Friday, May 19, 2023

Findmypast Friday: Records for Scotland and Beyond

 I received this information from Findmypast today:


Records for Scotland and beyond released this Findmypast Friday 

Scotland People of Nairnshire 

 Over 4,000 new transcriptions have been added to this existing collection. These records are from multiple sources, and often include details such as names, places and additional notes. If your ancestor was from Nairnshire, this collection could be the key you’re looking for. 


Scotland Registers and Records 

To complement the Nairnshire records, a further five publications have been added into Scotland Registers and Records. These PDFs cover 1290 to 1850, and include social histories, parish records and more. There are 84 titles in total to explore, including Land and People of Nairnshire by Bruce B. Bishop, offering key detail about Nairnshire residents. 

Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902 

 If your ancestor served in the Anglo-Boer War, you may find them here. A further 19,117 records have been added to this collection, taking it to over 383,000. You might find details of your ancestor’s unit, medals awarded, or even casualties.  

Notable names spotted in this collection include: 


Six brand new titles, updates to a further six, and a total of 89,176 new pages make up this week’s newspaper releases. 

 New titles: 

  • Bayswater Chronicle, 1860-1873, 1878, 1893, 1896, 1909-1939, 1944-1949
  • Buteman, 1875, 1882, 1884, 1887-1889, 1892
  • Citizen (Letchworth), 1906-1916 
  • Downham Market Gazette, 1879-1889, 1891-1895, 1897-1911, 1913-1916
  • Loftus Advertiser, 1879-1895, 1897, 1899-1906, 1909-1916
  • Morayshire Advertiser, 1858-1864 

Updated titles: 

  • Eastern Post, 1922-1925, 1927-1938 
  • Haverhill Echo, 1941-1943 
  • Macclesfield Times, 1925 
  • New Milton Advertiser, 1990 
  • Sheerness Guardian and East Kent Advertiser, 1894-1896, 1899-1911, 1913-1932, 1934-1939
  • Sheerness Times Guardian, 1940-1948, 1979


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