Friday, April 5, 2024

Findmypast Friday: New and exclusive Coventry records now online

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This Findmypast Friday, we've added over 100,000 brand-new and exclusive car registration and company directory records from Coventry, England. If you're family has roots in Warwickshire, these unique collections are worth a look.

This week, we have been busy adding thousands of new and unique records to the site. Plus, we've released two new titles in our newspaper archive. Read on to find out more about the latest arrivals.

Warwickshire, Coventry, Vehicle Registrations 1921-1944

This brand-new collection allows you to find out more about car-owning ancestors and so much more.

With these records, you can discover where and when your relatives worked and unknown stories about their lives. The unique collection also shines a light on fascinating historical insights. You'll find Sir William Lyons, co-founder of the Swallow Sidecar Company. After the Second World War, his brand changed to the now world-famous Jaguar due to the ‘SS’ connotations in its name.

Warwickshire, Coventry, Company Directories and Publications 1908-1966

Over 20,000 pages from various publications can help you discover what it was like to live and work in Coventry.

In these records you can find where family members worked, achievements they picked up and how they lived their lives. The collection includes publications that cover soldiers from the First World War, birth, marriage, death, and retirement notices, accounts of holidays and trips and so much more.

New newspaper pages this week

With two brand-new titles and updates to 22 others, we have been busy adding 272,091 pages to our newspaper collection.

Why not delve into stories from the royal family's very eventful week back in April 1900, in which a royal birth, an assassination attempt and a rare visit to Ireland occurred?

New Titles
  • Daventry and District Weekly Express covering 1986-1988, 1990-1991, 1993, 2001-2002
  • Lincoln Leader and County Advertiser covering 1896, 1899-1911, 1913-1929
Updated Titles
  • Alnwick Mercury 1965-1968, 1993-1997
  • Banbury Guardian 1961-1963, 1978, 1980-1981
  • Belfast News-Letter 1985
  • Brighouse Echo 1986
  • Cumbernauld News 1992
  • Edinburgh Evening News 1947-1950
  • Falkirk Herald 1863
  • Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian 1974-1978, 1993
  • Fleetwood Weekly News 1992-1993, 1995-1997
  • Hemel Hempstead Gazette and West Herts Advertiser 1982
  • Leamington Spa Courier 1985-1986
  • Melton Mowbray Times and Vale of Belvoir Gazette 1887-1889, 1943-1960, 1994, 1996-1998
  • Morecambe Visitor 1988, 1990-1991, 2001
  • Morpeth Herald 1928-1934, 1955-1964, 1996-1997
  • Northampton Chronicle and Echo 1992-1993
  • Northampton Mercury 1989-1990, 1992-1994
  • Retford, Worksop, Isle of Axholme and Gainsborough News 1992-1995, 1997-1998
  • Ripon Gazette 1877, 1879, 1889, 1987, 1992-1995, 2001
  • Shetland Times 1986
  • Shields Daily Gazette 1988
  • South Yorkshire Times and Mexborough & Swinton Times 1983
  • Wolverhampton Express and Star 1966-1968
Last week, we added over 1.6 million English records - explore the full release for yourself today.

Have you made a surprising family history discovery? Whatever you've uncovered about your past, we'd love to hear about it. You can now get in touch and tell us using this handy form.


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