Friday, July 2, 2021

Findmypast Friday: New North American Records

I received this from Findmypast this morning:

Findmypast Friday: celebrate North American ancestors with thousands of new records

Findmypast mark Canada Day and American Independence Day with new Revolutionary War records, Canadian life event indexes and more in this week’s Findmypast Friday update.

Manitoba Vital Records

Do you have roots in the Canadian province of Manitoba? Discover family milestones in brand new birth, marriage and death indexes. The new Manitoba records now available to search on Findmypast include;
Essential for growing your family tree, birth, marriage and death records will reveal important dates and locations as well as the identities of parent’s, spouses and children.

United States, Census of Revolutionary War Pensioners, 1840

Explore the veterans and widows of the American Revolution by identifying them on the list of pensioners, taken as part of the United States Federal Census of 1840.

In 1840, a census was undertaken of surviving revolutionary war veterans and widows as part of the sixth census of the United States. The material consist of transcripts and images that are listed geographically, starting with Maine and moving south. This special census may provide names of multiple family members, which is not included in the population schedule of the 1840 US census.

United States, British Loyalists

Not everyone in British America wanted independence. Trace those loyalists and their intriguing stories in this unique collection of publications.

This record set consists of PDF images from 22 combined publications from across British America, covering everything from orderly books to subscription lists.

United States, Lord Dunmore's Ethiopian Regiment, 1776

This small but eye-opening record set lists enslaved people who answered Lord Dunmore’s call to arms during the American Revolution.

Compiled from a number of sources, Findmypast have created a searchable index of all known individuals who joined Dunmore's unit. In it, you'll discover their names, aliases, ages and, in some cases, what became of them after the war.


Three new papers have joined the Findmypast archives this week, including a publication designed for British emigrants moving to America. 12 existing titles have also been updated with additional pages.

Brand new to the site are:
While new pages and date ranges 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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