01 April 2017

New this week from Findmypast

Northamptonshire Militia Lists 1771, provides transcripts of 13,468 men, age 18-45 in the original militia lists held by the Northamptonshire Record Office. Find name, occupation and place. Occupations includes servant (2,336) and labourer (2,151).

Northamptonshire Freeholders 1795-1797, is a transcript collection of name, date, occupation and place for 4,103 freeholders. Occupations of this rural county include farmers (519), yeoman (195), grazier (155), esquire (100), gentleman (97), butcher (62), baker (45), blacksmith (18), maltster (18), weaver (14).

Collection additions this week are:

Dorset Memorial Inscriptions, the addition of  20,267 records of gravestones, tombs and monuments. The total is now 106,135 records.Half the records are for the 20th century.

Scotland Registers & Records, 10,488 records added for a total of 25,598 facilitating exploring life in the area, especially Renfrewshire in the additions.

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