Friday, December 18, 2015

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, December 18, 2015

This week’s Findmypast Friday marks the release of Church of Ireland baptism, marriage and burial records, Baptisms and a popular family almanac from Suffolk, millions of historic British newspapers and new additions to our collection of New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Records.

The Dublin Registers & Records consists of eight publications of parish records from the Church of Ireland dating from the early 1600s up to 1800. The records are comprised of over 2,500 PDF images that allow you to discover the baptism, marriage, and burial dates of your Dublin ancestors as well as the names of their parents and spouse. Occasionally, other details are recorded, such as father’s occupation or how a couple was married (either by banns or by licence). The eight indexed publications included in this set are searchable by name, year, title, publisher, image number and keyword.

The Suffolk Baptism Index covers over 350 Suffolk parishes and contains over 747,000 records from across the East Anglian County. The Index was created by the Suffolk Family History Society and is comprised of transcripts of original parish registers. The amount of information found in each transcript may vary depending on the age of the record and how much information was recorded although most will include your ancestors name, baptism date, baptism place, the names of their parents, father’s occupation and any additional notes.

Lambert's Family Almanac 1858-1917 consists of over 3,000 pages recording local events in the market town Framlingham. The Almanac was started in 1856 by Robert J P Lambert as a record of life in his home town. The title page describes the book as, ‘containing general and interesting information, including the rising and setting of the sun and moon, a copious calendar, law and university terms, eclipses, etc. with plenty of fire-side reading’. For a family historian, it contains so much more: births, marriages, obituaries, descriptions of the town and noteworthy events, trade directories and lists of officials. At its height of popularity, the almanac had become a household name with a circulation of up to 10,000.

Over 3.4 million fully searchable new articles 8 brand new titles have been added to our collection of historic British Newspapers. The lasts titles to be added to the collection include The Kentish Mercury, The People, West Somerset Free Press, Illustrated Berwick Journal and the Glasgow Constitutional. Substantial updates have also been made to 47 existing titles including over a million new articles added to Sheffield Independent and over 240,000 to both London Daily News and Manchester Evening News.

The American Bible Society’s collection of family Bibles contains family records that are unavailable anywhere else. The collection is an index over 630 microfiched inscriptions left in family bibles that recorded details pertaining to life events such as births, marriages, and deaths. The Index was created by volunteers from the New York Biographical and Genealogical Society volunteers and contains over 8,000 names. The collection is available to search and browse.

Each Bible contains a digitized a set of pages containing the ABS library record, the publisher and year of the Bible, the printed title page, and the handwritten pages where inscriptions and life events, including births, marriage and deaths, were recorded.

Three new issues have been added to the NYG&B Record, the second oldest genealogical journal in the United States. Search or browse to find valuable documentation to aid you in your family history research. Since 1870, the researcher has published compiled genealogies documented to the highest standards, transcriptions of original records and other source material from throughout New York State, works that solve genealogical problems, and reviews of important scholarship in the field.

Three new issues have been added to the NYG&B Record, the second oldest genealogical journal in the United States. Search or browse to find valuable documentation to aid you in your family history research. Published quarterly since 1870 by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the Record is one of the most distinguished genealogical journals in the United States.

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.