Findmypast Friday July 12th
2-3 minute read
By Alex Cox
United States, Passenger and Crew Lists
Containing more than 100 million records, our new and improved national collection of US passenger lists is a blend of all our existing US lists as well as more than 2 million new additions covering Boston, Texas and South Carolina. Spanning 165 years of travel (1800-1965), the collection includes ship manifests kept by shipmasters, crew lists, flight manifests, passenger arrival lists, and more.
This extensive collection of migration records includes ship manifests kept by shipmasters, crew lists, flight manifests, passenger arrival lists, and more. The numerous lists document the arrival of millions of immigrant from Europe, Asia, and South America into America, where most created a new life for themselves and their descendants.
Transcripts will reveal your ancestor's birth year, birth place, place of arrival, arrival year and ship name. Within the images you might discover who your ancestor was traveling with, your ancestor's occupation, last permanent residence, and the lists also recorded the names of those who died during the voyage. On crew lists, you may discover your ancestors position on the chip, whether they were able to read or write, length of service, as well as a physical description.
Over 52,000 records covering 14 new parishes have been added to our collection of Huddersfield Baptisms. All new parishes are highlighted in the Huddersfield baptisms parish list.
Each record includes a transcript of an original parish register entry that will reveal a combination of your ancestor's baptism date, parent's names, father's occupation and address.
Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions
Over 5000 additional records covering 14 Anglican churchyards across the York area (West Riding, North Riding and Ainsty) have been added to the collection. Mainly covering the years of the First and Second World War, these records will enable you to discover when your ancestor died and where they were laid to rest.
Knowing the location of your ancestor's memorial provides you with a burial place to add to your family tree. Also, you can visit the memorial inscription in person, which will give you more details about your ancestor such as the names of your ancestor's spouse, children, and parents. Within most records, the description field contains the name of the church where the memorial inscription can be found.
Over 64,000 new records have been added to existing parishes within our collection of Middlesex Baptisms.
These transcripts of original parish register entries will reveal a combination of your ancestor's baptism date, parent's names, father's occupation and address. The collection also covers parts of London, Surrey, and Hertfordshire.
International Records Update – Czech Republic
Two new Indexes, Czech Republic Births & Baptisms 1637-1889 and Czech Republic Marriages 1654-1889 are now available to search.
These transcripts will provide you with vital dates and locations as well as the names of parents and spouses. Hints will also be generated from these records against any matching names stored in your Findmypast family tree.
British & Irish Newspapers
This week we have added 98,602 brand new pages to The Archive. We have updates to eleven of our existing titles – spanning 134 years between 1865 and 1999, and covering towns and cities across England and Northern Ireland.
You can find extensive updates this week to Yorkshire title the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, with over 12,000 new pages added, which include the years between 1885 and 1909. We have additions to other regional titles as well, covering the south of England (Crawley and London), the Midlands (Coventry), as well as the north of the country (Liverpool).
We are excited to welcome further updates to one of our specialist publications – Field – for which we now have editions up to 1911. Field is a newspaper dedicated to country pursuits, and is a unique window into the world of the Victorian country gentleman.