Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Findmypast New British and Irish Titles in 2015

Undoubtedly the premier title for findmypast in 2015 has been the 1939 National Register. It's not listed below as it appeared as an extra cost, pay-per-view item. Crippled shortly after release by the deletion of TNA reference numbers it is arguably the most valuable resource released in 2015.
Also not listed, although available with a regular FMP subscription, and in an enhanced version by subscription to the British Newspaper Archive, is an increasing number of British and Irish newspapers digitised and searchable.
Here, in alphabetical order of title is the list of new database titles for Britain:

TitleMonth released
Anglo-Boer War updateJuly
Berkshire, Eton College Register 1441-1698Oct
Bradford FHS burialsNov
Britain School & University Memorial Rolls 1914-1918Apr
Britain Trade Union Members, Service and Casualties 1914-1918Mar
Britain Trade Union Membership registers BrowseFeb
Britain, Absent Voters Lists 1918-1921Oct
Britain, Country Apprentices 1710-1808May
Britain, Directories & AlmanacsSept
British Army Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916Jan
British Army Muster Rolls, 84th Foot 1808-1818 and 60th Foot 1879-1882Dec
British Army schoolchildren and schoolmasters 1803-1932July
British Army, Casualty Index War of 1812Aug
British Army, Deserters and Absentees in Police Gazette 1914-1919Aug
British Army, List of Half-pay Officers 1714July
British Army, Northumberland Fusiliers 1881-1920July
British Army, Royal Artillery Officer Deaths 1850-2011Mar
British Army, Royal Artillery Officers 1716-1899Mar
British Army, Royal Artillery War Commemoration Book 1914-1918Mar
British Army, Royal Artillery, 80th Field Regiment, WW2Mar
British Army, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Service Records 1917-1920 (WO 398)Mar
British Civil Service Evidence of AgeMar
British in Argentina 1914-1919Nov
British in IndiaDec
British India Office Assistant SurgeonsDec
British India Office Births & BaptismsDec
British India Office MarriagesDec
British India Office Wills & ProbateDec
British Jewry Book of Honor 1914-1920Aug
British Mariners, Trinity House Calendars 1787-1854Mar
British Merchant Navy, First World War Medal Index Cards 1914-1925Feb
British Royal Navy, Foreign Awards to Officers Index 1914-1922May
British Women's Royal Air Force Service Records 1918-1920 (AIR 80)Mar
British Women's Royal Naval Service Officer Files 1917-1919 (ADM 318)Mar
British Women's Royal Naval Service Ratings' Service Registers 1918-1919 (ADM 336)Mar
Cambridge baptismsJune
Cambridge burialsJune
Cambridgeshire, Ely Diocese Marriage Licences 1684-1811Nov
Channel Islands, Births and Baptisms, 1820-1907Jan
City of London, Haberdashers, Apprentices and Freemen 1526-1933May
City of London, Ironmongers, Apprentices and Freemen 1511-1923May
De Ruvigny's Roll of HonourApr
Derbyshire Baptism Index 1538-1910Apr
Derbyshire Burials Index 1538-1910Apr
Derbyshire Hospital Admissions & DeathsAug
Derbyshire Marriage Index 1538-1910Apr
Derbyshire, Derby Railway Servants’ Orphanage registers 1875-1912Jan
Devon Social & Institutional recordsNov
Dorset Baptism Index 1538-1912Feb
Dorset Burial Index 1538-1986Feb
Dorset Marriage Index 1541-1937Feb
England & Wales Merchant Navy Crew Lists 1861-1913May
England & Wales, Crime, Prisons and PunishmentJuly
England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1832-1932Oct
England & Wales, electoral registers 1832-1932 BrowseNov
England & Wales, Society of Friends (Quaker) BirthsApr
England & Wales, Society of Friends (Quaker) BurialsApr
England & Wales, Society of Friends (Quaker) MarriagesApr
England BillionGraves Cemetery IndexMay
Essex banns Index 1754-1950Jan
Essex baptisms Index 1538-1900Jan
Essex burial Index 1538-1900Jan
Essex marriage index 1538-1900Jan
Essex Wills Beneficiaries Index, 1505-1916Apr
Essex, Clacton Roll of Honour 1914-1918Mar
Gloucestershire Baptisms, Marriages and BurialsFeb
Greater London Burial IndexJune
Hampshire, Portsmouth electoral rolls 1835-1873Dec
Hertfordshire baptismsAug
Hertfordshire burialsAug
Hertfordshire marriagesAug
Home Office and Prison Commission: Male Licences 1853-1887July
Home Office and Prison Commission: Prisons records (PCOM 2)July
Home Office: Convict Hulks, Convict Prisons and Criminal Lunatic Asylums: Quarterly Returns of Prisoners 1824-1876July
Home Office: Criminal Entry Books 1782-1871July
Home Office: Newgate Prison Calendar 1782-1853July
Home Office: Old Captions and Transfer Papers 1843-1871July
Hue & Cry Index 1797-1810June
Isle of Man, Births and Baptisms, 1821-1911Jan
Isle of Man, Deaths and Burials, 1844-1911Jan
Isle of Man, Marriages, 1849-1911Jan
Judges Report on Criminals (HO47)July
Kent BannsJune
Kent BaptismsJune
Kent BurialsJune
Kent MarriagesJune
Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Banns 1754-1928Sept
Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Baptisms 1538-1912Sept
Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Burials 1538-1988Sept
Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Marriages 1538-1928Sept
Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Parish Registers Browse, 1538-1913Sept
Kindertransport browseJan
Lancashire, Manchester Cholera Victims 1832Feb
Leicestershire BaptismsDec
Leicestershire BurialsDec
Lincolnshire, Parish Registers Surname Search, 1695-1911Mar
Lloyds of London Memorial Roll 1914-1918Nov
Lloyd's Register of Merchant Ships Index 1843Nov
London, Bethlem Hospital Patient Admission Registers and Casebooks 1683-1932 browseMar
London, Bethlem Hospital Patient Admission Registers and Casebooks 1683-1932 searchMar
London, Docklands and East End Marriages 1558-1859Jan
London, Dulwich College Register 1619-1926Oct
London, Watermen in Royal Navy, 1803-1809Nov
London, Watermen, Admiralty muster of the Port of London, 1628Nov
London, Watermen, birth register of contracted men, 1865-1921Nov
London, Watermen, list of free watermen, 1827Nov
London, Watermen's petition for the King Charles I, 1648Nov
Manchester Electoral Registers Browse 1832-1900Aug
Metropolitan Police: Criminal Record Office: habitual criminals' registers and miscellaneous papersJuly
Mid Norfolk Monumental Inscriptions 1471-2012Jan
National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914Apr
National School Admission Registers 1870-1914Sept
Norfolk parish registers browseJuly
North West Kent BaptismsJune
North West Kent BaptismsMay
North West Kent BaptismsFeb
North West Kent BurialsJune
North West Kent BurialsMay
North West Kent BurialsFeb
North West Kent MarriagesJune
North West Kent MarriagesFeb
Northumberland BaptismsAug
Nottinghamshire baptismsMay
Nottinghamshire baptisms 1538 -1980Jan
Nottinghamshire burialsMay
Nottinghamshire burials - 1539-1905Jan
Nottinghamshire marriages 1528-1929Jan
Plymouth Plague Rate 1627-1629Dec
Prisoners of War 1715-1945June
Prisoners of War 1914-1920Apr
Prisoners Of War 1939-1945Sept
Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1858-1959Aug
Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1858-1959 BrowseAug
Registers of Criminal Petitions (HO18)July
Registers of Criminal Petitions (HO19)July
Royal Artillery Honours & AwardsFeb
Royal Hibernian Military School admissions 1847-1932July
Scotland BillionGraves Cemetery IndexMay
Scotland, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Electoral Registers 1864-1931Oct
Scottish Covenanters 1679-1688Aug
Shropshire, Shrewsbury St Julian's parish, 1831 censusJuly
South Africa Roll of Honour 1914-1918Apr
Staffordshire BannsAug
Staffordshire BaptismsAug
Staffordshire BurialsAug
Staffordshire Dioceses of Lichfield & Coventry wills and probate 1521-1858Dec
Staffordshire MarriagesAug
Staffordshire, Parish Registers Browse, 1538-1900Aug
Staffordshire, Parish Registers Browse, 1538-1900June
Stock Exchange Memorial Roll 1914-1918Nov
Surrey, military tribunals 1915-1918Nov
Surrey, Southwark St George the Martyr Workhouse recordsApr
Surrey, Southwark, St George the Martyr Mortuary Register 1880-1891May
Surrey, Southwark, St Saviour Poor Relief 1818-1821June
Surrey, Southwark, St Saviour's Grammar School Admissions 1690-1895Sept
Sussex, Eastbourne Gazette newspaper notices 1858-1931Jan
Sussex, Lancing College Register 1901-1954Oct
Treasury Departmental Accounts Convict Hulks (TNA Ref: T 38/310-338)July
Wales BillionGraves Cemetery IndexMay
Warwickshire baptism Index 1538-1900Jan
Warwickshire burial Index 1538-1900Jan
Warwickshire marriage Index 1538-1900Jan
Wiltshire BaptismsFeb
Wiltshire, Salisbury Wills Index, 1464-1858Mar
Yorkshire BannsApr
Yorkshire BaptismsApr
Yorkshire BurialsApr
Yorkshire MarriagesApr
Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts of BaptismsApr
Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts of BurialsApr
Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts of MarriagesApr
Yorkshire, Craven's Part in the Great WarApr

Here's the similar table for new Irish releases

TitleMonth released
Church of Ireland parish record search formsAug
Clare Electoral Registers 1858-1989Jan
Clare Poor Law Unions Board Of Guardians Minute BooksJune
Dublin Poor Law Unions Board of Guardians Minute BooksMay
Dublin Poor Law Unions Board of Guardians Minute Books BrowseMay
Dublin Workhouses Admission & Discharge Registers 1840-1919May
Ireland 1901 CensusMar
Ireland 1911 Census SearchJan
Ireland BillionGraves Cemetery IndexMay
Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866Mar
Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administration Indexes 1595-1858Mar
Ireland Marriages 1619-1898Jan
Ireland National Roll of Honour 1914-1921Feb
Ireland National School RegistersSept
Ireland, Clare County Government Proceedings 1732 – 1882Apr
Ireland, Electoral Registers 1885-1886Oct
Ireland, Poverty Relief Loans 1821-1874Jan
Irish Army Census 1922July
Sligo Workhouse Admission and Discharge Registers 1848-1859June

For further information check the FMP Friday blog posts at
Unfortunately FMP does not provide a catalogue giving the number of records. The titles can be misleading; if interested in Kent be sure to check listings for North West Kent.

There are also records for Australia, New Zealand, Gibraltar, and the USA not listed here. FMP added nothing new for Canada which it appears to have abandoned.

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