Monday, 22 September 2014

English and Welsh school registers and log books on FindmyPast

FindmyPast ( has launched a new collection, National School Admission Registers and Log-books 1870-1914, with records from schools in England and Wales. The company is working with 26 archives and schools south of the border, and this first batch includes material from 1500 schools included.

The collection is directly accessible at

From the site:

"Currently there are 2,562,402 records available to search from thirteen counties in England and Wales: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Devon, Glamorganshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Lancashire, Middlesex, Surrey and Wiltshire, and also Westminster. Updates to these records, adding further counties, will be published in 2015."

The list of schools included at present is available at


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And please consider purchasing the great new version of Caledonia by The Libations at 79p via - all profits go to help fund Scottish foodbanks

1 comment:

  1. Glory be - on a statistical sample size of 2 registers, they've actually filmed and digitised the first pages of each register, thus giving us a fighting chance of working out from the front pages what school it really is (or its coverage) if we don't believe the indexing. Which happens....