Search a comprehensive catalog of more than 54,000 biographical notices from Irish newspapers compiled by the celebrated Irish genealogist Rosemary ffolliott. Each record includes a transcript and original image that enable you to discover if your Irish ancestors had details of their birth, marriage or death announcement printed in a newspaper.
Explore three fascinating publications to learn more about the county and its inhabitants, including:A History of the Kingdom of Kerry - published in 1871, A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Killarney, The Kerry Coast, Glengariff, Cork and The South West of Ireland - first published in 1880 and The Ancient and Present State of the County of Kerry - published in 1756.
This collection also contains three historic publications that can be used to learn more about the place and time in which your ancestors lived. The titles currently available to explore include Limerick and its Sieges - Published in 1890, Round About The County Of Limerick - Published in 1896 and The History, Topography and Antiquities of the County and City of Limerick, 2 Vols - Published in 1826 and 1827.
Over 62,000 additional records have been added to our collection of United States Passport Applications. The new additions span the years 1795 to 1925 and many later applications include photographs of the applicants. As well as revealing when, where, and why your ancestors traveled, applications may also include their occupation, residence, naturalisation details, and date and place of birth.
Explore Britain’s earliest public record as part of your subscription to Findmypast. There are currently three editions of the Domesday Book available to browse covering the English counties south of the rivers Ribble and Tees, the border with Scotland at that time. Written in Latin, the book provides extensive records of landholders, their tenants, the amount of land they owned, and the number of occupants.
Our international collections continue to grow! This week we have added four new indexes from the Central American country of Costa Rica. The new indexes contain over 800,000 records covering baptisms, marriages, deaths and civil registrations between 1700 and 1975. These records have been sourced from the International Genealogical Index.
Commissioned in December 1085 by King William the Conqueror, the Domesday Book provides an invaluable insight into 11th century Norman England. Needing to raise taxes to pay for his army, the survey was used to assess the wealth and assets of his subjects throughout the land. It was not until 1873 that a survey approaching the scope and extent of the Domesday Book was attempted again in Britain.
Join Professor Nick Barratt as he explores the sources you need to investigate your ancestors in the early modern and medieval periods, flagging up some of the pitfalls, skills and techniques required to access and interpret a wide range of sources.
Looking to unearth the skeletons in your family’s closet? Next week’s update is set to include a new tranche of crime records from 19th and early 20th century Scotland to help you uncover the black sheep hiding in your family tree.