Tuesday, 20 December 2011

More Scottish Census News


Further to last month's news about the 1861 Scottish Census, FindMyPast have now released transcriptions of the 1871 Scottish Census - meaning that the website now has 1841-71 covered for the nation. Due to licensing regulations it is not possible for any of the commercial companies to offer the original images of the documents, but FMP are claiming a high degree of accuracy with their efforts. Go to FMP's Main Page, and the story is under 'Family History News'. 

Oh, and whilst you're visiting the site, look out for FMP's take on the forthcoming 'Start Your Family Tree Week' (top right of home page). There's also a competition to enter in relation to the same.

Staying in Scotland, the British GENES blog has a piece about the final stages of the re-location of Edinburgh City Archives.

As you probably know, MyHeritage have recently brought WorldVitalRecords.com under their umbrella, and this blog post reveals the organisation's early attempts at integrating the said records into their existent data sets.

Ancestry have added some new Kent records to their website. This page is as good a way into them as any (and then click on the relevant link).

The deadline for the FFHS's long-running competition is fast approaching. See the note on the main page of the Federation's website, here.

A couple of events - both postcard fairs - are coming up soon, at Digbeth (Birmingham) and Cheltenham on 28th & 29th December, respectively. See here for further details - and please check with the organisers before travelling, if possible.


Blogger Dick Eastman has flagged a website which will keep map enthusiasts busy for a while. See his post regarding the Worldology site, here.

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