Friday, 30 August 2019

Findmypast weekly: focus on newspaper notices from Scotland

Here are this week's additions:

Scotland, Newspaper Birth Notices
Over 121,000 new records have been added to our collection of Scottish newspaper notices of births — now 150,680 records. These new additions have been transcribed from our existing collection of Scottish newspapers.

Each record includes a transcript and an image of the original newspaper announcement. The amount of information listed varies, but most records will list a combination of your ancestor’s birth date, birthplace and parents’ names.

Scotland, Newspaper Death Reports & Obituaries
Over 500,000 additional records are now available to search — now 615,746 records. This collection of newspaper death reports and obituaries may reveal interesting or undiscovered stories surrounding your ancestors’ life and death.

Transcripts will reveal your ancestor’s death date, age at death, parents’ names and the name of their spouse. Images may reveal additional details.

Scotland, Newspaper Marriage & Anniversary Notices
A further 201,000 new records have also been added to Scotland, Newspapers Marriage and Anniversary Notices — now 248,909 records.

Also taken from our existing collection of historical newspapers, the records will include a combination of your ancestor’s marriage date, marriage place, spouse’s name and parents’ names. Images of the original notices may reveal additional details.

Lancashire Wills & Probate 1457-1858
More than 26,000 new records have recently been added to this collection — now 295,900 records. Search these records to see if your ancestor’s probate papers have survived through the centuries. This index will give you details about the type of material available, the probate year, your ancestor’s occupation and residence.

Until 1857, the Church of England was responsible for administering wills and probate cases. These wills would have been proved in ecclesiastic courts. The records cover Amounderness, Copeland, Furness, Kendal, and Lonsdale deaneries. This collection has been created by both Findmypast, which transcribed original records from the Lancashire Record Office, and the Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society, which provided index work.

International Records Update – Netherlands
Unearth your Dutch roots with three indexes covering more than three million births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials that took place in the Netherlands between 1564 and 1945.

These transcripts were sourced from the International Genealogical Index and will generate hints against your Findmypast family tree.

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