Friday, September 05, 2008

1901 CENSUS FOR SURREY GOES LIVE ON FINDMYPAST.COM today announced that it has added the county of Surrey comprising more than 748,000 records to its new online version of the 1901 census for England and Wales. The new records join the counties of Gloucestershire and Somersetshire, which are already available to search at More counties are to follow in the coming weeks.

A fresh look at 1901 census's brand new version of the 1901 census is being transcribed from scratch and each image rescanned using the sophisticated scanning technology available today. The result is clearer images and more accurate transcriptions than previously seen.

Elaine Collins, Commercial Director at commented: "It's incredible what the latest advances in scanning have achieved. With's brand new version of the 1901 England and Wales census, it really is possible to find ancestors that you haven't previously been able to find on older online versions, so it's definitely worth taking a fresh look at this key resource."

Like all the records on, the 1901 census can be searched for free at Images and transcripts can be viewed with vouchers, pay-as-you-go credits or a Discovery or Explorer subscription.

OVER 13,000 OVERSEAS MARRIAGE PARISH RECORDS GO LIVE ON FINDMYPAST.COM has added more than 13,000 marriage records for British subjects overseas, some dating back to the seventeenth century at The records have been transcribed by Cliff Webb from originals housed at the Society of Genealogists in London.

The exotic collection includes Japan Embassy Marriages (1867-1899), Tobago marriages (1788-1816), India Calcutta marriages from 1713 and Jacobite Registers from the court of St Germain en Laye dating back to 1690, among others.

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