Saturday, October 04, 2014

Findmypast launches over 14,000 new records as the first installment of their new Findmypast Fridays

The following is from FindMyPast date 19 Sep 2014.

Findmypast launches over 14,000 new records as the first installment of their new Findmypast Fridays


We are proud to announce the launch of our first ever Findmypast Friday!

Every Friday from now on, we will be bringing you thousands of new records to explore over the weekend on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page. We promise to bring you new, and often exclusive, record sets every single week.

This week’s Findmypast Friday, we’re excited to release a new collection of Irish parish and cemetery records as well as British marriage and baptism records.

If you have family from the Irish counties of Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone or Wicklow or from Eastbourne, East Sussex in the UK, these records will be of particular interest.

Compiled by genealogist, author and professor of history, Dr. David R. Elliott, the new Irish records collection includes a variety of parish registers from County Fermanagh as well as cemetery records for Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Wicklow.

The Fermanagh parish registers feature transcripts of baptisms, burials and marriages in the county and span the years 1796-1875. You’ll uncover great detail on your Fermanagh ancestors in these records including parents’ names, where they lived and sometimes even occupations.

The collection of cemetery records dates as far back as 1669 and features detailed transcripts as well as exquisite full colour images of gravestones around Ireland so you can see exactly where your relatives are buried. You’ll find over 12,000 cemetery records from Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Wicklow.

The new UK records are parish baptisms and marriages from Bodle Street Green, in the town of Eastbourne, East Sussex in England. The parish records cover the years 1841-1996 and contain over 2,000 registers.

D. Joshua Taylor, Director of Family History at said; “We are very excited to be adding such rich records to Findmypast, the largest online database of Irish Family history records.  We’re proud to be able to assist in building Ireland’s family tree, giving family historians fantastic opportunities to learn more about their ancestors and perhaps discover some new ones.  We are committed to providing a variety of record sets every single week to ensure that customers can see their family trees grow.” 

The New Records can be searched here:

New additions every week!
This is only the beginning and there are many more fascinating new records yet to come! Be sure to check the Findmypast Friday page at the end of every week to keep up to date with all the latest new additions.

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