28 September 2019

Findmypast adds WISE records

For England and Wales this week, Findmypast has made over 79,000 closed records from the 1939 Register searchable.
Findmypast matches millions of ‘closed records’ to multiple data sources to correctly confirm the date and location of death for individuals whose information was redacted. These additions are currently exclusive to Findmypast, the official home of the 1939 register.

Scotland, Forfarshire (Angus) Dundee Poor Lists 1821-1840
A collection of 2,496 poor relief records from mid-19th century Scotland. To be eligible for relief, claimants had to meet certain criteria — be destitute and disabled either through age or incapacity. They included orphans, the sick, disabled or the insane.

Scotland, Forfarshire (Angus), Dundee Militia Lists 1801
Search returns by constables and schoolmasters listing 430 men between the ages of 19 and 30 who were liable for service in the militia in accordance with the Militia Acts in Forfarshire. Each transcript will reveal a combination of name, occupation and address.

Irish Parish Register Archive, ffolliott Collection
Three new collections of Irish baptisms, marriages and burials compiled by the renowned genealogist Rosemary ffolliott. These 119,348 records mainly cover the counties of  Cork, Limerick, Dublin and Monaghan, however, there are also records from more than half the counties of Ireland. These are mostly Church of Ireland (Episcopalian), dating between the 1950s and 1990s.

International Records - Spain
Explore Spanish heritage with over 12 million transcripts of baptisms, marriages and burials spanning the years 1502 to 1950. These records provide important dates, locations, the names of family members, and will generate hints against the details stored in a Findmypast family tree.

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