In this most solemn of weeks, Findmypast Friday has added 87,000 more baptism, marriage and burial records.
This week, Findmypast Friday has added new BMD records across the North of England and the English Midlands. These new additions cover nearly 400 years of documented history and include details like parents’ names, occupations, residences and more. Read on to discover everything that’s new.
FMP has added just over 8,700 new baptisms to this collection, bringing the total record count for their Derbyshire Baptisms to over one million. Spanning 1768-1921, the new parishes in these records include:
Find an exhaustive parish list for the full collection here.
As well as the standard biographical information you’d expect with a baptism record, you may also find the father’s full name, the father’s occupation, and (unusually) the mother’s first name – all the more valuable for tracing multiple generations in your family tree.
If you’ve traced your ancestors to the North of England, see if you can find their marriage record in this collection. There are 18,700 new additions this week, and these span from 1696-1934. Because they date back to the 17th century, these new additions will become all the more important when searching for marriage records that predate civil registration in the United Kingdom.
The parishes included in these records are:
- South Shields Holy Trinity (with the most new additions at 7,416)
- Durham St. Giles
- Durham St. Margaret
- Durham St. Oswald
- Coldstream Church of Scotland
The largest release of the week, comprising nearly 60,000 records, these new Northamptonshire records span 1538-1813. They cover 86 churches and chapels across the county, with the largest amount being attributed to the Holy Cross Church in Daventry. You can find a full list of parishes for this index here. As well as discovering the year of death and place of burial, many records will also list your ancestor’s residence at the time, with some even including an exact address.
This week sees eight brand-new titles from England, Scotland and the Caribbean, as well as 23 updated titles from Birkenhead to Birmingham and beyond. Amongst the new titles, you’ll find the Dominica Tribune, a newspaper written by Black poet, author, editor, and activist, J. R. Ralph Casimir. As a publisher, Casimir compiled the first ever Dominican poetry anthology, and he had many of his written works published in Black periodicals such as The Crisis and the Pittsburgh Courier.
Not only is the Findmypast newspaper archive ever-increasing, but they’ve also released another one million free newspaper pages this week, meaning the free-to-view archives now total over two million pages and are accessible to anyone, at anytime. If that’s not enough to help you get lost in research this weekend, then read on for a comprehensive list of all new and updated titles. If you spot one you like the sound of, just head over to the Findmypast archive and filter by title.
- Airdrie & Coatbridge World, 1995
- Dominica Tribune, 1930-1951
- Ely Town Crier, 1993
- Richmond Herald, 1885-1896, 1898-1950
- Ruislip & Northwood Informer, 1995
- Skelmersdale Advertiser, 1991
- Staines Leader, 1994
- Uckfield Courier, 1992
- Birkenhead & Cheshire Advertiser, 1860
- Birkenhead News, 1993
- Birmingham News, 1993
- Birmingham Weekly Mercury, 1920
- Brentwood Gazette, 1995
- Bridport News, 1882-1883
- Brighton Herald, 1885, 1891
- Cambridge Daily News, 1955
- Coventry Standard, 1920
- East Anglian Daily Times, 1875
- Erdington News, 1907
- Evening Despatch, 1946-1947, 1955
- Haltemprice & East Yorkshire Advertiser, 1993
- Harlow Star, 1994
- Harrogate Advertiser and Weekly List of the Visitors, 1889
- Leicester Daily Mercury, 1878, 1881, 1919, 1988
- Liverpool Mail, 1878
- Liverpool Shipping Telegraph and Daily Commercial Advertiser, 1850
- Mid Sussex Times, 1889
- Sandwell Evening Mail, 1975, 1983
- Torbay Express and South Devon Echo, 1946, 1979, 1989-1993, 1996-1999
- Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser, 1854
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser, 1816-1861, 1863-1864, 1866-1869, 1871-1872, 1875-1876, 1878, 1880-1888, 1892-1896, 1898-1899, 1904-1906, 1909, 1911, 1913-1914, 1917-1919, 1921-1922, 1925-1929, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1942
Findmypast is the only family history website to release new records and newspapers every single week, so make sure you keep an eye on what’s new to get the most out of your research.