Findmypast Friday: New British Army, English Parish, and Newspaper Records

 I acquired this from Findmypast this morning:


Findmypast Friday
Hundreds of name new data and FREE newspaper pages

With new British Military and English parish data, superb household discoveries await this Findmypast Friday. And in case you missed it, over 1,000,000 newspaper pages at the moment are FREE to discover.

British Army, Royal Engineers 1900-1949

Findmypast have accomplished this assortment with over 130,000 new tracer card data, nearly all of which cowl personnel who served World War 2.

Troopers from the Royal Engineers in Europe, 1945.

Every document consists of a picture of the unique tracer card or playing cards documenting a soldier’s actions inside and between regiments. Most males have one card however some have a number of, with textual content on each the face of the cardboard and the reverse.

The quantity of data listed varies, however all data embrace the person’s first title/s, final title and military quantity. Many males even have their date of enlistment and or date of beginning included.

Service data for males who served with the Royal Engineers, and certainly with all corps from 1920, are nonetheless with the MoD. Tracer playing cards basically present a headline abstract of service by which a person’s actions might be tracked.

British Army Service Records

Findmypast has additional expanded this must-search navy useful resource over 6,000 new Chelsea Pensioners’ discharge paperwork.

This document from 1794 lists the soldier’s title, birthplace, 

occupation, regiment, purpose for discharge and extra.

These discharge papers are a few of the oldest data out there inside this huge assortment, permitting you to hint your navy ancestor’s life and profession approach again to the 18th century. Together with each transcripts and pictures, they document the servicemen’s beginning place, the size of service, and why the soldier was discharged.

Essex Parish Records

In partnership with Waltham Forest Household Historical past Society, Findmypast has additionally added over 43,000 new transcripts to their present Essex baptism and burial collections.

These newest baptism records cowl the parishes of:

  • Leytonstone, Holy Trinity, 1825-1907
  • Waltham Abbey, Waltham Abbey & Leyton Wesleyan Circuit, 1803-1837
  • Walthamstow, Marsh Avenue Congregational Church, 1787-1837
  • Walthamstow, St Peter-in-the-Forest, 1844-1916

Whereas the burial records come from:

  • Chingford, St Peter & St Paul, 1813-1963
  • Excessive Seashore, Holy Innocents, 1884-1985
  • Leyton, St Mary the Virgin, 1813-1984
  • Leytonstone, St John the Baptist, 1834-1979
  • Waltham Abbey, Paradise Row Baptist Churchyard, 1825-1857
  • Waltham Abbey, Waltham Holy Cross, 1813-1878
  • Walthamstow, St Mary, 1813-1979
  • Walthamstow, St Peter-in-the-Forest, 1845-1949

Baptism and burial data are important for leaping again by the generations and increasing your family tree. Uncover your Essex connections in these latest additions.


13 new titles have joined Findmypast’s ever increasing newspaper archive, together with:

Whereas extra pages have been added to the next 22 publications:

In case you missed the massive announcement earlier this week, in partnership with the British Library, Findmypast have revamped 1,000,000 newspaper pages utterly free to look and discover.


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