Yorkshire Parish Registers to go online

File:Bridlington Priory Church Yorkshire England.jpgFind My past has announced that they have entered into an agreement with the Yorkshire Digitisation Consortium to publish online parish registers and bishops transcripts for most of Yorkshire. The Consortium is made up of six Yorkshire Archives

  • East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service
  • Borthwick Institute for Archives (University of York)
  • North Yorkshire County Record Office
  • Teesside Archives
  • Sheffield Archives and Local Studies
  • Doncaster Archives and Local Studies

The time span of these records will range from the beginning of parish registers in 1538 to the 20th century and will cover the majority of Yorkshire. No release date has yet been announced.

For those with ancestors in Yorkshire have lots to look forward to in 2013!


image Wikimedia – Bridlington Priory Church Yorkshire England – http:[email protected]

Historical Newspapers now at FindMyPast

British Newspapers GenealogyNewspapers are a rich seam of information when you are tracing your family history, they can add details which are not to be found elsewhere. FindMyPast.co.uk has added a Newspaper Collection to their offerings. As many will be aware Brightsolid who owns FindMyPast also owns the British Newspaper Archive website so I suspect this is a spin off from that.

The new collection comprises 200+ titles and covers the time period 1710 – 1950, more titles are promised in the future. The titles come from England, Wales & Scotland so there should be something to please most genealogists and local historians.

This collection does not seem to be available on the FindMyPast.com website only on the .co.uk site, this is very disappointing and I do hope that FindMyPast will soon be offering all the UK website as part of their so called World Wide subscription.


St Dunstan, Stepney records now online

St Dunstan Stepney baptisms

For the last few days Ancestry has been saying that they will be putting up a new set of records on the 24 October so I expected that FindMyPast would do the same ….. and I was right!!

St Dunstan, Stepney baptisms has been added to the Dockland’s Collection at FindMyPast. The additions 20,000+ records for the period 1697 – 1712. St Dunstan’s must have been a busy parish to have generated that number of baptisms over a 15 year period.

The transcripts have been provided by the team at Dockland Ancestors.


FindMyPast Middlesex Collection – new additions

Philip Richard Morris - The Christening Party Whoo Hoooo !!!!!

 FindMyPast has added 95,000+ new baptism transcriptions and 79,000+ burial transcriptions to their Middlesex Collection. If you have ancestors who lived in the London/Middlesex area, and most of us have, you will know how easy it is to lose them in the great metropolis. The Collections offered by FindMyPast and Ancestry are such a great help.

There is a list of the parishes covered on the website, but sadly not the time period covered this is an admission that I think FindMyPast needs to address. The transcripts have been prepared by Cliff Webb an expert on London/Middlesex family history.


Clay Cross, Derbyshire Burial Records


FindMyPast has added to their Derbyshire Collection, this time it is 11,576 new burials for Clay Cross, Derbyshire. The new dataset covers the 1800 – 1998 time period. The transcripts have been provided by the Derbyshire Family History Society.

If you have ancestors from Clay Cross then you will be as keen to search these records as I am. I’ve put a link to the Derbyshire Family History Society below as well as the link to FindMyPast.

Enjoy Smile !!