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It’s been a good week for researchers with British and Canadian roots! In this genealogy
In honor of Remembrance Day, Canadian subscription genealogy site Ancestry.ca has
added a huge collection of Canadian WWI death and burial records.
Canada, CEF Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1919 details the circumstances
of death for more than two thirds of the 60,000 Canadian soldiers who fought and died
in Belgium, France and the United Kingdom. Canada, CEF Burial Registers, First World
War, 1914-1919 details temporary and final resting places of soldiers who died.
Ancestry.com and UK website Thegenealogist.co.uk have
reached an agreement with the UK national archives to publish the 1911 census of
England and Wales, the most recent UK census available to the public. The companies
will work together to transcribe the census, creating a searchable database. Ancestry.com
will add the records by county, starting in late 2010 and finishing up in 2011. (You
can search this census now on subscription site 1911census.co.uk,
operated by UK genealogy site FindMyPast.co.uk.)
British genealogy subscription site FamilyRelatives.com has
added a million records from post office directories. Similar to phone books,
these directories name local people and businesses. The growing collection currently
covers more than 25 British counties and major cities, and spans nearly a century. Read
more on FamilyRelatives.com.
British genealogy website FindMyPast.co.uk is
working with FamilySearch to post online indexes and images of Welsh parish registers dating
as far back as the 16th century.
FamilySearch will digitize about the images containing baptisms, marriages
and burials; FindMyPast.co.uk will transcribe them. Over the next two years, you’ll
be able to search a free index on FamilySearch, with the records available for a fee
on FindMyPast.co.uk. In Wales, users will be able to access the records free through