Friday, May 20, 2022

Findmypast Friday: Wiltshire Takes Pride of Place

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Wiltshire takes pride of place this Findmypast  Friday 

Findmypast add thousands of exclusive Wiltshire records from three new collections, in partnership with Wiltshire  Family History Society 

Wiltshire  Baptisms 

Covering nine parishes across Wiltshire and over 300 years, nearly 70,000 transcripts have been added into this existing collection. In addition to names, birth years and baptism years, it’s also possible to uncover parents’ names. 

Wiltshire Asylum Registers, 1789-1921 

This brand-new collection of nearly 28,000 transcripts covers eight institutions across the county. Details vary, but it might be possible to discover admission dates and notes on discharge. Earlier records in this collection are from private asylums.

Wiltshire  WW1 Hospital Records 

The next new collection includes just over 6,000 records for over three Wiltshire hospitals. Clues such as an ancestor’s rank, service number and details of injury could be found within these records. They also cover some regiments for outside of the UK. 

Wiltshire Tithe Award Register 1813-1882 

Over 250,000 records make up this new collection, which include details of taxes paid by residents to their local church. It’s a great resource to uncover Wiltshire land and property owners.  


One new title and 12 updated titles round up this week’s releases, including the politically independent Woodford Times. 

New titles: 

  • Woodford Times, 1869 

Updated titles: 

  • Bebington News, 1989-1990, 1992 
  • Clarion, 1916-1927 
  • East Kilbride News, 1991 
  • Glasgow  Chronicle, 1849 
  • Harlow  Star, 1988, 1990 
  • Herne  Bay Press, 1883-1897, 1899-1912, 1919-1975 
  • Nantwich  Chronicle, 1995 
  • Nottingham  Evening Post, 1995 
  • Oldham  Advertiser, 1990, 1993 
  • Ormskirk  Advertiser, 1990 
  • Peterborough  Herald & Post, 1989 
  • Pontypridd  Observer, 1962 


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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