Genealogy news round-up: Manchester electoral registers hit Findmypast

By Guest, 2 September 2015 - 3:01pm

Manchester Findmypast electoral register

The newly-uploaded registers cover wards across Greater Manchester (Image: Findmypast/Manchester City Council)

Findmypast has made more than 330,000 Manchester electoral records available for browsing. The new collection, created from microfilm copies held by Archives+ at Manchester Central Library, includes registers of local government and parliamentary elections, Citizens’ Rolls and Burgess Rolls. The electoral wards featured include Harpurhey, Hulme, Newton and Salford.
 

Half a million Irish newspaper articles now online

Thousands of Irish newspaper records have been added to Findmypast, including articles from eight new titles. Providing coverage of both national and local news, the collection now covers the Clare Journal, Northern Standard, Ennis Advertiser, The Enniscorthy News and the County of Wexford Advertiser.
 

Scottish seafarer deaths added to ScotlandsPeople

ScotlandsPeople has uploaded 14,000 new Scottish seafarer death records. The monthly returns of the Deaths of Seamen, collected by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, span 1897 to 1974. The records provide an insight into some of the dangers faced by seamen and passengers throughout the period.
 

Family history for beginners course to be held

The Society of Genealogists (SoG) is offering two autumn courses for those starting out on family history research or in need of a refresher session. The first, 'Births, Marriages and Deaths & Census Records', will be held on 19 September (2-5pm) and will focus on first steps and how to trace certain certificates. The second, 'Parish Registers', will be held on 10 October (also 2-5pm). Prices are £20 or £16 for SoG members.
 

Ancestry makes new Yorkshire records available

Ancestry has made two new Yorkshire collections available online. They consist of burial registers from 1845-1987 and grave inscription registers from 1907-1938, courtesy of the Beckett Street Cemetery in West Yorkshire.
 

Words: Zaki Dogliani

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