We've just released fascinating fire brigade reports and much more

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By Niall Cullen | March 12, 2021

London Fire Brigade in WW1

With brand new records from London, Yorkshire and India, where will your past take you this Findmypast Friday?

We're bringing you an eclectic mix of fire brigade reports, monumental inscriptions, life event records and newspapers this week. Read on for all the details on what's new.

London Fire Brigade Reports 1915-1918

These intriguing records reveal the damage caused by bombs in London during World War 1, along with the names and addresses of those involved.

Some of the reports paint a devastating picture of wartime London. For example, H.T. and Carolina Good were “burned to death” while John Foot and Sons’ four-floor business in Islington was gutted by fire.

Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions

We’ve added over 27,000 new records, spanning nine centuries of Yorkshire history to this collection. Use the newest additions to uncover vital family tree facts.

You'll see the latest releases marked as new on the parish list which shows the timeframes covered and the number of records from each location.

British India Office Life Events

Privacy rules allowing, we release more records from this collection every year. In this latest tranche, you can explore new births and baptisms from 1921 and marriages from 1937.

If your family has roots in the British Raj, these resources are essential for piecing together your past. Our unique British India Office collection also includes deaths and burials, army and navy pensions, wills and probate and assistant surgeon records.


Six brand new publications have just been added to the site. Plus, we've updated 12 others with additional pages. Brand new this week are:

Stockton Herald newspaper archive

Stockton Herald, South Durham and Cleveland Advertiser, 11 August 1917.

While thousands more pages have been added to:

Throughout March, we're celebrating Women's History Month at Findmypast. Get involved by learning how social history can help you find female ancestors and voting for history's most inspirational women.

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