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Browse Derbyshire baptisms, Boer War records and more

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By Daisy Goddard

12 January 2024
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This Findmypast Friday, there are 45,000 new records to discover.

Our collection grew by 44,999 records this week. We've updated three of our existing record sets, and added new pages to 12 of our historical newspaper titles.

Discover more about your military ancestors at the turn of the 20th century with over 24,000 new Anglo-Boer War records. With new Derbyshire baptisms and Yorkshire monumental inscriptions also added, there is so much to explore.

Do you have ancestors who fought in South Africa at the turn of the 20th century? If so, this week's release may help you to break down a brick wall.

Trench warfare during the Boer War.

Trench warfare during the Boer War.

Covering the years 1899-1902, 24,088 new transcriptions have bolstered our existing collection of Anglo-Boer War records this Findmypast Friday. Explore the record of decorated New Zealand soldier William Hardham and so much more within this updated set.

Next up, we've also added 13,932 baptism records from Derbyshire's non-conformist parishes.

These new transcriptions span over 200 years, from 1760 to 1966.

Our Yorkshire monumental inscriptions collection was also updated this week, with 6,979 records from Exley Cemetery.

These new additions span the years 1626 to 2023 and contain key information like the deceased's name, age, birth year, death year, and the location of their memorial. You may also find personalised inscriptions listed on some of these records, which can help to add rich detail to your family tree.

Our newspaper collection grew by 50,963 pages this week, with updates to 12 of our existing publications. The majority of these new pages are from the year 1917, offering a fascinating insight into this wartime year in British history.

Guernsey Evening Press, 27 February 1917.

Guernsey Evening Press, 27 February 1917.

With pages also added for 1964 and 1979, explore new pages from Galway to Guernsey this Findmypast Friday.

Updated titles:

  • Berkshire Chronicle, 1917
  • Bradford Daily Telegraph, 1917
  • Citizen (Letchworth), 1917
  • Devizes and Wilts Advertiser, 1917
  • Downham Market Gazette, 1917
  • Dublin Leader, 1964
  • Evening Star, 1917
  • Galway Observer, 1964
  • Guernsey Evening Press and Star, 1917
  • Nottingham Evening Post, 1979
  • Stalybridge Reporter, 1917
  • Wiltshire Telegraph, 1917

Have you made a surprising family history discovery? Whatever you've uncovered about your past, we'd love to hear about it. You can now get in touch and tell us using this handy form.

Last week, we added over 22,000 brand new British Army records - if your ancestor served in the military, their name may just appear within these new additions. Explore the full release for yourself here.