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TheGenealogist has added over half a million new parish records for Norfolk to its Parish Records collection. In addition to containing the uniquely transcribed records of baptisms, marriages and burials with images for over 250 parishes, these records also include some fascinating bastardy bonds, examinations, warrants and orders. With this release family historians will be able to find the details of ancestors baptised, married and buried as well as those that had children born out of wedlock in this East Anglian county.

As well as standard parish record information, the new data will allow the family history researcher to discover many names of parents of illegitimate children, and the images also reveal the names of people standing guarantor for the father.

These fully searchable records are transcribed from the original records and linked to the images from the Norfolk Record Office.

Read TheGenealogist’s article on tracing illegitimate ancestors online at www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2019/tracing-|illegitimate-ancestors-online-1127.

News in Brief

TheGenealogist has just released details of nearly 60,000 new individuals from headstones at another 61 churchyards and cemeteries. This means that there are now a total of over 174,500 individuals that are fully searchable in TheGenealogist’s Headstone collection which has examples from across England, Scotland and Wales as well as Jersey in the Channel Islands, Cyprus and India. The Map Explorer tool also allows users to see the location of cemeteries in and around an ancestor’s town.

These fully searchable records are transcribed from images of the headstone memorials. This latest release from TheGenealogist covers many parts of the UK, the images and the transcriptions being provided by volunteers working for the UKIndexer projects which rewards those who wish to photograph, transcribe or do both with credits to pay for genealogy books, software, online subscriptions and more.


TheGenealogist has also just released records from more than 658 war memorials, listing 75,973 new individuals. This means that there are now a total of over 568,000 individuals that are fully searchable in TheGenealogist’s War Memorial records. The records come from across England, Australia, New Zealand and Canada and are transcribed from images of the tributes put up to honour the war dead from various conflicts including the Boer War and the two world wars.

This new release covers memorials large and small. For example, there are over 3,100 names from the First World War commemorated in Middlesbrough, Teesside; while 527 names can be searched from Durham (covering both world wars); and another 1,655 individuals for Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

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