Friday, April 1, 2016

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, April 1, 2016


This week’s Findmypast Friday marks the release of the final phase of the National School Admission Registers & Log Books collection as well as new additions to our collections of Worcestershire baptisms, marriages, burials and Middlesex baptisms.


Over 527,000 records schools from 8 separate archives across England have been added to the National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914 collection. The collection, which was originally launched in September 2014, has had over 160,000 records added in this latest update and it now complete.

The National School Admission Registers & Log-books records are the result of a landmark project between schools, record offices and archives throughout England and Wales. The project was facilitated by the ARA and The National Archives under the National Digitisation Consortium banner and has brought together over 100 archives and schools in the largest collaborative digitisation project ever undertaken.

The records comprise fully searchable scanned colour images of the original handwritten admission registers and log-books from the archives. Details contained within the log-books from the period leading up to World War One include attendance records, reasons for absence, visitors to the school and the daily activities of school life. The admission registers provide many useful details for family historians, including your ancestor's birth date, admission year and the school they attended. You may also be able to discover their parents' names, father's occupation, exam results and any illnesses that led to absence from school.


Nearly 9,000 new records have been added to our collection of Worcestershire Baptisms. The new additions cover the parishes of Droitwich St Andrew and St Nicholas between 1571 and 1900. Each record includes a transcript of the information found in the original parish registers. The details in each transcript can vary, but most will include your ancestors name, birth year, baptism date, baptism place, parent’s names and any additional notes.


Over 2,700 new records have been added to our collection of Worcestershire Marriages. The new additions cover the parishes of Droitwich St Andrew and St Nicholas between 1571 and 1900. Each record includes a transcript of the information found in the original parish registers. The details in each transcript may vary, but most will reveal the name of the bride and groom, their ages, year of birth, the date and location of their wedding and whether they were married by banns or by license. A number of records may also include notes on the bride and grooms fathers and their occupations.


Over 5,000 new records have been added to our collection of Worcestershire Burials. The latest additions cover the parishes of Droitwich St Andrew and St Nicholas between 1571 and 1900. Each record includes a transcript of the information found in the original parish registers. The details in each transcript can vary, but most will include your ancestor’s name, age at death and birth year as well as the date and location of their burial. A number of records may also contain additional notes listing their relations (spouses, patents, children etc.)


Over 129,000 records have been added to our collection of Middlesex Baptism records. The collection now spans over 300 years from the sixteenth century all the way up to the late nineteenth century. Each record includes transcribed details from the original parish register. While the content of the transcripts can vary, most will have the name, birth date or age, baptism date, parish, parents' names, father's occupation and residence.

Don’t forget to regularly check our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to keep up to date with all the latest additions.

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