Friday, 13 May 2016

Findmypast adds London resources

This week's Findmypast additions include:

London Lives, Culture & Society 1680-1817, a collection of  miscellaneous sources including criminal registers, apprentice records, coroner inquests, workhouse minutes, clerks’ papers and much more. The records are from St Botolph Aldgate, St Clements Danes, St Dionis Backchurch, St Martin in the Fields and St Luke Chelsea parishes, as well as one London guild, the Carpenters’ Company, and one royal hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital. There are transcripts and link to the image of the document provided by London Lives.
Don't have a Findmypast subscription? Don't worry. The collection is at London Lives, a fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from these eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names.

The London Gazette, Supplements, August 1914-January 1920, includes more than 40,000 announcements of armed forces promotions, appointments of official public offices, Royal proclamations and more for the First World War era.
Don't have a Findmypast subscription? Don't worry. The collection is part of the complete London Gazette collection at

Greater London Burial Index sees over 79,000 records added to the collection listing name, age, occupation, religious denomination and burial location, where available. The total collection has more than 1,5 million entries from 226 parishes in the Greater London area.

In addition the Sussex Burials dataset has additions from Hailsham Cemetery in the Wealden district of East Sussex and consist of transcripts created by the Sussex Family History Group. The collection now contains the records of 499,907 burials from the registers of 237 parishes dating back to 1530.

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