FindMyPast Fridays April 12, 2019

Here’s FindMyPast Fridays for April 12, 2019:

I have been checking since yesterday, April 11, 2019, as they frequently post it on Thursdays instead of waiting until Friday. As of late Thursday evening, it had not posted. It finally posted sometime this morning.

Your weekly batch of new releases

We’ve added over 23,000 new records and over 113,000 newspaper pages this week. They include a sizeable tranche of records from the Southern English county of Devon.

Devon, Port Books

This brand new collection covers ships administered in the Devon ports of Appledore, Barnstaple and Bideford between 1595 and 1705. The records reveal:

  • The names of the ship’s masters and merchants
  • The ship’s name and the year it was entered in the port book
  • The ship’s cargo, tonnage and trade type
  • The ship’s registry, administration, departure and destination ports

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Devon Baptisms

Our collection of Devon parish registers (which includes many exclusives you won’t find anywhere else online) has grown again. We’ve added baptism records covering four parish churches in the county:

  • Appledore, Independent Chapel
  • Appledore, Ebenezer Baptist Chapel
  • Appledore, Methodist Chapel
  • Bideford, Methodist Circuit

Search these records

Baptism records give you the detail behind one of the biggest milestones in your ancestor’s early life including where and when they were baptised and their parents’ names. The latest additions date back to the 1750s, with much of this collection stretching as far back as the 1500s.

Devon Burials

Our Devon burial records have been supplemented with additions from the parish of Northam. Burial records will usually contain useful family tree information including your ancestor’s age at death, where and when they were buried and their religious denomination.

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Devon, Land Tax and Valuation Records

Did your family own a public house or live and work in an orchard? Land tax records could help you find out. New additions from Northam and Clovelly have been added to this collection.

In the records you’ll find information on:

  • The land owner’s and occupier’s names
  • The year or year range that the events were recorded
  • The year the valuation took place
  • The sum of money paid on the property

Search these records

This unique record collection is available through our ongoing partnerships with the Devon Record Office and the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office.

British & Irish Newspapers

Hot off the press, we’ve released six brand new publications, including four from Northern Ireland:


We’ve also added more coverage to a further three papers as follows:

Honduras Records

Our burgeoning global record collection has grown again with the release of two sets of vital records from the Central American nation of Honduras:

These collections, part of the International Genealogical Index, will help you track your ancestors if they settled in or hailed from Honduras.

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3 Responses to FindMyPast Fridays April 12, 2019

  1. Child Of God says:

    I did my DNA test Italian 96% 4% french

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