Sunday 25 March 2018

FindmyPast adds Gloucestershire and Somerset records

The latest additions to FindmyPast (

Gloucestershire, Bigland's Monumental Inscriptions
Search over 1,500 records of monumental inscriptions recorded in Ralph Bigland's 'Historical, Monumental and Genealogical Collections Relative to the County of Gloucester'. Discover biographical details relating to your ancestor as well as parish histories that include annual counts of births, marriages, and burials. The collection consists of PDF images of Bigland's origin
al publication that have been provided by the Bristol & Gloucester Archaeological Society.

Somerset Will Abstracts
Explore six volumes of Rev Frederick Brown's Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills. The volumes were published between 1887 and 1890 although the abstracts themselves cover the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. You can search these digitised images by name, publication title, and keywords.

Hue and Cry Police Gazette Index
Over 63,000 records have been added to our Hue and Cry Police Index. The Gazette was an English newspaper that published notices of wanted criminals and the offences they committed. The index contains the details of crimes committed all over Britain as well as the names of missing persons and those who had been transported or imprisoned.

Britain, Knights Of The Realm & Commonwealth Index
Over 400 new records have been added to the Knights of the Realm & Commonwealth index. The index covers 17 different honours and decorations, both current and dormant, and includes records dating back to the 11th century.

Philadelphia Roman Catholic Diocesan Newspapers
Search two Catholic newspapers containing over 50,000 records: the Catholic Standard, later renamed The Catholic Standard & Times, 1866 to 1951, and The Universe: The Catholic Herald and Visitor, 1833-1867

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