Ancestry Collections News

Ancestry UK News – New and Updated Collections


Ancestry UK in recent days have added WWII Alien Internees 1939-1945, this collection provides details of foreign nationals interned by the British Government during WWII. The information you may find amongst this collection is as follows:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Internment
  • Date of Death
  • Date of Discharge

The information is sourced from HO396 WWII Internees (Aliens) Index Cards 1939-1947 held at the National Archives.

The updates to existing collections include

England and Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1858-1995 – The update is presumed to be the closing of the gap in the Calendar between late 1960s and early 1970s, unfortunately Ancestry have not made clear what has been updated.

Somerset Church of England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1531-1812 – it is unclear what has been updated in this collection as Ancestry have not made the information available.