Brand new family records and an exciting app-date – FindMyPast Fridays July 10, 2020

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Here’s the direct link – Brand new family records and an exciting app-date:

Liam Kelly 10 July 2020


Civil War Service Records 1861-1865

A comprehensive collection of records with details on the New Jersey men who served during the United States Civil War.

Civil War Payment Vouchers, 1861-1865

This collection includes payment vouchers for military expenditures and wartime purchases made by the State of New Jersey from 1861 to 1866. Personal and corporate name entries are included. The documents cover;

  • Discharge certificates for soldiers’ final pay
  • Affidavits of family members for pay due to deceased soldiers
  • Quarterly returns from counties and cities for subsistence allowances paid to the soldiers’ families and dependants during their service
  • Payment vouchers for services and goods such as carting services, recruiting services, printing, communications, guns, flags, uniforms, fodder, and munitions

World War 1 Deaths, Descriptive Cards, Photographs and Correspondence Index

These records detail the New Jersey men who were killed in action or otherwise died while in United States service during World War 1, 1917-1918.


There’s only one thing better than a host of brand new family records – being able to explore them anywhere, any time with the Findmypast app.

Findmypast is still the only family history site to bring you brand new records every week. Along with new and exclusive life events, school registers, and newspapers, this week we’re also announcing an exciting update to our free mobile app. Read on for all the details on what’s new.

We’ve added almost 32,000 records to this exclusive collection. Covering 48 Yorkshire parishes, these records can reveal fascinating details for your family tree including:

  • Your ancestors’ names
  • Their ages
  • Their birth and death years
  • Their memorial location and description
  • The inscription on their memorial

Check the parish list for details of the parishes that have been added and the time frames they cover. These latest additions have been provided by our partners at Calderdale Family History Society and City of York & District Family History Society and you won’t find them anywhere else online.

This collection of records has been updated with over 60,000 additions from 7 Derbyshire parishes. Burial records provide poignant details on the lives and deaths of your ancestors including:

  • Their names
  • Their birth, death and burial dates
  • Their ages when they died
  • Where they were buried
  • Their religious denominations

The parishes and years included in this update are:

  • Belper Cemetery, 1859-1898
  • Brimington Cemetery, 1878-1994
  • Buxton Cemetery, 1896-2011
  • Crosshill, Condor & Loscoes Cemetery, 1876-1994
  • Glossop Cemetery, 1859-2011
  • Hope Cemetery, 1835-2017
  • New Mills, Thornset Cemetery, 1994-2011

These new releases have been provided by Derbyshire Family History Society and High Peak Borough Council. If you’ve got family roots in Derbyshire, you can piece together more of your past by also delving into births and baptisms and marriages from the county.

Over 7,000 exclusive admission registers from two schools have been added to this colorful collection. These records can reveal details about your ancestors’ childhoods that you won’t find anywhere else, including:

  • Their names, ages, and dates of birth
  • The name of the school they attended
  • When they started school
  • Their parents’ names

Provided by our partners at North West Kent Family History Society, the new additions come from Stone, The Brent School (1894-1920) and St Mary Cray School (1867-1920).

We’ve just released millions of civil birth, marriage, and death records from Lima, the capital city of Peru. Spanning over 120 years, each collection includes a dedicated search page making it easier to narrow down the record you’re looking for:

Brought to you in partnership with FamilySearch, these milestone resources are essential for anyone with Peruvian heritage.

Our newspaper collection continues to grow with the addition of 12 brand new titles, along with updates to 14 existing titles. New to the site are:

Meanwhile, we’ve updated:

Major app-date: record searching is now live

Good news: you can now search for records from the Findmypast app. You can also filter and sort the results and with a paid subscription, view transcripts and images to print or download.


To use this feature, download the app (or update date it if you already have it) and you’ll see a search magnifying glass at the bottom of your screen. You can find out more about the free Findmypast mobile app and all its great features here.

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About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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