Friday, December 11, 2020

Findmypast Friday: New US Obituary Notices, Irish Cemetery records and Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions

 I received this information from Findmypast today:


Findmypast Friday: Search over 18 million US Obituary Notices, Irish Cemetery records and Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions

This week’s Findmypast Friday sees substantial updates to collections from the United States, Ireland and England, including;

United States Obituary Notices

This mammoth index has recently been updated with over 18.2 million new entries covering all 50 American states. Now containing over 50 million records, each result consists of a transcript that will reveal a combination of the deceased’s
  • Name
  • Birth year
  • Birth date
  • Death year
  • Death date
  • Obituary text
  • Place
  • Source link
Additional information such as images and details about the original obituary can be found on the source’s website.

Ireland Billion Graves Cemetery Index

New additions from all 32 Irish counties have been added to the Ireland Billion Graves Cemetery Index. BillionGraves is the largest online resource for GPS-tagged headstone and burial records. Each transcript will reveal the birth date, death date and burial location of your ancestor. Images links to the Billion Graves website are also included.

By partnering with BillionGraves, Findmypast aim to make all the cemetery records held on their site available to subscribers. Indexes covering England, Scotland, Wales, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are also available and, all of which are updated regularly.

Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions

Over 28,000 new records covering over 300 years of Yorkshire history are now available to search. The new additions date from 1663-2008 and cover the following West Riding parishes;
  • Greetland, Methodist Chapel
  • Mytholmroyd
  • Norland
  • Northowram
  • Ogden
  • Ovenden
  • Pecket Well
  • Queensbury
  • Ripponden
  • Rishworth
  • Scammonden
  • Shelf
  • Sowerby
  • Sowerby Bridge
Monumental inscriptions can reveal when your relative died, where they are buried and the often detail-rich epitaph inscribed on their memorial.


With five brand new papers and additional pages for a further nine, Findmypast’s newspaper collection continues to grow. Titles published online for the first time include:
Branding itself as the voice of the cotton trade worker, the Cotton Factory Times provides fascinating insights into the lives of those who worked in Britain’s Cotton Mills. Sections including ‘Notes from the Factories’, ‘Thoughts on Home Life,’ and ‘Voices from the Spindle and the Loom’ paint a vivid picture of working conditions and daily life, from reports of accidents to reports of dismissals.

Findmypast have also added thousands on new pages to the following titles;
  • Civil & Military Gazette (Lahore) from 1889-1890
  • Leicester Evening Mail from 1946-1954, 1956-1959 and 1963
  • Kinematograph Weekly from 1945, 1950 and 1952
  • Widnes Examiner from 1883-1884, 1891, 1899, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1912-1914 and 1916
  • Runcorn Examiner from 1883-1884
  • Warrington Examiner from 1904
  • St. Helens Examiner from 1883, 1900
  • Oxford Chronicle and Reading Gazette from 1871, 1874-1892, 1894-1895, 1900-1902, 1904-1906, 1908-1909, 1912, 1914, 1916 and 1927-1929
  • Fulham Chronicle from 1888-1904, 1907-1912 and 1923-1933

Disclosure: I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador. This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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