Friday, August 5, 2016

New records available to search this Findmypast Friday August 5, 2016


7,544,737 new records are available to search this Findmypast Friday including:



United States, Canadian Border Crossings contains over 6.6 million highly detailed records. The collection is made up of four collections from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), including both indexes and passenger manifests of entries from Canada into the United States through St Albans, Vermont, between 1895 and 1954. Passage to Canada was generally less expensive than travelling directly to the United States. If you have been unable to discover how your ancestors arrived in the United States using other US travel and migration records, it could be because that they chose to take this route.

The collection contains both transcripts and images which can reveal a wide variety of fascinating biographical details such as your ancestor's country of origin, their occupation, education, physical condition, details of their finances, the name and address of their next of kin and more. Finding your ancestor in these records is easier if you know the general time frame in which your ancestor immigrated. If you are unsure, check out our US Census records to find when they were first recorded, thus providing you with a time range in which to search.


Over 79,000 new records have recently been added to our collection of Yorkshire Baptisms. The new additions cover Church of England parishes across Rotherham as well as the Roman Catholic parishes of Doncaster, St Peter in Chains, Knaresborough, St Mary, Rotherham, St Bede, Sheffield, St Marie Cathedral, Sheffield, St Vincent and Staveley, St Joseph. Each record includes a transcript and an image of the original document that will reveal where your ancestor was baptised, the date of your of their baptism and the names of their parents and.


Over 6,000 new records have been added to our collection of Yorkshire Banns. The new additions come records the details of banns read in Catholic churches in Doncaster, Knaresborough, Rotherham, Sheffield and Staveley. Each record includes both a transcript and an image of the original document that will reveal you're ancestor's name, place of banns, date of banns, marriage year, residence and the name of their spouse.


More than 28,000 new records have been added to our collection of Yorkshire marriages. The new additions record Roman Catholic marriages that took place in the parishes of Doncaster, St Peter in Chains, Knaresborough, St Mary, Rotherham, St Bede, Sheffield, St Marie Cathedral, Sheffield, St Vincent and Staveley, St Joseph. Search these records to discover when, where and to whom your ancestor was married. Each record includes both a transcript and image of the original document that may also reveal the couples birth years, residence, occupation, marital status, fathers' names and the names of any witnesses.


733,000 new Yorkshire burials are now available to explore. As with the new baptisms, banns and marriages, these new additions record the details of Roman Catholics buried across five parishes in Doncaster, Knaresborough, Rotherham, Sheffield and Staveley. The records will reveal your ancestors age at death, birth year, burial date, and burial place.

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