Genealogy news roundup: The Tatler joins the British Newspaper Archive

By Editor, 9 March 2017 - 3:33pm

Plus: FamilySearch indexes more of its Derbyshire parish registers collection and Findmypast adds Scottish Post Office directories and Anglo-Boer War records 

Copies of The Tatler and The Bystander can now be viewed via the British Newspaper Archive (Credit: British Library)

The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) has added The Tatler and The Bystander to its collection.

First published in 1901, The Tatler focussed on society news whereas The Bystander, launched in 1903, included more sporting and political stories but eventually merged with The Tatler in 1940. Aimed at the upper and upper-middle classes, both titles are rich in content for those researching their more prosperous ancestors. 

Packed with images, both publications have provided lots of content for the new picture search facility on BNA. The BNA’s online newspaper archive can be accessed from as little at £6.67 per month and the collection is also accessible via Findmypast.

FamilySearch indexes over 7,500 Derbyshire parish register records

Over 7,500 records in FamilySearch’s Derbyshire parish registers collection have been indexed by volunteers. The free site has also indexed records and added images to its Chelsea Pensioner records.

Findmypast adds Scottish Post Office directories 

The genealogy subscription website Findmypast has added hundreds of Scottish Post Office directories to its website. Although the directories, from the collection at the National Library of Scotland, are freely available at, by adding them to Findmypast it will enable subscribers to include the directories in their searches.

Second Anglo-Boer War register added to Findmypast

A register of participants in the Second Anglo-Boer War compiled by a military enthusiast over 25 years has been added to Findmypast.

The collection, also available for a fee from, is based on a register compiled by military researcher Meurig Jones using hundreds of different sources and containing over 293,000 entries. The register gives details of rank, regiment, service number, details of awards received and whether they were killed or wounded in action.

30% off annual membership of is offering a third off its 12 month subscription fee for a limited period only. The offer, which closes at midnight on 27 March will enable those researching Irish ancestors a full year’s access to for £123 rather than £185.

TV and radio highlights: 10-17 March 2017
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TV and radio highlights: 10-17 March 2017
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