Friday, October 27, 2023

Findmypast Friday: Manchester Electoral Registers, London Burials, Berkshire Baptisms and Newspapers

 I received this information from Findmypast today:


Millions for Manchester this Findmypast Friday
  • A huge 25 million brand-new electoral records added for Greater Manchester
  • Plus, new additions for London and Berkshire
Greater Manchester Electoral Registers 1820-1940

Over 25 million exclusive records have been added to Findmypast this week. This brand-new collection for Greater Manchester, with images and transcriptions to view, covers 1820-1940. They are ideal for tracing anyone in between census years, plus, as they contain full addresses, they are handy for house history too. You’ll typically find an ancestor’s name, home address, township and ward.

Greater London Burial Index

There are 396,992 new burial records for Greater London to explore, covering 1558-1901. You’ll normally spot an ancestor’s name, age at death, burial date, occupation, denomination, address and parish.

Berkshire Baptisms

Lastly, a further 231,375 baptisms have been added to this existing Berkshire collection. Spanning 1538 to 1923, these records contain names, baptism dates, parents’ names, residences, parishes and counties.


Did your ancestors make the news? One new title, updates to a further six, and 93,381 new pages make up this week’s newspaper release.

New titles:
  • Middlesex & Surrey Gazette, 1877-1878
Updated titles:
  • Belfast News-Letter, 1991
  • Campbeltown Courier, 1876-1879, 1893-1950
  • Derry Journal, 1975-1977, 1989
  • Edinburgh Evening News, 1986-1989, 1991
  • Lurgan Mail, 1989, 1993
  • South Wales Daily Post, 1989

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