New Records added on Ancestry

New Records added on Ancestry

Ancestry in the last week have added 3 further datasets to their Collections:

UK, Merchant Seamen Deaths, 1939 -1953

This collection details the names of over 50,000 merchant seamen who lost their lives during and just after WWII. The Merchant Navy during this time was made up of approximately 185,000 seamen, including 40,000 men of Chinese, Indian and other nationalities.

At the outbreak of war the merchant fleet, which at that time was the largest merchant fleet in the world, came under the control of the Ministry of Shipping.

The records show details such as:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Birthplace
  • Age
  • Rank
  • Name of Ship
  • Date of Death
  • Place of Death
  • Cause of Death

Bexley, Kent, England, WWI Registration Cards, 1914-1919

The first National Registration exercise in the United Kingdom was taken during the First World War. The National Registration Bill required personal information on all the adult population to be compiled in locally-held registers and identity cards issued.

Details that can be found on these records are as follows:

  • Name
  • Old Address
  • New Address
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Occupation

Bexley, Kent, England, Electoral Registers, 1734-1965

This collection contains annual registers listing names and residences of people in Bexley, Kent, who were eligible to vote in elections.