Ever participate in – or even hear about – ‘A Pigeon Eating Wager’? Odds are, most likely not, but that is just one of the strange headlines you can read about in the collection of British newspapers on findmypast.com. Through an exclusive partnership with the British Library, brightsolid is digitizing 50 million pages of British newspapers, from 1700 to 1950, over the… [Read more]
Along with the recent addition of British newspapers to our collection, we’ve also added a long list of US, Irish, UK, Australian and New Zealand records! Happy searching! US Records U.S. Veteran’s Grave sites Montana Deaths (update) Irish Records Karbinstan Archives WWI Irish Soldiers Wills Australian & New Zealand Records New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1865-1875 Northern Territory Anglican Baptisms and… [Read more]
The British newspapers include original images of local and regional newspapers from England, Scotland and Wales from 1700 to 1950, and encompass nearly 200 titles. The stories featured in this collection are infinite. You can see great events reported as they appeared to people at the time, from the Crimean War to the Boston Molasses Disaster.
Born between 1976 and 2001, Generation Y is known for being a uniquely sophisticated and tech savvy age group that has just entered adulthood. As one of the most diverse and constantly evolving communities in American history, ‘Gen Yers’ are quick to evolve, fiercely competitive and often transcend expectation. Many believe that having grown up in a world of email,… [Read more]
As genealogists often do, I found myself wandering through a cemetery on my vacation. This particular cemetery was in Boston’s North End, an area that has seen much of U.S. history, and the headstones were riddled with evidence to prove it. Understandably, one who is strolling through a grave site armed with wax, rubbing paper, cameras, a few pieces of… [Read more]
Earlier this year, our colleagues at genesreunited.co.uk (findmypast.com’s sibling site under parent company brightsolid) used marriage and birth records to predict William and Kate’s first child to arrive on Aug. 27, 2013. While the palace has not announced a due date, the masses have connected clues to form a widely accepted due date of summer 2013 – pretty close to… [Read more]