Saturday, 4 June 2016

Findmypast additions

New at Findmypast this week is a collection of over 13,000 Devon, Plymouth prison records 1821-1919 digitised in partnership with the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office. Each record has a transcript and an image of the original document. According to the Findmypast announcement these are " from a variety of sources including prisoner registers, calendars of prisoners and registers of prison officers. For those with convict ancestors, the records will reveal where they were sentenced and for how long. Many of the records will also include physical descriptions of prisoners and provide their offence and sentence. For those with prison officer ancestors, the records will reveal the names of prisons in which they served and their salary and rank."

Also new is a browse collection of British Royal Navy & Royal Marines service and pension records from 1704 to 1919. These are from TNA series:

ADM 6 / 223-320 – Registers of candidates for admission to Greenwich Hospital and registers of applications to Greenwich Hospital for admission, out-pensions or other relief, 1737-1859

ADM 22 / 254-443 – Pay books of naval out-pensions at Greenwich Hospital, 1814-1846

ADM 73 / 1-69 and 95-131 – Admiralty: Royal Greenwich Hospital: Pensioners and School Admission Papers, Out Pensions Pay Books and Miscellaneous Registers, 1704-1869, including general registers of pensioners and their families.

WO 4 / 887-891 – Greenwich Hospital pensions, 1846-1854

WO 22 / 208 – Mercantile Marine: Miscellaneous returns for England, Scotland, Wales and Jersey

WO 23 / 24 – Register of Greenwich Hospital pensions, 1868-1870

Additional databases are Ireland Surnames & Family Histories and records of more than 871,000 individuals who died in Queensland, Australia, between 1829 and 1964.

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