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Parish Records, detailed County, Street and Tithe Maps, millions of new Medal Records, Emigration Records, Burials & Headstone Records, Railway Worker Records; from Pensions to Staff Movements, Jewish records, Passenger Lists and more War Memorials are all going online this year.

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Diamond content New releases at Who Do You Think You Are Live 2015
20th April 2015


We have a host of new record releases this year for the show. Mark Bayley from TheGenealogist talks us through them:

Diamond content New Tithe Maps for more English counties
16th April 2015


A major addition to the National Tithe Records has just been launched. Joining the previously released maps for Middlesex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and Leicestershire, are the counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire & Yorkshire.

Tithe maps allow you to identify the land on which your ancestors lived and worked in the 19th century. The tithe apportionments list the names of both the owner and the occupier as well as detail the amount of land, how it was used, and tithe rent due. These unique records are key to geographically placing where your ancestors lived and worked in these times.

You can read more about tithe records here

Diamond content New Tithe Apportionment documents for Wales
16th April 2015


We have now completed the Tithe Apportionment records for England and Wales with a final release of over a million records. The Tithe Records provide a unique view into our ancestral heritage by providing details of ownership and occupancy of land throughout England and Wales, revealing a wealth of information about people, places and landmarks in the Victorian era.

You can read more about tithe records here

Diamond content Over 5 Million New WW1 Campaign Medals
16th April 2015


TheGenealogist has released over 5 million new WW1 Campaign Medal Cards. This takes our WWI medal collection close to 6 million records. Included in this new release are the following medals

  • 1914 Star
  • 1914/15 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-1920
  • Victory Medal 1914-1919
These medal cards make it even easier to find an ancestor in the collection of military records online as many of our ancestors who served in the First World War will have been eligible.

Diamond content 750,000 New Parish Records Added
16th April 2015


750,000 Parish Records from 22 counties join the already significant collection on the site. These new records include: Buckinghamshire, Caernarvonshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Devon, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, London, Monmouthshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Shropshire, Somerset, Sussex, Worcestershire and Yorkshire.

Diamond content New Tithe Maps Now Online for the first time!
13th February 2015


Many family historians want to get an insight into where their ancestors worked and lived. Now they are able to search for their forebears within the fantastic resource that is the comprehensive collection of Tithe records for England and Wales online at TheGenealogist. The maps for Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Middlesex and Surrey are now live with the rest of the country being released in the coming months. Read full article...

Diamond content War Memorials
22nd January 2015

War Memorial

We have added another 40,000 records to our War Memorials, which is the largest name searchable collection of War Memorial photographs. This brings the total to over 179,000 and our collection is quickly growing to offer more coverage. With records ranging from soldiers lost in the Boer War in 1901 to more modern day conflicts such as in Northern Ireland, there are numerous records to access in our War Memorial collection.

Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts
10th January 2015

Worcestershire Parish Records

We have added over 59,000 individuals to our Baptism Transcripts for Worcestershire in partnership with Malvern Family History Society, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 1.2 million individuals. With years ranging from 1544-1891


Click Here to view the coverage of our Parish Record Transcripts

The 1911 Census is now available to Gold & Starter Subscribers!
1st January 2015

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Worcestershire Parish Records

We have added over 36 Million 1911 census records for our Gold and Starter subscribers.

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31st October 2015
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