We dig these gemsHere’s our weekly roundup of new genealogy records online! Check out British newspaper articles, England and Wales electoral registers, Great Lakes crew lists, Kentucky divorces, Russian church records and US city directories.

BRITISH NEWSPAPERS. More than 3.7 million new British newspaper articles are now searchable on Findmypast. The updates boost online content for 43 existing titles add 11 new ones, including papers for the cities of London and Dundee and local papers like the Peterhead Sentinel and General Advertiser For Buchan District and Wisbech Chronicle, General Advertiser and Lynn News.

ENGLAND AND WALES ELECTORAL REGISTERS. A century’s worth of Electoral Registers(1832-1932) are now browsable on Findmypast. This enormous collection comes from around 10,000 volumes and contains 220 million names. It “includes parliamentary registers, burgess rolls, parochial registers and county council registers. Electoral Registers are lists created annually of people who are eligible to vote and include their reason for eligibility, such as their residence or ownership of a property.”

GREAT LAKES CREW LISTS (US). Ship crew lists taken for vessels arriving ports in MichiganMinnesota and Wisconsin, covering parts of the 20th century, have been updated at FamilySearch.org. According to one of the collection’s descriptions, in these lists you may find an ancestor’s name, length of service, position on the crew, age, nationality, when and where he/she signed on, the name of the vessel, its arrival and departure information and clues about the person’s citizenship/alien status.

KENTUCKY DIVORCES. Ancestry has a new index to Kentucky divorce records, 1962-2005. For over half a million divorces, the record includes the names of both parties, date and place of divorce.

RUSSIAN CHURCH RECORDS. More than 1.7 million digitized pages of church records from Tastarstan, Russia dating back to 1721 are now browsable for free on FamilySearch. According to the collection description, these include “images of births and baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials performed by priests of the Russian Orthodox Church in the republic of Tatarstan.”

US CITY DIRECTORIES. The second biggest database at Ancestry just got bigger. There are now well over 1.5 billion records in their collection of U.S. City Directories since 1822.

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