08 February 2020

Findmypast adds PEI Directories, and more

There's a new initiative from Findmypast of Canadian interest — Directories & Almanacs. Launching with records from the province of Prince Edward Island, more are promised from across Canada over the coming months.

FMP describes it as "an eclectic mix of five directories covering the late 19th century from 1880 to 1899."

The titles are:

Frederick’s Prince Edward Island Directory (1889, 788 images)
McMillian's Agricultural and Nautical Almanac (1881 to 1889, about 200 images each year)
McMillan’s Almanac (1896 to 1899, over 200 images per year)
Teare’s Directory & Hand Book Of The Province of Prince Edward Island (1880, 520 images)
The Prince Edward Island Almanac (1899, 111 images)

If you want more Chappelle's Prince Edward Island almanac and guide book, from 1877 to 1893, is free at Canadiana.ca.

These publications typically contain calendar, astronomical and similar information as well as pages of ads and listings of government, ecclesiastical and organization officials.

Other additions to Findmypast this week are:

PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)
Over 7,000 images have been added covering a variety of PERSI publications, perfect for fleshing out family stories. The new periodical titles that have been added are:

Vermont Quarterly Gazetteer: A Historical Magazine / Bound With New Title: Vermont Historical Gazetteer
Recherches Historiques
Cambridge Historical Society Publications/proceedings
Archivium Hibernicum / Irish Historical Records
Queen City Heritage / Ohio Valley History
Connecticut Historical Society Collections

British In India
Over 7,000 new and exclusive records added. Brought online in partnership with the Society of Genealogists, the latest additions include both a transcript with vital details and image of original records. These additions cover surnames beginning with the letters J and K. This collection includes entries of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths in the British Raj between 1664 and 1961.

Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions
Over 10,000 additional memorial inscriptions from Calderdale Family History Society and covering following parishes: Barkisland, Halifax; Booth, Halifax; Clifton, Brighouse; Cragg Vale; Rastrick, Brighouse; Southowram, Halifax.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm patiently waiting for PEI 1790-1850! I'm missing some ancestors after 1798. The kids are there, parents are not. More than likely they died in Lot 28 but I can't find any record of them anywhere. Patience is a virtue so they say. It's only been a year since I discovered my 3x great grandparents came with Holland to survey. I'm getting older every day. I need answers!!