Friday, 4 October 2019

Latest additions to FindmyPast

The latest additions to FindmyPast (

Pennsylvania Cemetery & Burial 1700-1950 Browse
Were your ancestors laid to rest in Pennsylvania? Search over 276,000 new and exclusive burial records to find out. Published online for the first time in partnership with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, each transcript will reveal the date and location of your ancestor’s burial while images may reveal additional details.

New Jersey Vital Records
Discover what life was like in historical New Jersey with over 356,000 records from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The records date from 1600 up to 1990 and cover 20 counties across the state.

New Jersey Vital Records Browse
Does your family tree have roots in the Garden State? Browse our collection of New Jersey Vital records to learn more about the world in which they lived. Our browse search function give you the ability to explore volumes in their entirety by record type, piece number, county or borough/district.

Scotland Mental Health Institutions Registers & Admissions 1808-1883
Over 63,000 additional records have been added to the collection and are now available to search. This index of admission records and registers covers a variety of Scottish mental health institutions including asylums and poorhouses between 1808 and 1883. Records can provide you with your ancestor’s birth year, death year, former residence, and next of kin.

British & Irish Newspaper Update
This week we have added 96,038 new pages to our collection. We have two brand new titles – the Sun (London), not to be confused with today’s tabloid publication, and the Colored News, the first British newspaper to publish colour images. Our updated titles also contain some wonderful illustrations. The Lady’s Own Paper, for which we have significant updates covering the years 1847-1854, is also bursting with illustrations on a variety of themes. We also have updates to three of our regional titles – the Newcastle Daily Chronicle, the Cork Examiner and the Liverpool Standard and General Commercial Advertiser.

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