New family records you won’t find elsewhere and your new-look family tree

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By Niall Cullen | December 18, 2020

Findmypast Friday - new releases on Findmypast

With new and exclusive records and newspapers and exciting updates to our family tree builder, Christmas has come early to Findmypast.

The festive season is all about family. So we're helping you find yours with brand new records, newspapers and family tree features. Here's what's new this week at Findmypast.

Ireland, Belfast & Ulster Directories

Only available online at Findmypast, explore a pivotal era in Northern Ireland’s history with these brand new directories. Year-by-year, they can help you discover names, addresses and occupations from Belfast and beyond.

Covering 1890-1947, these directories chart the transformation of Northern Ireland and the province of Ulster as the Irish Free State was formed. They were published by the Belfast Newsletter to showcase the city's industrial excellence.

Sussex, Eastbourne Newspaper Notices

We’ve added over 42,000 records to this unique collection. Use them to uncover details on Sussex births, marriages, deaths and more.

The new additions date from 1865 to 1874 and have been extracted from Eastbourne Chronicle by our partners in Eastbourne & District Family History Society. They're a must-search if you've got family roots in the region.

Nottinghamshire Baptisms

Essential for tracing Nottinghamshire relatives, we’ve grown this collection with over 98,000 new and exclusive records, spanning from 1628-1904.

We've released new records from 80 parishes across Nottinghamshire. Check the parish list for full details on the latest additions.

Nottinghamshire Burial Index

Trace Nottinghamshire family from cradle to grave with over 66,000 additional burial records.

The new arrivals cover 73 parishes and over 360 years of Nottinghamshire history from 1542-1905. What's more, you won’t find these records on any other family history site.


This week, we've released over 84,000 new newspaper pages, comprising five brand new publications and substantial updates to seven others. Brand new to the site are:

While we've added more pages to these seven papers:

Brand new site features

Have you noticed your Findmypast family tree looking a little different lately? We're excited to bring you your new-look family tree builder, based on extensive feedback from our community.

New features include improved navigation and the ability to view more generations at once. Visit your family tree today or read our go-to guide to find out more.

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