Friday, December 1, 2023

Findmypast Friday: Two New Canadian Collections and More Newspapers

  I received this information from Findmypast today:


Celebrate Canadian stories this    Findmypast  Friday with two brand-new collections 

This new set from Library and Archives Canada contains over 113,000 transcriptions, taken from a variety of medal award collections. For around 28,000 of them you’ll also find an original image. You’ll typically discover a name, regiment, rank, medal type, and the date it was awarded. The collection spans  over 150 years, from 1812 to 1969. 

Also new this week is an index of court martial records, recounting members of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces who were accused of military and civilian offences.  You’ll find some detail of a person’s offence in these 11,000 records, plus their name, service number, rank, regiment and unit, and the date of the event. Some of the transcripts also contain further remarks to shed more light on each case.

Did your ancestors make the news? Two new titles, updates to a further 16, and over
218,000 new pages make up this week’s newspaper release.  

New titles: 
  • Kidderminster Shuttle, 1889 
  • Scotland on Sunday, 1988-2002 
Updated titles: 
  • Atherstone News and Herald, 1997-1998 
  • Carrick Times and East Antrim Times, 1994 
  • Coleshill Chronicle, 1991-1992, 1997-1998 
  • Crowthorne Times, 1987 
  • Croydon Post, 1997-1998 
  • Edinburgh Evening News, 1982 
  • Football Post (Nottingham), 1999 
  • Fulham Chronicle, 1990 
  • Gloucestershire Echo, 1986-1989 
  • Londonderry Sentinel, 1989, 1992-1994 
  • Lurgan Mail, 1990 
  • Peterborough Herald & Post, 1996 
  • Portadown Times, 1982-1997 
  • Protestant Vanguard, 1933-1934 
  • Skelmersdale Advertiser, 1987 
  • Western Evening Herald, 1999 

Disclosure: I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador. This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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