Friday, 12 April 2019

Devonshire records added to FindmyPast

This week's FindmyPast ( additions:

Devon, Port Books
This brand new collection covers ships administered in the Devon ports of Appledore, Barnstaple and Bideford between 1595 and 1705. The records reveal:

The names of the ship's masters and merchants
The ship's name and the year it was entered in the port book
The ship's cargo, tonnage and trade type
The ship's registry, administration, departure and destination ports

Devon Baptisms
Our collection of Devon parish registers (which includes many exclusives you won't find anywhere else online) has grown again. We've added baptism records covering four parish churches in the county:

Appledore, Independent Chapel
Appledore, Ebenezer Baptist Chapel
Appledore, Methodist Chapel
Bideford, Methodist Circuit

Devon Burials
Our Devon burial records have been supplemented with additions from the parish of Northam. Burial records will usually contain useful family tree information including your ancestor's age at death, where and when they were buried and their religious denomination.

Devon, Land Tax and Valuation Records
Did your family own a public house or live and work in an orchard? Land tax records could help you find out. New additions from Northam and Clovelly have been added to this collection.

British & Irish Newspapers
Hot off the press, we've released six brand new publications, including four from Northern Ireland:

People's Advocate and Monaghan, Fermanagh, and Tyrone News covering the years 1876-1905
North Down Herald and County Down Independent covering the years 1898-1929, 1931-1938
County Down Spectator and Ulster Standard covering the years 1904-1912
Fermanagh Herald covering the years 1903-1912
Acton Gazette covering the years 1886, 1918-1920, 1967-1980
Jewish Chronicle covering the year 1896

Further details and links arre available at


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