27 June 2015

Findmypast weekly update

Additions for England this week by Findmypast are:

The parish of Southfleet in North West Kent has added nearly 2,000 baptism, 500 marriage and 1,500 burial records, transcripts and images.

Over 2.8 million new searchable articles have been added to our collection of historic British Newspapers. The latest additions include 3 brand new titles, the Cornish Times, Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal, Tadcaster Post, and the General Advertiser for Grimstone, as well as substantial updates to 37 existing titles.

For Ireland:
Sligo workhouse registers 1848-1859 contains over 9,000 records, a transcript and image of the original document listing the names of new arrivals and details including their age, occupation, religion, any illnesses or infirmities, family members, local parish, their condition on arrival (usually describing clothes or cleanliness) and when they were discharged or died.
Clare Board of Guardian Books has 63,918 records for the 1840s to the 1880s from the Kilrush and Ennistymon unions, minute books recording weekly reports on the number of inmates, new arrivals, births, deaths and discharges. Included is administrative information on the day-to-day running of the workhouses, disciplinary matters concerning both staff and inmates, individual case histories, foundling children’s fostering and upkeep and the hiring of foster mothers and wet nurses.
Historic Irish Newspapers have been enhanced with over 308,000 articles including substantial additions to Saunder’s News-Letter.

For Australia, New South Wales there are transcripts and images of:
Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 contains over 188,000 records dating back to the ships of  First Fleet and include the details of some of the earliest convict settlers;
Australia Convict Conditional and Absolute Pardons 1791-1867 has almost 27,000 records with details of  convicts who built new lives in the state;
New South Wales Registers Of Convicts’ Applications To Marry 1825-1851 contains over 26,000 records;
Almost 27,000 records in the Australia Convict Conditional and Absolute Pardons 1791-1867.

For Australia, Victoria there are additions of 7,000 records to Victoria Prison Registers 1855-1948 taken from the Central Register of Female Prisoners, held by the Public Record Office Victoria, of prisoners that passed through Pentridge prison in Coburg, Victoria.

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