Category Archives: England

New on Findmypast — Cumberland parish records

This week, Findmypast has added almost 200,00 new parish records for Cumberland County in North West England. Cumberland baptisms There are 65,252 new baptism records. Cumberland marriages For marriages, there are 68,211 new records to explore, covering 1547 to 1975. Cumberland burialsFinally, … Continue reading

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Findmypast Friday — Millions of new records for Manchester plus thousands of London burials and Berkshire baptisms

This is quite a week for Findmypast subscribers who have relatives who lived in Manchester, London, or Berkshire. More than 25 million electoral records for Greater Manchester, almost 400,000 new Greater London burial records, and more than 200,000 Berkshire baptisms … Continue reading

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Findmypast — More Oxfordshire baptism, marriage and burial records

The folks at Findmypast have created three new collections for Oxfordshire baptisms, marriages and burials from existing collections and they have added almost 70,000 new vital records to these collections.   Oxfordshire baptisms This brand-new collection includes more than 233,000 records … Continue reading

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Findmypast weekly update — Electoral and death duty records

Findmypast this week added electoral registers and death duty registers to its website. UK Electoral Registers and Companies House Directors Over 12 million records have been added to this existing collection, taking it right up to 2023. As with previous years, … Continue reading

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Findmypast Friday — Norfolk headstones and the Irish Army Census 1922

This week, Findmypast has added Norfolk graves and memorials and reworked the 1922 Irish Army Census.  Norfolk Memorials A further 30,149 new additions have been added, thanks to local resident Louise Cocker who has been hard at work, photographing Norfolk headstones … Continue reading

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Findmypast Friday — Parish records from Herefordshire, England

This week, Findmypast has added more than 650,000 parish records from the county of Herefordshire in England. Herefordshire baptisms 231,270 new baptism transcripts have been added to Findmypast’s existing collection that spans the years, 1433 to 1950. The new additions take … Continue reading

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Additions to Findmypast — Glasgow and London records

Findmypast has added two new record collections and added more records to its London burials collection.  Shoreditch Settlement Examinations 1758-1802 This new collection of 10,782 records includes those who were “settled” in Shoreditch, London during the second half of the 18th … Continue reading

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Findmypast Friday — Catholic records from England

This week, Findmypast has added to its English Catholic records collection. England Roman Catholic parish baptisms A new diocese joins the Catholic Heritage Archive this week. More than 240,000 Catholic baptisms for Leeds have been added into this existing record collection, … Continue reading

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Instant access to English and Welsh birth and death records — and for less money

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine had exciting news yesterday for family historians whose relatives lived in England and Wales. The General Register Office (GRO) has launched a new scheme allowing instant access to 1837-1922 birth records and 1837-1887 … Continue reading

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Millions of Suffolk, England baptism, marriage and burial records to appear on Ancestry in 2025

Two years. That’s how long those of us with Suffolk ancestors will have to wait for an explosion of digitized records, but it’ll be worth it. Suffolk Archives in England will work alongside Ancestry to create high quality, full colour … Continue reading

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