Over 2.2 million new records are available to search this Findmypast Friday including:
England Billion Graves Cemetery Index
Find out where your ancestors were buried with over 1.7 million new records have been added to our collections of Billion Graves Cemetery index records. With over 12 million headstone records, Billion Graves is the largest resource for GPS-tagged headstone and burial records on the web, allowing you to locate exactly where your ancestor was buried.
This latest update includes:
- Over 1,4 million new additions to the United States Billion Graves Cemetery Index
- Over 110,000 new additions to the Canada Billion Graves Cemetery Index
- Over 107,000 new additions to the Australia Graves Cemetery Index
- Over 19,000 new additions to the England Billion Graves Cemetery Index
- Over 16,000 new additions to the New Zealand Billion Graves Cemetery Index
- Over 10,000 new additions to the Scotland Billion Graves Cemetery Index
- Over 3,000 new additions to the Ireland Billion Graves Cemetery Index
- Over 600 new additions to the Wales Billion Graves Cemetery Index
Findmypast's partnership with BillionGraves aims to make available all the cemetery records held on their site for free. These index will be regularly updated throughout the year. Each entry has a transcript, which includes a link to an image of the headstone with GPS details. The amount of information listed may vary, but most records will include a combination of the deceased's name, birth date, death date, and cemetery, city, county and image link.
British Army, Worldwide Index 1851
The British Army Worldwide Index 1851 contains over 156,000 records and index and covers over 300 regiments serving around the world.
A wide range of ranks is represented from privates and drivers to captains and lieutenants. The index was created by Roger E. Nixon using regimental muster books and pay lists, part of the War Office records, held at The National Archives. Each transcript will provide you with an archival reference from the original source and will reveal your ancestor's service number, rank, and regiment, as well as where his regiment was serving at the time the record was created.
The regiments in this collection were serving in Malta, Hull, West Indies, Ireland, Pakistan, Canada, Honduras, and more places around the world. The index includes the names of 92 hired black labourers serving with the Corps of Military Labourers in Port Louis, Mauritius, as well as over 12,000 records from members of the Royal Artillery.
Over 1,000 records from Witton Cemetery in Birmingham (formally known as Birmingham City Cemetery) have been added to our collection of Warwickshire Burials. The entire collection now contains more 1.1 million records and includes monumental inscriptions from Clifton Road Cemetery in Rugby.
Each record includes a transcript of the original burial registry or details from the monumental inscription. Each record will vary depending on its source, but most will include your ancestor's name, age, birth year, death date, burial year, burial location and the name of the officiating minister. A number of records will also include their parent's names and residence. Inscriptions will reveal the information recorded on the individual's grave stone. Grave stones usually record the name of the individual's spouse, children and/or parents. Some grave sites may have more than one person buried in the same plot.
Over 372,000 articles from three brand new titles have just been added to our collection of historic Irish Newspapers; the Irish Times, Weekly Irish Times and the Waterford Standard.
Launched on 29th March 1859 by Major Lawrence E. Knox, The Irish Times was originally a thrice weekly publication with moderate Protestant Nationalist leanings, reflecting the politics of its proprietor. However, within two decades the paper had new owners its politics shifted dramatically, becoming the voice of Irish unionism.