New at Ancestry

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  • Historic U.S. & Canada Atlases, 1591-2000
  • Major U.S. & Canada Newspaper Update
  • North Dakota State Census, 1915 & 1925
  • Southern Claims Commission Records
  • Stars and Stripes, Pacific Theater, 1942-1964 

24 thoughts on “New at Ancestry

  1. Isnt it about time you added more records for the UK, your site seems to mainly cater for US records.

  2. Is there any chance that Ancestry.com will get access to the recently released register of burials in England & Wales, which has dates from 1538?

  3. Fully in agreement with John Willis comment. We are even prevented from finding details of the names of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed from England.

  4. Agree with John Willis’s views also, we pay a lot to view eariy England but do not get much.

  5. Agree with John Willis. Its a lot of money to pay and I’d like more UK information, site seems to be concetrating on US. Also tracing for early births i.e 1890 brings up good search results, but later ones i.e 1930 usually means search through pages of the records one at a time. Why aren’t all records as easy to view as the earlier ones?

  6. Is Ancestry.it records and database from Italy or Ancestry.com information in Italian ? Do you have any databases on births or marriages in Italy? Is it worth paying for Worldwide membership to obtain such information?

  7. The voting rolls of Australia was great for confirming names, but when will we get a census with ages? I need more Queensland information.

  8. I am interested in getting passport information from the UK to Sydney, Australia. Ship information from UK to Australia is difficult as well.

  9. I’ve been requesting more UK records since first joining Ancestry five years ago. This American site seems always to concentrate more on American records, which is a pity since we pay alot for the information and there are many unhappy members. If you compare what American records there are to the UK records available, The UK records lag far far behind. Each week I eagerly look for new UK databases only to be disappointed again and again.

  10. Betty, the 1940 U.S. census won’t be released from the government to the public until 2012, so it will be at least 4 more years until Ancestry can get it.

    Susie, I have Italian ancestors too, so have also been interested in the Italian records. The new Italian site looks to me to be a mix of what you a saying – a few records from other parts of the world that may contain Italians (such as the U.S. 1920 Census or the Canadian telephone directories, 1995-2002) translated into Italian, as well as some new actual Italian records from Italy (although not very many right now). The only BMD records I see so far are from Falerna in Catanzaro, and also a birth index for Palermo (which is already free). If I were you I would probably wait and see if they add any records for my area in Italy, at which point, if they did, it would most likely be worth the cost of the World Deluxe membership!

  11. Shirley, Unfortunately it has long been the policy of Australian Governments to destroy census information after extracting statistics. There are no known surviving copies of census returns for Queensland. For the first time in 2006, a census return could be retained, but only where the person completing the return agreed, and they will be made available in 99 years time.

  12. When are the UK records, available in Freebmd, going to be changed from this ridiculous quarterly registration they used, to a situation where a person’s birth, marriage, or death, can be pinpointed to the exact day, like Canada, and the US. I realize it is a mammoth task, but one that is necessary. I am surely not the only one who is frustrated by the lack of foresight in collating all the UK BMD’s into quarterly listings, and the difficulty inherent in identifying people/relatives within those records.

  13. I have used FamilyTreeMaker software for many years but the greatest success came with adding Ancestry to FTM.

    I have found an ancestor born in 1775 who was a slave named George Cumberland. He was owned by Samuel Gist, an English man who freed all his slaves in Virginia on his death.

    I would like to know more about Samuel Gist, as it relates to his slaves and also, the name of the slaveship owned by Samuel Gist, and was my ancestor brought to the U.S. on that slaveship.

    Samuel Gist provided, in his will, $4 million dollars for them to be sent to a free state (Ohio) and the purchase of a homestead, schools, churches and the hire of teachers. Gist was also connected to Lloyd’s of London.

  14. I’m another to agree with John Willis. Unless there is a considerable improvement in the amount of new records on the UK database, then this will be my last year of subscribing.

  15. I would like to see more information on Kenosha, WI death certificate, obituaries, and any other important documents that help a person search for their ancestors. I would also like to see more information about the era of time involving Lithuania and Poland when Russia had power over these two countries. I agree that more information is needed on the UK, especially the Isle of Wight area as well.

  16. My paternal family came from Argentina and Mexico. These records are few and far between compared to what other records you have for other countries, and I do appreciate what records you have posted. I still think Ancestry.com is a good deal, after all, here I sit in my desk, getting records at a touch of the button. My Co-worker reminded me just Thursday how lucky I am now to have this website… years ago his family paid several thousand dollars for his family history. I can’t even imagine doing research the old way.

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