Friday, July 22, 2016

New records available to search this Findmypast Friday - 22 July 2016

I received this press release from Findmypast today:


New records available to search this Findmypast Friday

This week's Findmypast Friday marks the release of over 257,500 new records including:

18,257 articles from 94 publications have been added in our June update. The PERiodical Source Index is the world's largest and most widely used subject index for U.S. genealogy and local history literature. Read our June update blog to find out more about the individual series included in this update. 

Our British Army Service Records are now available to browse. Containing roughly 7.8 million records, Findmypast's British Army service records is one of the most significant British Army collections available online. The collection includes a myriad of Army forms including attestation papers, medical forms, discharge documents, pension claims, and proceedings of regimental boards. 
The new browse function allows you to explore these fascinating documents in their entirety, page by page and is an excellent research tool for both genealogists and military historians. Browsing will allow you to study the history of individual regiments, conflicts and specific areas of British military history in much greater details.

485 volumes of Scottish Electoral Registers held by the British Library are now available to browse. The registers cover the traditional county of Linlithgowshire which became West Lothian in 1921.
Each result will bring you directly to the image of the electoral register. The registers allow you to discover where your ancestor lived and if they owned property.

182 volumes of British Library Absent Voters Lists are also available to browse. These volumes contain over 20,000 pages listing over 100,000 names of service men, women serving with the auxiliary forces, merchant seamen, diplomats and others working in occupations recognised as supporting the war effort. Absent voters' lists are registers of eligible voters who were absent from their homes and are of particular importance for those whose ancestors fought during the First World War.

Explore over 232,000 records, the only surviving fragments of the New South Wales 1901 census, to discover where your ancestors were living and who was living with them. Included in each result is a transcript and image of the original census document. By viewing original images, you may be able to discover additional information, the number of residents who are Aboriginal or Chinese and any additional remarks.


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