This week’s Findmypast Friday marks the release of over 891,000 new records including:
Ireland Surnames & Family Histories is a rich and varied collection consisting of nine historic family and local history publications. The collection contains over 7,000 pdf images of assorted documents that will help you discover more about your Irish family name and history.
The records are displayed in PDF format and can be searched by title, publication year, and keyword (including names).
For those with convict ancestors, the records will reveal where they were sentenced and for how long. Many will also include physical descriptions of prisoners and provide their offence and sentence. For those with prison officer ancestors, the records will reveal the names of prisons in which they served, their salary and rank.
Browsing allows you to narrow down your results by searching under a specific series/piece. Look at the descriptions for each series in the ‘Series included in this browse’ section of the search page to best determine which series/piece to search by. Remember that you can select several series/pieces to search under at a time if you are unsure in which your ancestor is likely to be included.
Transcripts will also reveal the registration year and registration number. This information can be used to order a death certificate or an image of the original register from the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages.
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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