Friday, October 8, 2021

Findmypast Friday: New Birth, Death and Apprentice Records

I received this from Findmypast today:


Search new and exclusive birth, death and apprentice records this Findmypast Friday

Scotland, Edinburgh Apprentices 1583-1800

This fascinating collection is now fully searchable. Search over 29,000 transcripts to discover apprentices of all trades and uncover details of their work, training, masters and even their father’s name.

Apprenticeship records reveal details about your ancestors’ lives and careers you won’t find elsewhere. Young apprentices from all over Scotland have travelled to Edinburgh over the centuries to learn their craft and, for those that exist on record, these documents are great way to find the place of origin of those who move to the city and later set down roots.

British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Deaths

We’ve added thousands of new records from The National Archives and the General Register Office to these two important collections.

British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms will enable you to discover the details of children born overseas and at sea including children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as, civilian ship passengers.

British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials documents members of the British armed forces who died while serving their country overseas, British civilians who died while travelling or working overseas, and individuals, including seamen, who died at sea.


Once fascinating new title has been added to Findmypast’s ever-expanding newspaper collection this week. The Keys 1933-1939, published in July 1933, was the ‘Official Organ of the League of Coloured Peoples’ and aimed to address the ‘racial misunderstanding’ that was prevalent in society, both in Britain and beyond.

Additional pages have also been added to following six titles;

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