Friday, April 08, 2016


The Findmypast Friday releases for 8April include two collections for a segment of Irish culture I haven't thought about before. Here's the announcement:

This week we've added over 2.2 million new records including:

Ireland, Society Of Friends (Quaker) Congregational Records
Learn about your ancestor's role within their local community with these fascinating congregational records. Uncover details of the meetings they attended and the activities they engaged in. Over 1 million records »

Ireland, Society Of Friends (Quaker) School Records
Search over 47,000 records, covering more than a century, to reveal your relative’s birth date, parents’ names, the school they attended and the date of their enrollment. Were they educated in Quaker schools? »

British Royal Navy & Royal Marines Service and Pension Records, 1704-1919
Explore over 900,000 records to uncover previously unknown details of your seafaring relative's service with the Royal Navy or Royal Marines. You won’t find this resource anywhere else online. Welcome aboard »

 Despite their relatively small size, the Quaker community have kept the most complete set of records of any denomination in Ireland, making this new collection a veritable treasure trove for anyone with Irish Quaker ancestors.

Have a great weekend,
Jen Baldwin

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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