New records from Scotland, Australia & Canada

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By Niall Cullen | July 22, 2021

Search new Scottish deaths & burials, Australian passenger lists, Canadian black history records and a huge updates to our collection of historical newspapers.

Does your family tree have roots in Scotland, Ireland or Australia? Dig deeper with thousands of new records and newspapers that could reveal valuable details about the lives of your ancestors.

Scotland, Modern and Civil Deaths & Burials 1855-2021

Do you have relatives that died in Scotland? Search over 62,000 new additions to discover the details of their death, burial, residence, occupation and next of kin in this growing national collection.

Now containing over 3.3 million records, this vast collection has been compiled from a number of sources, including local government burial indexes held by various councils and archives, volunteer & local family history society transcriptions, modern records of funeral homes and civil registers.

Australia, Inward, Outward & Coastal Passenger Lists 1826-1972

Discover your ancestors' immigration to Australia and their travel with over 25,000 new additions to a collection of passenger lists and migration records that contain movement to, from and around the country.

Each record includes a transcript and many also include an image of the original record. Passenger lists vary widely in size, length, and level of detail, as there was no standardised format. Some record only a minimum of information about the passengers, while others are quite detailed.

Canada, Black Nova Scotians 1784-1837

Search for Black and mixed race ancestors in this new collection from the Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia.

The records are varied and naturally give varying amounts of information, depending upon who created them and for what purpose, and relate to this Black history in all its complexity. You will find individuals who escaped slavery in South Carolina and Virginia, but also the slaves of British Loyalists. You will find those who merely passed through, living their lives for a few years before moving on elsewhere.


Findmypast's newspaper collection continues to grow. This week's massive update sees one brand new paper, the Newark Herald (1873-1949), join the archive while updates have been made to 49 existing titles, including;

Will this week's new Scottish records help you grow your Scottish family tree? If so, you won’t want to miss a major release of new records in the coming weeks. These resources could transform your Scottish family research so stay tuned for all the details.

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