Latest family history record releases


26 April 2013
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Deceased OnlineBurial and cremation records for Trafford Council in the south of Greater Manchester are being added to www.deceas

Deceased Online

Burial and cremation records for Trafford Council in the south of Greater Manchester are being added to All records for the Council’s five cemeteries are immediately available: Dunham Lawn; Sale (aka Sale Brooklands); Urmston; Hale (aka Altrincham); and Stretford. The records comprise scans of burial registers, grave details and cemetery maps. Records for Altrincham Crematorium in Trafford are also now available.

Ancestry has added two new London record collections. London, England, Selected Poor Law Removal and Settlement Records, 1828-1930 contains poor law records relating to settlement and removals for the unions of Bethnal Green, Hackney, Poplar, Shoreditch, and Stepney. London, England, Overseer Returns, 1863-1894 lists parish residents who claimed the right to vote. See for further information and specific coverage details.

It is also now possible to search PRONI’s Northern Irish will calendars via Ancestry.

Ancestry has new unredacted 1911 Census images, which are linked to its UK Maps 1896-1904 collection.

Content continues after advertisements has added new Kent baptisms, banns, marriages & burials to its parish records collection. The latest release includes records from Maidstone, Sittingbourne, Ashford and Rochester, in addition to 131 smaller parishes, and date from 1538 to 2006.

You can now search for your ancestors among records of the men of the Swansea area recruited to the 14th (Service) Battalion, The Welsh Regiment – known as the Swansea Pals – at These men saw some of the heaviest fighting of the First World War. The Swansea Pals records contain: soldier number; rank; next of kin; address of next of kin.

The National Archives

Next of kin claims for unpaid Royal Navy pensions 1830-1860 are now available to search and download at These records are applications for the unpaid wages or pensions of deceased officers or their widows. The records, in series ADM 45, cover officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, and civilian employees of the Royal Navy and Naval Dockyards. They can include details such as the officers’ date of death, his rank, the name and address of the claimant, the date the claim was admitted and examined and the total value of the effects claimed. The records are free to search and can be downloaded for a fee. Find out more at

The National Archives’ digitisation of unit war diaries from the First World War has been completed and all diaries from the WO 95 series are back in circulation. The digitised diaries will be launched online as soon as possible.

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