Over 85,000 new records are available to search this Findmypast Friday including;

New Zealand University Graduates 1870-1963

Did your relative graduate from the University of New Zealand? Uncover details of which college they attended, the award they received and other vital details for your family tree in over 37,000 new records. Up until 1961, the University of New Zealand was the only degree-granting university in the country but graduates came from all over with regional colleges in Auckland, Victoria, Canterbury, and Otago.

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Northamptonshire Militia Lists 1771

Discover if your English ancestor served in the Northamptonshire Militia in the 1700s in these 13,000 records from the Northamptonshire Record Office. Find out important facts including where they lived and their occupation. Men who served in the militia were aged between 18 and 45 years old and usually stayed for a 3-year term.

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Northamptonshire Freeholders 1795-1797

Search over 4,000 new 18th century Northamptonshire records in the shape of freeholder lists. Find out your relative's name, residence, occupation and more. Freeholder lists were compiled annually so you may find your ancestor more than once in the records. The records list anyone who was eligible for jury duty and make a great early census substitute for Northamptonshire.

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Irish Newspapers

We've added 946,478 new articles to our ever-expanding Irish Newspaper Collection. The latest additions include 5 brand new titles - Irish Society (Dublin), Irish News and Belfast Morning News, Sligo Journal, Sligo Observer and Leinster Independent. Discover news articles, family notices, obituaries, advertisements and more in this fantastic resource. In total, there are over 35 million searchable articles now in the collection.

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Dorset Memorial Inscriptions

Over 20,000 records have been added to our collection of Dorset Memorial Inscriptions. The collection contains details of inscriptions found on gravestones, tombs, monuments and even stained glass windows across 266 parishes within English county.

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Each record includes a transcript of the original source material. The information contained varies considerably and depends on a number of factors including weathering and the type of memorial but most will include a combination of your ancestors' birth year, death year, burial date & location, relative's name, memorial type and notes on the inscription.

Scotland Registers & Records

Over 10,000 records from have been added to Scotland Registers & Records, a collections of images taken from different publications related to Scottish parishes and families. The records included in this collection are incredibly varied, ranging from parish records, topographical accounts and memorial inscriptions to a 19th century novel and a short history of the Black Watch.

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The latest additions include 55 new publications including 7 from Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands.