Saturday, 15 August 2015

Findmypast Friday additions

This week Findmypast have added over 224,000 new records including:

Scottish Covenanters, 1679-1688
About 81,150 records, transcripts of the Covenanter’s name, county, a description (often their occupation or relatives) and place. Transcripts also reference to the original documents sourced at The (UK) National Archives and the National Library of Scotland.
The Scottish Presbyterian Covenanters signed the National Covenant to defend their faith against the intrusion of the government after King Charles I forcefully introduced the Book of Common Prayer in Scotland. Many paid a heavy price for their convictions.

Northumberland and Durham Baptisms
This collection of transcripts taken from the original baptism records by the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society has been augmented by an additional 39,000 records from more than 350 parishes and villages. The earliest records are from 1559, the latest 1997.

British Jewry Book of Honour, 1914-1920
56,752 colour images and transcripts of the original two volume book published in 1922 to record and honour the contribution made by Jews who served in the British and colonial forces during the First World War.

It contains alphabetical lists of those killed in action, those who were awarded military honours and the nominal rolls of Jews who served, listed by service and by regiment. There are indexed photographs of many of these individuals including for my great uncle Edward Cohen. The book also contains letters of support and acknowledgement from distinguished men of the day, both Jewish and non-Jewish.

British Army deserters and absentees in Police Gazette, 1914-1919
13,301 records with both a transcript and an image of the original page of the Police Gazette. The amount of information varies, find out: name, age, birth year, year of record, service number, regiment, residence, county, country. Be sure to view the image for extra information which may include: physical description (including height, hair and eye colour, complexion, and distinguishing marks like birthmarks or tattoos), occupation, last known address, date and place of desertion and remarks.

British Army, Casualty Index War of 1812
Transcript of the original British Army source material containing the soldiers name, birth place, former occupation, rank, regiment or unit, place or action, company officer, company number, removal date and manner of removal – this may include information on how a soldier died or whether he deserted or was a prisoner of war. There are 12,887 entries.

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