Saturday, October 17, 2015

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, October 16, 2015

Following last week’s mammoth release, we’ve taken this Findmypast Friday as an opportunity to bolster some of our existing UK collections. As well as releasing over 327,000 new marriage records from the historic dioceses of Lichfield and Coventry, we’ve made substantial updates to our collections of North West Kent burials, historic British Newspapers and the National Burial Index.
Search these latest additions to find out where and when your UK ancestors were buried, uncover previously undiscovered branches of your family tree, check whether your family ever made the news or learn about the history of your local area.

British Newspapers

Over 3.5 million new articles and 22 new titles covering England, Scotland and Wales are now available to search in our collection of historic British newspapers. Trace your military ancestors with the newly available ‘Army and Navy Gazette’ or uncover the history of 19th century Glasgow with a trio of new titles from Scotland second city – Glasgow Free Press, Glasgow Gazette and Glasgow Morning Journal. Substantial updates have also been made to 42 existing titles including 319,819 new articles for London Daily News, 245,831 for national newspaper The Daily Mirror and 238,501 for Leeds Mercury.

Staffordshire, Dioceses of Lichfield & Coventry marriage allegations and bonds, 1636-1893

The Dioceses of Lichfield & Coventry marriage allegations and bonds contain over 327,000 records. The collection covers the historic diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, which includes Staffordshire, Derbyshire, North Shropshire, Staffordshire and north and east Warwickshire.

Marriage allegations are sworn statements prepared by the groom that allow you to discover the intended marriage place and groom’s occupation. A marriage license allegation and bond would be submitted to the church courts in support of an application for a marriage license. The bond was intended to assert the authenticity and legality of the allegations, pledging a sum that would be forfeited if the documents proved inaccurate.

North West Kent Parish Records

Over 22,000 new baptism and burial records have been added our collection of North West Kent baptisms. The new additions cover the parishes of Bexley St Mary, Chelsfield St Martin of Tours, Lee St Margaret and Meopham St John the Baptist. These records allow you to discover where and when you’re Kent relatives were born, who their parents were, and their father’s occupation. where they lived, their age at death and where they were laid to rest.

Burials for Auckland, Co. Durham

Over 18,000 burial records from the ecclesiastical parishes of At Andrew and St Helen in Bishop Aukland, County Durham have been added to the National Burial Index for England & Wales. Each record consist of a transcript that will reveal your ancestors burial place, year of death and religious denomination.

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

About Findmypast

Findmypast (previously DC Thomson Family History) is a British-owned world leader in online genealogy. It has an unrivalled record of online innovation in the field of family history and 18 million registered users across its family of online brands, which includes Mocavo, Genes Reunited, The British Newspaper Archive amongst others.

Its lead brand, also called Findmypast, is a searchable online archive of over two billion family history records, from parish records and censuses to migration records, military collections, historical newspapers and lots more. For members around the world, the site is a crucial resource for building family trees and doing detailed historical research.

In April 2003 Findmypast was the first to provide access to the complete birth, marriage, and death indexes for England & Wales, winning the Queen’s Award for Innovation. Since that time, the company has digitised records from across the globe, including major collections from Britain, Ireland, Australia, and the United States.