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Gloucestershire Wills, 1541-1858
We’ve just added Gloucestershire Wills, 1541-1858, an indexed collection of wills and inventories proved in the Diocese of Gloucestershire. Wills in England and Wales were proved in church courts during this time. These records are rich in detail, helping you discover a wealth of new and fascinating information about your family.
Search these uniquely personal records to confirm family relationships and discover what your ancestors most cherished. These wills are mainly for men or unmarried or widowed women, because a woman’s property was the property of her husband until 1882.
New Caribbean Records! 1590-1928
If you have Caribbean descendents or are interested in history from this area, we have a treat in store for you! These new records will help you trace ancestors from all over the Caribbean and learn more about life on these sun-drenched isles.
Stretching from 1590-1928, you’ll find over two million births, baptisms, marriages, burials and deaths listed here. Start searching today to discover more about your Caribbean ancestors and add them to your tree.
Army List, 1908
We’ve just updated the Hart's Annual Army List from 1908, which is now available as a searchable collection. It contains lists of serving, reserve and retired officers for every regiment in the British Army – so it’s a must for military history enthusiasts and those searching for relatives who served at that time.
If your ancestor is listed here, you will be able to find details like their rank, regiment, death date, and even a description of their military career.
West Yorkshire Tax Valuation, 1910
Try these newly added West Yorkshire Tax Valuation records from 1910 to pinpoint your ancestors. The records were created so the Government could work out how much to tax people. In this case, the tax was on the increase in each property's value over time.
Find extra details on the properties along with names of owners and occupiers, street location, and the value of the land.
Unlock your family secrets
Have you seen our wills and probate records? They stretch back to the 14th century and are a brilliant place to find out what – and who – your family members treasured most.
Start with the England and Wales National Probate Calendar, 1858-1966, and our newPrerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858. It includes a fascinating glimpse into the lives of some of the nation’s most famous sons and daughters, like Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Wordsworth and Cromwell.
Updated: Surrey Parish Records, 1538-1987
Have you already searched this collection for ancestors from Surrey and drawn a blank? Take another look today – you could be in luck! We’ve just added a whopping 400,000 records to our Surrey Parish collection.
You’ll find records from the 16th to the 20th century in three packed collections – baptisms, marriages and burials.
Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858
We’ve just added the most important collection of wills for England and Wales from before 1858 proved by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. It’s packed with wills from members of the old middle and upper classes and paints a rich picture of life at that time.
The collection includes a fascinating glimpse into the lives of some of the nation’s most famous sons and daughters, like Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Wordsworth and Cromwell. You can search the index to find their will and then view the original image to learn more about their lives, family relationships and dearest possessions.
New Electoral Rolls
Have you seen our newly released electoral records? Electoral rolls are essential when filling in the gaps in the years around the censuses. This means you can track your ancestors' movements up to 50 years after the most recent census - the 1911 Census.
London Rate Books, 1684-1907
These newly added London Rate Books, 1684-1907, are a great place to trace relatives who lived in London at that time. The parish collected rates to support the sick and poor as well as maintaining the roads and the church.
Explore these records to see who lived in the house, who owned it, the address of the property, and how much rent and rates were paid. You might sometimes need to scroll for rent and rate details on the next page.
Surrey Electoral Rolls, 1918-1945
You’ll be amazed at what you could find in the electoral roll from Surrey between the end of World War I and the end of World War II. At this time, people moved around more than ever before – great for them, not so great for those of us trying to pin them down decades later. You can search by name, area and even street address!