Tuesday 30 April 2019

Scottish records added to FindmyPast, and family tree service update

The latest records on FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk):

Scotland, Shetland Newspaper Marriage & Anniversary Notices 1872-2018
Search over 47,000 marriage and anniversary notices printed in the Shetland Times between 1872 and 2018. Newspapers can an incredible resource when tracing your family tree, they reveal the daily lives of our ancestors, allowing you to further understand an ancestor's place within their local community.

Scotland Monumental Inscriptions
Almost 65,000 additional records covering Aberdeenshire, Caithness, Kincardineshire, Dumfries & Galloway and the Tay Valley area have been added to our collection of Scottish monumental inscriptions.

Queensland Soldier Portraits, 1914-1918
Come face to face with your Australian military ancestor in this collection of over 24,000 photographic portraits from the First World War. Each result is provided with a link to view a portrait of your ancestor in his military uniform published in The Queenslander newspaper between 1914 and 1918. Transcripts may also reveal your ancestor's service number and regiment.

Queensland, Hospital Registers
Explore over 58,000 assorted Queensland hospital records from hospitals across Queensland including Brisbane, Croydon, Dalby, Mackay, and Wallagarra. These records are a wonderful genealogy resource, and an essential search for anyone with Queensland ancestry.

International Records Update – Panama
Three new indexes containing just under half a million vital records from the Republic of Panama have recently joined our growing collections of international records.

British & Irish Newspapers
This week we have added over 112,300 new pages to the collection. We are delighted to see updates to over seventy of our existing titles, which cover locations across the British Isles and Ireland. As well as updating regional papers, there are updates to some of our specialist titles including sporting publication The Referee, and religious publication the Catholic Standard. Updates this week variously cover the years 1872, 1912 and 1959, with more extended additions joining the Fulham Chronicle. We also have two brand new titles this week, London newspaper the Harrow Observer, and Nottinghamshire title the Mansfield and Sutton Recorder. The Harrow Observer has pages covering much of the twentieth century, whilst the Mansfield and Sutton Recorder covers the late twentieth century.

Further details and links are at https://blog.findmypast.co.uk/family-historygenealogy-ww1-recordsscottish-recordsaustralian-recordsp-2635533663.html.

FindmyPast has also announced an update to its family tree service provision. For more on this, visit Alona Tester's blog at https://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2019/04/important-changes-coming-to-findmypast-online-tree-settings-and-tree-hints/.


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1 comment:

  1. Woohoo, fun ahead! Thanks Chris. And yes, those hospital records are a potential goldmine.