Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Records Update: Land, Marriage, Census Records...

Ancestry recently updated two U.S. collections:

They have added the 1925 census, containing 1.8 million names to the Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925. The full collection now contains 8.2 Million Names.

They have also added 10,000 maps and atlas pages from various states to the Historic Land Ownership and Reference Atlases, 1507-2000. The full collection now contains over 50,000 maps.

Chris Lydiksen, US Content Product Manager for, blogs about the new collections.

International Content Update:
An update to the existing England & Wales Birth Index collection, made 134 million General Records Office (GRO) UK birth records for England and Wales dating from 1837 to 2005 available online for the first time. To find out more, read Echo King’s blog entry: the UK Birth Index Update.

They’ve also recently added or updated the following international databases:

London, England, Marriage Licenses, 1521-1869

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851

And be on the look out for the 1916 Canada Census coming soon to

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