Friday, 19 December 2014

FindmyPast adds 1871 Worldwide Army Index, and other record sets

FindmyPast ( has released a few new UK collections on its site today. The most interesting is a new Worldwide Army Index from 1871, effectively acting as a census substitute for soldiers posted overseas that year (and following on from the already long established 1861 Worldwide Army Index):

Military Records
The 1871 Worldwide British Army Index - British Army Other Ranks & locations contains over 207,000 records compiled using data extracted from the War Office army pay lists held in The National Archives at Kew. As with the 1861 Worldwide Army Index the primary aim has been to identify the location of men serving in the British Army throughout the world as at the 1871 Census day – 2 April 1871. However, the index generally covers much of the June Quarter 1871. The Index contains the details of both officers and men of the Cavalry, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Guards, Infantry and Colonial units serving both in Britain and elsewhere in the British Empire. archives reference.

Also released:
  • England deaths and burials, 1538-1991 contain over 14 million International Genealogical Index (IGI) death and burial records for England
  • Wales, deaths and burials, 1586-1885 contain over 1,200 International Genealogical Index (IGI) death and burial records for Wales (mainly Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire)
  • The Ryedale baptisms contain over 12,000 records listing the details of Baptisms that took place in nine parishes across the Ryedale district in North Yorkshire.
  • Kent, Bexley Asylum Minute Books 1901-1939
  • North West Kent Marriages 1562-1951, Burials 1686-1983, and Baptisms 1560-1962 from the Parish of Westerham.

Further details at

(With thanks to Alex Cox)


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