Friday, September 22, 2023

Findmypast Friday: Discover New Parish Records from Gloucestershire

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Discover new parish records from Gloucestershire

This Findmypast Friday, there are over 100,000 new records to explore, in addition to a brand new newspaper title from Essex.

If you've got ancestors from Gloucestershire, this week's release may be able to help you connect with your roots like never before. We've added over 100,000 new parish records from across the county, spanning almost 500 years.

Gloucestershire Baptisms

The first of our Gloucestershire trio is an update of 10,974 baptisms, covering 1518 to 1976. With rich detail and a date range of 458 years, there is so much to explore within this updated record set.

From Bishopston to Bristol, these new records are from parishes across the county. For more information on each parish included, be sure to consult our full Gloucestershire parish list.

Containing a transcription of the original record image, each of these baptisms will tell you key details like a full name, birth year, baptism date and year, place, county, and both parents' first names.

Gloucestershire Marriages

Our collection of Gloucestershire marriages also grew this Findmypast Friday.

82,016 new records have been added to this set, spanning from 1518 to 1982. Taken from the original parish registers, these transcriptions will tell you the bride and groom's names, their birthdates, the date of their marriage, the parish, and more.

Some records detail the groom's occupation, the names of any witnesses, and other additional notes.

Gloucestershire Burials

To round off this week's Gloucestershire additions, we've added 9,499 burials from parishes across the county. These records span an impressive 467 years, from 1518 right up to 1985. If your ancestor died in Gloucestershire over this wide year range, you may be able to find their name amongst these records.

From these index-only burials, you can expect to learn a full name, birth date, marital status, occupation, parents' names, death year, burial date, parish, and county.

You might glean further insight from the 'notes' section of each record - if someone was a pauper, for example, you'll see this recorded.

New stories from Clacton to Croydon

Our newspaper collection grew by 218,828 pages this Findmypast Friday, with the addition of an exciting new title from Essex and updates to a further 11.

This week's brand-new addition is the East Essex Advertiser and Clacton News. First published in March 1889 as the Clacton News, this title declared itself to be the seaside town of Clacton's 'first newspaper'. It was published every Friday and sold for one penny.

In addition to this new title, we've updated 11 of our existing newspapers. This list includes the Liverpool Daily Post, to which we've added nearly 80,000 pages, and the Aberdare Leader, with 40,000 new pages now available to explore.

Here's a full rundown of all that's been added this week.

New titles:
Updated titles:
  • Aberdare Leader, 1991-1996, 1999
  • Belfast News-Letter, 1962-1970
  • Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter, 1990-1992, 1994-1996, 1998-1999
  • Heywood Advertiser, 1986-1990, 1992-1994, 1996-1998
  • Liverpool Daily Post, 1878, 1926, 1952, 1960-1961, 1963, 1965-1966, 1968, 1972, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1989
  • Liverpool Daily Post (Welsh Edition), 1960
  • Middleton Guardian, 1996-1998
  • Rochdale Observer, 1933, 1997
  • Selby Times, 1898
  • South Bank Express, 1914-1934
  • Torbay Express and South Devon Echo, 1986, 1991

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