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Cheshire 1881 Transcript & PCC Wills Index and Images
24th December 2008

NEW RELEASE: Look under our Census Transcript section as we have completed our Cheshire 1881 Census Full Transcript. The number of records available to search, and view, is over 620,000 with images.

We have also added to our PCC Wills and probate records. The wills are searchable by name, year of will, year of probate, area and profession. The search results also show the image of the original record. This will shortly be expanded to cover all years.

We will be back in the office on the 5th January, so from everyone on The Genealogist Team, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Kent 1881 Transcript
18th December 2008

NEW RELEASE: Look under our Census Transcript section as we have completed our Kent 1881 Census Full Transcript. The number of records available to search, and view, is over 710,000 with images.

Yorkshire 1881 Transcript
16th December 2008

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Look under our Census Transcript section as we have completed our Yorkshire 1881 Census Full Transcript. The number of records available to search, and view, is nearly 2,900,000 with images.

Ancestral Trails Reference Book
15th December 2008

NEW: Look under the Reference Book section for our new Reference Book Ancestral Trails - The Complete Guide to British Genealogyand Family History Second Edition by Mark Herber - books are useful resources about the records we offer.

PCC Wills Index and Images
12th December 2008

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Look under the Wills, Probates and Testaments section for the first part of our PCC Wills and probate records.

The wills are searchable by name, year of will, year of probate, area and profession. The search results also show the image of the original record. This will shortly be expanded to cover all years.

RG8: Non-Parochial & Miscellaneous Registers
9th December 2008

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: We have added RG8: Non-Parochial & Miscellaneous Registers to our Non-Conformist Records which contains Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths surrendered to the Non Parochial Registers Commission of 1857. Among the more extensive collections in this series are the registers of the British Lying-in Hospital, Holborn, which record particulars of births and baptisms. These cover the period 1749 to 1868 and are very detailed. Over 600,000 entries.

Burial records, registers of the Chapels Royal and the archive of the Russian Orthodox Church in London.

The Lying in Hospital records cover the birth and baptism records of various children born in the hospital. It also includes death dates where it has been noted. They cover the period 1749 to 1868 and are very detailed.

The records can include the following information:-

The Date and order of admission, Woman and Husbands Name, Occupation, Woman’s Age, Parish, Time of Reckoning, Came in, Went out on leave, Returned, Delivered, Child Baptised, Woman Discharged, Recommenders Name

Worcestershire Parish Record Transcript
25th November 2008

We have added nearly 38,000 individuals to our transcript for Worcestershire, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to nearly 165,000 individuals. With years ranging from:

  • Baptisms/Births: 1812 - 1849

Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

Yorkshire Parish Transcript
19th November 2008

We have added over 12,000 individuals to our transcript for Yorkshire, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to over 22,000 records. With years ranging from:

  • Baptisms/Births: 1544 - 1815
  • Marriages: 1559 - 1815
  • Burials/Deaths: 1602 - 1813

Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

Overseas Marine/Maritime Deaths
13th November 2008

We have added over 15,000 records, with images, to our Overseas Marine Deaths transcript, bringing the total number of records to nearly 200,000. This transcription covers the deaths of those aboard British registered vessels.

Overseas BMDs
11th November 2008

We have added over 550,000 records, with images, to our overseas BMD record set.this transcript covers the births, marriages and deaths of British Service Personnel throughout the world from. The new data includes:

  • Marine Births: 1891 - 1820
  • Army Marriages: 1881 - 1885
  • Marine Births: 1891 - 1920
  • Consular Births: 1866 - 1905
  • Consular Marriages: 1849 - 1910
  • Consular Deaths: 1876 - 1890
  • Ionian Island Births: 1818 - 1864
  • Ionian Island Marriages: 1818 - 1864
  • Regimental Births: 1407 - 1997

British Roll of Honour 1914-1918
7th November 2008

NEW: To commemorate Remembrance Sunday we have added to our Roll of Honour Transcript the British Roll of Honour 1914-1918. Records can include detailed biographies with portraits and information on birth date, birth place, father's name, education, career, and circumstances of death. We have also incorporated our First World War and Second World War death transcripts into the Roll of Honour to allow you to search all records for both these wars with ease. The number of records available to search, and view, is over 1,000,000.

Lancashire 1881 Transcript & Suffolk Parish Record Transcripts
30th October 2008

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Look under our Census Transcript section as we have completed our Lancashire 1881 Census Full Transcript. The number of records available to search, and view, is nearly 3,500,000 with images.

NEW: We have now added our transcript for Suffolk with over 50,000 individuals. With years ranging from 1590 - 1996:

  • Baptisms/Births: 1677 - 1988yor01
  • Marriages: 1622 - 1995
  • Burials/Deaths: 1590 - 1996

Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

Reference Books
24th October 2008

NEW: Look under the Reference Book section for our new Reference Books - these books are useful resources about the records we offer. Books included:

  • Clandestine Marriages in the Chapel and rules of the Fleet Prison 1680-1754 Volume 1 by Mark Herber
  • Clandestine Marriages in the Chapel and rules of the Fleet Prison 1680-1754 Volume 2 by Mark Herber
  • Clandestine Marriages in the Chapel and rules of the Fleet Prison 1680-1754 Volume 3 by Mark Herber

Yorkshire Parish Record Transcripts
23rd October 2008

NEW: We have now added our transcript for Yorkshire with 10,000 individuals. With years ranging from 1754 - 1910:

  • Baptisms/Births: 1733 - 1910
  • Marriages: 1733 - 1909
  • Burials/Deaths: 1754 - 1909

Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

Adoption Search Service
20th October 2008

NEW: This is an additional service which is available to premium subscribers for a flat fee of £5. The research service offered is conducted by our staff on your behalf. Contains over 400,000 records.

London 1881 Transcript Complete
24th September 2008

We have now completed our London 1881 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 3,800,000 records complete with images.

New Midlands Directory
22nd September 2008

Today we have added the following directory for Midlands:

  • 1937 Suffolk Kelly's Trade Directory

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

Roll of Honour Database
18th September 2008

This fast growing database includes full details, biographies and photographs where available. These searchable biographical records are currently of British Officers who fell in the Great War but we hope to expand the system to cover privates and officers.

Worcestershire Parish Transcript

We have added over 21,000 individuals to the transcript for Worcestershire, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to nearly 130,000 records. With years ranging from: wor01

  • Baptisms/Births: 1622 - 1849

Our thanks to Malvern FHS for their participation in our parish records project.

1881 Full Transcript with Images
16th September 2008

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Look under our Census Transcript section as we have added our current London 1881 Census Full Transcript. The number of records available to search, and view, is nearly 3,750,000 with images.

Poll Books
12th September 2008

NEW: Look under the Military, Landowner & Electoral Roll Records section for Poll Books - The records give names, addresses, occupations and how people voted in the election. The new data includes:

  • Norfolk 1768 Poll Book
  • Norfolk 1806 Poll Book
  • Norfolk 1817 Poll Book
  • Suffolk 1710 Poll Book
  • Suffolk 1790 Poll Book
  • London, Westminster 1774 Poll Book
  • London, Westminster 1818 Poll Book
  • London, Westminster 1841 Poll Book
  • Yorkshire 1741 Poll Book
  • Yorkshire, Kingston-upon-Hull 1835 Poll Book
  • Yorkshire, West Riding 1835 Poll Book
  • Yorkshire, York (County) 1807 Poll Book
  • Yorkshire, York, 1868 Poll Book

Bond of Sacrifice Transcript & London Directories
9th September 2008

NEW: Look for Bond of Sacrifice on your subscription page- this new Transcript Contains an alphabetical biographical record of all British Officers who fell in the Great War August 1914 - June 1915 with portraits.

Today we have also added the following directories for London:

  • 1677 Little London Directory
  • 1846 Post Office Directory
  • London Directories image1916 London Directory
  • 1918 Post Office Directory
  • 1921 Post Office Directory
  • 1926 Post Office Directory
  • 1930 Post Office Directory
  • 1936 Post Office Directory
  • 1940 Post Office Directory

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

Fleet Marriages RG7
4th September 2008

Lost a marriage in London or the home counties? The fleet marriages may hold the information your looking for.


These are estimated to account for up-to a third of the marriages that happened in the country during their peak (Commission of Marriage Law in 1868). Because of the difficult nature of the records and the lack of a complete index, they are often overlooked. The majority of the people marrying came from London, Middlesex, Kent, Essex, Herts, Bucks, Berks, Surrey and Sussex.

There are about 800,000 people named in the marriage records and about 2400 people mentioned in baptismal records. This makes it a substantial set of records that cover the period 1667 to 1777. A proportion of these will be duplicates due to the nature of the way these are recorded in different documents.

Just search for marriages in the Non-Conformist section of our databases.

Overseas BMDs
29th August 2008

We have added nearly 175,000 records, with images, to our overseas BMD record set.this transcript covers the births, marriages and deaths of British Service Personnel throughout the world from. The new data includes:

  • Marine Births: 1890 - 1940
  • Army Births: 1896 - 1835
  • Army Marriages: 1901 - 1940
  • Army Deaths: 1916 - 1940
  • Consular Births: 1849 - 1885
  • Consular Marriages: 1916 - 1935
  • Consular Deaths: 1849 - 1940

Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts
15th August 2008

We have added nearly 12,000 records to our transcript for Worcestershire, expanding our coverage and bringing the total to nearly 110,000 records. With years ranging from:

  • Baptisms/Births: 1622 - 1849

Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

Cornwall & Worcestershire Parish Record Transcripts
30th June 2008

NEW: We have now added our transcript for Cornwall with 1.8 Million individuals. With years ranging from:

  • Baptisms/Births: 1650 - 1910
  • Marriages: 1598 - 1855
  • Burials/Deaths: 1722 - 1917


We have also added our transcript for Worcestershire with nearly 100,000 individuals. With years ranging from:

  • wor01Baptisms/Births: 1622 - 1849

Click Here to view our full coverage of Parish Record Transcripts

Census Surname Maps: 1901 Added
27th May 2008

We've added the 1901 census data, so you can now map your surname from the census from 1841 to 1901

Overseas BMDs & Quakers (Society of Friends) Records
7th May 2008

MAJOR NEW RELEASE:

We have added RG6: Quakers (Society of Friends) to our BMD Registers transcript. This new record sets allows access to 1.3 million individuals, complete with images and full transcript complete with mini family tree.

NEW: Look under the BMD Indexes section for Overseas BMDs - this new transcript covers the births, marriages and deaths of British Service Personnel throughout the world from 1837 - 1980 The set includes:

  • Marine Births 1837-1915
  • Army Births & Registers, Marriages and Deaths 1747-1980
  • Consular Deaths 1860-1915
  • Informal Certificates of Birth at Sea 1839 - 1867

NEW - BMD Registers
22nd April 2008

MAJOR NEW RELEASE: Look under the Birth, Marriage & Death Records section for BMD Registers.

This database contains Non-Conformist Records from Methodists, Wesleyans, Baptists, Independents, Protestant Dissenters, Congregationalist, Presbyterians, Unitarians and Quakers (Society of Friends).

The National Archives logoIn association with The National Archives.

The Genealogist is the ONLY site to offer BMD Registers as part of it's premium subscription.

Standard searching is free, with the option to view the original page image or a full transcript complete with mini family tree (free for Premium subscribers, credits required for standard subscriptions).

More information in our Guide to BMD Registers.

Bond of Sacrifice
15th April 2008

NEW: Look under the Specialist Records section for Bond of Sacrifice - this new database Contains an alphabetical biographical record of British Officers with portraits, who fell in the Great War August 1914 - June 1915.

1901 England & Wales Transcript Completed
9th April 2008

We have now completed our Cardiganshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 85,000, complete with images. This completes our 1901 Census Transcript for England

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We have also completed our Montgomeryshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 65,000, complete with images. This completes our 1901 Census Transcript for Wales

England 1901 Transcripts Completed plus Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire 1901 Transcripts Completed
3rd April 2008

We have now completed our Nottinghamshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 600,000, complete with images. This completes our 1901 Census Transcript for England

der01We have also completed our Carmarthenshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 125,000, complete with images.hun01

We have also completed our Pembrokeshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 85,000, complete with images.

Carnarnovonshire,Derbyshire, Huntingdon & Rutland & Merionethshire 1901 Transcripts Completed
18th March 2008

We have now completed our Carnarvonshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 140,000, complete with images.

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We have also completed our Huntingdon & Rutland 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 70,000, complete with images.

mer01We have also completed our Merionethshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 65,000,complete with images.

Brecknockshire, Gloucestershire & Shropshire 1901 Transcripts Completed
15th February 2008

We have now completed our Brecknockshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 55,000, complete with images.

glo01We have also completed our Gloucestershire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 650,000, complete with images.shro01

We have also completed our Shropshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 260,000, complete with images.

London Electoral Roll
1st February 2008

We have now incorporated our London Electoral Roll records to our premium subscriptions under 'specialist Records'. The London Electoral Roll records contains over 3,200,000 records.

CLIP - Now available on premium Subscriptions
29th January 2008

We have now incorporated our CLIP records to our premium subscriptions under 'Specialist Records'. The CLIP records contains over 270,000 records.

Overseas Marine/Maritime Deaths
28th January 2008

Look under the BMD Index section for Overseas Marine Deaths - this new full transcription covers the deaths of those aboard British registered vessels. Containing nearly 170,000 records and includes images.

Cheshire 1901 Transcript Completed
24th January 2008

We have now completed our Cheshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 800,000, complete with images.

Glamorgan 1901 Transcript Completed
22nd January 2008

We have now completed our Glamorgan 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 860,000, complete with images.

Cornwall 1901 Transcript Completed
18th January 2008

We have now completed our Cornwall 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to nearly 320,000, complete with images.

Radnorshire 1901 Transcript Completed
17th January 2008

We have now completed our Radnorshire 1901 transcript. Bringing the total number of records to over 20,000, complete with images.

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