Friday, 8 February 2019

Scottish and English additions at Findmypast, and more

The major additions at FMP this week are for New York and Mexico. For the UK it's:

Lancashire Wills & Probate 1457-1858 (Index)
Over 38,000 additional index records taken from the Lancashire Archives Probate Index for the Archdeaconry of Chester have been added the collection. The new additions span the years 1700 to 1799 and consist of wills where the deceased's estate was valued at over £40.

The records in this collection are sourced from the Lancashire Record Office and the Lancashire and Cheshire Records Society. The index will give you details about the type of material available, the probate year, occupation and residence.

Scotland, Newspaper Death Reports
A collection of 72,276 death notices printed in Scottish newspapers between 1807 and 1990.  Death notices were paid announcements usually written by a family member and sent to the newspaper. It would have been a cost to the family to have a notice in a newspaper. The titles and publication years covered by this collection include:

Inverness Herald (1839-1846)
Inverness Journal & Northern Advertiser (1807-1823)
Northern Ensign & Weekly Gazette (1850-1855)
The Aberdeen Journal (1823-1839)
The Scotsman (1852-1854)
The Shetland News (1885-1963)
The Shetland Times (1872-1990)

Scotland, Renfrewshire, Paisley Poll Tax 1695
For each of these 2,488 transcripts records the amount of information in each varies. You may find a combination of occupation and the name of their employer, spouse or parent.

There are also additions to the newspaper collection accessible through FMP including the Middlesex County Times, and The People.

New to FMP from outside the UK are 93 volumes of New York City Directories spanning the years 1786 to 1923 and over 55 million transcripts of Mexican baptisms, marriages and burials between 1560 and 1950 sourced from the International Genealogical Index.

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