Saturday, 31 August 2013

Genealogy News - 31st August


FindMyPast Ireland has made a further 2.5 million court records available to search online in its Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912 record set, which exposes the petty crimes Ireland’s residents committed and how they were punished. This collection is also accessible on all FindMyPast international sites through a World subscription.

Looking for a soldier's will? Try this. Or perhaps you can look forward to this. More useful comment from Audrey Collins.

The latest Lost Cousins Newsletter is up for grabs.

Recent additions to Ancestry's datasets can be found here (Eton College stuff, Railway records and various Nonconformist material - the latter is completely new to Ancestry, but has previously appeared elsewhere).

There's more info on the latest WDYTYA? programme here.

As usual, blogger Claire Santry is well on top of Irish news, with pieces on the Irish GRO Research Room, Cork news, Clare news and a Donegal guide-book.

Chris Paton brings us news re. Clackmannanshire records. Chris also sums up recent shenanigans at Brightsolid.

A little update from the British Newspaper Archive.

You may like this suggestion from FamilySearch.

An interesting little post on TNA's blog about records of those not fit to serve in WWI.

A couple of handy mentions by blogger Christine Woodcock: Cromarty website and Highlands records.

Don't think I've mentioned this yet: a new criminal records release from TheGenealogist.

If you think you may be interested in the RootsTech get-together in the US next February, then see here. As you can see, 'early bird registration' is now open.

Here's a round-up of worldwide genealogy news from GenealogyInTime.

MyHeritage are offering free access to US Census records until 2nd September.

Latest from the folk at BBC HistoryExtra:



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More news items can be found on the BI-Gen Twitter feed.



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