Fascinating women’s records online for the first time – FindMyPast Fridays March 6, 2020

I did not see anything last night on FindMyPast. Here’s this week’s FindMyPast FridaysFascinating women’s records online for the first time: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/womens-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

6 March 2020

Discover and celebrate the amazing females in your family with this week’s latest releases.

Just in time for International Women’s Day, we’ve released two brand new collections of women’s records that have never been available online until now.

Uncover details of the remarkable women who served during the First World War with these detailed military records. They’ve been published online for the first time, only at Findmypast. Taken from The National Archives’ WO 162 and WO 368 series, the records include:

  • WO 162/54 women emigrating after the war
  • WO 162/58 WAAC administrators in France
  • WO 162/62 lists of female motor drivers
  • WO 162/65 recommendations for honors and mentions in Peace Gazette

You’ll find detailed transcripts and original document images for all of the records. They can provide amazing color and context for your family tree including next of kin information, medical histories, and military service details.

Another online first from The National Archives, these records are packed with information on Great War officers and nurses. In particular, you’ll uncover details on the pay and gratuities that were given to invalided officers from the three branches of the Armed Forces, as well as nurses’ disability payments.

The collection comprises of 40 pieces from six series:

  1. PMG 42 – Ministry of Pensions: Disability Retired Pay, Gratuities, etc
  2. PMG 43 – Ministry of Pensions: Supplementary Allowances and Special Grants
  3. PMG 44 – Ministry of Pensions: Pensions to Relatives of Deceased Officers
  4. PMG 45 – Ministry of Pensions: Widows Pensions
  5. PMG 46 – Ministry of Pensions: Children’s Allowances
  6. PMG 47 – Ministry of Pensions: Relatives of Missing Officer

You can learn more about what’s included in each series on the record set search page.

Alongside our new releases, be sure to explore our extensive collection of Women’s Royal Navy and Women’s Royal Air Force records to discover if your family tree is hiding a pioneer of girl power.

We’ve added a massive 9.3 million additional records to this useful resource which now dates as far back as 1858. This latest update brings the mammoth collection to just over 24 million records.

An official government index for England and Wales, the records include transcripts and images that provide facts on your relatives’ deaths and what they left behind. You could find death and probate dates, next of kin details, the value of their effects and much more. Images of the indexes are only featured for entries up until 1996.

This week, we’ve released two brand new papers and made substantial updates to 12 existing ones. The brand new additions are;

Has your family’s local paper grown? Below is a list of historical newspapers that have been supplemented and the years covered;


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

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

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