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Please check back later today to read more about these exciting new additions.

 Britain, Trade Union Membership registers 

Containing over 3.4 million records, the Trade Union Membership registers consist of digitised images of original records books from 9 different unions. The documents include details about individual members such as payments made, benefits received, names of spouses, and a number of unions published profiles of their members or those who held offices. Many trade unions also included international branches from Ireland to Australia to Spain and Belgium.

South Australian Deaths 1842-1972

The South Australian Deaths 1842-1972 contain over 605,000 records and span 130 years of the state’s history. South Australia’s colonial origins are unique in Australia as a freely settled, planned British province. As with births and marriages, the compulsory state-wide registration of deaths in the state began in 1842.

South Australian Marriages 1842-1937

The South Australian Marriages 1842-1937 contain over 457,000 records. After 1 June 1842, any clergymen, officiating minister or deputy registrar, who oversaw a marriage in South Australia, was required by law to make a true copy of all entries of marriage in their registration books.

South Australian Births 1842-1928

The South Australian Births 1842-1928 contain over 727,000 records and date back to when the compulsory registration of births first began in 1842.

PERSI quarterly index update

Indexes to over 28,000 new articles have just been added to over 2,000 PERSI periodicals. PERSI (the PERiodical Source Index) is the world’s largest and most widely used subject index for U.S. genealogy and local history literature.

Ireland Dog Licence registers 

Over 3.6 million records have been added to our collection of Irish Dog Licence registers. Dog licences were introduced in Ireland in 1865 to make it easier for the authorities to identify the owners of troublemaking dogs that either worried sheep or damaged property.

Wales, births and baptisms 1541-1907 

Over 700,000 International Genealogical Index (IGI) Welsh birth and baptism records have been added to our collection of UK births and baptisms.

England, births and baptisms 1538-1975 

Over 60 million International Genealogical Index (IGI) English birth and baptism records have been added to our collection of UK births and baptisms.

Peninsular War, British Army Officers 1808-1814 

Compiled shortly after WW1 by Captain Lionel S. Challis of the Queen’s Westminster Rifles, the Peninsular War, British Army Officers records list over 9,000 officers who fought for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars.