Sunday, 11 February 2018

FindmyPast adds Devon records and Suffragette material

The following is this week's update to FindmyPast (

Suffragette Collection Update
An additional 3,000 records have been added to our recently released Suffragette collection. The new additions consist of fully indexed newspaper reports taken from The Suffragette (later The Britannia). The paper was edited by Christabel Pankhurst and was the official organ of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). In 1915, the newspaper title changed its name to reflect the WSPU's patriotic ideals and was used to campaign for the war effort while retaining a focus on women's issues.

Suffragette Newspaper Collection Browse
Browse 271 issues of the Suffragette and Britannia. The collection holds issues from 1912 up to 1918 when publication ceased.

Missouri, Moniteau County Roman Catholic Marriages
Discover your ancestor's marriage details from this index pertaining to Moniteau County, Missouri.

Devon Baptisms
Over 30,000 new records have been added to our collection of Devon baptisms. The collection now contains over 2.6 million records of baptisms spanning 400 years of the county's history. Individual entries will contain an image and transcript of and original document. Records will reveal a combination of your ancestor's date of baptism, place of baptism, parent's names, father's occupation and parent's residence.

Devon Banns
An additional 39,325 records have are now available to search within our collection of Devon Banns. Banns of marriage, more commonly known simply as the 'banns' or 'bans' (from a Middle English word meaning 'proclamation', rooted in the Old French) are the public announcement in a Christian parish church of an impending marriage. Their purpose is to prevent invalid marriages by allowing anyone to raise any canonical or civil legal impediment to the marriage.

Devon Marriages
Over 79,000 new records have been added to our collection of Devon Marriages. The collection covers the years between 1507 and 2002 and consists of images and transcripts that have been made available online thank to the assistance of volunteers of the Devon Family History Society.

Devon Burials
31,351 new records have been added to our collection of Devon Burials. The collection consists of original Anglican parish registers and burial registers from Ford Park Cemetery and Torquay Cemetery.

Devon, Plymouth & West Devon Parish Registers Browse
This week's new additions to our collections of Devon parish baptisms, banns, marriages and burials are also available to browse.

British in India
Over 56,000 records have been added to our collection of British in India records. The new additions consist contain biographical and service data on the families and officers of the East India Company taken from an index compiled by Lieutenant-Colonel Kendall Percy-Smith.

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1 comment:

  1. Not for the first time, I can't tell what the updates are, other than "Devon". However, their coverage page for Devon PRs is now completely different, so is presumably up to date. Except ... little wrinkle I noticed - the coverage appears now to only describe parishes with imaged registers and omits those parishes which only have indexes - this caused me no end of concern as my entry point (Barnstaple) is an index only parish and at first site it had gone completely. It's still there, just not in that list.