Friday, May 31, 2024

Discover New Naval Records this Findmypast Friday

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If there are marines, naval officers or coastguards in your family's past, this week's record releases are worth a look.

This week, explore a brand new collection of 19th and 20th-century coastguard records in addition to updated Navy, Marines and Women's Navy officer files. There's also a brand new newspaper title for you to discover. Read on for all the details on our latest releases.

Coastguards 1801-1952

If your ancestor worked as a coastguard between 1801 and 1952, their name may appear within this new set's 212,426 images and transcripts. This collection is published in association with The National Archives and includes establishment books, service records and more. It provides a unique glimpse into the lives and careers of those who kept Britain's shores safe.

British Royal Navy and Royal Marines Service and Pension Records 1704-1939

We've added 101,555 transcriptions to this existing collection, which spans over 250 years of British history.  These latest arrivals comprise series ADM 139 from The National Archives, service records dating from 1853-1872.

Women's Royal Naval Service Officer Records

With images for 59,448 Women's Royal Naval Service Officer records added to existing transcripts, it's now easier to make exciting naval discoveries about your female forebears. We've added digitised images of the original National Archives records to series ADM 318 (officer files) and ADM 321 (appointments, promotions and resignations). Both collections cover the period between 1917 and 1919.

New newspaper pages from Belfast to Bexhill

We've released a brand new Scottish newspaper to our collection this week and updated 26 existing publications, with a total of 441,915 pages added. Explore the full release list below.

New titles
Updated titles
  • Alnwick Mercury from 2001-2002
  • Arbroath Herald from 1992
  • Banbury Guardian from 1993-1994
  • Belfast News-Letter from 1768-1769, 1771, 1773-1774, 1781, 1783, 1786, 1804 and 1810-1815
  • Belper News from 1930-1931, 1956-1957, 1992 and 1995
  • Beverley Guardian from 1993-1994
  • Bexhill-on-Sea Observer from 1988, 1990 and 1992
  • Brighouse Echo from 1990
  • Bucks Herald from 1987-1988 and 1994
  • Coleraine Times from 2001
  • Driffield Times from 1988
  • Falkirk Herald from 1987 and 1990
  • Hastings and St Leonards Observer from 1991
  • Larne Times from 1992 and 2000-2002
  • Londonderry Sentinel from 1978-1983, 1988, 1991 and 2000-2001
  • Market Rasen Weekly Mail from 1993-1994
  • Morpeth Herald from 1994-1995 and 2000-2001
  • Motherwell Times from 1992-1993
  • Northampton Mercury from 1988 and 1995-2003
  • Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph from 1996, 1999-2000 and 2002
  • Shields Daily Gazette from 1993 and 1995
  • Shields Daily News from 1928-1930 and 1936
  • Southern Reporter from 1985 and 1993-1994
  • St. Andrews Citizen from 1993-1994
  • West Sussex County Times from 1995
  • Whitby Gazette from 1988 and 1990
To focus your research on any particular newspaper title, visit our search page where you can select the publication and timeframe you're interested in.

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