Thursday, August 17, 2023

Findmypast Friday: New Herefordshire Parish Records

  I received this information from Findmypast today:


Explore 500 years of Herefordshire history this Findmypast  Friday         

Over 650,000 new parish records for the county of Herefordshire released 

Findmypast’s newspaper archive hits 70 million pages 

Three new Welsh language titles now available to explore 

Herefordshire  Baptisms 

With 231,270 new baptism transcripts added to this existing collection, it’s never been easier to research Herefordshire roots. Spanning from 1433 to 1950, the new additions may reveal an ancestor’s name, date and place of baptism, and names of parents. 

Herefordshire  Marriages 

86,782 new marriages have been added to this collection, covering 1433 to 1949. The details can vary, but you’ll typically find the names of both parties alongside the  place and date of the marriage. In some cases, you may spot ages and names of their fathers.

Herefordshire  Burials 

Wrapping up the new Herefordshire records are an impressive 300,517 new burial records, spanning 1459 to 1959. You can normally glean facts such a name, date and place of burial. Some will also include your ancestor’s age too.


Three new Welsh language papers, updates to a further six, and over 75,244 new pages make up this week’s newspaper release. This also takes the newspaper archive’s total pages to over 70 million. 

New titles: 

  • Llais Y Wlad, 1874, 1876, 1878-1884 
  • Y Dydd, 1877-1883, 1886-1891 
  • Y Gwladgarwr, 1858-1860, 1866, 1875, 1877-1878, 1880-1882 

Updated titles: 

  • Holborn and Finsbury Guardian, 1875
  • Islington News and Hornsey Gazette, 1898, 1909
  • Nelson Leader, 1918
  • North Middlesex Chronicle, 1898
  • St. Pancras Guardian and Camden and Kentish Towns Reporter, 1875, 1888
  • Thomson’s Weekly News, 1925, 1931


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