This week's Findmypast Friday marks the release of over 257,526 new records including:
British Army Service Records Image Browse
Our British Army Service Records are now available to browse. Containing roughly 7.8 million records, Findmypast's British Army service records is one of the most significant British Army collections available online. The collection includes a myriad of Army forms including attestation papers, medical forms, discharge documents, pension claims, and proceedings of regimental boards.
The new browse function allows you to explore these fascinating documents in their entirety, page by page and is an excellent research tool for both genealogists and military historians. Browsing will allow you to study the history of individual regiments, conflicts and specific areas of British military history in much greater details.
Scotland, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Electoral Registers 1864-1931 Image Browse
485 volumes of Scottish Electoral Registers held by the British Library are now available to browse. The registers cover the traditional county of Linlithgowshire which became West Lothian in 1921.
Electoral registers are a special resource for family historians as they allow you to discover your ancestors in an exact location between the census years. Also, through the registers you can discover the history of your family home, such as its former occupants. Each result will bring you directly to the image of the electoral register. The registers allow you to discover where your ancestor lived and if they owned property
Britain, Absent Voters Lists 1918-1921 Browse
182 volumes of British Library Absent Voters Lists are also available to browse. These volumes contain over 20,000 pages listing over 100,000 names of service men, women serving with the auxiliary forces, merchant seamen, diplomats and others working in occupations recognised as supporting the war effort. Absent voters' lists are registers of eligible voters who were absent from their homes and are of particular importance for those whose ancestors fought during the First World War. The names of absent voters were sent to the Adjutant General's Department of the War Office who then arranged to send voting cards to men and women in the UK and ballot papers to those stationed overseas.
Records can reveal your ancestors name, a description of their service and their qualifying premises allowing you uncover details of the home they left behind and the part they played in one of history's bloodiest conflicts.
Explore over 232,000 records, the only surviving fragments of the New South Wales 1901 census, to discover where your ancestors were living and who was living with them. Included in each result is a transcript and image of the original census document.
By viewing original images, you may be able to discover additional information, the number of residents who are Aboriginal or Chinese and any additional remarks. By using the previous and next buttons in the image viewer, you can flip through all the images from the original collector's books. This includes summary pages, which provide statistical breakdowns of sub-districts.
PERiodical Source Index
18,257 articles from 94 publications have been added in our June update. The articles, photos, and maps found within PERSI can help flush out the historical context of your family history research.
The PERiodical Source Index is the world's largest and most widely used subject index for U.S. genealogy and local history literature. Read our June update blog to find out more about the individual series included in this update.