New Historical Records Added in in the Second Half of November 2019 – MyHeritage December 4, 2019

Over 1,600 words, but I cut out a lot, plus the first section includes links to searches.

I saw this on MyHeritage – New Historical Records Added in in the Second Half of November 2019: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/12/new-records-added-in-the-second-half-of-november/

by Talya December 4, 2019 Historical Records

8.8 million new records from sixteen new historical record collections have been added in the second half of November. These collections include a wide assortment of military, burial, death, and will records from Germany, Australia, the United States, and the U.K.

Here is the full breakdown of records in these collections:

Germany, War Graves Index, 1902-1961

An index containing information on German soldiers and civilians who died in wars or military operations between 1902 and 1961. 4,234,266 records Search collection now

Australia, Military Lists and Awards

An index of Australian military rolls. 960,081 records Search collection now

United States, Index of Burials, 1900-2019

An index of records from various cemeteries located in the United States. 492,002 records Search collection now

Australia, Index of Burials, 1900-2019

An index of records from various cemeteries located in Australia. 438,587 records Search collection now

England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Index of Will Registers, 1384-1858

An index of wills proved before the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and other jurisdictions. 979,653 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Royal Navy Ratings’ Service Records, 1853-1928

An index of Royal Navy service records for ratings who entered the service between 1853 and 1928. 803,684 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Royal Navy Reserve Ratings’ Records of Service, 1908-1958

An index of service record cards of Royal Naval Reserves, mainly those who served during the First World War. 129,896 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Royal Air Force Officers’ Index, 1918-1919

An index of service records of those who served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the First World War (1914–1918). 101,411 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Royal Marines’ Service Records, 1842-1925

An index of service registers of men who joined the Royal Marines between 1842 and 1925. 112,012 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Index of Merchant Seamen’s Campaign Medals, 1939-1945

An index of medals awarded to merchant seamen for their service in the Second World War (1939–1945). 108,387 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Index of Merchant Seamen’s Campaign Medals, 1914-1918

An index of recipients of British War Medals, Mercantile Marine Medals, and Silver War Badges issued to merchant seamen and officers in the First World War. 157,424 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Recommendations for Military Honours and Awards, 1935-1990

An index of recommendations for military honors and awards between 1935 and 1990 to British Army personnel and army personnel from British dominions. 78,497 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Royal Navy Officers’ Service Records, 1756-1931

An index of service records for officers who joined the Royal Navy between 1756 and 1931. 66,686 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Index, 1903-1922

An index of First World War service records for officers and ratings of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). 59,784 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Index of Death Duty Registers, 1796-1811

An index of country court death duty registers between 1796 and 1811. 51,146 records Search collection now

United Kingdom, Admiralty and War Office: Royal Naval Division: Records of Service, 1914-1919

An index of service records of ratings and officers in the Royal Naval Division (RND) during the First World War. 50,017 records Search collection now

Germany, War Graves Index, 1902–1961

This index of over 4.2 million records containing information on German soldiers and civilians who died in wars or military operations between 1902 and 1961. Many of the records are for soldiers killed during World War I or World War II. While the amount of information in each record varies, the vast majority of records contain the following searchable data: first and last name, date of birth, date of death, and place of death. Some records also include birth place, burial place, and military rank.

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Australia, Military Lists and Awards

This collection consists primarily of three Australian military rolls: World War I embarkation rolls, the Australian World War I Nominal Roll, and the Australian Roll of Honour. The embarkation rolls consist of information collected about soldiers as they departed for military service abroad during World War I. The World War I Nominal Roll includes records about Australian military personnel fighting in World War I to assist with their return to Australia after the war. The Roll of Honour is a collection designed to honour fallen Australian military personnel and is not limited to any specific conflict.

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United States, Index of Burials, 1900–2019

This collection includes records from various cemeteries located in the United States. A record may include the name of the cemetery, given name and surname of the deceased, age, city, date of birth, date of death, and religion.

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Australia, Index of Burials, 1900–2019

This collection includes records from various cemeteries located in Australia. A record may include the name of the cemetery, given name and surname of the deceased, age, city, date of birth, date of death, and religion.

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England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Index of Will Registers, 1384–1858

This collection includes the majority of registered wills proved before the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and other jurisdictions that exercised probate jurisdiction in the place of the Court, the most important of which was the Court for Probate of Wills and Granting of Administrations which exercised sole probate jurisdiction in England and Wales from 1653 to 1659. The records contain the following searchable information: name of the person for whom the will was created (including a title if given), the location where the person lived, and the date of the will.

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United Kingdom, Royal Navy Ratings’ Service Records, 1853–1928

This collection is an index of over 800,000 Royal Navy service records for ratings who entered the service between 1853 and 1928. A rate or rating is a junior enlisted member who is not a warrant officer or commissioned officer. The information in this index can include the following: given name and surname of the individual, year of birth, town of birth, official service number, and years of service.

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United Kingdom, Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Royal Navy Reserve Ratings’ Records of Service, 1908–1958

This collection contains service record cards of Royal Naval Reserves, mainly those who served during the First World War. The indexed records may include the following searchable information: first name, last name, date of birth, birthplace, and service number of the individual.

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United Kingdom, Royal Air Force Officers’ Index, 1918–1919

This collection includes service records of over 99,000 officers who served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the First World War (1914–1918). Indexed records may include the first and last name as well as the date of birth.

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United Kingdom, Royal Marines’ Service Records, 1842–1925

This collection includes service registers of men who joined the Royal Marines between 1842 and 1925. The indexed records contain the following searchable information: first and last name, date of birth, and date of enlistment.

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United Kingdom, Index of Merchant Seamen’s Campaign Medals, 1939–1945

This collection lists the medals awarded to merchant seamen for their service in the Second World War (1939–1945), with the exception of the Arctic Star. The medals were claimed and issued from 1946 to 2002. Medals were not automatically issued, but had to be claimed by the merchant seaman. The indexed records may include the first and last name of the seaman as well as the date of birth.

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United Kingdom, Index of Merchant Seamen’s Campaign Medals, 1914–1918

These records identify recipients of British War Medals, Mercantile Marine Medals, and Silver War Badges issued to merchant seamen and officers in the First World War. A record may include the first name, last name, place of birth, and date of birth of the recipient.

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United Kingdom, Recommendations for Military Honours and Awards, 1935–1990

These records include recommendations for military honors and awards between 1935 and 1990 to British Army personnel and army personnel from British dominions. This collection also includes some awards to members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and Royal Air Force, and decorations exchanged between British and Allied armies. A record may include last name, first name, rank, service number, regiment, theatre of combat or operation, award, and date of announcement in the London Gazette.

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United Kingdom, Royal Navy Officers’ Service Records, 1756–1931

This collection includes service records for officers who joined the Royal Navy between 1756 and 1931. The collection includes service records for commissioned officers joining the Navy until 1917 and warrant officers joining until 1931. They also feature the records of Royal Marines officers commissioned between 1793 and 1925. Indexed records may include last name, first name, rank, and date of appointment.

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United Kingdom, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Index, 1903–1922

This collection includes First World War service records for officers and ratings of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR). This includes the service records of ratings who joined the RNVR between 1903, when the RNVR was formed, and 1919, and officers who joined between 1914 and 1922. Indexed records may include the following: first name, last name, division and service number, date of birth, and period of service.

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United Kingdom, Index of Death Duty Registers, 1796–1811

These records are country court death duty registers between 1796 and 1811. A country court was any church court apart from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (PCC). Indexed records include first and last name of the deceased, and the place and date of the will that was signed.

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United Kingdom, Admiralty and War Office: Royal Naval Division: Records of Service, 1914–1919

These are service records of ratings and officers in the Royal Naval Division (RND) during the First World War. They consist of all the surviving service records for anyone who joined the RND between 1914 and 1919. Indexed service records may include first and last name, date of birth, service number, and rank.

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Summary

All these newly updated collections are now available through MyHeritage SuperSearch™. Searching these records is free, but a Data or Complete subscription is required to view the records, save them to your family tree, and access Record Matches. Our Record Matching technology will get to work and notify you automatically if any of these records mention a member of your family tree. You’ll then have the ability to review the record and decide if you’d like to add the new information to your family tree.

Visit the MyHeritage Education website to find practical tips and tricks, articles, how-to videos and more on SuperSearch™ and Record Matching.

 

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