TheGenealogist launched millions of new records at last week’s Who Do You Think you Are? Live show.
TheGenealogist says: “These include many unique resources:
- New Tithe Maps for more English counties;
- New Tithe Apportionment documents for Wales completing the release;
- 750,000 new Parish Records.
“A major addition to the National Tithe Records was launched for the show. Joining the previously released maps (for Middlesex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and Leicestershire) are the counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire & Yorkshire.
“Tithe maps allow you to identify the land on which your ancestors lived and worked in the 19th century. The tithe apportionments list the names of both the owner and the occupier as well as detail the amount of land, how it was used, and tithe rent due. These unique records are key to geographically placing where your ancestors lived and worked in these times.
“750,000 more Parish Records from 22 counties join the already significant collection on the site and these new records include: Buckinghamshire, Caernarvonshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumberland, Devon, Durham, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, London, Monmouthshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Shropshire, Somerset, Sussex, Worcestershire and Yorkshire.
“Parish records are a prime source for family historians to find the key life events of their ancestors and so this release will be greatly welcomed by many whose ancestors are from these areas.”