Friday, 17 May 2019

Findmypast adds Scotland and Ontario records, and more

Scotland, Shetland Newspaper Birth Index 1872-1990
More than 29,000 birth announcements from the Shetland Times and Shetland News.

Scotland, Occupations & Professions
An index of more than 10,000 occupational and trade records from across Scotland. Many records will also include additional details such as addresses, physical descriptions, employer names or other facts.

Based on the following sources:
Clock & Watchmakers of the Scottish Highlands & Islands
List of Students of Veterinary Colleges, recognised by Government, Who Have Passed Examinations, & Obtained The Certificate of the Highland & Agricultural Society, 1874, Edinburgh with Supplements
Photographers of Central Scotland
Photographers of Edinburgh and The Lothians
Photographers of Lanarkshire
Photographers of North Eastern Scotland
Photographers of Northern Scotland
Photographers of Western Scotland
The Edinburgh Police Register 1815-1859, P. Ruthven-Murray, Edinburgh, published 1991

Ontario - Oddfellows Life Insurance Applications (1875-1929)
More than 31,000 transcripts created by the Ontario Genealogical Society. The records are for The Independent Order of Oddfellows (IOOF), which operated a life insurance program through the Empire Insurance Company.  Expect to find the policyholders birth date, residence, policy number and date.

Between the years 1875 and 1929, about 59,000 people took out IOOF insurance. There will be additional records and images (coming soon).

Other Records for FMP this week.
United States Directories & Almanacs: Over 151,000 new records have been added for city directories covering Ohio and Washington, D.C.
British & Irish Newspaper (Archive): added 96,930 new pages.
International Records: over 9.1 million Norwegian baptisms, marriages and burials (1634 to 1927).

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