New Ancestry files - updates

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

  1. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Ah well that's a few more hours of my time booked out then - as the later section of A-P was much better populated I'm hoping that carries over and there are lots of cards in here

    Alistair
     
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  2. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    No idea what's available in this collection (but I'm away to find out) 89766590_637044460418697_9193534834624954368_n.jpg
     
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  3. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    No doubt there will be a large increase in traffic on Ancestry and the like during this enforced stay at home period.
     
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  5. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    WW2 Australian records added to Ancestry

    https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/61987/

    About Australia, WWII Second Australian Imperial Forces and Citizen Military Forces Service Records, 1939-1947


    This collection contains service documents for individuals serving for the AIF (Second Australian Imperial Forces) or CMF (Citizen Military Forces) during WWII.

    From the Australian War Museum in London: “As part of the British Empire, Australia was among the first nations to declare war on Nazi Germany and between 1939 and 1945 nearly one million Australian men and women served in what was going to be World War II. They fought in campaigns against the Axis powers across Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa. In 1941, The Japanese Imperial Navy attacked Pearl Harbour and advanced into South East Asia. As a result, the Allied powers including Australia were at war with Japan as well.

    During this period, the Australian mainland came under direct enemy attack for the first time in history, with Japanese bombing attacks on Northern Australia and an attack on Sydney Harbour by Japanese midget submarines. At the time of German defeat and Japanese surrender, 39,000 Australians had lost their lives and another 30,000 had been taken prisoner.” “Australians in WWII.” Australians in World War II, www.awmlondon.gov.au/australians-in-wwii.

    Information found on each record varies, but may contain:

    • Given and Surname
    • Service Number
    • Date of Birth
    • Place of Birth
    • Place of Enlistment
    • Name of Next of Kin
     
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  6. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    New on Find My Past today

    Britain, Royal and Imperial Calendars 1767-1973
    We’ve added over 1.2 million records to this unique collection of records from The National Archives. The Royal and Imperial Calendars can reveal fascinating details for your family tree including:

    • Your ancestors' names
    • Their jobs
    • Where they lived
    • Their regiment and rank if they served in the military
    • How much they were paid
    These records provide a valuable resource for tracing the whereabouts and careers of persons employed in various posts in Britain's 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 20th century evolved to include the Civil Service List and additional departments such as Home Office and Treasury.

    They also added some medical files from WW1 today.
     
  7. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    New on Ancestry

    Dresden, Germany Crematorium Register 1911-52

    Upper Austria Catholic Church Registers 1614-1938

    Vorarlberg Austria Catholic Church Registers 1611-1938

    Vienna, Austria Catholic Church Registers 1600-1960

    St. Polten, Lower Austria Catholic Church Records 1628-1955

    Germany Military Killed in Action 1939-1948

    German Concentration Camp Records 1946-1958

    Finland WW2 Military Casualties 1939-45

    Wyoming Military Service & Veteran's Records 1914-1946

    North Carolina Discharge & Statement of Service Records 1940-1948
     
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Lancashire, England, World War II Home Guard Records, 1940-1945

    About Lancashire, England, World War II Home Guard Records, 1940-1945
    Historical Context
    This collection includes records of Home Guard battalions active during WWII in Lancashire, England. The Home Guard, established in May 1940, was initially instituted as the Local Defence Volunteers. Detachments were formed in towns, villages, factories and other localities to provide information and local protection especially in the event of a German invasion. The Home Guard expanded to some 1.6m men in 1942. It was organised into battalions, generally consisting of four companies each of four platoons. Battalions were grouped into zones which usually corresponded with counties or sub-divisions of a county. In the Lancashire administrative area, there were over 100 Home Guard infantry battalions, plus numerous artillery regiments, motor transport and other units. These appear to have been grouped into at least two zones: one administered by the West Lancashire Territorial Army and Air Force Association, the other by the East Lancashire division of that Association.
    Following the Allied invasion of Europe, the Home Guard was deemed unnecessary and was stood down on 1 November 1944, and finally dissolved in 1945.
    This Collection
    Details available vary but users may find:
    Name
    Rank
    Residence
    Birth Date
    Enlistment List
    Transfer Date
    Promotion Date
    Resignation Date
    Death Date
    Relatives


    TD
     
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