06 September 2019

Findmypast adds Scotland Catholic and Yorkshire School Records

Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms
Over 236,000 additional records covering 146 parishes have been added to our collection of Scottish Catholic baptisms. The total is now 857,561 records.
Each result includes both a transcript and an image of the original document that will reveal a combination of birth date, baptism date, baptism place and parents' names. Images may also reveal the names of godparents or sponsors as well as additional comments.

Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Marriages
A further 129,000 Scottish Catholic marriages are also available to search, the total is now 405,062 records.
These transcripts and images reveal when and where the marriage occured as well as the names of their spouse and father. Images will often reveal additional details such as the names of witnesses and couple’s residences.

Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Burials
Discover where your Catholic ancestors were laid to rest with over 16,000 additional burial records.
All of this week’s Scottish Catholic additions are exclusive to Findmypast and cover 124 parishes across the country from 1745 to 1969. As well as birth year, death date, burial date and location, images may reveal their marital status, cause of death or additional comments.

Scotland Roman Catholic Parish Congregational Records
Last but not least, a further 114,000 congregational records are now available to search, a total of 456,022 in the collection.
Covering all eight Scottish Catholic dioceses, this collection includes registers of confirmations and communion recipients, as well as parish lists, seat rentals, and lists of people who converted to Catholicism.

Yorkshire School Logs
Records of those attending or teaching at Yorkshire West Riding schools in Brighouse, Elland, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden between 1862 and 1959. This new and exclusive collection of 137,940 transcripts allows you to explore their school records to find the year and the school they attended.

International records update – Portugal
From the IGI, Portuguese records from 1570 to 1910 of more than 570,000 transcripts of baptisms, marriages and deaths.

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