Friday, 26 December 2014

New releases on FindmyPast as part of Start Your Family Tree promotion

FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk) has some new collections available from today, as part of its Start Your Family Tree sales promotion. The new collections are:

Over 2.2 million New South Wales Births 1889-1914: a comprehensive index to the birth certificates from two distinct separate sets of records: the NSW Pioneers Index dating between 1788 and 1889; and the NSW Federation Index covering 1889 to 1918.

Over 1.6 million New South Wales Marriages 1788-1945.

Over 2.6 million New South Wales Deaths 1788-1945 .

Over 60,000 Devon Social & Institutional Records, gathered from 127 separate sources covering daily life in the 18th and 19th centuries

Over 11,000 Yorkshire, Sheffield Quarter Sessions 1880-1912. The court of Quarter Sessions was established in 1880 and its initial function was to hear criminal cases. The court sat every quarter, usually in January, April, July and October and, after each session, a Calendar of Prisoners was published to record the personal details of people tried at the session and their offences.

Over 17,000 South Yorkshire Asylum admission records spanning the years between 1872 and 1910. Records can reveal not only when a patient was admitted to the asylum, but also the suspected cause of their insanity and whether or not they recovered.

Over 45,000 Yorkshire, Sheffield Cathedral Church of St Peter & St Paul burial Index 1767-1812 records covering the period from 1767 to 1812.

Over 41,000 Lanarkshire, the people of New Lanark 1785-1935 records. This collection was formed using all surviving Lanark church records (baptisms, marriages, communion lists, irregular marriages and cases of fornication), Sheriff Court and High Court records (small debt and minor and major crime) as well as the Lanark prison register.

Over 90,000 United States, Revolutionary War Pensions containing the details of Revolutionary War veterans and their families. Pension applications for veterans of the Barbary and Indian wars can also be found.

You can also subscribe for a month at just £1. Further details at https://www.findmypast.co.uk/start-your-family-tree-week

Chris

Stuck for a Christmas gift?! I have a series of genealogy books available in the UK, Australia and Canada, on Scottish, Irish and British based subject areas. Further details at http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html. Santa approves!

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