18 million new marriage records, plus baptisms, burials and Christian leaders – FindMyPast Fridays February 14, 2020

I did not see anything last night on FindMyPast. Here’s this week’s FindMyPast Fridays –  https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/baptisms-marriages-burials-clergy-records. They can usually be found at https://www.findmy past.com/blog/new/, either Thursday or Friday, depending on when they get posted.

Niall Cullen 14 February 2020

Love is in the records at Findmypast this Valentine’s Day.

We’ve added a shed-load of romantic family records and plenty more besides this week. Here’s what’s new.

A massive of tranche of just under 18 million new records have joined this ever-growing collection of wedding records. The latest updates cover marriages in Texas between 1837 and 2010.

When complete, our US marriage collection will be the largest single collection of its kind online. It already includes over 200 million marriage records covering 450 years of US history and many of the entries are exclusive to Findmypast. Find your family’s love stories in these cherished documents today.

When you’ve found your ancestors’ marriage records, you could go one step further and trace the person who officiated their ceremonies in this unique collection of worldwide ministers.

Stretching from 1051 to 2016, these records are really useful for anyone with a man of the cloth in their family tree. They’ll tell you where they served, their religion and they also prove handy for pinpointing parishes around the globe.

Exclusive to Findmypast, another 39,000 records from Huddersfield & District Family History Society have been added to this mammoth county collection. The updates cover 11 churches in Huddersfield and the surrounding area and date from 1630-1917. Parishes included are:

  • Holmfirth, Congregational
  • Holmfirth, Holy Trinity
  • Holmfirth, Wesleyan Chapel
  • Honley, Southgate Primitive Wesleyan
  • Honley, St Mary
  • Honley, Wesleyan Chapel
  • Huddersfield, High Street Methodist
  • Huddersfield, St Andrew
  • Huddersfield, St Mark
  • Huddersfield, St Thomas
  • Kirkheaton, Houses Hill Methodist

As well as uncovering important details in these new baptisms, be sure to check for more Yorkshire family milestones in the marriages, burials and banns from this same collection.

We’ve updated these Scottish burial records with 38,000 new registers from the burgh of Perth, 1794-1855.

The records reveal useful details for your family tree including birth year, death and burial dates, age at death and burial place. You’ll see a list of the places covered on the record search page.

Five brand new papers have joined our ever-growing collection this week:

As well as our brand new arrivals, you can also explore more years in newspapers already in the archive, namely;

Have you found family in this week’s record releases? We’d love to hear about your discoveries over on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Previous FindMyPast Fridays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/findmypast-fridays/

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15 Responses to 18 million new marriage records, plus baptisms, burials and Christian leaders – FindMyPast Fridays February 14, 2020

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow that’s a lot!

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    • FamilySearch, Ancestry, and other genealogy sites often have large updates. FamilySearch relies on volunteers for many of the updates. With so much downtime in many places right now, they may see more people volunteering to transcribe records. They have an impressive backlog of untranscribed records.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        The more volunteers the better!

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      • Agreed. I don’t remember the size of the backlog, other than it’s very large. I know they scan lots of stuff for later indexing.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        I’m reading a book right now where that has some discussion of genealogy so I appreciate those that make these data searchable for researchers

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      • Missouri each year adds death certificates that are old enough, 50 years after death I believe to be indexed the following January. They use volunteers to do it. Each death certificate is indexed independently by four volunteers to increase accuracy. If there is a difference, a state employee makes the call. It allows them to free up staff time to do other things. The death certificates are added to the state’s website as PDFs you can view or print. Checked and the 1969 death certificates have been added. They made them available to be transcribed in January. Next year, it will be 1970.

        Arizona offers free birth and death certificates online for viewing/printing on their state site. Don’t recall the time limit restrictions they follow to add them.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        Man you are so knowledgeable in this area

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      • With my tight budget, I have to be. I gave up paid Ancestry in 2013 after a glitch on their end made me unable to access my paid account for 3.5 of a 6 month subscription. I cancelled my subscription. Don’t have the money to renew, but library access gives me 75% of what they offer. Have to be at the library to access it. The library branches are closed for now. Ancestry is offering free NARA records access temporarily. Need to see if Dad’s records are there. A big fire in 1973 at NARA destroyed many records from the time he was in the Air Force.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        What is NARA?

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      • Sorry, National Archives and Records Administration – https://www.archives.gov. It’s where most or all of your military records are kept. If you have V. A. access, your medical records are kept at the V. A. My sister has base access as Dwight was retired military. My oldest brother had three strikes from the Army for being seriously overweight before he was in long enough to retire. He doesn’t have base privileges and uses the V. A. for medical stuff.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        Wow so much info you can dig up these days

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      • Here’s the details on the fire https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Personnel_Records_Center_fire

        Some pencil pusher ordered records that could have been saved destroyed. Dad was going to the V. A. at the time so don’t know how much they had. They reconstructed some of the records.

        NARA has some weird rules on getting records from their system. If you ever need your old military records, you can contact them for a copy.

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      • SLIMJIM says:

        Wow they lost 16-18 million military records, that’s alot

        Like

      • Yes, it was. There is a list of where the record lost started and ended.

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