Friday, 31 January 2020

FindmyPast adds Durham records and public sector worker calendars

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Britain, Royal and Imperial Calendars 1767-1973
Do you have ancestors’ who worked in the public sector? Explore more than three million records from the Royal and Imperial Calendars from 1767 to 1973 to find out about their career. This expansive collection of records from The National Archives includes lists of all the official departments of state, and branches of public service, the law, the church, national or commercial companies and institutions, and many additional articles of public utility. Each record includes a transcript and original image.

Durham Baptisms
Over 28,000 new addictions covering 9 parishes across the county are now available to search. These transcripts and images reveal not only your ancestor’s name but also their parents’ names. You will also discover their occupations and where they lived.

Durham Marriages
Search over 7,000 new records covering 9 Durham parishes have been added to the collection. Parish registers can reveal details of your relative’s marriage centuries before civil registrations began. Discover your ancestor’s marriage date, marriage place, and your ancestor’s father’s name.

Durham Burials
Over 66,000 new additions covering 11 parishes have been added to the collection. Find out where your ancestor is buried, where they lived and additional relatives to add to your growing family tree.

British & Irish Newspaper Update
This week we are delighted to welcome 71,598 additional pages to the collection as well as five brand new titles, including:
Leinster Reporter - 1897-1925, 1927-1928
Caernarvon & Denbigh Herald - 1850-1872, 1874-1877, 1897
Times of India - 1861-1865, 1867-1888
Wakefield Express - 1879, 1892, 1897-1898, 1902, 1911, 1918
South Notts Echo - 1919-1923, 1927-1939

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