Archive for December, 2006

Two New Marriage and Burial Data Sets From the United Kingdom Now Available

Friday, December 8th, 2006

If you have ancestors from the United Kingdom, check out’s two newest data sets: UK Parish Marriages, and UK Parish Burials.

UK Parish Marriages

This database contains more than 5,000 records from Tettenhall, Himley, Penn and Wolverhampton Parishes. These records cover the period from 1570-1839. Search these databases to find name, place, date, and witness names.

UK Parish Burials

This database contains nearly 3,000 records from Himley and Penn Parishes. These records cover the period from 1569-1812. Search these databases to find name, parent names, burial place, and date.

Total Records: 7,966
Total Names: 18,557

Irish Prisoners:’s Newest International Data Set

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 launched another international data set today, containing records of Irish prisoners.

This collection contains more than 33,000 names of people who were convicted of crimes in Ireland from 1780-1867.

Each record contains the name, gender, age, trial place and date, crime committed, sentence, and notes related to the trial.

Check out the data set now:

IRL Irish Prisoners also launched the Wyoming Weston County Gazette today. Here’s the link to browse this data set: WY Weston County Gazette (Upton, Wyoming)

Total Records: 114,737
Total Names:

New Newspapers, Marriage, and Baptismal Records at

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

We hope you enjoy more than 2 million new records at, containing newspapers, marriage, and baptismal records.

December 5, 2006

Texas Marriages 2004
UK Parish Baptisms

Total Record Count: 364,966
Total Name Count: 729,932

December 4, 2006

WV Spirit of Jefferson Farmer’s Advocate ( Charles Town, West Virginia) Update
WV Spirit of Jefferson (Charles Town, West Viriginia) Update
SD Wilmot Enterprise (Wilmot, South Dakota)
MN Winthrop News (Winthrop, Minnesota) Update

Total Record Count: 640,447
Total Name Count: 1,921,341

Five New Newspapers Now Online at 3 Million New Names

Friday, December 1st, 2006 added another 3 million names to its database today. These newspapers are from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Montana, and South Dakota.

We currently have newspapers from 32 states…and counting!

Here are the titles of the newspapers for today’s content launch:

FL Florida Flambeau (Tallahassee, Florida)
IA Harlan News-Advertiser (Harlan, Iowa)
SD New Era (Parker, South Dakota)
CO North Weld Herald (Eaton, Colorado)
MT Roundup Record and Winnett Times (Roundup, Montana)

Total Record Count: 1,001,298
Total Name Count: 3,003,894

First Print Publication from World Vital Records, Inc., Property Transactions in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, and Surrounding Communities, 1839-1859, Now Available

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Shown above: Dr. Susan Easton Black with World Vital’s first print publication.

This seven-volume historical set compiled by Susan Easton Black, Harvey Black, and Brandon Plewe details historical land exchanges and vital statistics of property owners.

Provo, UT, November 31, 2006 Property Transactions in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, and Surrounding Communities, 1839-1855, a seven-volume genealogy set, is now available at World Vital Records, Inc.

“I view this as a treasure trove for those who were anxious to know something about properties in that area for a 20-year period. I hope that this unique, seven-volume set will be used by posterity and by historians, literally throughout the world,” said Dr. Susan Easton Black.

Most of the property transactions for this set were recorded in Carthage Hancock County, Illinois. The property transactions were checked numerous times for accuracy. Each entry contains the source, a property description, the cost of the property, and also some vital statistics about the grantor and the grantee.

“Each record contains something about the individual’s experience in the greater Nauvoo areas, such as whether the individual was a carpenter on the Nauvoo temple, served on the Nauvoo House Association, or was on the agricultural association in town,” Black said.

This unique seven-volume set is available at for only $495 (plus shipping and handling)! This proprietary content is available only at Purchase Now!
“I hope that those who find their ancestor and their ancestor’s property will experience some of the joy that I have had in being one of the compilers,” Black said.

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Whitney Ransom
Corporate Communications Director
World Vital Records, Inc.

About WorldVitalRecords
Finding your ancestors can be overwhelming, and expensive. At, we’ve made it easy and affordable for individuals to connect to their families and find answers to their genealogical questions. Led by Paul Allen, who after founding, which became the largest genealogy company in the world, now aims to be the number two player in the genealogy industry with will offer users international record databases, references to top genealogical resources, a blog planet, podcasts, videocasts, Webinars, expert advice, training, and user-generated content. Honors Vietnam Veterans with New, Content-Rich Database

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Shown above: Vietman Memorial
in Washington, D.C. newest data set, the Vietnam Memorial Index, is full of rich content. This newly expanded, geo-mapped database contains names of nearly 60,000 veterans from the Vietnam War.

The Vietnam Memorial Index contains extensive unique statistics such as location, date and reason of casualty, religion, tour dates, and even reference numbers to the exact location on the Vietnam Memorial.

The data set also contains vital statistics such as birth, marriage, death, hometown location, nearby cemeteries, and much more.

The Vietnam War is the longest war in the history of the United States. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which gave President Lyndon B. Johnson authorization to “take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression” was passed on August 7, 1964. President Gerald Ford officially ended US involvement on May 7, 1975. Approximately 536,100 military personnel from the United States were involved in this war. (SOURCE: Harry G. Summers, Jr. Vietnam War Almanac, Facts on File Publishing, 1985.)