Discover family history across both hemispheres with records from Ireland to Australia

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By Jessie Ohara | August 5, 2022

Discover family history across both hemispheres with records from Ireland to Australia

Explore history from around the globe with 200,000 new records.

If you weren't already aware (and if not, where have you been?), we have the single largest online collection of Irish records, and our collection is always expanding. This Friday, we've added 165,000 new Waterford records, and to top it off, we've added 33,000 funeral records from Queensland, Australia, just in time for Australia and New Zealand Family History Month. Here's a rundown of everything that's new.

Queensland Funeral Notices

We've added 33,000 new records to this collection, and they're perfect for researching more recent history, covering the years 1973-2003.

Within these records, you could uncover a full name, place of residence, and death date. You may also find extra information under the 'Description' field of the transcript, including notes on titles, relationships, and gender. As well as this, many records also offer additional notes, which cover details such as ethnicity, religion, or alias.

Ireland, Waterford, Dungarvan Town Commissioners Records

These records cover 71 years of social history from Waterford, Ireland.

Minutes from a finance meeting in 1915, Waterford

Minutes from a finance meeting in 1915, Waterford. View this record here.

The Town Commission was established in 1854, and was responsible for government activity such as the maintenance of roads and waterworks, sanitation, providing housing, and regulating the markets. These records cover the years 1851-1922, and document everything from staff and suppliers, assistance requests, fee payments, or deserted and orphaned children. If you find an ancestor listed here, you could discover their trade or occupation and more information on their finances.

Waterford Poor Law Union Board Of Guardians Minute Books

Unearth your ancestor's connection to 19th and 20th century workhouses with 38,500 new records. These records are from the Kilmacthomas Union.

Master's Report notes regarding fee payments and maintenance work

Master's Report notes regarding fee payments and maintenance work. View this record here.

If you find your ancestor in this collection, it's possible that they owed money, asked for emigration assistance, or got married within the workhouse. These records also detail the staff and suppliers of the workhouses across the area, as well as noting fee payments, maintenance work, and general minutes on the day-to-day running of the institutions.

Stride on with social history

With 10 brand new titles and an immense 422,000 pages added to our newspaper archive this week, there really is something for everyone. We've added our third title from Antigua, the Antigua Standard, as well as our first standalone Australian title, the Australian Spiritualist. Not only that, but we've added specialist title the British Yachtsman and updated titles from Ireland, Scotland, and Canada. Read on for the full list of new and updated titles.

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Do you have ancestors across the globe? Perhaps you've uncovered a history of travel and migration within your family tree? Let us know on social @findmypast for a chance to be featured, and keep your eyes peeled for more exciting global releases in the coming weeks.

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