Friday, July 7, 2023

Findmypast Friday: Naturalizations, Baptisms, Burials and Newspapers

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Explore stories of early immigration this Findmypast Friday

This new collection of 12,959 records may help you discover if your ancestor became a British citizen in the 17th century. Derived from William Shaw’s Letters of Denization and Acts of Naturalization for England and Ireland, this source can reveal names, dates of naturalisation and places of origin. Some of the original images have additional notes, and you may find many in this collection were French Huguenots.

A further 231,796 baptisms have been added to this existing collection, spanning 1539 to 1922. Baptism records are one of the key building blocks for your family tree, helping you uncover names, parents, dates and locations.

Another 10,401 transcriptions have been added to this record collection, for the county of Herefordshire between 1631 and 1812. These records, published in partnership with the Family History Federation, can help you unearth final resting places of your ancestors, plus key dates and sometimes even other family members.

Three new titles, updates to a further 18, and a total of 44,391 new pages make up this week’s newspaper release.

New titles
  • Alfreton Journal covering 1873-1874, 1876-1889, 1892, 1894, 1900-1902, 1904 and 1907-1935
  • Dunstable Gazette covering 1873, 1879, 1884, 1889, 1898, 1900 and 1912
  • Loughborough Herald & North Leicestershire Gazette covering 1880-1882, 1884-1887, 1889-1891 and 1893
Updated titles
  • Armley and Wortley News from 1895
  • Bingley Chronicle from 1893
  • Bradford Observer from 1872
  • Bury and Norwich Post from 1872
  • Eltham & District Times from 1914
  • Kerry News from 1913 and 1916
  • Leeds Evening Express from 1876
  • Limerick Echo from 1905, 1907 and 1921
  • Malton Messenger from 1885
  • Newmarket Journal from 1943-1944, 1950-1955, 1960 and 1966
  • Northern Echo from 1911
  • Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette from 1874
  • Selby Times from 1871 and 1900
  • Stalybridge Reporter from 1895, 1898, 1900-1901, 1903-1906, 1908-1910 and 1912
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Herald from 1866-1872, 1874-1879 and 1963
  • Streatham News from 1908, 1929, 1939 and 1944
  • Wexford and Kilkenny Express from 1885
  • Worcester Journal from 1912


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