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Thousands more Yorkshire parish records now available on Findmypast

8 August, 2014

We’re always keen to expand our extensive parish record collection even further. Today, we’re delighted to add over 28,000 new Wakefield and District baptism records and 150,000 National Burial Index records from Cleveland.

New records covering 9 parishes dating from 1613 

The Wakefield and District baptisms contain 28,372 records comprised of transcripts of original parish registers made by the Wakefield and District Family History Society.

Spanning the years 1622 to 1913, they add to Findmypast’s existing collection of Wakefield baptisms that now totals 213,000 records.

Explore the Wakefield baptisms

The new additions cover 9 parishes: Wakefield All Saints, Warmfield St Peter’s, Chapelthorpe St James, Monk Bretton St Paul’s, Felkirk St Peter’s, Ryhill St James, Wragby St Michael’s, Wakefield St Andrew’s, South Ossett Christ Church, so there are now over 30 parishes from Wakefield district in West Yorkshire available to search on Findmypast.

150,000 records added to the National Burial Index collection

150,000 more burial records have also been added to Findmypast’s already extensive collection of National Burial Index records, which now total 12 million.

Transcribed by the Cleveland Family History Society, thousands of these new records have never before been published by the Federation of Family History Societies and are only available at Findmypast.

Both the Wakefield and District baptisms and National Burial Index records from Cleveland are part of Findmypast’s ongoing partnership with the Federation of Family History Societies to publish online parish records held by their numerous member societies across the country.

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