Saturday, 24 March 2018

Findmypast British additions

A small haul of additions to Findmypast this week:

  • 1,584 monumental inscriptions found in the parishes of Gloucestershire, recorded in Ralph Bigland’s publication Historical, Monumental and Genealogical Collections Relative to the County of Gloucester.
  • 6 volumes of Rev Frederick Brown’s Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills. They cover the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteen centuries. Each result typically gives residence, marital status, relatives, will date and details relating to their estate.
  • 63,845 additions to the Hue and Cry Police Gazette Index for England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, most is London content. Total index records are now 80,716. These are index entries. The British Newspaper Archive also holds digitised scans of 739 issues under the title Police Gazette. They are for 1773-1776, 1829, 1858, 1880, 1898, 1916-1918 with plans to add 1797–1810, and missing issues from 1825 to 1918.
  • 419 new records in Britain, Knights of the Realm & Commonwealth Index for a total of 36,907 records.

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