Friday, December 18, 2020

New on Findmypast Friday: Irish Directories, English Vital Records, Newspapers

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New This Findmypast Friday
Search Over 1.6 million Irish Directories, English vital records and more

Ireland, Belfast & Ulster Directories

Only available online at Findmypast, explore a pivotal era in Northern Ireland’s history with a brand new collection containing more than 1.6 million directory entries.

Covering 1890-1947 and consisting of both transcripts and images of the original directory, these records chart the transformation of Northern Ireland and the province of Ulster as the Irish Free State was formed. They were published by the Belfast Newsletter to showcase the city's industrial excellence.

Directories were published annually and provided a comprehensive list of the names, addresses and occupations of a significant proportion of the residents of a region. The detail you will find on each page will depend on which part of the directory the information comes from. Each volume is divided into:
  • Civil establishment (government, courts, institutions, etc.
  • Street directory (for Belfast only)
  • Residents list (for larger towns
  • Trades and professional directory
Each volume also provides a description, as well as important statistical, economic and social information, for each place with a special emphasis on Belfast city. While directories are not comprehensive and generally exclude women (unless they were in a profession), and many of the labouring poor, they cover a wide proportion of the population.

Sussex, Eastbourne Newspaper Notices

We’ve added over 42,000 records to this unique collection. Use them to uncover details on Sussex births, marriages, deaths and more.

The new additions date from 1865 to 1874 and have been extracted from Eastbourne Chronicle by our partners in Eastbourne & District Family History Society.

Nottinghamshire Baptisms

Essential for tracing Nottinghamshire roots, this collection continues to grow with over 98,000 new and exclusive records, spanning from 1628-1904.

This update includes new records from 80 parishes across Nottinghamshire. Check the parish list for full details on the latest additions.

Nottinghamshire Burial Index

Trace Nottinghamshire family from cradle to grave with over 66,000 additional burial records.

The exclusive new arrivals cover 73 parishes and over 360 years of Nottinghamshire history from 1542-1905.


This week, Findmypast have added over 84,000 new newspaper pages, comprising five brand new publications and substantial updates to seven others. Brand new to the site are:
While additional pages have been added to:

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