Friday, 27 October 2017

Portsmouth records and the Carrickfergus Advertiser join FindmyPast

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Hampshire, Portsmouth Baptisms
Did your ancestor's baptism take place in the UK's only Island City? Search over 555,000 original Portsmouth Parish Baptisms to find out. Published online for the first time in association with the Portsmouth History Centre, the Portsmouth parish registers date back to the early 16th century and pertain to Church of England parishes in the deaneries of Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, and Havant.

Hampshire, Portsmouth Marriages
Add another branch to your family tree by uncovering the details of your Portsmouth ancestor's spouse with over 379,000 parish marriage records covering the deaneries of Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, and Havant. Search transcripts of these original parish registers to discover when your ancestor married, where they were married and the name of their spouse. Records will also reveal the couples' birth years, residences, occupations, marital statuses, marriage type (banns or license), the names of both their and fathers and their father's occupations.

Hampshire, Portsmouth Burials
Discover the final resting place of your Portsmouth ancestors with over 312,000 brand new parish burials. The records span from the 16th century to present day; however, due to privacy concerns, there is a 100-year cut-off on publishing parish records.

Hampshire, Portsmouth Parish Registers Browse
Browse through 873 volumes of original parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials held at Portsmouth History Centre. These records pertain to Church of England parishes in the deaneries of Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, and Havant. The majority of these registers pertain to Anglican records, but there are a few that relate to other denominations: Congregational, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Unitarian, United Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist. All denominations were required to register life events with the established church until 1837.

Hampshire, Portsmouth Workhouse Registers
Were your ancestors admitted to the workhouse on Portsea Island? Explore over 60,000 admission and discharge registers spanning the years 1879 to 1953 and uncover details of the relief they received. Portsmouth's workhouse was built in 1725 and by 1777 housed up to 200 inmates.

Irish Newspapers
More than 101,000 records and one brand new title, the Carrickfergus Advertiser have been added to our collection of historical Irish Newspapers this month. The Advertiser currently contains over 1,300 issues spanning the years 1884 to 1919 and will be updated further in the future.

Further details at

COMMENT: Coming from Carrickfergus myself, the Carrick Ad is a paper I know only too well - I used to deliver it on my paper run as a kid!


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