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What’s New Online: Latest family history records, August 2017

From historic newspapers to digitised artworks, parish records to old-school music and more, August 2017 has seen a host of family history and history collections made available online. Here’s our round-up of the latest. Happy researching!

Latest Paid Resources


1891 England Census (updates)

Australia and New Zealand, Obituary Index, 2004–17 (updates)

Bedfordshire, England, Land Tax Records, 1797–1832

Bedfordshire, England, Petty Sessions, 1854–1915

Bedfordshire, England, Valuation Records, 1838–1929

Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1–22 (updates)

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916–2007 (updates)

Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s–Current (updates)

Ireland, Trade Directory, 1931 (updates)

Jersey, Channel Islands, Occupation Registration Cards, 1940–45 (updates)

Scotland, Rolls of Male Heads of Families, 1834–45 (updates)

Shropshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538–1812

Sydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1818–2011

UK and Ireland, Obituary Index, 2004–17 (updates)

Victoria, Australia, Outward Passenger Index, 1852–1915 (updates)

West Yorkshire, Roman Catholic Oath Records, 1714–87, 1829 (updates)



BillionGraves Index (updates)

Britain, Knights Of The Realm & Commonwealth Index (updates)

Buckinghamshire Banns Index

Buckinghamshire Baptism Index

Buckinghamshire Burial Index

Buckinghamshire Marriage Index

Ireland Calendars Of Wills & Administrations, 1858­–1920

London, Bunhill Fields Non-Conformist Burials, 1713–1826 (Browse)

Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions, 1485–2014 (updates)

Middlesex Protestation Returns, 1641–42

National Burial Index for England & Wales (updates)

North West Kent Burials (updates)

Periodical Source Index (PERSI) (updates)

Scotland, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Burials, 1860-1975

Scotland, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Poorhouse records, 1859–1912

Scotland Registers & Records

Various British newspapers

Various Irish newspapers

Wiltshire parish baptisms index, 1538­­­–1917


British Newspaper Archive

Eastbourne Herald, 1939–­51

Exmouth Journal, 1870–1910

Lowestoft Journal, 1874–96; 1898–1910

The Portadown Times (Ireland), 1922–41; 1954–56

South London Chronicle, 1879–89

West London Observer, 1938–52


Emerald Ancestors

Baptisms Faughanvale Parish Church, County Londonderry, 1805–85

Church Census, Newtownhamilton Second Presbyterian Church, County Armagh, 1826



New Zealand Expeditionary Force Records

UK Royal Air Force Airmen Records, 1918–40



1921 Directories

Court & Criminal Records (updates)

Nottinghamshire Parish Records


Irish Genealogical Research Society

1775 Dublin Directory


Latest Unpaid Resources

Burra History Group

New website containing various genealogical databases such as Burra Cemetery Register, war memorials and honour rolls, National Australia Bank signature books and more (click on the ‘Databases’ tab beneath the ‘Genealogy’ menu for full list)



BillionGraves Index (updates)

England and Wales Census, 1911

England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538–1997

England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538–1944


Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives

Various headstones and burials collections


Judy Webster

Illegitimate Children Index (updates)

Interim Index (updates)

Maintenance Payments to Deserted Wives/Children (updates)


National Archives of Ireland

Catalogue of the Chief Secretary of Ireland’s Office Registered Papers, 1818–30 (updates)


National Library of Australia

17th- and 18th-century Nichols Newspaper Collection (requires an NLA library card)

Miscellaneous digital resources


Queensland State Archives

Trams photo album (on Flickr)


Remembering the Past Australia

Return of female convicts assigned to settlers and other persons from the ship Pyramus on arrival, assigned on 13 March 1832

The New South Wales Calendar and General Post Office Directory, 1832


Scottish Indexes

Scottish mental health records, 1858–1915 (ongoing)


State Library Victoria

Photographs by Rennie Ellis (ongoing)

Various 11,000 artworks on paper by significant Victorian artists


State Records Office of Western Australia

Fieldbooks of surveyors (ongoing)


The Great 78 Project

Musical recordings of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the
early 20th century


Tinstaafl Transcripts

Norfolk Baptism Project, 1813–80 (ongoing)



Auburn and District News, NSW, 1929

Auburn News and Granville Electorate Gazetteer, NSW, 1903­­–05

The Auburn and Lidcombe Advance, NSW, 1925–39

Express, (Granville) NSW, 1933–35

Granville Independent and Parramatta Advertiser, NSW, 1900–01

The Weekly Advance, (Granville) NSW, 1892–93

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