Ancestry Tree Charts – 9 Million New Records for Ancestry Tree Charts
As ancestry tree charts involve a lot of research and careful consideration, the more records we have at our disposal, the greater our chances of compiling a complete family history. Recently published online is a two-part collection known as Boyd's Inhabitants of London & Family Units 1200-1946. This is just a sample of the 9,122,481 new records recently published to the internet by the Society of Genealogists. Let’s take a look at the Boyd’s Inhabitants and Family databases, and some of the other new records the society has made accessible online for anyone constructing ancestry tree charts.
New Ancestry Tree Charts Records – Boyd's Inhabitants of London and Boyd's Family Units
These are part of a collection of 70,000 handwritten records of London families mostly during the 16th to 18th centuries. There are some records that date back as far as the 13th century however, and some that bring us right into the 20th century, making them excellent sources for researching ancestry tree charts. Originally the Family Units database was intended as an extension of the Boyd's Inhabitants index, but it was decided to combine the two as one comprehensive database. The 10,000 record Family Units section does cover a much wider geographical area than the Inhabitants listing, increasing their value as a source for ancestry tree charts.
Each listing in the Boyd's Inhabitants database begins with a single male inhabitant of London, and relevant data about him including his name, if he was married and related info (date of marriage, wife's name etc.) and what part of London he resided in. Some entries may even include the name of his parents and even the name of his maternal grandparents, where he was schooled, and notes on any children he may have had. As you can see, these registers can be very helpful in compiling ancestry tree charts.
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The Family Units index is not restricted to information on families living in London, but could contain information on a male located anywhere in the world, as long as he had connections to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland or in fact, the entire British Commonwealth of the time. The wide geographical scope of these records makes them a must for anyone researching ancestors from anywhere in the entire British Empire, and of immense value to anyone constructing ancestry tree charts.
New Ancestry Tree Charts Records - Apprentices of Great Britain 1710-1774
Kept by the Inland Revenue Office, these are valuable records for researching ancestry tree charts. They contain the names of the apprentice, their father (mother or guardian if father was dead), where they were born, where they served their apprenticeship and the name of their master, and in total number 350,000 records of indentures for use in ancestry tree charts.
New Ancestry Tree Charts Records - Parish Records Collection 1538-2005
Almost 500 years of genealogical data awaits you in this collection of baptisms, burials, marriages and other related records that are of value to ancestry tree charts. This database has been compiled by Find My Past in association with the FFHS (Federation of Family History Societies), the Society of Genealogists and other smaller member organizations. It contains an extensive database of records, and must be viewed if your ancestors were from Britain.
New Ancestry Tree Charts Records - Teachers' Registration Council Registers 1914-1948
This is a listing of approximately 100,000 teachers who taught in the English and Welsh school systems between 1914 and 1948. Half of the entries are women, and because registration was voluntary, will not contain the name of everyone who taught t in those systems during those times. They are still a valuable source for constructing ancestry tree charts, as they provide:
- Name of Teacher
- Teacher Registration Number
- Professional Address
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These are just a sampling of the many new records that are being made available to those constructing ancestry tree charts. The internet is becoming a major source of genealogical research largely due to the tireless efforts of passionate volunteer genealogists who transcribe and post these indexes online. Though you often have to pay for a subscription to websites like FindMyPast.com, it's much cheaper than flying around the world, and is more and more becoming considered as a generally inexpensive method of researching for ancestry tree charts.