Findmypast Friday -21 September 2018

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Here’s what’s new on Findmypast this week…

Findmypast added more brand new records to our unique Catholic Heritage Archive and we’re giving you a sneak peek at what’s in store in the coming weeks.

Brand New Records

Church records from Baltimore along with additions to our New York collection, make this a bonanza week for anyone tracing Catholic ancestors in the United States. What’s more, you won’t find these latest releases anywhere else online.

Baltimore Roman Catholic Parish Registers

The latest archdiocese to make their records exclusively available through our Catholic Heritage Archive is also America’s oldest – Baltimore.

If your Catholic ancestors settled in the largest city in Maryland, you can now search for their records in four distinct record sets:

Baltimore Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms

Baltimore Roman Catholic Parish Marriages

Baltimore Roman Catholic Parish Burials

Baltimore Roman Catholic Parish Congregational Records

Each record includes an indexed transcript which will reveal vital genealogical information like parents’ names, event year and age. The record images go a step further and could tell you your ancestor’s godparents’ names, ceremony attendees and even if they were a slave.

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When searching, use our parish list to establish the exact areas and years covered by this exciting new record collection.

New York Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms

Findmypast added over 787,000 more records to our Catholic baptisms from New York. The entire set now contains nearly two million entries and dates as far back as 1785.

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From the records you can discover your relative’s birth and baptism date, parents’ names and where the baptism took place. The records cover the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island, as well as the state counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester.

New York Roman Catholic Parish Marriages

Uncover New York nuptials with over 490,000 new additions to this Catholic marriage collection. Over 200 parishes are covered in these records, which can reveal when and where the marriage took place, both spouses’ names, occupations and residences.

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For privacy reasons, a 100-year cut-off rule applies for records in this collection. Our useful parish list will help you determine exact year coverage for each parish.

Brand New Newspapers

This week’s newspaper releases bring the Tavistock Gazette to the site for the first time. Currently, we’ve got holdings the years 1860, 1862-1869, 1871-1873 and 1875-1888, allowing you step back in time to see what life was like in the South of England during Victorian times.

As well as this brand new newspaper, we’ve also updated ten existing publications with additional year coverage as follows:

Liverpool Echo – 1955, 1957-1958, 1967, 1985

Evening Herald (Dublin) – 2006

Irish Independent – 1917

Scottish Referee – 1897-1898, 1901-1903, 1905-1907, 1909-1914

Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser – 1863-1864, 1866

Berks and Oxon Advertiser – 1911

Sligo Champion – 2002-2004

Volunteer Service Gazette and Military Dispatch – 1903-1908

Coventry Evening Telegraph – 1959

Pall Mall Gazette – 1904, 1911

Coming Soon

If you’ve got Welsh family history, you are in for a treat in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for a substantial update to our exclusive Wales Parish Records Collection. We’re the only family history site that releases new records every week on Findmypast Friday, so check back regularly to see if there’s something new to discover.

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