New Content for U.S., Germany, Ireland, England, and Scotland

Last week Ancestry added a significant number of new databases, most of them with international content. Below is a list of some of the highlights. For a complete list with links, go to the Recently Added Data page. Below is a list of some of the highlights:


  • Meyers Gazetteer of the German Empire (in German) – Free 
  • Palatine Church Visitations, 1609 . . . Deanery of Kusel  
  • Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census, 1867  (in German)
  • Emigrants from the Former Amt Damme, Oldenburg (Now Niedersachsen), Germany, Mainly to the United States, 1830-1849  
  • Emigrants from Fellbach (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany), 1735-1930  
  • Emigrants from West-German Fuerstenberg Territories (Baden and the Palatinate) to America and Central Europe 1712, 1737, 1787  
  • Emigrants from the Principality of Hessen-Hanau, Germany, 1741-1767  
  • Emigrants from Saxony (Grandduchy of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach) to America, 1854, 1859 
  • Bremen, Germany Sailors Registry, 1837-1873 (in German)  
  • Bremen, Germany Ships Crew Lists, 1821-1873 (in German)


  • 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia – Free


  • Heirlooms of Ireland 
  • Irish Gravestone Inscriptions
  • Irish Genealogical Abstracts from the Londonderry Journal 1772-1784
  • The Wandering Irish in Europe  
  • County Antrim, Ireland 1851 Census
  • Jacobites of Lowland Scotland, England, Ireland, France, And Spain 1745 
  • Irish Pedigrees Vol. II


  • The Scottish Surnames of Colonial America  
  • Scottish Maritime Records, 1600-1850
  • American Data from the Records of the High Court of the Admiralty of Scotland, 1675-1800 
  • Scottish-American Court Records, 1733-1783  
  • Scottish-American Heirs, 1683-1883  
  • Scottish-American Wills, 1650-1900
  • Scottish-American Gravestones, 1700-1900
  • American Data from the Aberdeen Journal, 1748-1783
  • Ships from Scotland to America, 1628-1828 
  • Ships from Scotland to America, 1628-1828. Vol. III  
  • Later Scots-Irish Links, 1725-1825  
  • Later Scots-Irish Links, 1575-1725 Part Three  
  • Later Scots-Irish Links, 11575-1725 Part Four
  • The French and Indian War from Scottish Sources 
  • Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America, Part Three
  • Scottish Quakers and Early America, 1650-1700  
  • Scots in the American West, 1783-1883 
  • Scots-Dutch Links in Europe and America, 1575-1825  
  • Scots in Latin America  
  • Scots in New England, 1623-1873  
  • Scots in Poland, Russia and the Baltic States, 1550-1850  
  • Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875 Part 1 
  • Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875. Part Two 
  • Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875 Part Three
  • Scots in the Mid-Atlantic Colonies, 1635-1783 
  • Scots in the Mid-Atlantic States, 1783-1883 
  • Jacobites of 1715 North East Scotland and Jacobites of 1745 North East Scotland
  • Jacobites of Lowland Scotland, England, Ireland, France, And Spain 1745 
  • The Jacobites of Angus, 1689-1746


  • Tracing Your British Ancestors  
  • A List of Emigrants from England to America, 1718-1759
  • The Bristol Registers of Servants 
  • More English Adventurers and Emigrants, 1625-1777 
  • Child Apprentices in America from Christ’s Hospital, London, 1617-1778  
  • Emigrants from England to the American Colonies, 1773-1776  
  • English Adventurers and Emigrants, 1609-1660 
  • English Adventurers and Emigrants, 1661-1733 
  • A List of Emigrants from England to America, 1682-1692  
  • British Army Pensioners Abroad, 1772-1899
  • British and German Deserters, Dischargees, and POW’s Who May Have Remained in Canada and the USA, 1774-1783. Part One and Two
  • The Descendants of King George I of Great Britain
  • Queen Victoria’s Descendants
  • Jacobites of Lowland Scotland, England, Ireland, France, And Spain 1745 
  • More Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775  
  • Omitted Chapters from Hotten’s Original Lists of Persons of Quality . . .

United States

  • American Migrations 1765-1799
  • Heads of families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790
  • Social Security Death Index (Updated through September 2006)
  • 1820 federal census for Indiana
  • Marriage records, Dent County, Missouri : book “A,” 1851-1870 and abstracts of wills “A,” 1866-1893
  • Marriage records, St. Francois County, Missouri : book “A” & “B,” 1836-1866
  • Marriage records, Osage County, Missouri : book “A”, 1841-1861
  • Medford, Oregon, Rogue River Valley
  • Biographical sketches of Vermonters

American Migrations 1765-1799Australia

American Migrations 1765-1799

  • 19-Century Emigration of ‘Old Lutherans’ from Eastern Germany to Australia, Canada, and the United States


  • Norwegian Connections  

28 thoughts on “New Content for U.S., Germany, Ireland, England, and Scotland

  1. It would be great if you could contact Riobard O’Dwyer about acquiring his vast information on the people of the Beara peninnsula of county Cork, Ireland. He is amazing and has published 3 books on the subject. The books are out if print and therefore would be a great aquisition. There is almost no way to wind through the vast multitudes of Harrintons and Sullivans without him or his works.

  2. I am sorry there are fewer US records being added vs the International records. The only way I have been able to afford it, is to accumulate research for several months for UK or Canada and then just subscribe for one month directly from the or site.

    Perhaps those who can’t afford could start a coop where several of you pool your research goals in a particular area and the one of you subscribes and looks up the information.

    I don’t know what to do about the German records, however.

  3. We are trying to find a Kirchenbuch (KB) record with the name Henrich (or Heinrich) LENTZ, born in 1675. The KB of the Hirschland (Alsace) Evangelisch Church, which has been totally reliable, states that he died in the nearby village of Postroff, Lorraine, on 3 Mar 1744 at age 69. This means that he must have been born in 1675. He was a parishioner of the church in Hirschland. This KB also states that he came to Postroff from Zweibruecken. This could mean that he was born in or near Zweibruecken, of course, but not necessarily.

    We did find a church record in Muelheim An Der Ruhr containing an entry for a Henrich LENTZ who was baptized there on 16 May 1675. Because that was such a close match with “our” Henrich LENTZ’s birth year, we first thought we had a hit. The entry was disappointing because it gave us so little information about his parents., etc. Also, due to the face that there probably were many baby boys born somewhere in Germany in 1675, we decided we could not conclude that this Henrich Lentz was the same as ours.

    I am at present studying two microfilms of Zweibruecken KBs, am convinced at this point that they are not going to yield what we are looking for.

    Any ideas for us?

    Thank you,

    James W. (Jim) Lance
    9632 Lafayette Avenue
    Manassas, VA 20109-3312
    [email protected]

  4. Immigration records vs Emigration Records. Ancestry seems to be doing a very tricky thing that I don’t feel is quite Kosher and I will call them about this. The “Immigration” Records are included in the US Deluxe annual package. However, they seem to be transferring some of these to the World Deluxe by changing the term to Emigration Record from a specific country and therefore it is NOT anymore included in the US Deluxe Package. So, the Immigration records that used to be included with US Deluxe are slowly being phased out, I see.

    I think this is very deceptive. If the “Emigration” records are generalized from a specific country, such as Germany, then fine, but if they are specifically to the US, then they should be included with the US Immigration Records as they formerly were.

    Ancestry–you are going to defeat your profit this way–I think I read that you already have much less revenue than last year. Customers are going to catch on and find other ways to get these records.

    Don’t be so greedy!

  5. Will these new contents be avaliable to ancestry members at no extra expence. Also will there be any passenger lists regarding South Africa re.1900.

    I do like your mag but could do with a bit more articales about the U.K.

  6. Re: P Walker’s comment about records now being called “Emmigration” vs “Immigration to the US and consequently being denied to those holding the US Deluxe subscription expresses the concerns of many of us. Even now Customer Service says that the US Deluxe subscription includes the records of all people living on American/US soil – yet these subscribers are being told they must upgrade to World Deluxe in order to access records that are CLEARLY about people living in the US regardless of their nationality. “Scots in the American West” is a great example of a US record that is unavailable to US Deluxe subscription holders.

    Many of us have written to Ancestry, called Ancestry, and I personally have spoken to two different managers in Customer Service, and all agreed that these new records should be available to US Deluxe subscription holders. Yet US Deluxe Subscription holders are still not permitted access to new records of ancestors obviously living in the US. Our only hope is that Ancestry will honor its commitment to provide the records they promised to provide when the US Deluxe subscriptions were purchased, and hopefully will do so quickly.

  7. I agree w/ comments above – -“Quit” moving and/or changing Titles around : to confuse the subscriber = = does not equal to easy access for anyone but anc. com, itself.

    – -ALSO : if its not broke, do not fix it !! When will ‘Head’ of__ learn that … Appreciate indexing to 1910 (what a job), wish you had more time to ‘read – translate’ the names :: too many obvious mistakes : unless its the person ‘typing’ the index, and not the reader-translater ! ?? !! Plus, still having trouble w/ the people NOT being on the page, designated. – – Sorry, I sound like such a complainer… = how else are you going to realize ‘there is a goof’ … Thanks.

  8. I am looking for Palatinate & other German origens for the surnames Gohn, Kimmel, Shaeffer, and Ulrick whose families were
    in Pennsylvania by the late 1600’s and early 1700’s. I know that some of the Gohns were from the Palatinate for sure, yet I
    don’t know anymore than that. Anyone who might have possible
    “leads” for me, linking those surnames to continental Europe,
    would be greatly appreciated. I am just beginning to look into
    any European records I can find. Thanks!! Alan H.

  9. My relatives and I have been trying to find the name of the town or parrish my ansestor, James McGrath b: abt 1784, lived in with his wife Mary Staford b: abt 1795 and their two daughters Mary Catherine b: 09/06/1816 and johanna b: 1821. The closest information we have learned is that they lived in Wexford County, Ireland and immigrated to the USA in 1825, landing in Baltimore Maryland.

    I have tried a variety of web sites for / in Ireland with no luck. Any help you could share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  10. I am trying to locate family of the Borchers. My grandfather and grandmother was Ferdinand and Mathilide Borchers. My greatgrandfather was also Ferdinand Borchers. His wife was Sophie Meyers Borchers I just can’t find anything out about them . I would like to go back in time but I can’t get passed these two families. Any help would be appricated. Thank you , Vicky Borchers Harkness

  11. I would like to suggest that you add the Ortsippenbuchs of Dr. Burkhart Oertel in Germany. He has indexed and published books for many towns (such as Hochdorf, Wuertemberg). These are based on the church records and list parents on births and marriages, as well as births, deaths and marriages. The books are a godsend, but very hard to find out about, and even more difficult to contact Dr. Oertel, get a copy sent to the US, pay in euros, etc. In many towns you can buy the books at the city hall, but who knew that back in the USA ?

  12. Is the Mecklenberg Census only available in German? Unfortunately, I do not read or understand German.


  13. Is anyone else having no luck accessing certain databases on I keep getting message “Error Processing Image Request” when trying to use databases other than UK censuses or BMD. I’ve informed the site and the problem continues to exist. Am alone with this problem?

    I find the article “The Year Was…” interesting, but would appreciate a more international viewpoint. Not all of the Ancestry subscribers are American or researching family there.

  14. For Joan Searles re: reading/understanding German. Go to, and you can read or download a German Genealogy Word List. Go to, then click on Search from the list across the top of the page, that will get you Research Helps, click on G and scroll down till you hit the German helps.

  15. I too think that not enough ‘new’ databases i.e. parish records, are added for UK subscribers or articles in the newsletter. (ref comment from Wendy Pearson) – not everyone is American, has American relatives or wants to read article after article on reseach repositories/methods/stuff available in the US. You need to cater more for your wider audience.
    Also transcriptions of the British census returns in particular (Ref comment by L Kunkel) need serious attention – pages fail to load, wrong page loads, some entries have no given name for the person in the index even though it is clear to read on the page, people have been missed out altogether, and some of the spelling is appalling – even place names are incorrectly spelled – and there is no facility for information such as this to be submitted for correction by the people who know – those researching their family, and those who live here. Give the subscribers more facilities and we can all help to improve our indexes by submitting corrections for all fields.
    Ancestry gets better value for money as time goes on – keep up the good work
    J Bebb

    Constructive criticism will improve everything – if those in a position to do something with it take the initiative and actually do something about it.

  16. I find it very frustrating, that none of the Censuses, no matter which Country I am looking at, have the most important Enumerators Page scanned. This gives all the details about the enumeration district being taken, such as the names of the farms, etc., and for large cities, the exact names and numbers of the Streets being taken on Census night. Please, please re-consider filming and scanning these most important pages.
    Am I the only one out there, that finds this important??

  17. Re enumerators pages – they are there, but you have to browse for them instead of using the search box (at least this is the case for the UK, I don’t pay for US access) Browse to the census year you want, then scroll down the page below the search box, and you’ll see a list of the counties (in England’s case) Click on the county, then the civil parish and you’ll then see two entries for each district. The left-hand one allows you to browse the returns themselves, whereas the right-hand one is helpfully called “View description of enumeration district”. Click on this and you get what you want – the description of the area covered.

  18. Hey, what happened to the Mecklenberg 1867 census. Am I the only one who had full access on 10/30 and NO access today? Did the Germans decide to not allow access to these records after all?? I put in the exact same search terms as yesterday and get “Sorry, there are no matches for your search”. Yesterday I got hundreds of hits…..What gives???

  19. Is there a way to trace family in Scotland without resorting to Scotlands People website which gets very expensive – when you just have the bare name and reported date of birth. My father was born in Glasgow in 1883 – married my mother in 1915 in London (for which I have the license/certificate) I lived with him until his death in 1952. Now trying to find him in the records it is as if he never was. If I put his name in Douglas John Lauchlan it comes up no matches.His father was listed as John Lauchlan. Occupation soldier. Help!

  20. Why is that I seem to go in loops on Ancestry? I tried a search and browse both in the Mecklenburg-Schwerin census and ended up at the Family Tree search page. I search a name in Family Tree which brings up a list a few choices. I select Public Trees, find one that interests me and click on the highlighted ____ Family Tree and it throws me back to the Family Tree search sheet. Why pay for something that works like that???

  21. How about some records from County Down, Ireland and other areas of Ireland? And does not anyone have anything about marriages in PA?

    Your site has improved very much in the last few years, but please listen to the subscribers–se know what we need And we know what we’ll pay for.


  22. Why when I ask for a certain name in a certain state in a certain year in the census do I get every state in U.S.? I know he is there just not where exactly, what county. I have dial-up and cannot leave it on all the time , and by the time I get to 3000 names have to quit and next time have to start all over again. Is there some way to make it possible to start where I left off or at least put just that state on list? It is taking forever to go through every county in Missouri.

  23. When searching immigrations to the US I wish I could begin another time at where I left off rather than beginning all over again. Also it would be nice to know exactly how many there are to search for. Sometimes I find at least 1000 names but must stop due to time.

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