Brand new English family records now online

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By Niall Cullen | December 4, 2020

Explore new baptisms, probate indexes and newspaper pages this Findmypast Friday.

Findmypast is still the only family history website to bring you new releases every week. Here's a round-up of what's new this week.

Essex Baptisms

Unique to Findmypast, we’ve added over 169,000 new parish baptism records to our Essex collection.

Check the parish list to see details of the new arrivals, along with the churches and years covered in the entire collection.

Devon Baptisms

Our Devon collection has grown with over 45,000 Methodist baptism records. The new additions cover 73 churches and span from 1837-1919.

Findmypast parish records

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Parish records like these can transform your past, taking your family tree way back to medieval times.

Berkshire Probate Index

Discover details of your Berkshire ancestors in new probate records dating as far back as 1480.

These records can reveal your ancestors' names, occupations and addresses. What's more, they'll give you the archival reference of the original record if you want to order it from the Berkshire Record Office and discover even more.


This week, we’ve added over 47,000 more pages to Leicester Evening Mail, covering 1929-1943.

Old Leicester newspapers

Leicester Evening Mail, 4 December 1939.

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