New Ancestry files - updates

Discussion in 'Research Material' started by Tricky Dicky, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Better than me, 23 from 142 (all RA service numbers and in the A-P range) and nothing at all in the A-G range at all which is 71 searches, how did you get on with that group?

    I have to say its a very disappointing upload
  2. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    The cards do include transfers in and G.S. Corps, I'm just a little disappointed at how few cards I found.

    How did F.M.P. miss out on the tracer cards when they hold the attestation records and casaulty cards?
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  3. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Ah well, I better get checking all the lads who didn't directly join the RA - I might leave that until tomorrow - for now I'll look at the few cards I got and try work out what they mean - its not always clear
  4. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    A - HiLL 59 searches 2 Results
    HILLS - PARSONS 37 searches 24 Results
    96 searches 26 cards found

    ( My original count included names in the Pi - Z range, not available yet. Searches included R.A., transfers in and G.S.Corps service numbers)
  5. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I was midway through the H's before I hit anything - it looks like the first bit of the alphabet has been culled at some point and for some reason
  6. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Some new American records added (worldwide subscription probably needed)

    US WW2 Hospital Admission Cards 1942-54

    US Navy & Marine Awards & Decorations 1942-1994

    US Veteran Administration Masted Index 1917-1940.

    As well as the British Military records free this weekend on, some Electoral Registers and Probate records are accessible.

    Edit. Forgot to say Find My Past have added some Burma Star Association records according to the blog this morning.
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  7. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Today's addition on FMP include British WW1 Medical Records (I could be wrong, but I thought Ancestry had a similar collection?)

    From WW2
    United States, Massachusetts: Index Of Casualties, World War II
    Find out if your Massachusetts ancestors died in service during World War II. Explore this collection of more than 9,000 records compiled by the Adjutant General of the Commonwealth and held by the Massachusetts Archives. Transcripts include rank, death date, death place, additional notes and a link to an image of the original document.

    An accompanying printed booklet with the title: World War II Honor list of dead and missing-- the State of Massachusetts contains corresponding data, although the information in the booklet is arranged by county, and is confined to the name, serial number, rank, and circumstances of the death of each soldier
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  8. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Maybe of use to those searching soldiers from the Dundee area. Not subscribed, but from a few basic searches this archive seems to be in a bit of a guddle.

    I tried searching the name Alexander Goodman with spelling variations on both names in the Electoral register that goes up to 1939, FMP returned the name, A There A G694!!

    Over 6 million new Scottish records available to search
  9. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Added to Ancestry recently

    UK Officer Service Records 1764-1932

    Scotland, Ireland & Wales Militia Attestation Papers 1800-1915

    Web: Japanese American Veterans Association Personnel

    Remember Ancestry's transcriptions are usually riddled with errors. If you can't find by name, use the Soundex option, use the * symbol to replace a letter in the surname option. Sometimes you find the person that way, because of all of Ancestry's spelling errors.
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  10. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    About U.S. WWII Hospital Admission Card Files, 1942-1954
    The files contain records pertaining to some 5.3 million patients, mostly U.S. Army personnel wounded in battle during World War II and the Korean War. The World War II records include only Army personnel treated at Army facilities, but the Korean War records include a few records (approximately 5 percent) for non-Army personnel and non-Army treatment facilities (approximately 4 percent). The records contain various medical treatment information about each patient including diagnoses, operations, and dates and places of hospitalization. The original records do not contain the name of the hospital patient, but list military service number, age, race, sex, place of birth, rank and unit. The names of some patients were identified and added to the record by comparing the service number to other military record collections available on Ancestry.
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  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Militia Attestation Papers, 1800-1915

    Source Information Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Militia Attestation Papers, 1800-1915 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2019.
    Original data: WO 96: Militia Attestation Papers, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey, England The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU, Tel: 020 8392 5225. Fax: 020 8392 5266.

    About Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Militia Attestation Papers, 1800-1915
    Historical Context
    Militia forces in the United Kingdom represent the oldest parts of the British military. Until 1881, it consisted of a part-time force, organised by county and called upon for home defence. After that date, they officially became part of the county regiments and existed in that way until they were reorganised into the national Territorial Army in 1908.
    This Collection
    This collection comprises attestation papers for recruits into the militia from 1800-1915. Attestation forms were filled in at the time of recruitment and records often include information about physical appearance and details of previous service.
    The following information can be found, where available:
    Name of relative(s)
    Relationship to serviceman
    Place and date of birth
    Place and date of Enlistment
    Regiment and unit
    Service rank
    Service number

    Last edited: Jan 21, 2020
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  12. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Offer ending tomorrow at 11.59, 4 months Premium Membership on Ancestry for £20.
  13. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    FMP Friday Collections added today

    New Imperial Calendars & Durham parish registers
    Alex Cox
    31 January 2020
    Did your ancestors work in the public sector?

    Britain, Royal and Imperial Calendars 1767-1973
    Do you have ancestors’ who worked in the public sector? Explore more than three million records from the Royal and Imperial Calendars from 1767 to 1973 to find out about their career. This expansive collection of records from The National Archives includes lists of all the official departments of state, and branches of public service, the law, the church, national or commercial companies and institutions, and many additional articles of public utility. Each record includes a transcript and original image.

    The Imperial Calendars provide a valuable resource for tracing the whereabouts and careers of persons employed in various posts in the public sphere from the 1800s to 1973. As quoted in the 1809 Calendar, it contains "accurate lists of all the official departments of state, and branches of public service; the law; the church; national or commercial companies and institutions; and many additional articles of public utility." The later calendars from the 20 century evolved to include the Civil Service List and additional departments such as Home Office and Treasury.

    Durham Baptisms
    Over 28,000 new addictions covering 9 parishes across the county are now available to search. These transcripts and images reveal not only your ancestor’s name but also their parents’ names. You will also discover their occupations and where they lived.

    Durham Marriages
    Search over 7,000 new records covering 9 Durham parishes have been added to the collection. Parish registers can reveal details of your relative’s marriage centuries before civil registrations began. Discover your ancestor’s marriage date, marriage place, and your ancestor’s father’s name.

    Durham Burials
    Over 66,000 new additions covering 11 parishes have been added to the collection. Find out where your ancestor is buried, where they lived and additional relatives to add to your growing family tree.
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  14. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Could be useful to me this one. Relatives in County Durham from my Nan's family. Many thanks for posting. :)
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  15. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Glad it will help Steve. My grandad Perera never divorced my gran from Glasgow, so none of his kids born to his next partner in Durham appear.

    He doesn't appear on the 1939 Reg either. I assume he was back in Merchant Navy when the register details were taken. I'll subscribe again to FMP to get them to open up the details. He'll likely be there when the NHS was set up after the war.
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  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Good luck with your next step Maria.
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  17. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Some additions to FMP India Collection

    We’ve enhanced this collection with over 7,000 new and exclusive records. Brought online in partnership with the Society of Genealogists, the latest additions include both a transcript with all the vital details about your family members and an image of the original record. These newest updates cover surnames beginning with the letters J and K.

    This ever-expanding collection includes entries of births, marriages, divorces and deaths in the British Raj between 1664 and 1961. They'll help you learn more about relatives who lived and worked in the thriving subcontinent generations ago. If your family has roots in British India, be sure to also explore our exclusive British India Office and East India Company records from the British Library
  18. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Ancestry collection for New York

    About New York State, Address Notification and Absentee Ballot Application Cards, 1944

    This collection consists of notices received in 1944 by the War Ballot Commission from members of the United States Armed Forces, American Red Cross, and other service organizations serving in World War II that resided in New York requesting absentee ballots or notifying the office of a change in address. For more information on this collection, please visit the Finding Aid page on the New York State Archives site.

    There are two main forms present in this collection – pre-printed applications for war ballot, and postcards with change of address information.

    Information found on each record varies, but may include:

    • soldier’s name
    • soldier’s rank or rating and service number
    • soldier’s birth date
    • soldier’s residence at time of request
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  19. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Surnames Q-Z have been added this week on Ancestry. Remember and use the Soundex Surname option if you are struggling to find somebody.

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  20. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

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