British genealogy releases & updates: 2-week summary


Below is a summary of new and updated family history record collections for England, Scotland and Wales released by the major genealogy databases since just before Christmas (for the last summary, see 21 December blogpost).

This regular summary of releases and updates relating to British collections is designed
to help family historians whose Irish ancestors migrated, temporarily or
permanently, to England, Scotland or Wales.

By default, it will also be useful
to anyone carrying out research in those three nations, regardless of the origin
of their ancestors.

The figures in parenthesis in the New Collections section
are the numbers of records/images in the new record set.

Unless otherwise
stated, the figures in parenthesis in the Updated Collections section reflect
the number of records added to the collection in the recent update. In some
instances, the supplier has not made this figure available. Where two figures are given, the first is the number of additions, the second is the new total.

Please note that I don’t usually include updates of fewer than 1,000 records.

NEW COLLECTIONS

BritishNewspaperArchive (shared with FindMyPast)

FamilySearch

UPDATED COLLECTIONS

FamilySearch

FindMyPast

National Library of Scotland

NOTE: Due to the UK’s current Lockdown restrictions, the National Archives in Kew is closed and some online services are not available (see details). However, the institution has confirmed that it will continue to provide free access to TNA’s digitised records during this time. The free access allows registered users 100 free downloads over a rolling 30-day period.
Register for free or browse the TNA online catalogue, Discovery.

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Posted On: January 8, 2021 at 01:00AM