21 December 2019

Findmypast weekly update

Northumberland Baptisms
Over 25,000 new records covering 25 parishes across the county have been added to the collection of Northumberland Baptisms. Both parish registers and bishop’s transcripts are included sourced from the Northumberland Record Office, Durham University Library, the Northumberland & Durham Family History Society and the College of Arms. With these additions, the collection is now from 217 parishes with 708,803 total records

Northumberland Marriages
Over 28,000 new additions from 15 parishes are now available to search. Each transcript includes a combination of the birth years, residences, marriage date fathers’ names and witnesses’ names for both the bride and groom. The total collection is now 146 parishes with 424,265 records.

Northumberland Burials
Over 98,000 new records added from 3 Northumberland parishes; Alnwick, St Michael, Newcastle upon Tyne, Ballast Hills Primitive Methodist, and Thropton, All Saints Roman Catholic. Some records include an image of the original document or include the names of next of kin. The total collection is now 169 parishes with 565,418 records.

Northumberland and Durham Memorial Inscriptions
More than a thousand new inscriptions from 7 burial sites across the county are also available to search. Memorial inscriptions are an excellent resource for family history. They include the full epitaph found on your ancestor’s burial monument and will often reveal important biographical details and the names of additional family members. The total collection is 159 locations with 120,755 records.

Other records include over 4.5 million Texas county tax records from 1846 to 1910, both transcripts and associated image of the original document. Also, 103,488 new newspaper pages digitized and searchable including two titles new to the collection, one each from Scotland and Wales.

Also new this week, a makeover at findmypast.co.uk — not (yet?) at the .com or .com.au sites.

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