Findmypast Friday: new records from Scotland, Australia & Canada
Search new Scottish deaths & burials, Australian passenger lists, Canadian black history records and a huge updates to our collection of historical newspapers.
Does your family tree have roots in Scotland, Ireland or Australia? Dig deeper with thousands of new records and newspapers that could reveal valuable details about the lives of your ancestors.
Do you have relatives that died in Scotland? Search over 62,000 new additions to discover the details of their death, burial, residence, occupation and next of kin in this growing national collection.
Now containing over 3.3 million records, this vast collection has been compiled from a number of sources, including local government burial indexes held by various councils and archives, volunteer & local family history society transcriptions, modern records of funeral homes and civil registers.
Discover your ancestors’ immigration to Australia and their travel with over 25,000 new additions to a collection of passenger lists and migration records that contain movement to, from and around the country.
Each record includes a transcript and many also include an image of the original record. Passenger lists vary widely in size, length, and level of detail, as there was no standardised format. Some record only a minimum of information about the passengers, while others are quite detailed.
Search for Black and mixed race ancestors in this new collection from the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia.
The records are varied and naturally give varying amounts of information, depending upon who created them and for what purpose, and relate to this Black history in all its complexity. You will find individuals who escaped slavery in South Carolina and Virginia, but also the slaves of British Loyalists. You will find those who merely passed through, living their lives for a few years before moving on elsewhere.
Findmypast’s newspaper collection continues to grow. This week’s massive update sees one brand new paper, the Newark Herald (1873-1949), join the archive while updates have been made to 48 existing titles, including;
- Alston Herald and East Cumberland Advertiser from 1875, 1877 and 1879
- Arbroath Guide from 1961
- Barrhead News from 1914
- Birmingham Mail from 1877 and 1912
- Blackpool Gazette & Herald from 1874 and 1876
- British Standard from 1865
- Court Gazette and Fashionable Guide from 1838
- Dartmouth & South Hams chronicle from 1913
- Dorset County Express and Agricultural Gazette from 1858-1874 and 1876-1879
- East Kent Times and Mail from 1901, 1903, 1932, 1962-1963 and 1978
- Eastern Counties’ Times from 1893, 1897, 1902, 1910, 1914-1915, 1921-1922, 1930 and 1933
- Evening Star (London) 1842
- Fermanagh Herald from 1914
- Huntly Express from 1914
- Indian Daily News from 1902
- Kenilworth Advertiser from 1874-1876 and 1912
- Kentish Gazette from 1877-1882 and 1885-1886
- Lady’s Own Paper from 1866 and 1868-1872
- Lancashire Evening Post from 1958
- Leicester Evening Mail from 1910
- Leven Mail from 1961
- Liverpool Daily Post from 1895
- Lloyd’s List from 1913
- London Packet and New Lloyd’s Evening Post from 1809, 1815, 1821-1829 and 1833
- Lowestoft Journal from 1914
- Montrose Standard from 1961
- Morning Herald (London) from 1818 and 1832
- New Times (London) from 1819-1820, 1826 and 1829
- Northern Chronicle and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland from 1913
- Northern Scot and Moray & Nairn Express from 1914
- Northern Weekly Gazette from 1868, 1872-1876 and 1898
- Patriot from 1832-1857
- Portsmouth Evening News from 1956-1959
- Runcorn Examiner from 1870 and 1876
- Satirist; or, the Censor of the Times from 1849
- Southport Visiter from 1898
- St. Helens Examiner from 1886 and 1893
- Stockton Herald, South Durham and Cleveland Advertiser from 1911
- Swindon Advertiser and North Wilts Chronicle from 1913
- Teignmouth Post and Gazette from 1897
- The Day from 1809-1810, 1813-1814 and 1816
- The Referee from 1914
- Warrington Examiner from 1876
- Waterford Star from 1901-1902, 1905 and 1912-1913
- Weekly Chronicle (London) from 1856
- Weymouth Telegram from 1897
- Widnes Examiner from 1876 and 1919
- Windsor and Eton Express from 1914
- Witney Gazette and West Oxfordshire Advertiser from 1913