I am glad that FindMyPast decided to post it on Thursday this week. Here’s the FindMyPast Fridays for April 19, 2019 – https://blog.findmypast.com/findmypast-friday-april-19th-2634977664.html.
Durham Bishop’s Transcripts Baptisms
Over 741,000 records have been added to our collection of Durham Bishop’s Transcripts of Baptisms. Bishop’s transcripts are contemporary copies of parish registers and usually contain the same vital details found in parish registers such as baptism place, baptism date, residence, patent’s names and father’s occupation.
Durham Bishop’s Transcripts Marriages
More than 296,000 transcripts of marriages are now available to search. Including both images and transcripts, these records can provide you with your ancestor’s marriage date, marriage place, father’s name, witness’s names and corresponding details for their spouse.
Durham Bishop’s Transcripts Burials
Over 554,000 new burial records have been added to our collection of Durham Bishops transcripts. Search these records to discover your ancestor’s burial place, year of death and religious denomination. The records are copies of original parish registers and contain records of both Anglican and Quaker burials.
National Burial Index for England & Wales
The National Burial Index continues to grow with over 410,000 additional records. This latest update includes new records covering a variety of locations across Essex, Bradford, Durham and North Yorkshire. Each record consist of a transcript that will reveal your ancestor’s birth year, death year, burial date, burial place and denomination.
International Records Update – Jamaica
Jamaica is the latest country to join or rapidly expanding collection of international records. This week’s update includes five new sets encompassing over 2.4 million parish and civil register entries for births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials dating back to the mid-17th century.
The Jamaican collections currently available to search include:
- Jamaica Birth and Baptism Index 1752-1920
- Jamaica, Church of England Parish Baptisms 1664-1880
- Jamaica, Civil Birth Registrations
- Jamaica, Civil Death Registrations
- Jamaica, Civil Marriage Registrations
British & Irish Newspaper Update
This week we have added 121,734 new pages to our collection of historical British newspapers. We have three new titles covering the west London area, the Ealing Leader, the Hayes & Harlington Gazette and the Hammersmith & Shepherds Bush Gazette. The publication of these titles is made possible thanks to our ongoing partnership with Reach plc (formerly Trinity Mirror).
We also have extensive updates to the Reading Evening Post this week, with just under 40,000 pages added. We have also added the year 1986 to the Staines & Ashford News.