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Cheshire Vital Records Browse
Our collection of Cheshire Vital Records contains over 584,000 records including baptisms, marriages, and burials. Due to the varied nature of this collection, the information you will find in each record will vary depending on the age, type and condition of the original document. The details found in earlier records are sparse, but later records, especially in the twentieth century, were meticulously kept and recorded a number of key facts about your ancestor.
Search this collection by parish, event, or record type to browse through thousands of original bishop's transcripts, non conformist registers, and parish registers from churches across the English county of Cheshire.
The Shipwrecked Passenger Book: Sailing Westbound from Europe for the Americas 1817-1875
Uncover the harrowing details of 339 transatlantic shipwrecks between 1817 and 1875 by exploring 632 digitised pages of Frank A. Biebel's "Shipwrecked Passenger Book". Published in 2013, this inventory was the first of its kind and is the only place where the names of many of the immigrants listed appear in any organized way. The main sources used by Biebel were newspaper accounts and, in some cases, passenger lists from the port of departure that were submitted to the immigration authorities of New York. The collection mainly covers shipwrecks of European ships traveling to the United States, although some ships to Canada and other countries are included.
All details of each wreck are given, including the port of embarkation, destination port, an account of the wreck, the names of known survivors, passenger lists (if available) and survivors dispositions. For those who survived, these records serve to document the story of a unique and rare immigration experience; for those who died, the records serve as a particularly tragic death record.
Quintin Collections - United States Family Histories
Our collection of United States Family Histories contains over 930,000 images taken from 3,926 family histories and genealogies from all 50 states as well as several locations overseas. These PDF records can be searched by publication year, title, county, and state, page number and additional key words.
The publications included have a particular emphasis on tracing the descendants of the early, colonial immigrants to the United States. Among these histories, you can find the majority of the families that make up the First Families of Virginia. While the information contained in these records requires verification from original records, these books are substantial resources for genealogists.
United States, State & Local Histories
United States, State & Local Histories is a collection of over 300 books containing over 183,000 records. Available to view in PDF format, these histories come from Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
You can search the publications by year, title, county, and state. Additionally, you can search by keywords and page number. Learning more about the specific towns and counties your family came from can help explain certain aspects of their lives, such as why they were in certain professions. You may also come across a biographical account of an individual who was important to the founding or growth of a place of significance to your family; the individual could perhaps be your ancestor.
Britain, School and University Register Books
Over 5,148 records have been added to our collection of school and university register books. Britain, School and University Register Books 1264-1930 contains over 18,000 records that list biographical details about your ancestor's life after school, such as employment information and marriage and death dates. You can also discover if your ancestor taught at these schools, as all the registers include staff names.
The records consist of digitised copies of school and university register books. They include a full register of former pupils. The lists often include biographical details like birth year, father's name, employment after school and family information. Most of the books will include a full history of the institute, followed by lists of previous headmasters, tutors, sporting teams and illustrations or photographs. Many of the registers were written after World War 1 and contain military career details of alumni in the Great War.
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
Volume 27, Issue 2 (January 2016) of the NYG&B Record, the second oldest genealogical journal in the United States, is now available at Findmypast. Search or browse to find valuable documentation to aid you in your family history research.
Published quarterly since 1870 by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the Record is one of the most distinguished genealogical journals in the United States. The journal's entire run comprises nearly 600 issues and forms the largest single collection of published material on families that lived in New York State. It publishes compiled genealogies documented to the highest standards, transcriptions of original records and other source material from throughout New York State, works that solve genealogical problems, and reviews of important scholarship in the field.
The New York Researcher
Volume 147, Issue 2 (Summer 2016) of the New York Researcher, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's (NYG&B) quarterly review, is now available to browse and search.
The New York Researcher, formerly the NYG&B Newsletter, has been published by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) since 1970. The colourful quarterly review features instructive articles on genealogical research techniques and New York resources, profiles of repositories and genealogical societies across New York State, program announcements, website news, and book reviews.