If you have ancestors from elsewhere in the English speaking world, you absolutely must check out the 5.1 million records we added this week, including thousands of articles added to our collection of historic Irish newspapers.
We have also made substantial new additions to our collection of Isle of Man births and baptisms, marriages and deaths. The new records span four hundred years of the British island's rich history, and can reveal vital information for tracing your family back through the generations.
New records from the now defunct English county of Middlesex are now available to search as part of the Greater London Burial Index.
Isle of Man
Births and Baptisms 1600-2010: Over 422,000 records have just been added to the Isle of Man, Births and Baptisms 1600-2010. Now totaling over 540, 000 records, the set is composed of parish baptismal records transcribed by FamilySearch, and civil registration records transcribed by Denise Killen.
Deaths and Burials 1598-2011: Over 249,000 records have been added to the Isle of Man, Deaths and Burials 1598-2011. The collection holds both parish burial records and civil registration records related to deaths and burials on Isle of Man. Civil registration for deaths became compulsory on the Island in 1878.
Marriages 1598-1979: Our existing collection of Isle of Man Marriages has just been updated with over 167,000 additional records. The collection includes both church marriage records transcribed by FamilySearch and an index to the civil registration of marriages created by Denise Killen. The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom, instead it is a self-governing dependency, and therefore the Isle of Man civil registrations are separate from the registrations of England & Wales.
Irish Newspapers: Over 970,000 articles have been added to our collection of historic Irish newspapers. The latest additions include one brand new title - Dublin Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, the arrival of which adds over 3,700 fully searchable articles from 1871 to our already extensive list of Dublin newspapers. There are now more than 15 titles from Ireland's capital city.
Australia and New Zealand
Queensland Funeral Records: Over 39,000 records have been added to our collection of Queensland Funeral Records. The collection consists transcripts taken from original records held at the Genealogical Society of Queensland Brisbane. The collection includes indexes from records of memorial inscriptions from many Queensland cemeteries and lone graves (people who were buried on private property).
New Zealand Birth Index: The New Zealand Birth Index contains the records of over 628,000 people. Marriages in New Zealand have been recorded Since the Marriage Registration Act of 1854. The records are from the combined indexes of both the General and Māori registers. From 1913-1961, Māori births were registered separately from the General register although some Māori events were recorded in the General system. Since registration was difficult to enforce, many Māori births were never registered.
New Zealand Marriage Index: The New Zealand Birth Index contains over 190,000 records. Since the Marriage Registration Act of 1854, marriages in New Zealand have been recorded. The records are from the combined indexes of both the General and Māori registers. From 1911-1951, Māori births were registered separately from the General register although some Māori events were recorded in the General system.
New Zealand Death Index: The New Zealand Death Index contains over 1.1 million records dating back to 1848. The records are from the combined indexes of both the General and Māori registers. Deaths included in this index are those that occurred at least 50 years ago or where the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago. Each transcript will include your ancestors name, registration year, birth date or age at death and registration number.