Friday, 2 October 2015

FindmyPast adds English college records and New York parish registers

The following collections have been released by FindmyPast (

New York deaths & burials 1758-1862 
Explore fascinating death and burial records to find out if you have any ancestors buried in the state of New York. New York deaths & burials 1758-1862 contain over 1,300 records spanning more than a hundred years. The records cover Jamaica, Newton and Success in Long Island, Staten Island and Yorktown.

New York marriages 1639-1900 
Containing over 55,500 records, New York marriages 1639-1900 allows you to search through transcripts of church and county records from Long Island, Staten Island, Yorktown, Montgomery County, and Westchester that begin 14 years after the colony of New Amsterdam was founded by the Dutch West India Company in 1625.

New York baptisms 1660-1862
Discover your New York ancestors by exploring nearly 16,000 records of New York baptisms spanning more than 200 years. The records cover baptisms conducted Long Island, Staten Island, Kingston, New York City, between 1660 and 1862 and allow you to discover if you had family in the region when it was still a Dutch colony.

Sussex, Lancing College Register 1901-1954 
Lancing College was the first more than 30 schools founded by Reverend Nathaniel Woodard. Woodward established the school in 1848 in order to provide education “based on sound principle and sound knowledge, firmly grounded in the Christian faith.” The records are comprised of transcript and scanned images that allow you to explore the pages of original registers to discover the names of pupils and masters from the College. Records can also reveal your ancestors birth year, address, employment and achievements later in life.

London, Dulwich College Register 1619-1926
The London, Dulwich College Register 1619-1926 is comprised of over 18,000 records spanning three centuries. Dulwich College, an independent public school for boys in Dulwich, southeast London, was founded in 1619. Each record consists of a transcript and image of the original document. Records can reveal the details of both pupils and staff, including their names, position within the school, birth year, parents’ names and any notable achievements after leaving school.

Berkshire, Eton College Register 1441-1698 
The Eton College Register 1441-1698 allows you to explore fascinating school records dating back to the 15 century from one of the UK’s leading Independent schools. Spanning three centuries and containing over 4,000 records, the registers not only reveal the names of Old Etonians but also their year of birth, the name of their father and details surrounding their education and employment after leaving the college. Each record includes a transcript of the original document and a scanned colour image that allows you to uncover the great deeds of former pupils.

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