Saturday, 25 October 2014

London and Warwickshire Burials, Somerset Records from Findmypast

Findmypast added over 451,000 UK burial records and new Somerset resources in their regular Friday update.

Over 389,000 new records from the South London Burials Index 1545-1905, transcriptions by Monnica Stevens and John Hanson, have been added to the Greater London Burials, which now contain over one million names from 226 Anglican and non-conformist parishes. There are 266,205 records for the City of London, 300,094 for Middlesex and 453,215 for Surrey. Original register images are not available.

Witton cemetery opened in 1863 as Birmingham City Cemetery and is the largest in the city, with over 62,000 records. Transcription of the burial register are now added to the Warwickshire, Birmingham burials 1833-2010 collection with a total of 488,906 records from Handsworth Cemetery, Key Hill Cemetery, Warstone Lane Cemetery and now Witton Cemetery. Original register images are not available.

Somerset Electoral Registers 1832-1914 are new to Findmypast and consist of over 31,700 page images containing an estimated two million names. Registers available are: Bridgwater: 1894 and 1905; East Somerset: 1832-1913; Frome: 1894 and 1905; Mid Somerset: 1876 and 1884; North Somerset: 1894 and 1905; South Somerset: 1894 and 1905; Wells: 1894 and 1905; West Somerset: 1846-1905. A name search, which is not restricted to names, leads to pdf page images.

Somerset & Dorset Notes and Queries consists of thirty volumes for 1890 to 1980 with articles on Somerset history, folklore and literature including some local family trees, parish register extracts and copies of other privately held documents.

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