Friday, September 23, 2016

New records available to search this Findmypast Friday September 23, 2016


Over 1.7 million new records are available to search this Findmypast Friday including:


This collection of Cheshire Vital Records contains over 584,000 records including baptisms, marriages, and burials. The details found in earlier records are sparse, but later records, especially in the twentieth century, were meticulously kept and recorded a number of key facts about your ancestor. The collection can be searched by parish, event, or record type and allows you to browse through thousands of original bishop's transcripts, non-conformist registers, and parish registers from churches across the English county of Cheshire.


Uncover the harrowing details of 339 transatlantic shipwrecks between 1817 and 1875 by exploring 632 digitised pages of Frank A. Biebel's "Shipwrecked Passenger Book". The collection mainly covers shipwrecks of European ships traveling to the United States, although some ships to Canada and other countries are included. All details of each wreck are given, including the port of embarkation, destination port, an account of the wreck, the names of known survivors, passenger lists (if available) and survivors dispositions.


Over 5,148 records have been added to our collection of school and university register books. Britain, School and University Register Books 1264-1930 contains over 18,000 records that list biographical details about your ancestor's life after school, such as employment information and marriage and death dates. You can also discover if your ancestor taught at these schools, as all the registers include staff names.

The records consist of digitised copies of school and university register books. They include a full register of former pupils. The lists often include biographical details like birth year, father's name, employment after school and family information. Most of the books will include a full history of the institute, followed by lists of previous headmasters, tutors, sporting teams and illustrations or photographs.


Our collection of United States Family Histories contains over 930,000 images taken from 3,926 family histories and genealogies from all 50 states as well as several locations overseas. These PDF records can be searched by publication year, title, county, and state, page number and additional key words. The publications included have a particular emphasis on tracing the descendants of the early, colonial immigrants to the United States.


United States, State & Local Histories is a collection of over 300 books containing over 183,000 records. Available to view in PDF format, the records can be searched by year, title, county, and state. Additionally, you can search by keywords and page number. Learning more about the specific towns and counties your family came from can help explain certain aspects of their lives, such as why they were in certain professions. You may also come across a biographical account of an individual who was important to the founding or growth of a place of significance to your family; the individual could perhaps be your ancestor.


Volume 27, Issue 2 (January 2016) of the NYG&B Record, the second oldest genealogical journal in the United States, is now available at Findmypast. 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. It publishes 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.


Volume 147, Issue 2 (Summer 2016) of the New York Researcher, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's (NYG&B) quarterly review, is now available to browse and search.

The New York Researcher, formerly the NYG&B Newsletter, has been published by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) since 1970. The colourful quarterly review features instructive articles on genealogical research techniques and New York resources, profiles of repositories and genealogical societies across New York State, program announcements, website news, and book reviews.