Saturday, 18 October 2014

Findmypast database additions

Charles I Court Of Chancery Index, 1625-1649
An index to all 81,163 Chancery Cases heard during the reign of Charles I (1625-49).
The Court of Chancery had jurisdiction over all matters of equity, such as land ownership, trusts, the administration of the estates of lunatics and the guardianship of infants. Each record is a transcript of the original document and tends to list the name of the plaintiff, defendant, brief details of the case and The National Archives reference number.

Inheritance Disputes Index 1574-1714
Contains over 77,000 records detailing over 26,000 law suits at the English Court of Chancery typically involving several members of the same family. so are of particular value to family historians. The index covers the wills, bequests, grants of administration, descent of property, identity claims and other testamentary disputes tried in the Chancery Court in London. The information contained typically includes the name of the testator, the name of the plaintiff, the name of the defendant, the year and place of the case and The National Archives reference of the original record.

Irish Newspapers
Over a quarter of a million new newspaper articles from The Drogheda Journal/Meath & Louth Advertiser, Dublin Monitor, The Galway Vindicator & Connaught Advertiser, Limerick Reporter & Tipperary Vindicator, The Newry Examiner and Louth Reporter, Northern Whig, Pue’s Occurrences, Sligo Champion and The Waterford Chronicle.

World War One British Army Medal Index Cards
A record of the many medal entitlements earned by soldiers during the war. Some of the 4.5 million index cards in this record set contain additional notes and annotations on the medals given.Each record includes a partial transcription of the original Medal Index Card that lists a soldier’s name, service number and corps. Follow the URL included in the transcription to view online and download the original index card that is kept at The National Archives for a small fee. These records are also on and their world collections.

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