Friday, November 24, 2023

Findmypast Friday: Burial Records and More Newspapers

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Find your ancestor’s place of rest this Findmypast Friday

National Burial Index for England & Wales

This week’s largest release sees over 122,000 burial records added to this existing collection. Unique to Findmypast, these new records are for the county of Herefordshire. They span 300 years, between 1539 and 1840. You may discover your ancestor’s name, date and place of burial with these transcriptions.

Kent Burials - Medway

There are just over 14,000 new records for Medway in Kent in this week’s release. They cover 1981 to 2020. From these records, you can expect to learn a full name, age, birth year, burial date and place and residence. In some cases, an occupation is also included, along with any dedication featured on the deceased's grave.

Kent Burials – Dunns Funeral Directors Registers

Last but not least, we've also added 1,478 records from the town of Bromley to our collection of Kent Burials. Taken from two local parishes, these new additions span 1803 to 1839. These records, taken from registers kept by Dunns Funeral Directors, contain both a transcription and an image of the original register. In addition to a full name and age, you'll learn a birth year, burial date and place from these records. In some cases, an occupation is also listed, as well as additional notes - such as marital status, parents' names, and whether the deceased was a foundling.


Did your ancestors make the news? Three new titles, updates to a further 12, and over 160,000 new pages make up this week’s newspaper release.

New titles:
  • Ascot Times, 1986-1987
  • Crowthorne Times, 1983
  • Newtownabbey Times and East Antrim Times, 1987-1989, 1991-1999
Updated titles:
  • Belfast News-Letter, 1996, 1998
  • Bracknell Times, 1985
  • Central Somerset Gazette, 1993-1995
  • Cheddar Valley Gazette, 1996-1997
  • Edinburgh Evening News, 1994
  • Football Post (Nottingham), 1998
  • Jewish World, 1899, 1902-1904, 1907
  • Larne Times, 1987, 1989
  • Londonderry Sentinel, 1961-1962, 1966, 1968-1976
  • Lurgan Mail, 1986-1987, 1992, 1994-1999
  • Mid-Ulster Mail, 1994
  • Shepton Mallet Journal, 1992-1993, 1996, 1998

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