20 February 2021

Findmypast Weekly Update

1. The title Britain, Marriage Licences is augmented with "over 100,000 new additions from the Diocese of Durham dating all the way back to the 16th century."

However, filtering the collection for "Diocese Of Durham Marriage Bonds 1590-1815" shows 87,468 transcript records. Also, I didn't find "an image of the digitized volume of marriage licences," as mentioned in the collection description, for these Durham additions.

FamilySearch has a title England, Durham Diocese, Marriage Bonds & Allegations, 1692-1900 which provides images of the original record.

2. Searching Cambridgeshire, Licensed Victuallers finds 44,605 results,  A typical transcription record gives:

• Name of licensed victualler
• Date of licence
• Sign – this is the name of the public house, as displayed on the sign outside
• Premises address – usually the town or village in which the alehouse was situated
• Place – this tends to be a district or hundred within which the premises were located
• Name(s) of the person(s) providing surety with the names of the victualler and typically two surities for each record.

The records are from the Cambridgeshire Archives in Ely with transcription by members of the Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire Family History Society.

3. A title United States, Black Loyalists evacuated, 1783, otherwise United States, Inspection Roll Of Negroes, 1783, includes 3,008 records. The information given is First name(s), Last name, Birth year, Where from, Status, Slave owner, Destination port.

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