Data Sources

This is the current list of data sources searched. It is of course continually being updated, last update being June 2007; additions and updates during the last month are shown in red.)
There are also various collections of data which have not yet been added to the database but which can be searched separately.

(Additions to the database have slowed down a bit over the last few months, since I've been working on making some changes to the database program itself to make searches easier and updates quicker.)

  1. Births, marriages, deaths
    1. England and Wales Central Registration Indexes of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1837-2004
    2. England and Wales Births 1984-2004, any surname, where the mother's maiden name was Shankland or Shanklin
    3. Scotland Statutory Registration Indexes:
      • Births 1855-1906
      • Marriages 1855-1931
      • Deaths 1855-1956
    4. Scottish OPRs as held by ScotlandsPeople website
    5. IGI (1998 CD-ROM)
    6. UK National Archives:
      • Births, Marriages and Deaths at Sea 1854-1890 *
      • Divorce and Matrimonial Causes 1858 - 1903 *
      • Scottish Archives catalog of divorce actions
    7. UK General Register Office: Births, Marriages and Deaths overseas
      • Army Chaplains Birth Indexes 1796-1880
      • Army Birth Indexes 1881-1965
      • Air Births Indexes 1947-1965
      • Consular Birth Indexes 1849-1965
      • Births Abroad Indexes 1966-1994
      • Ionian Islands Chaplains Returns of Births 1818-1864
      • Ionian Islands Civil Registration of Births 1818-1864
      • Ionian Islands Military Registration of Births 1818-1864
      • Marine Births Indexes 1837-1965
      • Regimental Birth Indexes 1761-1924
      • U.K.H.C. Birth Indexes up to 1981
      • Army Marriages within British Lines 1914-1925
      • Article6 and Article18 Marriages 1907-1965
      • Chaplains Returns of Marriages 1796-1880
      • Consular Marriages 1849-1965
      • Index of Army Marriages 1881-1955
      • Ionian Islands Chaplains' Returns of Marriages 1818-1864
      • Ionian Islands Civil Registration of Marriages 1818-1864
      • Ionian Islands Military Registration of Marriages 1818-1864
      • Marriages Abroad 1966-1994
      • Service Dept Marriages 1956-1965
      • U.K.H.C. Marriages 1950-1965
      • Air Deaths Indexes 1947-1965
      • Air Deaths Missing Persons Indexes 1947-1965
      • Army Chaplains' Death Indexes 1796-1880
      • Army Death Indexes 1881-1955
      • Consular Death Indexes 1849-1965
      • Marine Deaths Indexes 1837-1965
      • Deaths Abroad Indexes 1966-1994
      • High Commission Deaths Indexes 1948-1965
      • Ionian Islands Chaplains Returns of Deaths 1818-1864
      • Ionian Islands Civil Registrations of Deaths 1818-1864
      • Ionian Islands Military Registration of Deaths 1818-1864
      • Natal and South African Forces Deaths 1899-1902
      • Service Departments Death Indexes 1956-1965
      • War Deaths Indian Services 1939-1948
      • War Deaths Army Officers Indexes 1914-1921, 1939-1948
      • War Deaths Army Other Ranks 1914-1921, 1939-1948
      • War Deaths Navy All Ranks Indexes 1914-1921
      • War Deaths Naval Officers Indexes 1939-1948
      • War Deaths Naval Ratings Indexes 1939-1948
      • War Deaths R.A.F. All Ranks 1939-1948
    8. Boyds Marriage Index of England (1538-1840)
    9. Australia
      • Victoria: Births 1853-1924, Marriages 1853-1942, Deaths 1853-1985
      • Queensland: Births, Marriages and Deaths 1829-1914
      • New South Wales: Births 1788-1906, Marriages 1788-1956, Deaths 1788-1976
      • Western Australia: Births 1841-1931, Marriages 1841-1927, Deaths 1841-1905
    10. Canada
      • New Brunswick: Births, Marriages, Deaths from New Brunswick Provincial Archives
      • Nova Scotia: Births 1864-1877, Marriages 1864-1930, Deaths 1864-1877 and 1908-1955
    11. USA
      • Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1910
      • Marriage and Death notices from the National Intelligencer, Washington DC, 1800-1850
  2. Census
    1. England and Wales Census (images) 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901
    2. Scottish 1891, 1901 Census
    3. Scottish 1841 Census
    4. Miscellaneous local Scottish Census as available
    5. Dublin City Census 1851
    6. Griffiths Valuation of Ireland 1847-1864
    7. Irish Freeholders records from PRO NI
    8. Ulster Covenant and Declaration, 1912, from PRO NI
  3. Wills
    1. Scotland wills
    2. Irish Wills Index 1484-1858
    3. National Archives: Wills and Administrations 1885-1903
  4. Migration
    1. Canada Immigration records from National Archives of Canada
    2. Passenger Lists: Irish ports to USA (1890) *
    3. Passenger Lists: British and Irish Passenger Lists 1890 *
  5. Military
    1. Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    2. American Battle Monuments Commission
    3. American Medal of Honor Citations
    4. Australian Boer War Nominal Roll
    5. Australian WW2 Nominal Roll
    6. Canada Attestations
    7. Canada Book of Remembrance
    8. UK National Archives:
      • Army List 1798
      • Army List August 1878
      • Harts Army Lists 1840, 1888
      • Grenadier Guards 1656-1874
      • Peninsular Medal Roll 1793-1814
      • Waterloo Roll Call 1815
  6. Colonial
    1. UK National Archives:
      • India Office List 1933
      • Indian Army and Civil Service List 1873
      • Bengal Civil Service Graduation List 1869
      • East India Company's Commercial Marine Service Pensions list 1793-1833
      • East India Register and Army List 1855
  7. Directories
    1. Kelly's Handbook 1901
    2. Clergy List 1896
    3. Dental Surgeons Directory 1925
    4. Medical Register 1913
    5. Medical Directory for Ireland 1858
  8. Memorial Inscriptions
    1. Various Scottish MIs as available
    2. Various American MIs as available
  9. Manchester Burial Records
  10. Trinity House Calendars (Petitions) (1787-1854)
  11. Obituaries - various as available
  12. Newspapers - various as available

Anne Shankland, June 2007