Every day more record sets are added to online family history websites – mainly the pay per view sites. Gone are the days of having to go to a specific town to visit a church who still held their own records or an archives – well that is unless you want to!
I have just clicked on Find My Past to see what is new there and here are a few of their newbies – some may be of interest and help you with your research.
South Yorkshire Asylum Admission Records 1872 – 1910, later known as Middlewood Hospital and contains over 17,000 records. The information revealed not only gives names and dates of admission but some records give details of the persons insanity and if they recovered or not.
Sheffield Cathedral Church of St Peter and Paul burial index 1767 – 1812 – these records contain over 44,000 transcripts from the registers with the information including:- deceased’s name, date of burial, occupation and next of kin. The next of kin is wonderful when trying to work out if a person is yours or not.
Still in South Yorkshire, the Sheffield Quarter Sessions 1880 – 1912. The transcript gives details of the person being tried and their offences and of course, the sentence.
North West Kent, Westerham Burials 1686-1981 and Greenwich Burials 1748-1937 a collection of over 40,000 transcriptions to get your teeth into.
Venturing further north Lanarkshire, the People of New Lanark 1785 – 1953, contains a collection of transcriptions from church records, Sheriff Court and High Court records and the Lanark prison register
Leaving the UK, New South Wales Deaths 1788 – 1888. The index from three districts gives details of full name, birth and death year, plus parents first name. New South Wales Marriages and New South Wales Births 788 – 1914, both giving useful information if you have family living in the area.
So now to what’s new on Ancestry – Firstly, Perth, Scotland, Burgh Burial Index 1794 – 1855. Scotland Prison Records and the 1851 census index for Scotland.
Uk, Coal Mining Accidents and Deaths 1750 – 1950 and includes over 12,000 from the Scottish coal fields.
So, looks like there may be something of interest for a lot of people, especially as the 2 sites mentioned may have some offers going around this time of year.