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Love knows no age in the Cheshire parish records ›

3 April, 2012

How old were your ancestors when they got married? Chances are they were probably in their twenties. While this was very much the norm, a couple of rather unusual marriages in the parish records from our Cheshire collection prove that people continued to marry much later in life. Daniel Broadbent married Martha Cheetham in Mottram-in-Longendale on 9 March 1780. You… Read more ›

Over 126,000 new parish baptism and marriage records published ›

10 January, 2011

You can now search 126,967 new parish baptism and marriage records for Durham, Yorkshire, Cumberland, Northumberland and Westmorland on findmypast.co.uk The Northumberland & Durham Family History Society provided findmypast.co.uk with these records, in association with the Federation of Family History Societies. Further details about these records are as follows: Type of records Number of records Years covered Counties covered Churches… Read more ›

Over 22,000 new Dorset parish records published ›

7 December, 2010

We have just published 22,989 new parish records for Dorset on findmypast.co.uk: 1,533 baptisms, 8,084 marriages and 13,372 burials. The Dorset Family History Society provided us with these records, in association with the Federation of Family History Societies. The table below gives details of each set of records: Type of records Number of records Years covered Parishes covered Baptisms 1,533… Read more ›

303,594 new parish records now on findmypast.co.uk ›

13 September, 2010

We’ve been busy publishing 303,594 new parish records on findmypast.co.uk to make it even more likely that you’ll find your ancestors in our records. Read on for more details… 271,193 new Devon marriage records added to findmypast.co.uk Following the 360,000 Devon baptism records recently published on findmypast.co.uk, we’ve just added 271,193 new Devon parish marriage records to the site. The… Read more ›

Over 131,000 Thames-side parish marriage records just published ›

17 August, 2010

We have just published 131,052 indexed records from 65,526 Thames-side and Medway marriages on findmypast.co.uk These records cover Essex, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey for the period 1750 to 1984. These records are part of a collection licensed from local specialist Rob Cottrell and follow the recent publication of the Thames-side and Medway baptism and burial records. Occupational records of Thames… Read more ›

8,000 new Dorset marriage records – read our bizarre finds ›

12 August, 2010

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… Read more ›