Friday, 8 August 2014

FindmyPast adds Wakefield and Cleveland records

FindmyPast ( has added over 28,000 new Wakefield and District baptism records and 150,000 National Burial Index records from Cleveland.

The Wakefield and District baptisms contain 28,372 records comprised of transcripts of original parish registers made by the Wakefield and District Family History Society. The new additions cover 9 parishes: Wakefield All Saints, Warmfield St Peter's, Chapelthorpe St James, Monk Bretton St Paul's, Felkirk St Peter's, Ryhill St James, Wragby St Michael's, Wakefield St Andrew's, South Ossett Christ Church, so there are now over 30 parishes from Wakefield district in West Yorkshire available to search on Findmypast.

150,000 more burial records, transcribed by the Cleveland Family History Society, have also been added to the site.

(With thanks to Alex Cox)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And please consider purchasing the great new version of Caledonia by The Libations at 79p via - all profits go to help fund Scottish foodbanks

1 comment:

  1. Chris the Naval & Military Archive that features the WW1 Medal Rolls (transcriptions) and geographically indexed WW1 War Diaries is not up and running A good discussion about its pros and cons can be found here (look at entries for last 3 days):