Saturday, 13 May 2017

Findmypast adds records for the City of York

York has prestige, seat of the Archbishop of York, giving it's name to the largest county, far outweighing its population which is 83rd largest in England. So this eight set collection of City of York records only totals a bit over 290,000 entries, considerably smaller than Findmypast's weekly average.

City Of York Apprentices and Freemen 1272-1930
73,337 records spanning 658 years record those who were freemen of the City or trained as an apprentice.
Each record includes both a fully searchable transcript and a scanned image of the original handwritten document with birth date, baptism place occupation, residence, employer, father's name and more.

City Of York Calendars of Prisoners 1739-1851
24,628 records, fully searchable transcript and a scanned image of the original handwritten document, for prisoners held at York castle. Find everything from petty crimes to murders.  Transcripts give date of arrest, where & when they were tried, their age and address. Images will often provide additional details of the offence, sentencing and details of victims.

City Of York Hearth & Window Tax 1665-1778
16,765 tax records documenting living conditions and wealth through how many hearths and windows the dwelling.

City Of York Militia & Muster Rolls 1509-1829
16,619 entries for those who served in the York militia. Records the date of the event, the location of the property and the name and occupation of the owner. Images will often include additional details pertaining to the indenture, or land transaction, such as names of buyers and sellers and specific details of the property.

City of York Deeds Registers 1718-1866
26,084 deeds document property in York.  Each records gives date of the event, the location of the property and the name and occupation of the owner. Images will often include additional details pertaining to the indenture, or land transaction, such as names of buyers and sellers and specific details of the property.

Britain, Directories & Almanacs
Over 19,000 images and 48 new trade directories and county guides to almanacs and general directories are added for the City of York to the collection of Directories & Almanacs.
They can include topographical accounts of towns, social statistics and comprehensive guides of local areas as well as full listings of gentry, business owners, trades people, civil servants, church leaders, school teachers and much more.

England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1832-1932
Over 39,000 records covering the City of York are added to our collection of England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1832-1932. Each entry will include an image of the original register and a transcript of name, place at which registered, the district and the year registered. Images provide additional information address and the type of property owned or rented. Remember that the right to vote was very restricted in the early part of the period and didn't extend to women until after the First World War.

National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914
Over 34,000 York School records, fully searchable scanned colour images of the original handwritten admission registers and log-books, have been added to the National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914 collection.
Log-books include attendance records, reasons for absence, visitors to the school and the daily activities of school life. Admission registers provide many including birth date, admission year and the school attended. You may also find parents' names, father's occupation, exam results and any illnesses that led to absence from school.

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