Friday, 1 May 2015

New Datasets from Findmypast

This Friday`s regular updates at Findmypast are:

England and Wales, The Society of Friends (Quaker) Births 1578-1841 contain 234,534 records, both a transcript and an image of the original documents. Post 1776 birth records contain the date of birth, place of birth including the locality, parish and county, the parents’ names, often including the occupation of the father, the child’s name and the names of witnesses.

England and Wales, The Society of Friends (Quaker) Marriages 1578-1841 contain over 90,710 records, a transcript and an image of original material. Post 1776 marriage records include the names and often occupation of the father of both bride and groom as well as the signatures of all witnesses present – frequently quite a long list with family of the bride and groom listed separately. These later records will also sometimes record the form of words spoken by the bride and groom in their vows.

England and Wales, Society of Friends (Quaker) Burials 1578-1841 with over 258,790 records contains a transcript and an image of original material. The amount of information varies, most list the name of the deceased, their date of death, the name of the grave digger and the family member who signed the agreement for interment.

Surrey, Southwark, St George The Martyr Workhouse Records, 1729-1826 has 21,781 results Each record includes a transcript of details taken from the original records, details vary. Most include: Name, Year, Event date, Narrative (notes in the minutes which may include: age, condition at arrival to the workhouse, names of relatives or spouse, clothing allowance; or if they are staff, wages paid), Occupation, Archive, Archival reference, volume number and folio.

I omitted mention of last weeks Friday additions, updates to Yorkshire parish records

Yorkshire Baptisms,1538-1914, now with over  1.9 million records including images of the original registers.
Yorkshire, Bishop’s Transcripts of Baptisms,  1578-1914, now with over 2.5 million records
Yorkshire Banns, 1653-1930, now has over 365,000 records of marriage banns.
Yorkshire Marriages,  1539-1930 now contain over 915,000 records
Yorkshire, Bishop’s Transcripts of Marriages, 1534-1899 now has over 1.2 million records
Yorkshire Burials, 1538-1989 now contain over 1.4 million records
Yorkshire Bishop’s Transcripts of Burials 1578-1972 with over 1.9 million records

These Yorkshire records are variously sourced from the Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York, Doncaster Borough Council, The East Riding Archives & Local Studies Service, North Yorkshire County Record Office, Sheffield City Council Libraries Archives and Information Services and, Teeside Archives.

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