There are over 7.6 million new records available to search this Findmypast Friday, including:
United States Marriages
Over 6.7 million new additions covering 127 counties across 18 states have been added to our collection of United States Marriage. This is the first time these records have been made available online and all new additions can only be searched at Findmypast. The release includes significant updates for the states of Georgia, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio and Oregon. It also marks the latest step in Findmypast's efforts to create the single largest online collection of U.S. marriage records in history. Covering 360 years of marriages from 1650-2010, when complete this landmark collection will contain at least 100 million records and more than 450 million names from 2,800 counties across America.
The records include transcripts and images of the original documents that list marriage date, the names of the bride and groom, birthplace, birth date, age, residence as well as fathers' and mothers' names.
Devon, Parish Registers Browse
Browse over 4,500 handwritten volumes of parish baptisms, marriages, and burials containing over 459,000 records in their entirety. Parish registers are handwritten volumes of vital events within the Anglican church and are a powerful resource for taking your research beyond 1837, the year that civil registration was introduced in England and Wales.
The detail found in each record will depend on the condition of the register and the date of the register. Additional details about our ancestors are primarily found in later registers. Early register books usually only recorded a few key facts such as name, place, and date.
Devon, Plymouth & West Devon Parish Registers Browse
Browse over 906 volumes of original Parish registers containing over 33,000 records. All images were created from the original registers held at the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office. Parish registers are an excellent resource for family historians and local historians, especially those looking to trace their line beyond the introduction of civil registration.
Each image allows you to browse left and right through the register by using the arrows on either side of the image. Furthermore, you can skip to exact page in the register by using the image counter at the bottom, centre of the page. For example, if the register has 100 pages, you can skip to page 50, the middle of the register book.
Queensland School Pupil Index
Over 4,000 new records have been added to the Queensland School Pupil Index. This database covers over 1.6 million names drawn from 1,022 Queensland schools. The earliest date of admission is 1864. Schools range from large city schools with admissions in the thousands to one-teacher country schools with a total enrolment of only hundreds. Some schools have long ceased to exist: others are still functioning.
Sources from which the names are drawn are diverse: actual school admission registers, school histories covering a significant anniversary (Jubilee, Golden, Centenary) in the life of a school, and local histories which don't specifically focus on the school but include a pupil list as part of their story. Many sources also provide additional information on the pupils including age at admission, birth date, parent's name and occupation, religion, and address – all very useful to a genealogist and family historian. Schools are a source we cannot afford to overlook.
City Of London, Ironmongers, Apprentices and Freemen 1511-1939
Over 4,000 records have been added to our collection of City Of London Ironmongers, Apprentices and Freemen records. This fascinating collection contains more than 400 years membership records relating to the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers. One of the 'great twelve' London liveries, the company was incorporated under Royal Charter in 1463. The Company's links with the iron and steel industry go back some 500 years.
Each record includes an image of the original documents held by the London Metropolitan Archives and a corresponding transcript. The records list the details of apprentices, masters and freemen and reveal when they were admitted to the company, the role they took, the names, occupations and addresses of their parents and the names of their masters. Three types of document are included in the images: Registers of freedom admissions, Apprentices' book of signed oaths and Registers of apprentice bindings.
Yorkshire Memorial Inscriptions
Over 1,000 new records have been added to our collection of Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions. The new additions cover Anglican cemeteries in Rotherham boroughs of Dalton and Brinsworth. The entire collection now contains over 105,000 records and cover 176 burial sites across the county.
Each result will provide you with a transcript. There are no images available with this collection. The detail in each record will vary depending on the age of the memorial and which family history society transcribed the records. Most will include a combination of your ancestor's birth year, death year, memorial location, inscription and a brief description of the monument.