Friday, April 2, 2021

New US Catholic & Royal Air Force Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

 I received this from Findmypast this morning:



New US Catholic & Royal Air Force Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

This latest Findmypast Friday updates features modern death records, exclusive parish registers and unique wartime indexes. Read on to find out what's new this week.

Philadelphia Roman Catholic Parish Records

Due to 100 year privacy rules having expired, Findmypast have just released over 821,000 new Catholic records from 1921, covering baptisms and marriages from the City of Brotherly Love.


The latest update includes:

Each record includes both transcripts and images of the original document. As well as revealing vital dates and locations, these exclusive sacramental registers will enable you to discover the names of your ancestors’ parents and spouse.

England & Wales Deaths 2007-2020

Search over 353,000 new modern death records that are now available to search in their own standalone collection,


When combined with England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007, this set sees Findmypast’s death record coverage for the two countries span an impressive 183 years.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Deaths 1998-2020

Findmypast have also created a distinct record set for recent Northern Ireland deaths which has been expanded this week with over 5,000 new records.


The entire collection now stands at over 92,000 records. In it, you can discover your ancestors year of birth, year of death and where they lived.

Royal Air Force & Commonwealth, Mentioned in Dispatches 1940-1945

Unique to Findmypast, this useful index can help you trace high-flying family members from World War 2. Containing over 32,000 transcripts, each result records an act of gallantry by the recipient whose name and key regimental details was published in The London Gazette


The award of a MiD or 'Mentioned in Dispatches' was signified by the wearing of an oak leaf emblem on the ribbon of the War Medal. This followed on from the convention adopted during the First World War when the MiD emblem was worn on the ribbon of the Victory Medal. A person could be MiD on multiple occasions but only one oak leaf emblem was ever worn.


Reading Standard, covering 1891-1895, 1897-1911 and 1913-1961 and The News (London), covering 1805, 1807 and 1809-1835, are brand new to Findmypast this week.


While additional pages have been added to:


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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