Saturday, 30 June 2018

New on Findmypast

Leading the additions to FMP this week are 38,386 records of burials at Stoney Royd Cemetery in Halifax. The total for the Yorkshire Burials collection is now 5,164,222.

Moving north to Northumberland and Durham come 14,370 new memorial inscriptions from churchyards in Birtley, Blyth, Boldon, Eighton Banks, Gosforth, Great Lumley, Penshaw, Ryhope, South Shields, Whitley Bay, Woodhorn. That collection total is now 119,133 records.

Down south, Sussex Monumental Inscriptions adds 1,839 records from churchyards in Eastbourne, Litlington, Lullington and West Dean for a collection total 24,941 records.

Bringing life to the additions are 2,485 entries in Kent, Lydd Midwife's Birth Register 1757-1815.
The records in this collection were transcribed from the original birth register of William Waylett (1729-1815), a male midwife who practiced in Lydd and the surrounding parishes. The original document is held in the Wellcome Library in London. Transcripts will reveal a combination of birth date, birth place, parents' names and any additional notes. Notes may include details of the pregnancy, delivery, mother, or payment for services.

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