The following announcement was written by the folks at TheGenealogist:

TheGenealogist has added over 1.1 million individuals to its parish record collection covering the county of Sussex. Published In association with The Parish Record Transcription Society, this first tranche of records will be followed by more releases in the near future.

This new release covers individual records of:

717,000 Baptisms213,000 Marriages208,000 Burials

The Parish Record Transcription Society (PRTSoc) have worked with TheGenealogist and S&N to publish their records online, making over 1.1 million individuals from baptism, marriage and burial records fully searchable:

A new free-to-use website of convict records going back two centuries is launched in Liverpool, England. From an article by Bill Gleeson in The Echo:

“A new website will allow genealogists and family historians to discover the fate of ancestors convicted of crimes and transported overseas.

“The free-to-use website draws on over 4m court records and uncovers how punishment affected the lives of tens of thousands of people convicted of crimes at the Old Bailey between 1780 and 1925.

This past Friday marked the 7-year anniversary of Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Legacy is the first company that revolutionized the genealogy industry forever, bringing education and exciting genealogy content to the masses in the comfort of their homes. In celebration of this amazing milestone, Legacy has unlocked the 15 most requested webinars for free for one month.

Partial page from St Colman's Derry 1642 registersThe Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has digitised the registers from fifteen Church of Ireland and Methodists churches. Approximately 150 volumes have been digitised. The earliest dates from 1642 to 1703 and records the baptisms, marriages and burials performed at St Colman's, Derry Cathedral.

These digitised records are not online via the PRONI site. Previously, some of these registers were available on microfilm in the Search Room.

Monday 18 September:NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures are to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the building. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service, operating as normal. Details.

Monday 18 September:Landed Estate Papers, with Gillian Hunt. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Larne Branch. Venue: Larne Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, 112-120 Glenarm Road, Larne, BT40 1DZ.

Below, please find a summary of the files added to Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives in the first two weeks of September. All the files and photos were submitted by volunteers and are free to access.

Newtowncashel, LongfordCORK Genealogy Archives - Wills Wills from National Archives - Kew England

DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Land Rent Rolls from the Manor of Ballyshannon 1689-1774 (Assorted dates)

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones

In case anyone is interested, the power is back on at my winter home in Florida. Even better, the air conditioning is now working! (Hooray!)

The power was out for 6 days in my neighborhood. Cable television and Internet access started working as soon as the power was restored. We had no water for two days. My neighbors tell me the (wired) telephone service still doesn’t work but cellular phones have worked more or less perfectly during the entire time.

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