Friday, October 02, 2015


This week's Findmypast Friday new collections include more records from New York and
school registers from England:

This week's Findmypast Friday marks the arrival of over 67,000 New York birth, marriage and burial records dating all the way back to 1639! We’ve also released school registers from three of Britain’s top historic schools (where many of the history’s most famous Brits were educated). Explore our new collections to reveal your family’s colonial origins or discover the achievements of any ancestors who attended British public schools.
I hope you find these records of interest. If you have any questions or feedback, do feel free to get in touch!

New York baptisms 1660-1862
Discover your New York ancestors and explore over 200 years of baptism records from Long Island, Staten Island and the city of Kingston to discover if you had family in the region when it was still a Dutch colony.
Add New York ancestors to your family tree »

New York marriages 1639-1900
Reveal undiscovered branches of your family tree with over 50,000 New York marriage records. Find out when, where and to whom your forefathers were married in records that date back to colonial times.
Uncover your families colonial origins »

New York deaths & burials 1758-1862
Locate the final resting place of your New York relatives while uncovering valuable biographical details, such as where they lived, their occupations and the names of their parents or spouse.
Where were your NY family members laid to rest? »

Berkshire, Eton College Register 1441-1698
Uncover the great deeds of old Etonians including Britain’s first prime minister and Elizabeth I’s saucy godson by exploring historic registers from one of Britain’s leading public schools.
Explore one of the most impressive school registers in history »

London, Dulwich College Register 1619-1926
Did you have a family member that attended Dulwich College in South East London? Explore over 18,000 records that span four centuries and date back to the admission of the school’s first 12 pupils in 1619.
Was your relative in class with Ernest Shackleton? »

Sussex, Lancing College Register 1901-1954
Search the register of Lancing College in Sussex to discover what pupils went on to achieve later in life. Many of those listed fought in either the First or Second World Wars including WW1 fighter ace Captain John Letts MC.
Discover the achievements of your public school forebears »

Why not explore our fascinating new collections this weekend to see if you have any undiscovered public school connections? Remember if you have any queries, comments or issues with Findmypast, get in touch here. We'd love to hear what you discover!
Have a great weekend,


You can read fuller descriptions of each record collection here.

 Full disclosure: I am a member of the Findmypast Ambassador Program which includes a
complimentary one year world subscription to Findmypast and a Findmypast First membership.

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