This week's Findmypast Friday marks the release of fascinating records, documents and periodicals relating to New York Families made available online for the first time in association with the New York Genealogical & Biological Society. Over 43,000 new parish registers from historic archdeaconry of Canterbury are also now available to search and browse.

NYG&B; eLibrary

The newly available NYG&B; eLibrary is comprised of a growing collection of extraordinary record sets. Created in partnership with the New York Genealogical & Biological Society, the collection is comprised of a variety of rich and varied sources including census fragments unpublished elsewhere, marriage & death abstracts, baptism registers and fascinating historical diaries.  The collection also includes rich periodicals and society publications, the most important of which is the entire run of the NYG&B; Record.  The Record has been in publication since 1870 and is the second-oldest genealogical journal in the United States and is certainly the single most important scholarly resource that exists for people researching New York families. For the past 145 years, it has solved genealogical problems, provided compiled genealogies, published transcriptions of original records and offered research guidance to the many families who have contributed to the rich diversity of what is now New York State.

The NYG&B; is the most authoritative source for research on New York families and families with New York connection Over 32,000 scanned colour images of records, books, abstracts, inventories and publications held by the Society are now available to search on Findmypast.

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Parish Records

Over 43,000 Baptism, Banns, Marriage and Burial records have been added to our collection of Canterbury Archdeaconry Parish Records.

The new additions constitute a valuable resource for researching ancestry in Kent and cover the parishes of Hythe, St Leonard & Canterbury and Holy Cross. They have been made available in association with the Canterbury Cathedral Archives come from Canterbury’s historic archdeaconry, Before 1841, Canterbury was the only archdeaconry in the diocese of Canterbury. From 1841 until 2011, the diocese of Canterbury was divided into two archdeaconries: Canterbury in the east and Maidstone in the west.

The New additions include:

Each record consists of a transcript and scanned image of the original document.

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Parish Registers Browse, 1538-1913

Findmypast’s existing collection of Canterbury Archdeaconry parish registers is now available to browse. The registers have been released in association with the Canterbury Cathedral Archives and consist of baptisms, marriages, banns and burials. All parishes located within the Archdeaconry of Canterbury that gave consent for online publication are included within these records. Please note that four parishes withheld consent for publishing images of their records: Cheriton St Martin, Harbledown St Michael, Ramsgate St Luke, and Shepherdswell (also known as Sibertswold) St Andrew. Original records for each of these four parishes can be consulted on microfilm at Canterbury Cathedral Archives.


Remember to check our dedicated Findmypast Fridays page every week to keep up to date with the latest new additions.