This week, Findmypast have updated two sets of existing record sets and published one entirely new collection.
  • 4000 Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions
  • 9000 Military Nurses 1856-1994
  • Indian Navy Records Of Service 1840-1947

In addition they have updated 22 new newspaper titles and updated a further 147 existing titles.

Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions

We’ve added nearly 4,000 new records to this collection, across seven parishes. You can find a full parish list here. Not only will monumental inscriptions give you biographical details of your ancestor, such as birth name, birth year, and death year, but they can be incredibly useful when discovering other relatives. Often, families were buried together, and their inscriptions placed next to each other on the headstone. By locating one ancestor, you may be able to trace entire families, expanding your family tree. On these graves, you may also find poetry, poignant goodbye notes, and final sentiments, making this collection particularly well-rounded in terms of painting a bold picture of your ancestor’s life. You won’t find these records on any other site, so make sure to take a browse.

Military Nurses 1856-1994

We’ve added nearly 9,000 records to this collection. These records mainly focus on military nurses who served in the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service, the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) and the Territorial Force Nursing Service during the First World War. The information in these records varies considerably, but you may be able to find out your ancestor’s rank or rating, education and qualifications, training school, or even father’s occupation, making these a valuable resource for your military research. After the Boer Wars of 1899 and 1902, the reorganisation of the Army Medical Service led to the formation of Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service by royal warrant in 1902. Like the Army Nursing Service, it was often stipulated that these women had to be over 25, single, and of a higher social class – though the social standing requirement was largely dropped during the First World War.

Indian Navy Records Of Service 1840-1947

Did your ancestor take their service to the seas? You may just find out in our new Indian Navy Records of Service index. This set works well as a complimentary resource to the Indian Army Records Of Service 1900-1947. If you have traced your ancestor’s military history through the Indian Army, this set could help you solidify their journey. You may be able to discover crucial information such as rank, regiment, and time served.

Additions to the Newspaper Archive

FindmyPast have also added substantially to their newspaper archive with 22 brand-new titles, and an absolutely immense 147 updated titles.

 

New titles:

  • Bebington News, 1987-1988
  • Brentwood Gazette, 1988-1989
  • Carlisle Examiner and North Western Advertiser, 1857-1870
  • Caterham Mirror, 1988
  • Clevedon Mercury, 1872
  • Dumfries & Galloway Courier and Herald, 1884-1894, 1896
  • East Cleveland Herald & Post, 1987-1988
  • Grantown Supplement, 1894-1912
  • Ilfracombe Chronicle, 1882, 1888
  • Isle of Thanet Gazette and Thanet Times, 1877
  • Kent Times, 1875-1889, 1891-1912

  • McPhun’s Australian News, 1853-1855
  • Middlesbrough Herald & Post, 1987
  • Newmarket Weekly News, 1889
  • Radnorshire Standard, 1898-1909
  • Royston Weekly News, 1907, 1910
  • Rugeley Mercury, 1889
  • Ruislip & Northwood Gazette, 1988
  • Salford Advertiser, 1987-1988
  • Uttoxeter Newsletter, 1987
  • Wembley Leader, 1988
  • Woodford and District Advertiser, 1906-1915

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