NOTE: This announcement was released Friday, September 8. I am late in publishing it because I spent all day Friday flying from Boston to Los Angeles to attend a 2-hour meeting and then flew back again. I wasn’t online very much on Friday. (Yes, it is a heck of a commute and I don’t recommend it for anyone else.)
The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast:
Lancashire wills & probate 1457-1858 is an index of more than 229,000 Lancashire records that will enable you to determine whether your ancestor’s probate papers have survived through the centuries. Until 1857, the Church of England was responsible for administering wills and probate cases. These wills would have been proved in ecclesiastic courts. The collection covers the Amounderness, Copeland, Furness, Kendal, and Lonsdale deaneries and has been created by both Findmypast, which transcribed original records from the Lancashire Record Office, and the Lancashire and Cheshire Record Society, which provided index work. Records consist of both transcripts and scanned image of original documents that will provide you details about the type of material available, the probate year, your ancestor’s occupation and residence. A number of images also include additional notes.
Browse through more than 1000 volumes of Roman Catholic sacramental registers of baptisms, marriages and burials spanning the years 1736 to 1942. This extensive collection contains records from all eight Scottish dioceses: Aberdeen, Argyll & The Isles, Dunkeld, Galloway, Glasgow, Motherwell, St Andrews & Edinburgh, and Paisley.
Over 54,000 new records have been added to Leicestershire Baptisms. The new additions consist of Bishops transcripts from around the county that date back as far as 1538. Bishop’s transcripts were abbreviated copies of the parish records sent to the Diocesan bishop several times a year. They can be an invaluable source of genealogical information when the original record has not survived. Each record includes both a transcript and an image of the original document that will reveal your ancestor’s birth year, baptism date, baptism place, denomination & parent’s names
More than 22,000 Bishops transcripts of Leicestershire parish marriages registers have been added to our collection of Leicestershire Marriages. The collection spans the years 1537 to 1931 and covers more 300 parishes across the county. Each record includes both a transcript and an image of the original document that will reveal the couple’s birth years, age, residence, fathers’ names, marriage date & place
Over 39,000 bishop’s transcripts of parish burial records have been added this week. The collection spans more than 400 years from 1538 to 1991 and covers 279 parishes. These records will allow you discover when your ancestor died, their age at death, place of burial, date of burial and parent’s names.
13,000 volumes of Leicestershire parish baptisms, marriages and burials have been added to this collection. Spanning from 1538 to 1916, these records cover more than 300 parishes.
More than 993,000 new articles and 12 brand new titles have been added to our collection of historic British Newspapers. New titles now available to search and explore include;
- Illustrated War News
- Exmouth Journal
- Saffron Walden Weekly News
- Lowestoft Journal
- Woolwich Gazette and Greenwich and Deptford Chronicle
- Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser
- Market Harborough Advertiser and Midland Mail
- Eastbourne Herald
- Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser
- Bucks Advertiser & Aylesbury News
- Morecambe Guardian
- Clitheroe Advertiser and Times