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By Daisy Goddard

2 February 2024
Findmypast Friday

This Findmypast Friday, discover 310,320 new additions spanning the United Kingdom and Ireland.

If you have ancestors from the North Yorkshire city of York, you may just recognise a name or two amongst this week's new additions. We've updated three York parish sets, with a total of 40,193 records.

We've also added over 270,000 school registers from Kent spanning 44 years.

But that's not all - our newspaper collection has also seen a significant update. Read on to find out all that we've added this week.

We've added 40,193 parish records this week, from an Anglican church in York's city centre - St Michael Le Belfrey.

If you've got roots in North Yorkshire, your ancestor may be listed within these baptisms, marriages and burials.

The first of this week's new parish church trio is baptisms. We've added 13,385 transcriptions and images to this existing collection, taking the set's total record count to a whopping 9.2 million.

Secondly, we've also added 13,423 marriage records, also from St Michael Le Belfrey.

marriage record

Elizabeth Emma and Thomas Thickland were married on 12 June 1847. Explore this record.

These images and transcriptions span from 1650 to 1950, so there are three centuries of history for you to discover.

We've also updated our collection of Yorkshire Burials, with 13,385 St Michael Le Belfrey records added. With both images and transcriptions included, these burials cover 41 years of York's history.

Our collection of Kent school records also saw a significant update this week, with over 270,000 images and transcriptions added. Spanning 1870 to 1914, this existing collection consists of admission registers and log books from across the country.

With this week's new addition, you can discover the schooling lives of your Kent ancestors in more detail than ever.

This Findmypast Friday, there are newspaper additions to explore from Margate to Maidstone. We added a brand new title - the Fleetwood Weekly News - to our collection, and also updated 12 of our existing publications.

Fleetwood Weekly News

There are a total of 106,443 new pages for you to discover. Read on for a full rundown of all that's been added this week.

New titles:

Updated titles:

  • Ballymena Weekly Telegraph, 1995
  • Buxton Advertiser, 1986
  • Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, 1984
  • Londonderry Sentinel, 1990, 1996-1997
  • Maidstone Telegraph, 1976
  • Mearns Leader, 1949
  • Motherwell Times, 1961-1976, 1978
  • Northampton Chronicle and Echo, 1986
  • Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph, 1986
  • Retford, Worksop, Isle of Axholme and Gainsborough News, 1955-1972, 1976-1979, 1981, 1989-1990
  • West Sussex County Times, 1985
  • Worcester Journal, 1917

Last week, we added new records from Galway to Glasgow. Explore the full release for yourself here.