Friday 30 September 2016

British Army Worldwide Index 1851 added to FindmyPast

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British Army, Worldwide Index 1851

The British Army Worldwide Index 1851 contains over 156,000 records and index and covers over 300 regiments serving around the world.

A wide range of ranks is represented from privates and drivers to captains and lieutenants. The index was created by Roger E. Nixon using regimental muster books and pay lists, part of the War Office records, held at The National Archives. Each transcript will provide you with an archival reference from the original source and will reveal your ancestor's service number, rank, and regiment, as well as where his regiment was serving at the time the record was created.

The regiments in this collection were serving in Malta, Hull, West Indies, Ireland, Pakistan, Canada, Honduras, and more places around the world. The index includes the names of 92 hired black labourers serving with the Corps of Military Labourers in Port Louis, Mauritius, as well as over 12,000 records from members of the Royal Artillery.

Billion Graves Cemetery Index

Records have been added to the following country pages:

Over 1,4 million new additions to the United States Billion Graves Cemetery Index
Over 110,000 new additions to the Canada Billion Graves Cemetery Index
Over 107,000 new additions to the Australia Graves Cemetery Index
Over 19,000 new additions to the England Billion Graves Cemetery Index
Over 16,000 new additions to the New Zealand Billion Graves Cemetery Index
Over 10,000 new additions to the Scotland Billion Graves Cemetery Index
Over 3,000 new additions to the Ireland Billion Graves Cemetery Index
Over 600 new additions to the Wales Billion Graves Cemetery Index

Warwickshire Burials

Over 1,000 records from Witton Cemetery in Birmingham (formally known as Birmingham City Cemetery) have been added to our collection of Warwickshire Burials. The entire collection now contains more 1.1 million records and includes monumental inscriptions from Clifton Road Cemetery in Rugby.

Further details are available on the Findmypast blog at


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