Friday, December 19, 2014

Over 15 million new records released today at Findmypast


Every Friday, thousands of new records are released on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to explore over the weekend. This week, we are pleased to announce the release of over 15.3 million UK and US records. This week's new US records include Idaho births & christenings, Arizona death & burials and Utah Marriages. New UK additions include over 14 million England and Wales Death records, North Yorkshire Ryedale baptisms, a variety of fascinating Kent records and the 1871 Worldwide British Army Index.

US Records

Containing over 15,000 records Idaho births and christenings 1856-1965 can reveal vital biographical details on the first settlers of Idaho right up through the state’s 20th century residents. Idaho ordered counties to register births after 1911, but some counties and even individuals began recording this information much earlier.

Arizona deaths & burials 1910-1994 contains over 2,000 records. Arizona first began recording deaths in the state in 1909 and by the early 1920s compliance across the state had been achieved, although there are some significant gaps in the records after 1911.

Utah Marriages 1845-1935 contain over 781,000 records that date back to before the state wide registration of marriages became compulsory in 1887. Utah became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896 and is the most religiously homogeneous state. It is the only state with a Mormon majority and the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church.

UK Military Records

The 1871 Worldwide British Army Index - British Army Other Ranks & locations contains over 207,000 records compiled using data extracted from the War Office army pay lists held in The National Archives at Kew. As with the 1861 Worldwide Army Index the primary aim has been to identify the location of men serving in the British Army throughout the world as at the 1871 Census day – 2 April 1871. However, the index generally covers much of the June Quarter 1871. The Index contains the details of both officers and men of the Cavalry, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Guards, Infantry and Colonial units serving both in Britain and elsewhere in the British Empire. archives reference.

UK Deaths & Baptisms

England deaths and burials, 1538-1991 contain over 14 million International Genealogical Index (IGI) death and burial records for England have been added to our collection of UK birth, marriage and death records. Spanning the 453 years between 1538 and 1975, each record consists of a transcript of the original document.

Wales, deaths and burials, 1586-1885 contain over 1,200 International Genealogical Index (IGI) death and burial records for Wales have been added to our collection of UK birth, marriage and death. Most records are from the historic counties of Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire and each consists of a transcript of the original document.

The Ryedale baptisms contain over 12,000 records listing the details of Baptisms that took place in nine parishes across the Ryedale district in North Yorkshire.

Kent Records

Kent, Bexley Asylum Minute Books 1901-1939 contains over 11,000 records. Bexley Asylum opened in 1898 and was London’s 7th asylum. Built on 750 acres of land next to Dartford Heath, the so-called ‘Heath’ Asylum housed 2,544 patients at its occupancy peak in 1915. None were there on a voluntary basis. Records include details of release and temporary release of patients as well as the hiring and promotion of staff and tradesmen’s contracts.

Over 15,000 North West Kent Marriages 1562-1951 from the Parish of Westerham have been added to our collection of UK Marriage records. Spanning the 389 years between 1562 and 1951, the records consist of a transcript of the original burial registers.

Over 5,000 North West Kent Burials 1686-1983 Westerham have been added to our collection of UK Death and Burial records. Spanning the 418 years between 1563 and 1981, the records consist of a transcript of the original burial registers.

Over 7,000 North West Kent Baptisms 1560-1962 from the Parish of Westerham have been added to our collection of UK Death and Burial records. Spanning the 402 years between 1560 and 1962, the records consist of a transcript of the original burial registers.

UK Military Records

The 1871 Worldwide British Army Index - British Army Other Ranks & locations contains over 207,000 records compiled using data extracted from the War Office army pay lists held in The National Archives at Kew. As with the 1861 Worldwide Army Index the primary aim has been to identify the location of men serving in the British Army throughout the world as at the 1871 Census day – 2 April 1871. However, the index generally covers much of the June Quarter 1871. The Index contains the details of both officers and men of the Cavalry, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Guards, Infantry and Colonial units serving both in Britain and elsewhere in the British Empire. archives reference.

Remember to check our dedicated Findmypast Fridays page every week to keep up to date with the latest new additions.

About Findmypast

Leading family history website Findmypast was the first company to make the complete birth, marriage and death indexes for England & Wales available online in April 2003, winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation. Findmypast has subsequently digitized many more family history records and now offers access to over 1.8 billion records dating as far back as 875 AD. This allows family historians to search for their ancestors among comprehensive collections of military, census, migration, parish, work and education records, newspapers as well as the original comprehensive birth, marriage and death records. The company runs the official 1911 census website for England & Wales in association with The National Archives and has digitized several other record sets from the national collection. Findmypast has also partnered with the British Library in a 10 year project to safeguard the future of the world's greatest local newspaper archive