Friday, 11 September 2015

Back to School for Findmypast

In step with the season Findmypast have just added 2.7 million records to their National School Admission Registers 1870-1914 database. The database now holds nearly 7.3 million records from: Anglesey, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Breconshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Caernarvonshire, Cardiganshire, Cheshire, Denbighshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Durham, Flintshire, Glamorganshire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Monmouthshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Pembrokeshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire.

"Details contained within the log-books from the period leading up to World War One include attendance records, reasons for absence, visitors to the school and the daily activities of school life. The admission registers provide many useful details for family historians, including your ancestor’s birth date, admission year and the school they attended. You may also be able to discover their parents’ names, father’s occupation, exam results and any illnesses that led to absence from school."
Also added is a new collection Ireland National School Registers with over 142,000 school register records from 1860 to 1920; over 3,500 records of Southwark, St Saviour’s Grammar School Admissions 1690-1895 and; nearly 14,500 transcripts of admission registers from 14 Schools, The Coffs Harbour District Schools Index, New South Wales, with dates from 1912 to 1984.

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