Saturday, 14 July 2012

FindmyPast - recent releases

FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk) has issued a press release summarising some of its recent releases:

FINDMYPAST.CO.UK ADDS OVER 2.2 MILLION MORE RECORDS IN THE PAST MONTH

• Wales, East London, Sheffield/Yorkshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Plymouth & West Devon collections dating back to 1568

• Links with Sheffield & District FHS, Cleveland FHS, North West Kent FHS, Montgomeryshire GS, Lincolnshire FHS, Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, Ryedale Family History Society & Welsh Archives provide massive benefits to genealogists

Leading family history website findmypast.co.uk has added over 2.2 million records within the last month alone from across the UK at their fastest ever rate. Members can now search additional parish baptism, marriage and burial records from Wales, East London, Sheffield & Yorkshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Plymouth & West Devon from 1568 right the way up to 1999 to really add detail to their family story.

Records include:

  • St Dunstan Stepney 1689-1697 10,062 entries
  • St Andrews Bethnal Green 1843-1876 760 entries
  • George In the East Stepney 1893-1901 2,403 entries
  • Sheffield Baptisms 1852-1940 16,997 entries
  • Sheffield Marriages 1848-1991 26,512 entries
  • Cleveland Baptisms 1600-1869 22,343 entries
  • Greenwich Burials 1748-1793 12,832 entries
  • Lincolnshire Marriages 1700-1837 49,184 entries
  • Devon Baptisms 1900-1999 5,275 entries
  • Devon Burials 1626-1927 1,111 entries
  • Ryedale Baptisms 1790-1886 2,176 entries
  • Sheffield Burials 1767-1802 31,470 entries
  • Merionethshire Baptisms 1568-1894 8,316 entries
  • Merionethshire Marriages 1568-1837 1,744 entries
  • Merionethshire Burials 1568-1899 6,258 entries

This is in combination with 2 million new Welsh records meaning those with Welsh ancestry can now search almost 6 million parish entries from the following counties: Anglesey, Brecknockshire, Caernarvonshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Glamorganshire, Merionethshire, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire and Radnorshire

  • Baptisms: 2,083,430 records covering 1538-1912
  • Banns: 557,078 records covering 1603-1927
  • Marriages: 1,226,650 records covering 1539-1927
  • Burials: 2,057,453 records covering 1539-2007

Paul Nixon, Content Licensing Manager at findmypast.co.uk said: “With so many fascinating new records, we’ve listened to customer demand and greatly enhanced the site for our subscribers. It really does set us apart as the place to go for British Family History. We would welcome any archives and family history societies who would like to get in touch and would be interested in adding to our unrivalled collection.”

(With thanks to Myko Clelland)

Chris

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