01 December 2018

New this week on Findmypast

Britain, Marriage Licences
Fifteen English counties are represented including London, Lancashire, Suffolk, Exeter, Lincoln, Yorkshire, and more from as early as 1115. Marriage licenses will reveal intended spouse, father's name, and the intended marriage place. The collection consists of 536,267 records from a mixture of handwritten and typed record books from 1115 until 1906 provided by the College of Arms, Anguline Research Archives, and Gould Genealogy.

Marriage licences, first introduced in the 14th century, were obtained from the Church of England for a fee and with a sworn declaration that there were no legal impediments to the marriage. The licence waived the banns period necessary for a marriage to take place.

Scotland, Highland Free Church Birth & Baptism Index
Search this index of more than 30,000 baptism records from the Free Church of Scotland in Caithness, Cromarty-shire, Inverness-shire, Moray, Ross-shire, and Sutherland.
With each result, you will find a transcript of the vital facts that may include a combination of name, birth date, baptism date, location, parent's names, residence and occupation.

Leicestershire Registers & Records
Explore the history of Leicestershire with these publications in this collection are presented as PDFs:
History of Belvoir Castle, published 1841
History of The Belvoir Hunt, published 1899
Parish Registers of Muston, published 1908
Pedigree of Henry Wood Freeman of Leicester, published 1890
The Cream of Leicestershire - Eleven Seasons Skimming, published 1883
Gloucestershire Registers & Records
Search this collection of historical Gloucestershire publications dating back to the early 18th century:
Elkstone Its Manors, Church and Registers, Published 1919
History & Antiquities of Tewkesbury, Published 1790
Parish Registers of Westbury-On-Trym, Published 1912
Poor Book - Tithings of Westbury-On-Trym, Stoke Bishop & Shirehampton, Published 1910
Records of The Corporation of Gloucester, Published 1893
Britain, Directories & Almanacs
Over 400 additional images have been added to the collection of British Directories and Almanacs. The collection includes trade directories, county guides, almanacs and general directories spanning three centuries. The link published in the FMP announcement pointed to Motor Trade Directories for 1928, 1930 and 1936.

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