Sunday, 5 June 2016

FindmyPast update

FindmyPast ( has added the following datasets:

Ireland Surnames & Family Histories
Discover more about your Irish family name and history with a collection of nine assorted publications containing more than 7,000 individual records.

Devon, Plymouth Prison Records 1832-1919
Find out if your ancestor was a prisoner or prison officer in Devon in the 19th or early 20th century with over 13,000 records. They can reveal where they
were sentenced and for how long.

British Royal Navy & Royal Marines Service and Pension Records Browse, 1704-1919
Browse this collection of Royal Navy and Royal Marine service and pension records to uncover the stories of men who fought in one of history's greatest naval battles.


Queensland deaths 1829-1964

Queensland deaths contains the records of more than 871,000 individuals who died in Queensland between 1829 and 1964. Each record consists of a transcript of the original source material. Each transcript will list your ancestor's full name, death date and the names of both parents including mother's maiden name.

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For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit

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