Friday, 4 August 2017

West Lothian poorhouse records added to FindmyPast

The following records collections have been added to or updated on FindmyPast (

United States Marriages
Over 4.3 million new records covering Nevada and California have just been added to our collection of United States Marriage records. Covering 360 years of marriages from 1650-2010, when complete this landmark collection will contain at least 100 million records and more than 450 million names from 2,800 counties across America.

Scotland, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Poorhouse records 1859-1912
Our collection of Linlithgowshire Poorhouse records captures the details of more than 15,000 people who were admitted between 1859 and 1912. The collection contains a variety of different record types including admissions, deaths, discharges and sick rolls that will reveal your ancestor's admission date, behaviour during their stay, previous residence, and more. These records also include admissions to the "lunatic" section of the poorhouse, a term that reflects the terminology and beliefs of the time. In the early years of the Poor Law Act, individuals suffering from mental health problems were admitted to poorhouses until separate buildings and asylums were built from 1875 onwards.

Scotland, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Burials 1860-1975
Discover where your West Lothian ancestors were laid to rest with over 87,000 transcripts spanning 115 years. West Lothian, located in the south of Scotland, was known as Linlithgowshire until 1921.

New Jersey Baptisms 1746-1795
Explore more than 600 baptisms from the Township of Hannover, located in Morris County, New Jersey.

New Jersey church records 1747-1794
Search church records from the Township of Hannover in Morris County. These records pertain to an active time in Hanover, with the resurgence of religious revivals kicking off around 1740. The most populous denominations in the latter half of the 1700s were Presbyterian, Society of Friends (Quaker), Dutch Reformed, Baptist, and Episcopal.

Britain, Knights of the Realm & Commonwealth index
Over 400 new records have been added to the Knights of the Realm & Commonwealth index. The Index is comprised of individual transcripts that list a recipient's name, birth year, death year (if applicable), the type of award they received and the date they received it.

PERSI quarterly index update
This week we've updated the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), adding 14,865 new articles, and uploaded 13,039 new images to seven different publications.

The seven publications to which we've added images are as follows:

North Carolina Historical Commission Biennial Report, 1907-1924, 1944-1962
Northern Genealogist, 1895-1903
Old Times-North Yarmouth Maine, 1877-1884
Olde Ulster, 1905-1914
Ossory Archaeological Society Transactions, 1879-1886
Palimpsest, 1920-1923
Vineland Historical Magazine, 1916-1921

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