Thursday, September 1, 2011

FindMyPast.Co.Uk: More records and price adjustment

FINDMYPAST.CO.UK LAUNCHES MORE NEW RECORDS AND LOWERS ITS PRICES

Leading UK family history website www.findmypast.co.uk has been adding to its existing collection of over 40 million parish records for England & Wales dating back to 1538.

NEW PARISH RECORDS ONLINE

26 August 2011 - Today sees the launch of over 18,000 baptism, marriage and burial records from London & Kent dating from 1825-1871, covering the parishes of Greenwich and Rotherhithe.

These follow hot on the heels of 79,842 parish records from Gwent (formerly Monmouthshire), spanning the years 1634 to 1933, which were also published on the site this week. These records cover the parishes of Chepstow, Shirenewton, Bedwellty, Beaufort, Mynddislwyn and Risca. Monmouth workhouse baptisms and burials are also included. Gwent Family History Society are providing these records on findmypast.co.uk as part of an ongoing project between findmypast.co.uk and the Federation of Family History Societies to publish more parish records online, making it possible to trace back ancestors long before the start of civil registration in 1837.

Last week 20,000 burial records from the St Mary parish of Lambeth for 1819-1838 went online at findmypast.co.uk, supplied by East Surrey Family History Society, along with 128,000 burial records for the years 1802-1846 from the East Kent Burial Index.

BEST VALUE IN HISTORY

Findmypast.co.uk has also this week lowered its prices. An annual Full subscription to the website allowing access to all the historical records on the site is now priced at £109.95, down from £129.95, while the annual Foundation subscription is now down from £91.95 to £79.95. Both include the complete 1911 census for England & Wales.

Paul Yates, Head of findmypast.co.uk said "We're committed to making family history as affordable as possible, while still ensuring that we continue to deliver a steady stream of fascinating, new family history records to our customers every month."