Genealogy records updates and volunteer projects from the United Kingdom and Ireland

Dec 05, 13 Genealogy records updates and volunteer projects from the United Kingdom and Ireland

England/United Kingdom

  • Findmypast has published additional parish records in the following areas:
    • Northumberland & Durham marriages – 28,163 records
    • Devon baptisms – 11,735 records
    • Devon burials – 2,387 records
    • Thames & Medway baptisms – 2,080 records for Cliffe At Hoo, 1775-1851
    • Thames & Medway marriages – 260 records for Cliffe At Hoo, 1775-1919
    • Thames & Medway burials – 1,652 records for St Helen’s Church, 1775-1851

Search these parish records here, or click here for links to see the specific places covered in the first three above.



  • added quite a few new military collections from the First World War. There are Roll of Honour books from various organizations and places, a list of the men killed or wounded in the Battle of Jutland, and a service list from the National Union of Teachers. See the complete list here.


  • Got a British scientist or engineer in your family history? Or maybe you’re just interested in scientific discoveries from the last century? The website Voices of Science, a database of oral histories from 100 of the UK’s leading scientists and engineers, has been launched by the British Library. You can even explore the stories by theme, pulling clips from multiple interviews on the same topic of just a few minutes each, for example,  listen to them tell a few stories from their childhoods. Brilliant!








Northern Ireland



Looking forward to…


  • MilitaryStep Short, in Folkestone, Kent, is creating a digital archive of 42,000 names of “soldiers, nurses and others who passed through the town on their way to the Western Front between 1914 and 1919…. [It is] a moving tribute to the tens of thousands of ordinary gunners, sappers, drivers and nurses from all over the UK who found themselves in Folkestone Harbour on their way to a bloody conflict.” It should be online early next year. In a bit of a twist on the normal business model, the scanned pages will be free to access, but there will be a small fee to search the index. Read more.
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