Friday, 2 February 2018

FindmyPast adds Suffragette papers and Durham records

The latest releases from FindmyPast (

Suffragette Collection
Search our new collection of over 3,000 records from The National Archives recording the details of the women and men who supported women's suffrage in the early 20th century. Discover your suffragette ancestor among the arrest records, parliamentary papers, watch list of over 1,300 suffragettes, personal statements, reports of force-feeding, and transcripts of speeches.

Suffragette Collection Browse
Over 50 volumes - Browse Home Office files and Police records pertaining to suffragettes spanning the years 1902 to 1919.

Durham Diocese Bishop's Transcripts 1639-1919 Image Browse
Browse through over 900 bishop's transcripts from the Durham diocese. The diocese's boundaries will have changed over time, and included in this collection are records from Cumberland, Durham, Northumberland, and Yorkshire counties.

Durham Diocese, Calendar Of Marriage Bonds & Allegations 1594-1815 Image Browse
This browse-only collection contains name indexes of prospective brides and grooms, place indexes, and marriage abstracts.

United States, Union Provost Marshal Files Of Individual Civilians, 1861-1866 Browse
Browse through 300 files from the Union Provost Marshal created during the Civil War. These records provide a wide array of information on topics such as deserters, civilians suspected of disloyalty, civilian passage through military zones, and Confederate spies.

United States, Union Provost Marshal Files, 1861-1866 Browse
Browse through 94 volumes of records of Confederate prisoners of war during the American Civil War spanning the years 1861 to 1865.

United States, Records Of Confederate Prisoners Of War, 1861-1865 Browse
Browse 149 registers from the War Department's Office of the Commissary General of Prisoners may include such details as name, rank, regiment, county and state, and where and when captured, as well as whether an individual was discharged, exchanged, or transferred.

PERiodical Source Index
In total, 73,516 new images and 10,386 new articles have been added to the index this month. The new additions have been added to the following six titles;
Search the PERiodical Source Index
• California Historical Society Quarterly
• Catholic Record Society Publications
• County Louth Archaeological Society Journal
• American Monthly Magazine
• Herts Genealogist and Antiquary
• The Index Library

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UPDATE: FindmyPast is offering free access to its Suffragette collection - further details at

Last week FindmyPast also offered the following new data of interest to those in England:

British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms
Over 92,000 records have been added to our collection of British overseas Births and Baptisms. This collection brings together records held by the General Register Office and The National Archives in one search and consists of birth records of children born to those working within the armed forces, merchant navy, and consular forces, as well as, civilian ship passengers.

British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages
Did your ancestor get married while stationed abroad or at sea? Search through over 35,000 new additions and discover marriages pertaining to military personnel, British Consul staff, and other British nationals working overseas.

British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials
Search over 193,000 records to uncover the details of members of the British armed forces who died while serving their country overseas, British civilians who died while travelling or working overseas, and individuals, including seamen, who died at sea.

British Armed Forces and Overseas Browse
The new additions above have also been added to our British Armed Forces and Overseas Browse.

Hertfordshire baptisms
Over 87,000 records have been added to our collection of Hertfordshire parish baptisms.

Hertfordshire Banns & Marriages
Nearly 62,000 records have been added to our collection of Hertfordshire parish marriages.

Hertfordshire burials
Over 66,000 records have been added to the collection. Dating as far back as the 1400s, these records will reveal your ancestors burial date, age at death and burial place.

Hertfordshire Parish Record Browse
Browse through over 16,000 additional images of baptism, marriage, and burial records from the English county of Hertfordshire.

Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions
Over 8,000 new records have been added to our collection of Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions. The new additions cover cemeteries in Rawmarsh, Thorpe Hesley and Treeton.

Northumberland & Durham Monumental Inscriptions
Over 30,000 records covering 26 burial sites have been added to our collection of Northumberland & Durham Monumental Inscriptions.

British Newspapers
Over 3 million new articles as well as 11 brand new titles have been added to our collection of historical British Newspapers.
The new titles include;
• West Middlesex Herald
• Bristol Daily Post
• Isle of Wight Times
• Clifton and Redland Free Press
• Leicester Herald
• Horfield and Bishopston Record and Montepelier & District Free Press
• Middlesex & Surrey Express
• Bristol Magpie
• Northampton Chronicle and Echo
• Tenbury Wells Advertiser
• Reading Observer

Further details on these are at


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