Sunday, December 27, 2015


Due to the holiday I'm late posting the announcement for this week's Findmypast Friday new record collections. The new releases focus on Ireland and India:  

As well as new additions to our collection of historic Irish newspapers, find far-flung family connections with births, marriages, wills and more from the tropical climes of India and beyond.

For Christmas Day, we're bringing you over 870,000 new records and newspaper articles including:

Irish Newspapers Update
Our collection of Irish newspapers now contains an additional 819,000 articles and 5 brand new titles. Read historic articles from all over Ireland to find out what life was like for your Irish ancestors.
Do you have Irish relatives who made the news? »

British in India
Search the names of British people who either lived, worked or travelled in India from as early as 1664 up to 1961 with an index of births, marriages, divorces and deaths compiled by the Society of Genealogists.
Follow your family to India »

British India Office Births & Baptisms
Explore over 23,000 new additions to find the births and baptisms of ancestors who lived or worked in India and other territories administered by the India Office.
Discover if you had family members living in the British Raj »

British India Office Wills & Probate
Unearth the wills and probate records of European soldiers and civilians who died in India and Burma. Discover information about your relative's estate and what happened to it after their death.
Find out what they left behind »

These latest additions are a great opportunity to find ancestors that you can't find in other records, as so many sought their fortune on the subcontinent generations ago. Whether your relatives were clergy, aristocracy, tradespeople, merchants, civil servants or soldiers, the lowest and the landed all have stories to be told with these fascinating records.

Have a great Christmas,

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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