
  • Lincolnshire Directories
    • Kelly's Directory 1876
  • London Directories
    • Kelly's Directory 1856
  • Middlesex Directories
    • Enfield Kelly's Directory 1937
  • Norfolk Directories
    • Kelly's Directory 1916
  • Oxfordshire Directories
    • Kelly's Directory of Banbury 1934
    • Kelly's Directory 1877
  • Staffordshire Directories
    • Post Office Directory 1850
  • Sussex Directories
    • Kelly's Directory 1878

Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts 5th November 2012

wor01We have added over 25,000 individuals to our Baptism Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 1 million individuals. With years ranging from 1544-1891

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Diamond content Worcestershire Marriage Records 5th November 2012

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We have added over 44,000 individuals to our marriage records for Worcestershire. This brings our total to over 94,000 individuals, with years ranging from 1501-1961.

Death Transcripts 1970-2005 2nd November 2012

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have just added over 8 million death transcripts, bringing the total number of death records to over 21 million.

These transcripts can be used with a tool that lets you search across all our Birth, Marriage and Death transcripts, with built in SmartSearch technology, enabling you to find potential parents from a birth, potential children to a marriage and potential birth records from a death record.

Diamond content Griffiths Valuation 21st September 2012

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

Griffith's Valuation records provide a substitute for the lost census records for Ireland as it lists every householder in Ireland at the time it was taken. Griffith's Valuation was carried out between 1848 and 1864 and provides records on where people lived and who owned property in Ireland. It is searchable by forename and surname with phonetic matching and wildcards in combination with County and Barony and lists over 2.6 million Individuals.

The information given includes county, Barony, Poor Law Union then divided into electoral divisions, parishes and townlands, and OS map sheet number with link to view available maps. This is the first time that Griffith's Valuation has been made available with our Phonetic matching, Nicknames, Wildcards and OS Maps.

COMPLETE Birth Transcripts 1837-2005 19th September 2012

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have just added nearly 6.5 million birth transcripts, bringing the total number of birth records to over 132 million.

SmartSearch technology has been built in enabling you to find the potential parents' marriage record from a child's birth, list potential children to a married couple and find potential birth records from a person's death record.

Diamond content New Diamond Content 24th August 2012

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

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  • Parish Records
  • We have added over 370,000 individuals to our Parish Record Transcripts, exclusively available to our Diamond subscribers. These include the following::

    • Baptisms - over 155,000 individuals
      • Cornwall
      • Dorset
      • Hertfordshire
      • Northumberland
      • Somerset
    • Marriages - nearly 100,000 individuals
      • Cornwall
      • Hertfordshire
      • Northumberland
      • Somerset
      • Sussex
    • Burials - over 115,000 individuals
      • Cornwall
      • Dorset
      • Hertfordshire
      • Northumberland
      • Somerset

    Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

Birth Transcripts 1850-2005 23rd August 2012

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have just added nearly 14 million birth transcripts, bringing the total number of birth records to over 126 million.

SmartSearch technology has been built in enabling you to find the potential parents' marriage record from a child's birth, list potential children to a married couple and find potential birth records from a person's death record.

London Parish Records Transcripts 22nd August 2012

We have added the over 22,000 individuals to our Diamond and Gold subscriptions. lon01These include Marriages and Marriage Banns.

Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts 21st August 2012

We have added over 61,000 individuals to our Parish Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 1 million individuals. With years ranging from: wor01

  • Baptisms: 1700-1849

Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

New Gold and Diamond Content 6th August 2012

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Books

  • London Directories
    • Kelly's 1856 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1869 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1906 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1907 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1925 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1927 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1928 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1929 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1931 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1932 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1933 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1934 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1935 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1936 Post Office Directory
    • Kelly's 1939 Post Office Directory

Diamond content New Diamond Content 3rd August 2012

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We've added the Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography to our Biography & Who's Who section. Published in 1863, this is an encyclopedia of leading men of the age. This is a series of memoirs of distinguished men, of all ages and nations by writers of eminence in the various sciences and arts. Includes portraits.

Diamond content London Parish Records Transcripts 2nd August 2012

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We have added over 147,000 individuals to our London Parish Record transcripts. These include baptisms, marriages, banns, marriage banns, and burials, and bring our total to over 1,400,000 individuals for Diamond subscribers (This is in addition to the 90,000 parish records released for both Gold and Diamond users).

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London Parish Records Transcripts 1st August 2012

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We have added over 90,000 individuals to our London Parish Record transcripts for all Gold and Diamond subscribers. These include baptisms, and bring the total to over 1,225,000 individuals.

Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts for Gold subscribers.

Diamond content New Diamond Content 30th July 2012

NEW: Channel Islands Monthly Review

With German forces threatening the Channel Isles during WWII the British government consulted the Islands representatives. It was decided that the islands were not defendable and would be demilitarised. A massive evacuation was carried out during late June 1940 and those that wanted to leave the islands, boarded a flotilla of ships to the UK where many settled.

The Channel Isles were the only part of Britain to be occupied during WWII and had surrendered by 1st of July 1940.

During the war ex residents kept in touch with 'The Channel Isles Monthly Review'. These list Births, Marriages and Deaths plus allowed islanders to keep in contact with friends and family.

We have a selection of issues covering 1941-1945

  • November 1941
  • December 1941
  • January 1942
  • February 1942
  • March 1942
  • April 1942
  • January 1943
  • February 1943
  • March 1943
  • April 1943
  • May 1943
  • June 1943
  • May 1945

We have added Channel Islands Monthly Review to our Newspapers and Magazine section and will grow as new issues are available.

Birth Transcripts 1870-2005 27th July 2012

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have just added over 17 million birth transcripts, bringing the total number of birth records to over 112 million.

SmartSearch technology has been built in enabling you to find the potential parents' marriage record from a child's birth, list potential children to a married couple and find potential birth records from a person's death record.

Birth Transcripts 1890-2005 29th June 2012

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have just added over 9.1 million birth transcripts, bringing the total number of birth records to over 95 million.

SmartSearch technology has been built in enabling you to find the potential parents' marriage record from a child's birth, list potential children to a married couple and find potential birth records from a person's death record.

Diamond content Newspapers 28th June 2012

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

Illustrated London News 1863 to 1869

Our Illustrated London News coverage now includes over a thousand issues with thirty five thousand pages giving the social background to your ancestors lives.

These new issues include articles from the birth of Prince George (later to become King George V), to public health information about a cholera epidemic.

Over two decades of this popular Victorian national paper are now available to all Diamond subscribers, covering 1842 to 1869. Each issue is bookmarked by article and is easily searchable. They contain many announcements of Births, Marriages, Deaths, Obituaries, Wills & Bequests.

NEW: Harper's Magazine

We have added Harper's Magazine to our Newspapers and Magazine section.

This publication is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. It gives a fascinating insight into what your ancestors' were reading at the time.

New Gold and Diamond Content 27th June 2012

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Books

  • Directories
    • Whites Kingston-upon-Hull 1846 Directory, Yorkshire
  • School Registers
    • Marlborough College Register 1903-1920, Wiltshire

Diamond content New Diamond Content 26th June 2012

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  • Parish Records
  • We have added over 515,000 individuals. These include baptisms, burials, and marriages (including banns) for:

    • Staffordshire - over 210,000 new entries
    • Yorkshire - over 305,000 new entries

    Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

Books

  • Directories
    • Barnsley & District Directory 1902, Yorkshire
    • Mercentile Bradford Directory 1863, Yorkshire
  • Military & War Records
    • Craven's Part in the Great War, Yorkshire
    • West Riding Territorials in the Great War, Yorkshire
  • Parish Registers
    • Leigh 1558-1625, Lancashire
    • Stourton Parish Registers 1570-1800, Wiltshire
    • South Cave Extracts 1558-1909, Yorkshire
    • Records of the Parish of Whitkirk 1603-1700, Yorkshire
  • Peerage & Gentry
    • Royalist Composition Papers, Lancashire Letters A-R
    • This contains Royalist Composition Papers detailing the fines paid by those who fought on the Royalist side in the English Civil War, to cover the cost of the conflict.

Birth Transcripts 1900-2005 15th June 2012

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have just added over 17.5 million birth transcripts, bringing the total number of birth records to over 85 million.

SmartSearch technology has been built in enabling you to find the potential parents' marriage record from a child's birth, list potential children to a married couple and find potential birth records from a person's death record.

Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee 1st June 2012

To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, we have released a number of books for all Diamond, Gold and Starter subscribers.

Queen Victoria

  • The Queen's Empire
  • A photographic record of the British Empire in 1899.

  • Her Majesty's Glorious Jubilee 1897
  • A special edition of the Illustrated London News with wonderful colour plates. Contains over 50 colour illustrations.

  • Sixty Years a Queen
  • Celebrating sixty years of Queen Victoria's reign.

  • The Queen's Reign (Diamond subscribers only)
  • The story of the Victorian Transformation - a literary and pictorial review of the period.

Also our featured article this month is looking back in time to see how our Victorian ancestors celebrated their own Diamond Jubilee. Click here to read the full article

New Gold and Diamond Content 25th May 2012

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Parish Record Transcripts

  • Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts in partnership with Malvern Family History Society
  • We have added over 56,400 individuals,expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 1 million individuals. With years ranging from: wor01

    • Baptisms: 1700-1849

    Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

Books

  • Directories
  • Directories cover a wider range of years than the current census records available, which makes them an invaluable resource. As well as providing details of your ancestor's occupation, they can also provide addresses, historical maps and information on the area they lived in.

    We have added a number of new directories for both Gold and Diamond subscribers:

    • Bedfordshire 1898 Kelly's Directory
    • Berkshire 1915 Kelly's Directory
    • Berkshire 1920 Kelly's Directory
    • Buckinghamshire 1844 Pigots Directory
    • Buckinghamshire 1915 Kelly's Directory
    • Buckinghamshire 1920 Kelly's Directory
    • Buckinghamshire 1931 Kelly's Directory
    • Hertfordshire 1862 Post Office Directory
    • Kent 1862 Post Office Directory
    • Kent 1895 Kelly's Directory
    • Middlesex 1862 Post Office Directory
    • Oxford 1915 Kelly's Directory
    • Oxford 1920 Kelly's Directory

Diamond content New Diamond Content 24th May 2012

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  • Parish Records
  • We have added over 467,000 individuals. These include baptisms, burials, and marriages (including banns) for:

    • Cornwall - over 100,000 new entries
    • Durham - over 12,000 new entries
    • Lincolnshire - over 32,000 new entries
    • Northumberland - over 81,000 new entries
    • Staffordshire - over 13,000 new entries
    • Surrey - over 72,000 new entries
    • Warwickshire - over 15,000 new entries
    • Worcestershire - over 92,000 new entries
    • Yorkshire - over 46,000 new entries

Books

  • Scotland Directories
  • We have added the following directories for Scotland:

    • Aberdeen Post Office Directory 1948-49
    • Glasgow Post Office Directory 1907-1908

Diamond content New Books 4th May 2012

Freemen & Burgesses

We are proud to announce a new section launched this month; The new Freemen & Burgesses section, to which we have added the following records:

  • List of Bedford Burgesses for 1875 (Prominent citizens)
  • Freemen of Norwich 1317-1603
  • International Directories

    We have added the following directories for Diamond users:

  • East India Register and Directory 1834
  • East India Register and Directory 1820
  • Diamond content Newspapers 4th May 2012

    MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

    Illustrated London News 1850 to 1862

    Our Illustrated London News coverage now includes over a thousand issues with thirty five thousand pages giving the social background to your ancestors lives.

    These new issues include the opening of the Great Exhibition in May 1851, and give an insight into your London ancestors in the census year.

    Over two decades of this popular Victorian national paper are now available to all Diamond subscribers, covering 1842 to 1862. Each issue is bookmarked by article and is easily searchable. They contain many announcements of Births, Marriages, Deaths, Obituaries, Wills & Bequests.

    Diamond content New Diamond Parish Records 4th May 2012

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    • Parish Records (Over 200,000 individuals)
      • Baptisms
        • Hertfordshire
        • Surrey
      • Marriages
        • Worcestershire
        • Surrey
      • Marriage Banns
        • Worcestershire
        • Surrey
      • Burials
        • Hertfordshire
        • Surrey

    New Parish Record Transcripts and Books 4th May 2012

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    We have added over 38,500 individuals to our Parish Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 920,000 individuals.
    With years ranging from:

  • Baptisms: 1700-1849
  • Books:

    We have added new Army Lists, Directories and Parish Registers:

    • Great Hampden Parish Registers 1557-1812
    • Berkshire, Poll for the Knights of the Shire 1798
    • Air Force List, April 1918

    Titanic Anniversary 15th April 2012

    Today, is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. To mark this event, we have released our new Titanic record set, which includes:

    • Transcript
      • Passengers and Crew Database
    • Books
      • The Deathless Story of the Titanic
      • The Sinking of the Titanic

      Diamond content New Diamond Content 10th April 2012

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      • Worcestershire Poll Book Transcripts (1835-1865)

    Books

    • Parish Records
      • Tarrant Hinton, Dorset 1545-1812
      • Beer Hackett, Dorset 1549-1812
      • Lydlinch, Dorset 1559-1812
    • Visitation Records
      • Visitations of England and Wales; Volumes 1 to 21 (1893-1921)

    New Gold and Diamond Content 3rd April 2012

    Trace your ancestors in our new books:

    • Military Records
      • 1914-1919 Old Shirburnian, Dorset War Records (Army & Navy)
    • Directory Records
      • 1920 Kelly's Trade & Residential Directory of Dorset
    • School Records
      • 1836-1906 Winchester College Register

      Overseas BMDs 27th March 2012

      We have added 324,470 records to our overseas BMDs, completing the collection. This transcript covers the births, marriages and deaths of British Service Personnel throughout the world.

      Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts 20th March 2012

      We have added over 9,800 individuals to our Parish Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 890,000 individuals. With years ranging from: wor01

      • Baptisms: 1700-1849

      Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

      Diamond content New Parish Record Transcripts 16th March 2012

      We have expanded our coverage of Parish Transcripts by adding over 1,000,000 individuals for Diamond Subscribers.

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      • Marriages (years ranging from 1514-2009):
        • Berkshire
        • Devon
        • Lancashire
        • Leicestershire
        • Lincolnshire
        • Norfolk
        • Nottinghamshire
        • Westmorland
        • Worcestershire
        • Yorkshire
      • Marriage Banns (years ranging from 1559-1957)
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        • Devon
        • Lancashire
        • Leicestershire
        • Lincolnshire
        • Nottinghamshire
        • Shropshire
        • Warwickshire
        • Yorkshire
      • Burials (years ranging from 1394-1996)
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        • Berkshire
        • Devon
        • Lancashire
        • Lincolnshire
        • Nottinghamshire
        • Westmorland
        • Worcestershire
        • Yorkshire

      Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

      Diamond content New Parish Record Transcripts 12th March 2012

      We have expanded our coverage of Baptisms for Parish Transcripts by adding nearly 573,000 individuals for Diamond Subscribers.

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      • Berkshire
      • Cumberland
      • Devon
      • Lancashire
      • Lincolnshire
      • Nottinghamshire
      • Westmorland
      • Yorkshire

      With years ranging from 1473-2000

      Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

      St David's Day Special Launch 1st March 2012

      To Celebrate St David's Day, we have released 14 new books:

      • Catholic Registers of Llanarth Monmouthshire 1781-1838
      • West Wales Historical Records 1910-1911
      • West Wales Historical Records 1911-1912
      • West Wales Historical Records 1912-1913
      • West Wales Historical Records 1914
      • West Wales Historical Records 1915
      • West Wales Historical Records 1916
      • West Wales Historical Records 1917-1918
      • West Wales Historical Records 1919-1920
      • West Wales Historical Records 1920-1923
      • West Wales Historical Records 1926
      • West Wales Historical Records 1927
      • West Wales Historical Records 1928
      • West Wales Historical Records 1929

      Diamond content 1911 Census Completion Announced at WDYTYA Live! 24th February 2012

      MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

      We have now released full transcripts for the final eight counties!

      The release of these counties brings the total number of records to over 36 million, and Completes the 1911 census project. These census records, only available to Diamond subscribers, have been integrated into our existing search tools, so you can access the transcripts using our House and Street search, Keyword Master search and Family Forename search.

      Also announced at the show - Unredacted images starting to go live with Bedfordshire now available.

      Diamond content New Parish Record Transcripts 20th February 2012

      We have expanded our coverage of Burials for Parish Transcripts by adding over 130,000 individuals for Diamond Subscribers. wor01

      • Lancashire over 11,500 individuals
      • Warwickshire over 10,600 individuals
      • Worcestershire over 1,400 individuals
      • Yorkshire over 112,800 individuals

      With years ranging from 1394-1996

      Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

      Birth Transcripts 1920-2005 15th February 2012

      BMDs We have now added over 7.5 million birth transcripts, bringing the total number of birth records to over 68.4 million. We have added these records to a new tool that lets you search across all our Birth, Marriage and Death transcripts with built in SmartSearch technology, automatically showing partners full name where available, and enabling you find potential parents from a birth, potential children to a marriage and potential birth records from a death record.

      Diamond content New 1911 transcripts released 13th February 2012

      MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

      We have now released full transcripts for four more counties!

      • Gloucestershire - over 720,000 records
      • Norfolk - over 486,000 records
      • Somerset - over 526,000 records
      • The Channel Islands - over 97,000 records

      The release of these four counties brings the total number of records to over 30 million, and starts bringing the 1911 census project to a close. The last counties will become available in the next few months. These census records, only available to Diamond subscribers, have been integrated into our existing search tools, so you can access the transcripts using our House and Street search, Keyword Master search and Family Forename search.

      Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts 7th February 2012

      We have added over 21,000 individuals to our Parish Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 880,000 individuals. With years ranging from: wor01

      • Baptisms: 1700-1849

      Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

      Diamond content New 1911 transcripts released 19th January 2012

      MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

      We have now released full transcripts for three more counties!

      • Cornwall - over 360,000 records
      • Worcestershire - over 560,000 records
      • Devon - over 710,000 records

      The release of these three counties brings the total number of records to over 28 million, and starts bringing the 1911 census project to a close. The last counties will become available in the next few months. These census records, only available to Diamond subscribers, have been integrated into our existing search tools, so you can access the transcripts using our House and Street search, Keyword Master search and Family Forename search.

      Birth Transcripts 1930-2005 18th January 2012

      BMDs We have now added over 6.2 million birth transcripts, bringing the total number of birth records to over 60.8 million. We have added these records to a new tool that lets you search across all our Birth, Marriage and Death transcripts with built in SmartSearch technology, automatically showing partners full name where available, and enabling you find potential parents from a birth, potential children to a marriage and potential birth records from a death record.

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