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GWR Shareholder Index

The full Great Western Railway (GWR) Shareholder Indexhas now been made available online, along with colour images of the original records. The index includes over 570,464 records covering the period from 1835 to 1932, recording 440,000 shareholders and related parties, such as executors and spouses. The records indicate when the original shares went through a change of ownership.

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Births/baptisms, marriages and deaths/burials in some of the former British islands of the West Indies are now available online.

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Wharncliffe Publishing, who previously published Ancestors magazine in conjunction with The National Archives, have now launced a new magazine.

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Scottish baptisms and marriages have been made available online free of charge.

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Images of the parish registers of Monmouthshire, in Wales, have been made available online.

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The Origins Network has announced that several projects related to the National Wills Index (NWI) are currently underway. These include the digitisation of all the British Record Society (BRS) indexes, including some not yet published.

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The Origins Network has announced that, following exclusive agreements with the British Record Society – which has the largest set of indexes to English wills – and other organisations with major collections of source material, its database of probate records is about to grow very rapidly.

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