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Niall Cullen
13 November 2020

We've just released unique wartime records and added to our Yorkshire collections.

Where will your past take you this Findmypast Friday? Here's everything you need to know about our latest releases.

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz. These records list the casualties’ names, their addresses and more.

Coventry Blitz, 1940
On 14 November 1940, the centre of Coventry was devastated by the Blitz. View full-size.

You’ll find incredible images of the Coventry Blitz in the Findmypast Photo Collection. Get closer to the rubble, rescue efforts and survivors in these sometimes-shocking snapshots.

We’ve added more records to this important collection. Discover the names of injured soldiers, their military details and where they were treated.

Held by The National Archives and only available online at Findmypast, the collection includes admission and discharge records from over 20 hospitals, field ambulances and casualty clearing stations during the First World War.

We’ve released over 17,000 more Yorkshire school records. This latest tranche comes to us from our partners in Calderdale Family History Society and covers the following schools from their area:

  • Brighouse National
  • Brookfoot
  • Clifton
  • Elland Edge
  • Greetland
  • Rastrick
  • Southowram

Use them to find out new details about your ancestor’s childhood.

Unique to Findmypast, over 6,000 new baptism records from St Simon’s Church, Sheffield are now available to search.

Baptism records are essential for getting back further in your family tree. Many date as far back as the 1500s.

Over 4,600 more church records from the West Riding of Yorkshire round off our new releases from ‘God’s Own County’. The churches covered are:

  • Charlestown, Hebden Bridge, Mount Olivet Chapel
  • Langfield, Mankinholes Chapel
  • Luddenden Foot, St Mary
  • Lumbutts, Free Methodist Chapel
  • Midgley, Methodist Providence Chapel
  • Mount Tabor, Moor End United Reform Church

Monumental inscriptions can reveal your ancestors' names, ages and when and where they died. Check the parish list to see all of the locations included in this extensive collection.

Somerset Guardian and Radstock Observer archives
Somerset Guardian and Radstock Observer, 11 November 1949.

Plus, six papers’ archives have grown with new editions as follows;

Findmypast Fridays live

Fridays Live 13 November 2020

Join Ellie for our weekly chat about new record releases and all things family history. QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What’s the most fascinating story you’ve uncovered about someone who isn’t in your family tree?

Posted by Findmypast on Friday, November 13, 2020

For Remembrance Day this week, we've been preserving the legacies of the heroes who secured our future on social media. Use #RememberTheirStories to share your stories and discoveries with us.