Discover and celebrate North American ancestors with thousands of new records

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By Niall Cullen | July 2, 2021

New US records on Findmypast

We're marking Canada Day and American Independence Day with Revolutionary War records, life event indexes and more.

We hope all our American and Canadian members are enjoying their national days this week. We're joining the celebrations by bringing you a raft of new releases from North America.

Manitoba Vital Records

Do you have roots in the Canadian province of Manitoba? Discover family milestones in brand new birth, marriage and death indexes.

We've just released:

Essential for growing your family tree, birth, marriage and death records can reveal your ancestors' names, next of kin and where they lived.

United States, Census of Revolutionary War Pensioners, 1840

Unlock family heroes' names, ages and addresses with this historic census. It documents the lives of American War of Independence veterans.

This special census can also reveal the names of multiple family members, a feature not included in the main 1840 US census.

United States, British Loyalists

Not everyone in British America wanted independence. Trace those loyalists and their intriguing stories in this unique collection of publications.

This record set consists of 22 combined publications from across British America covering everything from orderly books to subscription lists.

United States, Lord Dunmore's Ethiopian Regiment, 1776

This small but eye-opening record set lists enslaved people who answered Lord Dunmore’s call to arms during the American Revolution.

Compiled from a number of sources, we've created a searchable index of all known individuals who joined Dunmore's unit. In it, you'll discover their names, aliases, ages and, in some cases, what became of them after the war.


Three new papers have joined our archives this week, including a publication designed for British emigrants moving to America. Plus, we’ve updated 12 other papers with extra pages. Brand new to the site are:

While we've added more pages to these newspapers:

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