Monthly Archives: September 2015

FamilySearch updates for the United Kingdom and Ireland

The following FamilySearch databases for the United Kingdom and Ireland have been recently updated:

England, Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1535-1984
England and Wales Census, 1841
Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
England and Wales Census, 1901
Wales, Radnorshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
Wales, Pembrokeshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
Wales, Monmouthshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
Wales, Montgomeryshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
Wales, Denbighshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
Wales, Flintshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
Wales, Merionethshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
Wales, Carmarthenshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
Wales, Cardiganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
Wales, Caernarvonshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
Wales, Brecknockshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
Wales, Anglesey, Parish Registers, 1538-1912

 

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Do You Search for Patronyms and Father’s Last Name?

When querying databases for individuals who hailed from regions were patronyms were used, make certain you query for the father’s actual last name and the last name his child would have had. In some cases when immigrants entered a country where patronyms were not used, they would “take” their father’s last name as their last name instead of the patronymic name they had used earlier.

So Hinrich Jacobs son of Jacob Gerdes may appear in databases in the “new country” as Hinrich Jacobs (using his patronymic last name) or Hinrich Gerdes (using his father’s last name as his own).

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Ignoring Those Deceased Suggestions

FamilySearch recently updated their “GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014.” Their search box suggests entering in the name of a deceased ancestor, but living relatives will work as well–as evidenced by the search I conducted for myself (with my grandfather’s name as “other relative.”genealogybank-living

The database at FamilySearch can be searched here.

You will need to be a subscriber to GenealogyBank to view the complete entry.

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