Findmypast Friday – 20 August 2021

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Search new burial, army and knighthood records this Findmypast Friday

 

Where will your past take you this week? A London cemetery? Back to World War 2? Or maybe there’s a knight in the family you’ve yet to discover. Read on to find out What’s new this Findmypast Friday.

 

British Army, Royal Engineers Other Ranks: Casualty Cards

These detail-rich records cover casualties during and after World War 2. Consisting of both transcripts and images of original documents, these records will enable you to uncover information on their injuries, next of kin and more.

Harold North’s card shows his father’s name and address, his army number and when and where he was listed as a casualty. View the full record.

Findmypast is home to a host of useful collections for tracing the stories of Royal Engineers. Delve into tracer cardsjournals and more to uncover and commemorate their exploits.

Greater London Burial Index

Is your ancestor buried in London? This vast collection has grown again with thousands of new additions from Southwark and Chiswick.

Following today’s update, the Greater Burial Index now includes new records from:

  • Chiswick, 1856-1866
  • Southwark, St George the Martyr Workhouse, 1835-1874
  • Southwark, St Olave, 1848-1866

This ever-growing resource now contains over 2 million records. See Findmypast’s parish list to see which cemeteries timeframes are covered.

Britain, Knights of the Realm & Commonwealth Index

Findmypast have updated this collection of notable knights and dames with the latest entries from the Queen’s Honours lists.

This index spans several centuries, with entries dating back to pre-1500 and continuing on to present day. Each result will provides transcript that includes birth years, biographies, award types and death years (if applicable) and more.

Newspapers

With 13 new titles and updates to 26 more, Findmypast’s newspaper collection continues to grow. This week’s new arrivals include:

While additional pages have been added to:

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