Thursday, October 27, 2011

FamilySearch and U.K. Archive Additions

{ NSGS News Editor: Below are excerpts from press releases that were recently posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. There is information concerning FamilySearch and the U.K. National Archives. Links are provided to allow access to the complete articles. }

“The following information is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at” {Accessed 27 October 2011}

FamilySearch Records Update 26 October 2011
The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:
“Search New Free U.S. Records from California, Iowa, and Texas
New Collections Added for Guam, Japan, and Wales
New records were added to this week from Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, England, Guam, Hungary, Japan, Norway, the U.S., and Wales. Begin searching for your ancestors now at”

U.K. National Archives
“Dorset's Manorial Documents Register Now Available Online
The U.K. National Archives' web site has announced that the Dorset section of the Manorial Documents Register (MDR) has been made available online at

The Manorial Documents Register records information on Dorset's manorial records from over 400 manors, held at over 50 different locations, some in publicly accessible institutions and others still in private ownership. The Dorset project benefits researchers worldwide, enabling them to search for manorial records by manor, parish, type of record or by date, and to identify relevant records online for the first time for this county.”

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