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Military review at York racecourse 1866

Military review at York racecourse 1866 from TheGenealogist’s Image Archive

The Dentist's Register

TheGenealogist has announced the release of the City of York and Ainsty colour tithe maps, plus another significant batch of Yorkshire directories – these were all released in time for last month’s Yorkshire Family History Show at York Racecourse, organised by Discover Your Ancestors.

The colour tithe maps complement the gray scale maps and apportionment books that were already live. In addition, the site has released another 23 residential and commercial directory books to its ever expanding collection of Trade, Residential and Telephone Directories to help those with Yorkshire ancestors find their addresses.

The fully searchable records released online will allow researchers to:

  • Find plots of land owned or occupied by ancestors in early Victorian York and Ainsty on colour maps
  • See where your forebears lived, farmed or perhaps occupied a small cottage or a massive estate
  • Discover addresses of ancestors before, between and after the years covered by the census in the Trade, Residential and Telephone Directories (covering 1735-1937)
  • Uncover details of the neighbourhood and understand communication links to other towns where your stray ancestor may have moved to.

For anyone with Yorkshire ancestors this new release from TheGenealogist adds colour to the story of where their family lived. To search these and the vast number of other records covering the country see more at

Records of 100,000 dentists and doctors

The Genealogist has just added over 100,000 records to its occupational collection that will allow you to find ancestors with a medical background. These records list all qualified doctors and dentists in the UK at the time, including their name, address, date of registration and qualifications. These new releases include:

  • The Medical Directory 1848
  • The Medical Register 1861, 1873, 1875, 1891 and 1903
  • The Dentists Register 1888
  • The Dentists Register 1937
  • The Royal College of Physicians List of Fellows 1908
  • St Thomas’s Hospital List of Old Students, June 1936

TheGenealogist has also released transcriptions of a further 104 war memorials, including 904 images and 11,998 names, bringing the total to over 375,000 individuals listed. This latest release includes memorials from Leicestershire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Staffordshire, as well as many Boer War Memorials.

To search these and the many other records on TheGenealogist see

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