07 December 2020
A new release of 250,000 individuals named in education records on TheGenealogist family history website includes 19th-and 20th-century records for Aberdeenshire and Edinburgh.
The records can be used to discover a student’s achievements and to focus on where next to apply your research for an ancestor. Educational records will confirm birth dates and sometimes the place of birth.
Usually they give a father’s name and address, which can be useful when the parent is missing from the census, and they can give details of the student’s occupation and other useful information that might be difficult to find elsewhere.
TheGenealogist's new release also includes records from England, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Portugal.
Finding an ancestor in education records
Researchers can use this new data to find ancestors who attended or taught at a variety of educational establishments in a wide range of years up to the mid 1930s. They can also be used to identify those who held high office in the institutions, so that university patrons, deans, visitors, professors and masters and the principals and governors of schools are usually included.
The registers released on TheGenealogist are:
Aberdeen Education Authority Members' Directory, 1920-1921
Aberdeen University Roll of Graduates, 1860-1900
Christ's Hospital Exhibitioners to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1566-1923
List of Occupants of Rooms in St John's College, 1895-1936
Gonville and Caius College Vol. II, 1713-1897
Register of Admissions to King’s College, 1850-1900
Admissions to Peterhouse or S. Peter's College in the University of Cambridge, 1615-1911
Girton College Register, 1869-1946
Kelly College Register, 1877-1927
Alumni Dublineneses, 1593-1846
University of Edinburgh Graduates, 1859-88
The Fettes College Register, 1870-1932
Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Exhibition and Prize Lists, 1889
Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Exhibition and Prize Lists, 1890
Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Examinations Held in 1889 Pass Lists, Boys
Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Examinations Held in 1892 Pass Lists, Boys
Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, Examinations Held in 1891 Pass Lists, Boys
Dulwich College War Record, 1939-1945
University of Leyden, List of English speaking Students of Medicine, 1932
- New Zealand
The Early History of Wellington College, N.Z, 1867-1883
New Zealand University Calendar, 1925
Alumni Oxonienses (Members of the University of Oxford) 1715-1886 Vol I
Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol II
Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol III
Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol IV
Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol V
Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol VI
Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol VII
Alumni Oxonienses 1715-1886 Vol VIII
Oxford Men and their Colleges, 1880-1892
War Record of the University Press, Oxford, 1914-1919
Historical Account of Lisbon College
County of Surrey Endowed Institutions Volume IV
Teachers and Officers of Ackworth School, 1779-1894
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