Australian Convict Records Info
Irish/Scottish Convicts and early settlers. Do you descend from a convict?.
CANADA CENSUS 1891
One million new parish records.
For the family historian there are few experiences more moving than visiting an ancestor’s grave. People often report how it’s the place where they made a tangible connection with the past, and gained a sense that all the information they have gathered on paper was part of a real life.
Headstones and memorials can also reveal additional information about family relationships: families may be buried together, or the inscription may detail other family members such as parents and children.
Findmypast.com, in partnership with the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS), has added nearly a million new memorial inscriptions to its Parish Records Collection. These records are the fruits of decades of transcription work by family historians nationwide.
Volunteers from different societies have visited graveyards and cemeteries in England and Wales, pulling back weeds, uncovering buried headstones and patiently deciphering weathered inscriptions.
In some cases the transcription is the only record that is left, as the headstone has completely weathered away or been destroyed.
The newly added records cover the following counties:
It is an ongoing project and there is still lots more work to do. If you would like to get involved, then contact your local family history society.
The records contain inscriptions from the 1600s to the twentieth century and will appear as part of the results when you search for a burial within the Parish Records Collection.
Some contain basic information such as parish and date of death, whereas others may contain much more information, depending on what was written on the headstone, and which of the information has survived the ravages of time.
Pricing for inscriptions is either six, eight or 12 credits, depending on the amount of detail they contain. (Click sample image below to enlarge).
New parish records added for Lambeth and Cornwall
The addition of the memorial inscriptions helps make the findmypast.com Parish Records Collection one of the largest online repositories of its kind. And they are not all we’ve added this month.
We’ve also added over 31,000 burial records for the parish of St Mary, Lambeth, the former parish church of Lambeth
(then in the county of Surrey). These cover the period 1777-1819. And in December we added over 1.8 million baptism, marriage and burial records for Cornwall, bringing the total number of parish records on site to 23 million.
Information on Irish Genealogy. McCarthy, Murphy, tons of Irish surnames to learn about. Really great site.
10 Scottish Heritage Sites (lots of genealogy information)
Ten new British Records are available.