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What’s New Online: Latest family history records, April-June 2017

Billions of family history records at your fingertips. Millions more added every month. Inside History discovers the latest genealogical and historical collections available online to keep you up to speed. This instalment picks up from where our last ‘What’s New Online?’ column, in the Autumn 2017 issue of Inside History magazine, left off. Happy researching!

Latest Paid Resources


Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current

Australia and New Zealand, Obituary Index, 2004-2015

Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001

Bedfordshire, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1986

Birmingham, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016

Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current

Ireland, Poor Law Union Removals From England, 1859-1860

Ireland, School Masters and Mistresses, 1826

London, England, City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Registers, 1841-1966

London, England, Metropolitan Police Pension Registers, 1852-1932

New South Wales, Australia, Sheriff’s Papers, 1829-1879

New South Wales, Australia, St Peters Cooks River Select Births, Marriages and Burials, 1839-1963

UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current

UK and Ireland, Obituary Index, 2004-2017

UK, Military Discharge Indexes, 1920-1971

UK, Royal Navy Registers of Seamen’s Services, 1848-1939

Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records, 1841-2009

Web: Jersey, Alien Registration Cards, 1920-1953

Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

Wiltshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1916



1881 British Census, Crew and Passengers On Ships Arriving In New South Wales

Australia, Boer War Contingents (updates)

Australian Capital Territory Deaths (updates)

City Of London, Ironmongers, Apprentices and Freemen 1511-1939 (updates)

City Of York Apprentices and Freemen 1272-1930 (and various other City of York record sets)

Devon, Plymouth & West Devon Parish Registers Browse (updates)

Easter Rising & Ireland Under Martial Law 1916-1921 (updates)

Kent Marriages (updates)

England & Wales, Crime, Prisons & Punishment, 1770-1935 (now complete)

Lincolnshire, Kesteven Militia Ballot List 1824

New South Wales Parish Registers, Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle

New South Wales, Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers Transfer Files (updates)

Norfolk Marriage Bonds 1557-1915 Image Browse

Nottinghamshire Baptisms Index 1538-1917 (updates)

PERiodical Source Index (updates) — including miscellaneous New Zealand Genealogist volumes

Queensland School Pupils (updates)

Scotland, Post Office Directories (updates)

Surrey Institutional Records 1788-1939

Sussex, Eastbourne Gazette Newspaper Notices (updates)

Various British newspapers (updates)

Various Irish newspapers (updates)


British Newspaper Archive

Ballymena Observer, 1951-1957

Glasgow Evening Post, 1884

Hackney and Kingsland Gazette, 1902-1909

Kentish Mercury, 1872-1884, 1898-1910

Watford Observer, 1879-1886, 1898-1900


Irish Newspaper Archive

Belfast Newsletter, 1900 -1938

Donegal Democrat, 1919 – 1998

Evening Herald, 1950 – 1999


Forces War Records

First World War military hospital admission and discharge registers (updates)



British in India Collection

Durham Parish Records

Hampshire Parish Records (Bishop’s Transcripts)

National Tithe Records collection, 1835-1850s (updated with City of York and Ainsty Colour Tithe Maps)

Outbound Passenger Lists, 1920-1929

Parish Record Transcripts for Worcestershire (updates)

Poll Books & Electoral Registers (updates)

The Sphere Newspaper Collection

Trade, Residential and Telephone Directories collection, 1735-1937

War Memorials records (updates)



BillionGraves Index (updates)

Netherlands, Church Baptisms, 1580-1811 (updates)

Netherlands, Church Burials, 1601-1811 (updates)

Netherlands, Church Marriages, 1580-1811 (updates)

Netherlands, Civil Births, 1811-1915 (updates)

Netherlands, Civil Deaths, 1811-1965 (updates)

Netherlands, Civil Marriages, 1811-1940 (updates)

Netherlands, Population Registers, 1810-1936 (updates)


The National Archives (UK)

Merchant Navy ships’ logs



Galway East Family History Society database (updates)

Kildare genealogy database (updates)

Mayo South Gravestone Inscription Records (updates)

Westmeath records (updates)



Presbyterian Church Records, 1744-1855 (updates)


Latest Free Resources

Atlas of Hillforts

Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland


Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

Australian Airmen of the Great War 1914-1918


Boots Pharmacy, UK

Walgreens Boots Alliance Digital Archive


Buried in Fingal, Ireland

Fingal County Council burials



Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938

BillionGraves Index (updates)

England, Cambridgeshire Bishop’s Transcripts, 1599-1860 (updates)

England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1692-1900

England, Essex, Bishop’s Transcripts, 1779-1892

England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910

England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997

England, Northumberland, Cumberland, Durham, Miscellaneous Records, 969-2007

England, Northumberland, Non-conformist Records, 1708-1982

England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950

Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913 (updates)

Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919 (updates)


Families in British India Society (FIBIS)

Registers of Bengal Army European Soldiers, 1790-1839


Female Factory Online

Searchable database for Parramatta Female Factory, c.1802-1948


Genealogical Society Victoria

Miscellaneous family history records (scanning and indexing project ongoing)


Heritage Maps Ireland

Sheela-na-Gig map


Atlas of Hillforts

Atlas of Hillforts Atlas of the UK and Ireland


National Archives of Australia

Destination Australia (updates)


National Library of Scotland

Curious Travellers map, 1769 and 1772


Parliament of New South Wales

First Legislative Council archives documents, 1824-1855


Public Records Office Victoria

Victoria Roads photographs, 1913-1936


Registry of Deeds Index Project

Updates (243,717 entries)


Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Two digital maps of medieval Wales


Royal Irish Academy

Irish Historic Towns Atlas (updates)


State Archives and Records NSW

Gaol Inmates Index (Gaol Photographic Description Books)


State Library of NSW

Sydney subdivision plans and city maps (recently georeferenced through crowdsourcing)


State Library of Queensland

Colin Douglas McCowan World War I Collection

Morris Hawkins World War I Collection

Signaller Charles William Arthur Johnstone World War I diary


Tipperary Studies

Gravestone Inscriptions (from 58 locations around Tipperary

Tipperary GAA Yearbooks

Tom Burnell’s Tipperary War Graves Database




Australian Government Gazette (Periodic), 1974-1977

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (Periodic), 1977-2011


The Bulletin (NSW), 1880-1984

The Burrangong Chronicle and Young and Lachlan District Advertiser (NSW), 1901

Co-operator (Sydney, NSW), 1910-1917

Construction : Weekly Supplement to Building (Sydney, NSW), 1909-1914

The Corowa Free Press (NSW), 1875-1954

Daily News (Sydney, NSW), 1938-1940

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW), 1883-1923

The Grafton Argus and Clarence River General Advertiser (NSW), 1874-1875; 1879-1882; 1888; 1892; 1899-1922

The Kyogle Examiner (NSW), 1912; 1914-1915; 1917-1954

The Labor Daily (NSW), 1924-1938

The Propeller (Hurstville, NSW), 1911-1954

The Queanbeyan Observer (NSW), 1894-1908; 1910-1915

Quirindi Herald and District News (NSW), 1906-1907; 1913-1923

Weekly Supplement to Building (Sydney, NSW), 1908-1909

Western Sydney Women’s Oral History Project audio recordings


Millthorpe Post (NSW), 1900-1901

Moreton Mail (Qld), 1886-1889


The Citizen (Port Adelaide, SA), 1938-1940

The Gateway (Port Adelaide, SA), 1946

Port Adelaide District Pictorial (SA), 1952-1954

The Progressive Times (Largs North, SA), 1952-1954

Seaport News Review (SA), 1954


UCD Digital Library

G. & T. Crampton Photograph Archive, Dublin

Hermes journal (University College, Dublin), 1907-1908


University of Melbourne Archives

Red Cross Australia historical collection (including Missing, Wounded and Prisoner of War Enquiry Cards dating from World War II–1973)

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