Discover suffragettes, schoolgoers and more in our new releases

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By Niall Cullen | March 11, 2022

Findmypast Friday new releases

With thousands of new records to explore and improvements to existing collections, the potential discoveries are limitless this Findmypast Friday.

Where will your past take you this week? It could take you back to New Zealand in the 1890s, where we've enhanced our collection of fascinating suffrage petition records. Or maybe you'll end up at a Yorkshire school or Cambridgeshire cemetery. Wherever you land, our latest releases are here to provide you with family stories you won't get anywhere else.

New Zealand, Women's Suffrage Petition

Celebrating International Women's Day this week, we've made it even easier to explore our suffrage collections. You can now search by location to help pinpoint pioneering female ancestors.

Kate Shepphard New Zealand suffragette

Kate Sheppard, New Zealand's best-known suffragist, is featured in this collection. View her records.

Setting an example for the rest of the world to follow, New Zealand became the first country to grant voting rights to women in 1893.

Cambridgeshire Burials

Over 14,000 new records cover several cemeteries across Cambridgeshire. With them, you can uncover your ancestor's final resting place and gain important details for your family tree. Specifically, we've added brand new records from:

Our comprehensive parish lists are your essential research companion when exploring our ever-growing parish collections. They'll tell you the exact churches and graveyards included in each collection, along with the timeframe covered and the number of records for each location.

National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914

Did your relatives grow up in the Halifax area of Yorkshire? Discover more about their formative years with over 12,000 new school admission records.

Findmypast's extensive national school collection covers every corner of England and Wales. Not only do the records give you essential biographical information about your ancestors, they can reveal details you won't find anywhere else, like exam results and reasons for absence.

Hot off the press

We're bringing you 22 brand new English and Scottish newspapers this week, alongside updates to 39 others. See if your family hit the headlines in our newest arrivals:

While it might be time to revisit the following papers - we've added even more pages to their archives:

To explore any of our new or updated publications, simply visit our newspaper search page and use the 'By Newspaper' filter to focus on the one you're most interested in.

Wherever your past takes you this Findmypast Friday, we hope it helps you understand your family, and yourself, a little better. We love hearing about your amazing discoveries. Tag @findmypast on social media to share them with us.

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