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Archive for the ‘Family history’ Category

Ancestry news

Posted by Claire on November 9, 2010

There have been a couple of exciting announcements about the Ancestry website this week.

First of all, you can search and view British Army Service and Pension records and Medal Index Rolls free until midnight on Sunday 14 November.

Secondly, the 1911 Census is coming to Ancestry. Hopefully this will be included on Ancestry Library Edition.

The Ancestry Blog is a very useful source of information for anyone researching their family history.

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New on Ancestry Library

Posted by Claire on August 11, 2010

You can now search for your ancestor’s wills online via Ancestry Library Edition.

Probate calendars for English and Welsh wills between 1861 & 1941 have just been added to their databases.

All cyberLibrary partners offer free access to Ancestry Library Edition, ask in your local library.

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New on Ancestry Library

Posted by Claire on January 27, 2010

New records of more than 55,000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries are now available online via Ancestry.

These include the convict registers of conditional and absolute pardons 1791 to 1846, and the New South Wales certificates of freedom 1827 to 18.

You may be able to access Ancestry Library online for free at your local library. Check with them for details.

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Military records

Posted by Claire on November 3, 2009

A new section on finding military records has been added to the Family History Section.

cyberLibrary – Military records

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1911 Census now online

Posted by Claire on January 13, 2009

The 1911 census is now online. For information about the search facilities and counties available at launch see the press release.

It’s free to search, but you need to buy credits to view full records.

Added to cyberLibrary – Family History

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Phone books on Ancestry

Posted by Claire on November 29, 2007

British phone books as far back as 1880 are now available to search on Ancestry Library Edition.

Read the BBC article or start searching British Phone Books 1880 – 1984.

All cyberLibrary partners offer free access to Ancestry Library Edition in their libraries.

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British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920

Posted by Claire on August 8, 2007

Pension records of soldiers who fought in the First World War are now avaliable on Ancestry.

Read the news story on the National Archives website or go to Ancestry to start searching.

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