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We have just published 14,105 new parish baptism and burial records for Warwickshire on findmypast.co.uk
Here are further details about each set of records:
|Type of records||Number of
|Years covered||Parishes covered|
|Baptisms||7,896||1564–1879||Bilton St Marks and Hillmorton St John the Baptist|
|Burials||6,209||1564 – 1905||Bilton St Marks and Hillmorton St John the Baptist|
Search for your Warwickshire ancestors now in our parish records collection.
You can now search fully name indexed marriage records on findmypast.co.uk
We have developed what we think is the easiest and fastest marriage search anywhere online. Use MarriageFinderTM to find your ancestors’ marriages.
How does MarriageFinderTM work?
MarriageFinderTM is a very clever search facility which enables you to find a marriage by searching just once, not twice. Now, not only can you perform just one search, MarriageFinderTM will actually match up your ancestors’ records, providing you with one definite marriage match, or a list of possible matches.
When you receive a definite spouse match, we will also provide you with the volume number and page number for both spouses’ records. These are essential when ordering marriage certificates.
Search across all years
Findmypast.co.uk is the only place you can search the 1837-2005 marriage records all in one go – you now do not need to enter a quarter and date range. To be able to search all years simultaneously is a major breakthrough in marriage searching, especially in cases when the marriage occurred earlier or later than you expected it to. Our vastly improved search will save you so much time and effort.
To demonstrate how powerful the search is, we searched for ‘John Smith’ with ‘Jane Jones’ as his spouse across all counties and years. Even with these extremely common names, MarriageFinderTM found all the potential spouse combinations.
Solve those marriage mysteries
MarriageFinderTM also means the end of mystery marriages. If you only know one partner’s name, search for their details and MarriageFinderTM will find all the possible matches. You can then view a record to check it is your ancestor. Alternatively, if you know the first or last name of the spouse, enter this information in your search to get an even more accurate list of spouse matches.
MarriageFinderTM makes it highly likely you will be able to find previously elusive marriages. If you have already searched for your ancestors’ marriages without success, try searching again – we are confident we can find your missing marriages.
If you haven’t already registered on findmypast.co.uk, try our 14 day free trial. This will give you free access to our Foundation package which includes these fantastic new marriage records. Sign up today to try out our amazing new marriage search.
We have just published 233,160 burial records for Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney, Australia, on findmypast.co.uk
These records cover the period 1798 to 1999. This information has been made available online thanks to a mammoth project by the Society of Australian Genealogists, a member of the Federation of Family History Societies.
In 1981, SAG began a project to publish online the details from all the gravestones in Rookwood Cemetery. The scale of this task can be appreciated by the fact that the cemetery covers more than 777 acres and is widely regarded as the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere.
Find your ancestors in these records by searching our parish burials search page. Select ‘New South Wales’ from the county list.
What will these records tell me?
When you search these records, in most cases you will be provided with the following information about your ancestors:
- First and last names
- Date of death
- Age at death
- Inscription on gravestone
- Plot No
- Cemetery, place, county and country
A bonus feature of these records is that in many cases, your results will show you any associated records. This means that you can often find other family members and make family connections that may not otherwise have been possible.
In most cases, the associated records will comprise the following information: name, date of death, age at death and inscription on the gravestone.
Find out more about these Rookwood Cemetery records, including the history of the cemetery and the records.
Search the Rookwood Cemetery burial records today to find your ancestors.
We are working on a project to publish 8,000,000 fully searchable Welsh parish records on findmypast.co.uk
This is the first time that these records will be made available online and you can expect to see them on findmypast.co.uk over the next two years.
The project is taking place with the permission of the Church in Wales and Welsh Archive Services. We are working to digitise the records with FamilySearch International, the world’s largest repository of genealogical records.
FamilySearch will film around 893,000 images containing 8,000,000 baptisms, marriages and burials from across Wales and we will transcribe them. Some of the records date back to the 16th century, making it possible to find Welsh ancestors as far back as the 1500s. The records contain entries in English and Latin.
Our marketing manager, Debra Chatfield (pictured), said: ‘It is fantastic that we will be able to make these records available to search online for the very first time. By making these records available, family history researchers old and new can discover more about their ancestors and where they lived. We are looking forward to working with Welsh Archive Services and FamilySearch on such an important project for Welsh ancestry research.’
David Rencher, FamilySearch chief genealogical officer, added: ‘Genealogical research in Wales has been very difficult for years and the opening of this amount of data for baptisms, marriages and burials will be a tremendous resource for those with Welsh ancestry. We commend all of those who have worked so diligently to make this happen and in such a dramatic fashion.’
Catherine Richards, county archivist at Powys and chair of the Welsh County Archivists’ Group, commented: ‘We are very excited to work with findmypast.co.uk and FamilySearch to make our parish registers available online. Making our records accessible to as wide an audience as possible is one of the main objectives of Archive Services across Wales. Records of baptisms, marriages and burials are a major resource for family historians and can reveal fascinating and surprising secrets back through the generations.’
We have just published the Army List 1787 on findmypast.co.uk. This list contains 9,560 records.
When you view these records you’ll be able to see your ancestor’s name, rank, regiment and page number. Often there are also extra notes for each soldier, for example, if they served in the Infantry, and what pay they received.
These records are an excellent way of building up a picture of your military ancestors. The Queensland Family History Society provided us with these records. The QFHS is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies.
Search the Army List 1787 for your military ancestors now.
We’ve had some exciting news from The National Archives this morning!
They have just made the correspondence between a number of English and Welsh Poor Law Unions available online. If you’ve found any of your ancestors living in workhouses in our census collection, these documents can help you establish what their living conditions were like.
You can search and download the records for free now from The National Archives’ website.
We have just added 8,368 new Dorset marriage records to findmypast.co.uk which cover the years 1560 to 1839.
We’ve done some digging around and have found some unusual names in our Dorset parish records collection.
We found a marriage between Martha Loaring and Samuel Single on 14 October 1750 in Bettiscombe, making Martha a married Single:
The Dorset baptisms also offered some amusing names: here you can see a record for ‘Love Dear Bedloe’ who was baptised on 27 August 1745 in Dorchester:
We also found a ‘Fruit Carter’ in the Dorset baptisms, who was baptised on 17 May 1807 in Chickerell:
The Dorset burial records contain a slightly more sinister discovery: an ‘unknown’ person buried on 8 April 1815 in Abbotsbury. The notes state that the unknown person was ‘found on shore’:
Search for your ancestors in our parish records – and maybe you’ll even make some weird and wonderful discoveries of your own.
We have just published 277,834 new Thames and Medway parish baptism records on the site for the period 1721 to 1970.
These baptisms are transcriptions, not indexes, and include, among others, such key London historical periphery parishes as those in Brentford, Deptford, Ealing, Greenwich and Rotherhithe.
As well as the Thames-side parishes, the coverage extends down the estuary and the north Kent coast to the Medway towns. This release of records represents the first part of a collection licensed from local specialist Rob Cottrell.
We plan to publish burial records in August and marriage records soon after. In due course, occupational records of Thames watermen and lightermen will also go online at findmypast.co.uk
Search our parish baptisms for your Thames and Medway ancestors.
We’ve just added 184,650 records and 1,003,794 images to our Chelsea Pensioners collection for the period 1760-1854.
This brings the total amount of Chelsea Pensioner records and images on findmypast.co.uk to 691,520 records and 4,200,729 images.
These records are of men pensioned out of the British Army 1760-1913. The connection with ‘Chelsea Pensioners’ is that the pensions were administered through The Royal Hospital at Chelsea.
Remember that these records are free to search, like all the records on findmypast.co.uk. Even if you don’t think that any of your ancestors could have been Chelsea Pensioners, give searching the records a go – your ancestor may have only served in the army for a short time before they were pensioned out.
When you’ve viewed these records you’ll realise how special they are. They help you to build up a picture of your ancestor as they contain detailed descriptions of a soldier’s physical appearance and any distinguishing features, such as tattoos or scars. The records are the next best thing to looking at a photograph of your ancestor; there are usually six or seven records for each soldier.
We’re working in association with The National Archives and in partnership with FamilySearch on this ongoing project. Here’s a full breakdown of which records we’ve already published on the site and which are still to come:
|Date range||Approx no.
|WO97 1901-1913||303,000||2.1 million||Sept 2010|
|WO96 1806-1915||500,000||3.5 million||Sept 2011|
We’ll be releasing records for 1900-1913 shortly.
Search for your ancestors now in our Chelsea Pensioner records.
You can now find the complete records for Lavendon Village, Buckinghamshire, on the 1851 census.
There are a total of 795 records for Lavendon on the census for you to search. The Latter Day Saints provided the data for this update.
Search the 1851 census for your Buckinghamshire ancestors today.