Friday, 24 January 2020

FindmyPast adds Lanarkshire and Angus records

Added to FindmyPast ( this week:

Scotland, Poor Law & Poor Lists
Do have ancestors from Scotland that fell on hard times? Explore this collection of poor relief records to find out. Each record includes a transcript and original record (where available) that will reveal your ancestor’s level of poverty, family details, occupation, residence, denomination and the nature of the relief they received.

Scotland, Lanarkshire School Registers and Records
Search this collection of school registers and records to find out where and when your ancestor went to school. These images and transcripts may also reveal the child’s birth year and residence as well as the names and occupations of their parent’s.

Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Births & Baptisms 1562-1855
Over 186,000 additional records covering all parishes have been added to the collection. Search these parish birth and baptism records and discover the date and location of your ancestor’s baptism, their residence, parent’s names and father’s occupation.

Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Marriages & Banns 1562-1855
Over 92,000 new records covering all parishes are now available to search. These records may reveal when and where your relative’s banns where read, the date and location of their marriage, parent’s names, father’s occupation and corresponding details for their spouse.

Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Deaths & Burials 1562-1855
Find out where your Dundee and Forfarshire ancestors were laid to rest with over 74,000 new additions covering all parishes. These transcripts may also reveal the deceased’s occupation, condition, residence, father’s name and next of kin.

British & Irish Newspaper Update

We have added six new Yorkshire titles this week including;

Otley News and West Riding Advertiser - 1867-1871, 1873-1888, 1890
Richmond & Ripon Chronicle - 1855, 1860-1864, 1866-1876, 1878-1888, 1890-1894
Scarborough Gazette - 1854, 1873-1875, 1877-1883, 1885-1892, 1894
Halifax Evening Courier - 1899, 1901-1909, 1911-1913, 1915-1921
Halifax Express - 1831-1834, 1838-1841
Farmer’s Friend and Freeman’s Journal - 1850-1855
West Bridgford Times & Echo - 1929-1939
Warrington Observer – 1889

We have also added additional years of coverage to the Brecon County Times, Leven Advertiser & Wemyss Gazette and the Sligo Independent.

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