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Explore the building blocks of genealogy with new parish records

Explore the building blocks of genealogy with new parish records

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Jessie O'Hara
9 December 2022

It's time to grow your family tree with new BMDs.

Births and baptisms, marriages and banns, deaths and burials - these records make the branches of our family trees. If you have ancestors in Kent, then this release is for you.

We've added 2,804 new and unique additions to this collection.

These records are from St. Paul's Church, Devon Drive, and span 1864-1900. They'll often offer both spouse's names, as well as the exact date and place of marriage.

Once you've discovered your ancestor's love story, you might be able to find out if they had children.

Allington Castle, Maidenstone, pictured in photomechanical print circa 1890-1900.

Allington Castle, Maidenstone, pictured in photomechanical print circa 1890-1900.

We've added 2,655 new records to this collection, from the same church and years as our new marriages, meaning you could trace your ancestors as their family grew.

These records will often give full names for both parents as well as the name of the child.

The biggest addition of the week, we've added 7,795 new records to this collection.

These records cover:

  • Stone-next-Dartford, 1899-1925
  • Swanscombe, 1895-1925
  • Greenwich Royal Hospital, 1815-1830

The first two will often give the last place of residence as well as details on the burial - this could be a hospital, workhouse, or asylum. The latter will also include staff and their families.

Amid eight brand-new titles and 72 updated titles, we have a particularly special newspaper joining us this week. Discover the full 37-year publishing run of London's first halfpenny newspaper, Echo (London).

The Echo (London), 1869.

The Echo (London), 1869.

The Echo (London) first appeared in December 1868, announcing how it would do its duty by:

'serving the nation at large, to criticise the government with impartiality'.

In this vein, it printed news from parliament and ran a commentary on contemporary social issues, such as housing the poor. In its views, it was particularly liberal. However, it also printed 'Reuter's Telegrams' which documented international affairs.

Probably of the most interest to the keen genealogist, it also printed birth, marriage and death notices, and ran until 1905. We've released the full lifespan of this paper, meaning you can browse over a million of its pages and uncover how it developed over time.

If that doesn't catch your eye, the full list of new and updated titles is below.

New titles:

  • Clapham Observer, 1959
  • Daily Dispatch (Manchester), 1945
  • Echo (London), 1868-1905
  • Football Mail (Portsmouth), 1903, 1907, 1956
  • Leighton Buzzard on Sunday, 1997
  • Northwich Chronicle, 1927, 1982
  • Sunday Mail (Glasgow), 1920, 1927, 1952, 1957-1958, 1964-1965, 1970
  • Wembley News, 1963

Updated titles:

  • Accrington Observer and Times, 1906, 1910, 1915, 1928, 1969
  • Aldershot News, 1905, 1920, 1935, 1939, 1941-1942, 1958
  • Anfield & Walton Star, 1997
  • Bedworth Echo, 1997
  • Birmingham News, 1997
  • Birmingham Weekly Post, 1902
  • Bristol Evening Post, 1973
  • Burntwood Mercury, 1999
  • Burntwood Post, 1999
  • Cambridge Daily News, 1954, 1969, 1973-1976, 1978, 1981-1985
  • Caterham Mirror, 1998
  • Chatham News, 1971
  • Chester Chronicle, 1978
  • Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, 1998
  • Dover Express, 1974
  • Dumfries and Galloway Standard, 1997
  • East Hull Advertiser, 1997
  • Esher News and Mail, 1974
  • Feltham Chronicle, 1997
  • Great Barr Observer, 1997
  • Haltemprice & East Yorkshire Advertiser, 1997
  • Harlow Star, 1997-1998
  • Harrow Gazette, 1903
  • Harrow Informer, 1997
  • Hertford Mercury and Reformer, 1960
  • Horley & Gatwick Mirror, 1998
  • Hounslow & Chiswick Informer, 1997
  • Hull Daily Mail, 1972-1973
  • Ilkeston Express, 1991
  • Irvine Herald, 1998
  • Isle of Thanet Gazette and Thanet Times, 1888
  • Leatherhead Advertiser, 1997
  • Leek Post & Times and Cheadle News & Times and Moorland Advertiser, 1994, 1997
  • Leicester Advertiser, 1878
  • Lichfield Post, 1994
  • Liverpool Daily Post, 1931, 1934, 1938
  • Liverpool Evening Express, 1903
  • Long Eaton Advertiser, 1997
  • Macclesfield Times, 1929, 1937, 1951
  • Maghull & Aintree Star, 1997
  • Middlesex Chronicle, 1903-1904, 1907, 1920, 1959
  • Neath Guardian, 1997
  • Newcastle Chronicle, 1904
  • Newcastle Daily Chronicle, 1931
  • Newcastle Journal, 1902
  • Northampton Herald & Post, 1998
  • Nottingham Evening News, 1959
  • Nottingham Guardian, 1905
  • Ormskirk Advertiser, 1907
  • Paisley Daily Express, 1880, 1895, 1951
  • Richmond Informer, 1997
  • Rochdale Observer, 1926
  • Rugeley Mercury, 1996
  • Ruislip & Northwood Gazette, 1997
  • Ruislip & Northwood Informer, 1998
  • Runcorn Guardian, 1953-1954
  • Sleaford Target, 1997
  • St Neots Town Crier, 1989
  • Stapleford & Sandiacre News, 1997
  • Stockport Express Advertiser, 1995
  • Surrey Mirror, 1992
  • Surrey-Hants Star, 1998
  • Sutton Coldfield News, 1992
  • The People, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986-1987, 1991
  • Uttoxeter New Era, 1899, 1901, 1903
  • Uxbridge Leader, 1995
  • Wallasey News and Wirral General Advertiser, 1962
  • Walton & Weybridge Informer, 1997
  • Wembley Leader, 1997
  • West Hull Advertiser, 1997
  • Westminster & Pimlico News, 1997
  • Woking Informer, 1997

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