Friday, May 14, 2021

Findmypast Friday: Explore Brand New Military Records and Memorials

 I received this from Findmypast this morning:

Explore brand new military records and memorials this Findmypast Friday

Discover remarkable war stories and more with Findmypast’s latest Friday releases. This week’s update includes new and exclusive WW2 service records, updates to Findmypast’s British medal collection, colour photos of thousands of Norfolfk headstones and memorials along with a whole host of new newspapers.

British Army Service Records

Search exclusive Scots Guards' service records from the Second World War and beyond. Some documents even include photos.

Ronald Tillotson from Dewsbury enlisted in 1938. View his full record.

The records range from a couple of pages to complete service histories documented over many different types of army forms. This is the first time this important collection has been digitised and published online and it's only available at Findmypast.

Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards

Discover decorated military ancestors in thousands of new medal records. The latest additions cover:
  • Indian General Service Medals 1854-1895, 1908-1935 and 1936-1939
  • China War Medal 1900
  • Second China War Medal 1857-60
  • General Service Medal 1918-1962
  • India Medal 1895-1902
You can focus your search on any of the above awards by selecting it from the 'Medal type' filter on the search page. The records can reveal important details for tracing someone's military past including service number, rank and regiment.

Norfolk, Churchyard Graves and Memorials Image Browse

See if you can spot your Norfolk relatives’ graves or memorials in thousands of unique colour photos.

Gravestones and memorials can be full of useful family tree information. View this photo in detail.

Norfolk resident Louise Cocker provided these amazing photos. Louise's mission is to document all of the graves and memorials in her home county and we'll be adding more to the collection over time. Could you take on a similar challenge in your area? Photograph your local cemetery and give the snaps to your local family history society. Genealogists the world over will be forever grateful.


Six new papers from England, Scotland and Ireland have been published on Findmypast this week along with substantial updates to 17 existing titles. Brand new this week are;
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Make amazing discoveries for less with a 20% discount on all subscriptions

There is still time to claim a 20% discount on any 1 and 12 month subscription but hurry, offer ends May 15th!


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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