The Society of Genealogists’ collection of family history databases has moved from British Origins to Find My Past.
The Society of Genealogists in London and leading family history website Find My Past have now published online over 9 million records from the society’s unrivaled collection. Among the records that have gone online are:
- Boyd’s Marriage Index, containing over 7 million names from 1538 to 1840;
- Boyd’s London Burials 1538-1872, containing 240,000 names;
- Faculty Office Marriage Licence Allegations 1701-1850;
- St Andrew’s Holborn Marriage Index 1754-1812;
- Vicar-General Marriage Licence Allegations 1694-1850;
- St Leonard Shoreditch Burials 1805-1858 and Workhouse Deaths 1820-1828 (online for the first time);
- Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills Index 1750-1800.
Searchable indexes and transcripts have been added to the website, and customers will be able to order copies of the originals for some of the records from the Society of Genealogists.
In the coming weeks, further records will be added, including Bank of England Wills Extracts containing 60,500 names (including images) and Apprentices of Great Britain containing 350,000 names.
Find My Past has been working in partnership with the Society of Genealogists for a number of years to make the society’s collection available to a wider, international audience. Earlier projects were Civil Service Evidence of Age and Great Western Railway Shareholder records.
Anyone with a full subscription will be able to access all the records within their existing package. Otherwise they can be viewed with PayAsYouGo credits. Members of the Society of Genealogists will be able to view the records free of charge via their existing membership login to the society’s own website at http://www.sog.org.uk . The records will be added gradually during 2011.