The 1939 Register on Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk) continues to provide useful information, and the occasional surprise, but it is easy to get carried away with the image of the original, and the transcription, and ignore the map and other data that is lower down the page.
Our quarterly journal has been published continuously since the Society was formed in 1975. A complete set is available for reference in our Research Room in Bristol.
Each issue aims to keep members up-to-date about events that may be taking place and presents regular features and a range of articles about family history and local history. 'On the Internet' articles (see below) are reproduced on this website in the month of publication and 'My Parish' articles are published 12-18 months after publication in the Journal.
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Most issues of the Society's Journal contain an article about recent family history developments on the Internet; these are included below so that you can access the sites listed more easily by calling up the articles below and clicking on the links rather than by entering the web address into your browser. However, please note that links in older articles may no longer work.
The release by Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk) of the 1939 Register occurred just as the last Journal went to press. I was unable to include any review as part of my usual article, but a brief note appeared elsewhere as a filler. I have now used the Register to a greater extent, and have also learnt from the experience of others.
Print deadlines mean that I am writing this before the release of the 1939 Register, so my comments on that will have to wait for now.
A recent visitor to the Research Room asked where he could find the electoral registers for Staple Hill in the 1930s. After some digging, we discovered that they are available at Gloucestershire Archives in Gloucester. The next morning, there was a major announcement from Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk) that electoral registers for England & Wales from 1832 to 1932 were being made available online.
After their big release of local parish records at the beginning of the year, Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk) has been rather quiet. Local records for other parts of the country have been published, but perhaps more interesting for us are images from the Ordnance Survey Popular Series maps 1919-1926. These are already available in hard copy from Cassini and are of a scale which shows the relationship of villages and urban districts and the routes of roads and railways. Looking at the detail of the Bristol maps, I think the publication date is probably in the 1930s.
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