Friday, January 8, 2021

New on Findmypast Friday: More England and Wales Records

  I received this from Findmypast today:


Explore new and exclusive records from England & Wales this Findmypast Friday

Go back to school on the first Findmypast Friday of the New Year. Here's a rundown of what's new this week.

National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914

Over 13,000 new additions from Yorkshire schools have been added to this exclusive collection. Explore these records to discover your ancestor’s birth dates, admission years and the school they attended. Some records may also reveal their parents’ names, father’s occupation, exam results and any illnesses that led to absence from school.

The National School Admission Registers & Log-books records are the result of a landmark project between schools, record offices and archives in England and Wales. Never before have so many organisations come together to create a digital version of their records. This is an ongoing project to scan and transcribe school admission registers and log-books from around the country.

Check under Yorkshire on Findmypast’s list of schools to see full details on the school records that have been added and the timeframes covered.

These latest additions bring the entire collection to over 9.2 million records. It's a must-search for anyone interested in their ancestor's school days in England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Monumental Inscriptions

Over 40,000 new records spanning 600 years have been added to Findmypast’s collection of Montgomeryshire Monumental Inscriptions. Some entries include multiple names, ideal for the Welsh branches of your family tree.

An example of the detail that can be found in these records. This entry includes seven names and other vital details. View the full record.

This latest update covers 19 Montgomeryshire parishes. Check the location list to see exactly which churches and years are included.

Devon Marriages

Did your Methodist ancestors exchange vows in Devon? Search for answers in thousands of new additions from 44 parishes spanning from 1845 to 2001. Each record contains an image or a transcript of the original record (or both) that will reveal the couple’s marriage date, marriage location, residences, occupations and witnesses.

The parish list highlights which chapels are new or updated, the years they cover and the number of records we've released from each one. With millions of exclusive parish records and other unique resources, Findmypast is the best place for tracing Devon family history online.


With papers from India to Irvine, Wales to Worcestershire, we’ve added eight brand new additions and updated 12 others. Brand new to our newspaper archives this week are:
While we've supplemented the following papers with extra pages:
  • Nairnshire Telegraph and General Advertiser for the Northern Counties from 1874-1901, 1903-1916, 1918-1927, 1929, 1931-1934 and 1936-1939
  • South London Press from 1870, 1872-1877 and 1910-1913
  • Chelsea News and General Advertiser from 1871, 1876-1913, 1919-1938, 1948-1962, 1964-1972 and 1975
  • Newry Telegraph from 1877, 1882-1900 and 1902
  • Indian Statesman from 1874 and 1884-1885
  • Bangalore Spectator from 1884-1885, 1887, 1893 and 1895
  • Brighouse & Rastrick Gazette from 1898-1899
  • Kenilworth Advertiser from 1881-1885, 1890-1895 and 1897-1899
  • Northern Weekly Gazette from 1881-1882
  • Indian Daily News from 1881-1885, 1894-1897 and 1899
  • St. Helens Examiner from 1888, 1896, 1899, 1901-1908, 1910 and 1912-1920
  • North Wales Weekly News from 1896-1898, 1902, 1911, 1923, 1940, 1943-1952 and 1954

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