Weekly round-up: Millions of WW1 records added to FamilySearch

By Editor, 20 November 2014 - 12:57pm

 

FamilySearch has added millions of First World War records to its website in association with The National Archives and Findmypast. The additions include 43 million pages of military service records from the UK as well as 24 million records from US WW1 Draft Registration Cards (made available in collaboration with TNA and Records Administration in Washington DC). The UK First World War service records, previously only available on subscription sites Ancestry and Findmypast, are now available for free from familysearch.org as a browsable image set. Although the collection has not been transcribed, the records are in alphabetical order making them relatively easy to search. The site has also added records of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during the First World War. This collection contains details of 7,000 WAACs and comes from The National Archives WO 398 series.
 

MyHeritage joins forces with DNA company 23andMe

Users of genealogy company MyHeritage and DNA company 23andMe will now be able to link up after the announcement of a major collaboration between the two organisations. 23andMe customers will now be able to access the millions of records available on MyHeritage and eventually the product integration will enable the use of DNA to prove or disprove matches found on MyHeritage.
 

Anglesey and West Devon school records added to Findmypast

Anglesey and West Devon school records have been added to the National School Admission Registers (1870-1914) collection. Available at Findmypast to subscribers, as well as from participating archives, the records include handwritten registers, log-books (detailing school incidences including illness and repeat absences) and attendance records. You can read more about the project here.
 

Irish titles added to British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper archive has added 17 new titles from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, including The Limerick Reporter to its growing collection of Irish newspapers. The titles will also be available on Findmypast.
 

Dublin Almanac added to Findmypast

Subscription website Findmypast has added Pettigrew and Oulton’s Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland (1835-1845) to its collection of directories. Pettigrew and Oulton’s was the first annual publication to include a street directory of Dublin as well as an alphabetical list of prominent inhabitants, grouped by profession.
 

Wigan parish registers added to Ancestry

Baptism, marriage and burial records from the Greater Manchester town of Wigan, ranging from 1580 to 1979 have been added to subscription website Ancestry

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