While browsing the web for my next blog entry, Ol' Myrt here discovered the following announcement at World Vital Records regarding a major new addition to the website, called the World Collection to be released tomorrow 4 Feb 2008. It is not in their blog, but is posted on the main page of the website.
The WorldVitalRecords.com World Collection includes all the U.S. Data plus:
- United Kingdom Censuses and Birth, Marriage, and Death Records - Includes searchable, full UK censuses from 1851 (coming soon), 1861, 1881 (coming soon), 1891(coming soon) and 1901 (coming soon). This data alone sells for more than our membership cost on other websites! Also includes war deaths, parish registers,civil registrations and much more. Includes 500 million names!
- Genealogical Publishing Company - The collection from Genealogical.com consists of a series of books, most of which cover immigrants to America during its earliest days. Most of the books focus on settlers who came from the British Isles. There are also some books which focus on German and Swiss immigrants as well as Huguenot (French) settlers.
- Archive CD Books Australia - Includes 343 titles and more than 15 million names. The majority of these books are directories, newspapers and gazettes, and almanacs from all over Australia as well as New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Scotland and England.
International Newspaper Collection - Includes historic newspapers from England, Australia, France, and Canada (with many more coming soon).
- Germans and Hungarians 1828 Land Census - This collection is an English transcription of the 1828 land census from Hungary. The database contains transcriptions of 25 counties and about 1.4 million names.
- Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - This is a series of 9,000+ ship lists from all over the world. The coverage includes records from over 30 different countries.
- Moravian Records - This unique data is supplied by the Moravian Heritage Society. The list consists of people known to emigrate from the region referred to as Moravia (part of the Czech Republic).
- Exclusive Content Added Daily – Your membership includes easy access to many databases that are not available anywhere else on the Internet. Our content acquisition team is constantly working to scan and index information from libraries and archives around the world. This data has never before been online including vital records, family histories, books, gazetteers and maps. We add new databases to the site every day!
To find out more see: http://worldvitalrecords.com/world_intro.aspx
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