New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, March 31, 2017

Over 85,000 records are available to search this Findmypast Friday including;

Over 37,000 new education records have been added to our New Zealand collection. These records enable researchers to uncover details of colleges attended, awards received and other vital family tree information. Up until 1961, the University of New Zealand was the only degree-granting university in the country but graduates came from all over with regional colleges in Auckland, Victoria, Canterbury, and Otago.

13,000 records from the Northamptonshire Record Office have been added allowing genealogists to discover if their English ancestor served in the Northamptonshire Militia in the 1700s. These records include important facts like residence and occupation. Men who served in the militia were aged between 18 and 45 years old and usually stayed for a 3-year term.

Over 4,000 new 18th century Northamptonshire records in the shape of freeholder lists are now searchable on Findmypast. The records include name, residence, occupation and more. Freeholder lists were compiled annually so there may be multiple entries for the same individual. The records list anyone who was eligible for jury duty and make a great early census substitute for Northamptonshire.


We've added 946,478 new articles to our ever-expanding Irish Newspaper Collection. The latest additions include 5 brand new titles - Irish Society (Dublin), Irish News and Belfast Morning News, Sligo Journal, Sligo Observer and Leinster Independent.  As with all of our newspapers, researcher can discover news articles, family notices, obituaries, advertisements and more in this fantastic resource. In total, there are over 35 million searchable articles now in the Irish Newspaper Collection.

Over 20,000 records have been added to our collection of Dorset Memorial Inscriptions. The collection contains details of inscriptions found on gravestones, tombs, monuments and even stained glass windows across 266 parishes within English county. Each record includes a transcript of the original source material. Most will include a combination of birth year, death year, burial date & location, relative's name, memorial type and notes on the inscription.

Over 10,000 records from have been added to Scotland Registers & Records, a collections of images taken from different publications related to Scottish parishes and families. The records included in this collection are incredibly varied, ranging from parish records, topographical accounts and memorial inscriptions to a 19th century novel and a short history of the Black Watch. The latest additions include 55 new publications including 7 from Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands.

About Findmypast

Findmypast (previously DC Thomson Family History) is a British-owned world leader in online family history. It has an unrivalled record of online innovation in the field across its family of online brands, which includes The British Newspaper Archive and Genes Reunited, amongst others. It’s lead brand, Findmypast, is a searchable online archive of over eight billion family history records ranging from births, marriages, deaths and censuses to migration records, military collections, historical newspapers and more. 

For millions of members around the world, Findmypast a crucial resource for building family trees and conducting detailed historical research. It is home to the largest online collection of Irish family history records, over 450 million exclusive UK parish records dating back to the early 16th century, and the Periodical Source Index; a rich, exclusive collection of the world’s best family history periodicals.