Friday, June 3, 2016

New records available to search this Findmypast Friday - 3 June 2016

I received this today from Findmypast:


New records available to search  this Findmypast Friday

This week’s Findmypast Friday marks the release of over 891,000 new records including:

Ireland Surnames & Family Histories

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).

Devon, Plymouth prison records 1821-1919

Devon, Plymouth prison records 1821-1919 contains over 13,000 records digitised in partnership with the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office. Each records consists of transcript and an image of the original document. The details recorded will vary depending on the type of document you are viewing as the collection is formed from a variety of sources including prisoner registers, calendars of prisoners and registers of prison officers.  

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.

British Royal Navy & Royal Marines service and pension records browse

Our collection of British Royal Navy & Royal Marines service and pension records is now available to browse.​

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.

Queensland deaths 1829-1964

Queensland deaths 1829-1964 consists of more than 871,000 death records from Australia’s second largest state. Each record consists of a transcript of the original source material that will list your ancestor’s full name, death date and the names of both parents including mother’s maiden name.

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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