Friday, 7 November 2014

Dublin street directories and English wills added to FindmyPast

As a consequence of the recent purchase of by FindmyPast (, a major new collection for those with Dublin ancestry is now available on the site, in the form of Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory, from 1845-1900. The collection is available at

The full collection of directories from Origins is listed at, so expect to see further additions in due course.

Several more English wills databases have also been added from the Origins site:
  • Oxfordshire Wills index 1516-1857
  • York Peculiars Probate Index 1383-1883
  • Somerset Medieval Will abstracts 1385-1558
  • Hertfordshire Probate records index 1415-1858
  • England & Wales Published Wills & Probate Indexes, 1300-1858
  • Surrey, Prerogative Court of Canterbury will abstracts 1736-1794
  • London & Middlesex Will Abstracts 1700-1704
  • Lancashire Wills Proved at Richmond 1457-1812,
  • London, Court of Husting will abstracts 1258-1688

Full details on these at


My next Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Records online course starts on November 5th, and runs for 5 weeks, priced at £45.99. Spaces are still available - see

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