Friday, 29 March 2019

Findmypast Additions

There are over 1.2 million new records are available to search on Findmypast, including:

Kent Poor Law and Occupations
This small Kent collection, just 2,827 index entries of poor law and occupation records, includes church registers, alehouse keepers' licenses and poor law documents that may possibly reveal details on birth (only about 200 entries), death, residence and occupation. The date range is 1681 to 1912. Oddball facts will surface, such as that Mrs. Tilley sent buns on Good Friday 1892 to the Eastry Union Workhouse.

Family Histories & Pedigrees
A Devonshire title has recently been added to the Family Histories and Pedigrees collection; "Devon, Visitation Of The County Of Devon In 1620" by Henry St George and Sampson Lennard. The manuscripts documents the pedigrees and family trees of the families of Devonshire. An original copy is preserved in the College of Arms and another in the British Museum. This publication was edited by Frederic Thomas Colby, B.D., F.S.A and published in 1872. A full list of the family surnames can be found beginning on image number 12.

Berkshire Baptisms Index
Over 31,000 additional records coving the parishes of Beenham St Mary, Bray St Michael, Cholsey St Mary, Kintbury St Mary, Reading St Giles, Reading St Mary, Remenham St Nicholas and Tilehurst St Michael for the years 1538 to 1917 are now available to search. Each record comprises a transcript of the original baptism register. The collection now totals 252,202 entries.

Britain, Knights Of The Realm & Commonwealth Index
New records have been added to the Knights Of The Realm & Commonwealth Index. Dating all the way back to the 11th century, this fascinating index will enable you to find awards of orders of chivalry by the Crown. Each record consist of a transcript that will reveal a combination of biographical details as well as the date and type of award the individual received.

The majority of new records on Findmypast this week are from outside the UK

New England Passenger and Crew Lists
Over 116,000 records have been added to the collection sourced from the mystic seaport museum and include crew lists from the following ships: Charles W. Morgan, 1841-1921; Fall River Whaling, 1821-1912; New London, 1803 – 1878; and Salem, 1799 – 1879. They consist of transcripts that will reveal birth year, birthplace, ship names and the date added to the list.

International records Update – Guatemala
With over a million new records sourced from the IGI come:

Guatemala Baptism Index 1730-1917
Guatemala Civil Registration 1877-2008
Guatemala Death Index 1760-1880
Guatemala Marriage Index 1750-1930
Guatemala, Ciudad de Guatemala Census 1877

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