Thousands of brand new records and FREE newspaper pages
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By Niall Cullen
With new British Army and English parish records, amazing family discoveries await this Findmypast Friday. And in case you missed it, over a million newspaper pages are now FREE to explore.
What's new this week at Findmypast? Read on for all the details.
We’ve completed this collection by adding over 130,000 more tracer card records. Most of them cover World War 2.
Tracer cards document a soldier's movements within and between regiments. You'll find lots of abbreviations written on the original records as you explore them. See the record set search page for an explanation of some of the most common ones.
This must-search military resource has expanded again with the arrival of over 6,000 new Chelsea Pensioners’ discharge documents.
These discharge papers are some of the oldest records in this vast collection, helping you trace your military ancestor's life and career way back to the 18th century.
In partnership with Waltham Forest Family History Society, we’ve released over 43,000 baptism and burial records from several Essex churches.
The new arrivals consist of baptism records from:
- Leytonstone, Holy Trinity, 1825-1907
- Waltham Abbey, Waltham Abbey & Leyton Wesleyan Circuit, 1803-1837
- Walthamstow, Marsh Street Congregational Church, 1787-1837
- Walthamstow, St Peter-in-the-Forest, 1844-1916
And burial records from:
- Chingford, St Peter & St Paul, 1813-1963
- High Beach, 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 records are essential for taking your family tree back further. Discover your Essex connections in these newest additions.
13 new papers have joined our archives including:
- Athletic Chat covering 1900-1901, 1903 and 1905-1909
- Berthold’s Political Handkerchief covering 1831
- Boxing World and Mirror of Life covering 1894-1904 and 1907-1924
- Brief covering 1877-1878 and 1880-1882
- British Mercury or Wednesday Evening Post covering 1806-1812, 1814, 1818-1821 and 1823-1825
- Cape and Natal News covering 1858-1870 and 1879
- Fonetic Nuz covering 1849
- Golf covering 1891, 1894-1895, 1897 and 1899
- Labour Pioneer (Cardiff) covering 1900
- Pilot (London) covering 1808-1813
- Representative covering 1826
- Weekly Times (London) covering 1832
- Whitehall Evening Post covering 1801
Plus, we’ve added more pages to these 22 publications:
- Cavan Weekly News and General Advertiser from 1893
- Constittion (London) from 1820-1823
- Crewe Chronicle from 1888
- Croydon Observer from 1863
- Dundalk Herald from 1882
- Hampshire Advertiser from 1923-1934
- Instructor and Select Weekly Advertiser from 1809
- Kilrush Herald and Kilkee Gazette from 1900
- Larne Reporter and Northern Counties Advertiser from 1873
- London Moderator and National Adviser from 1814 and 1820-1823
- Lowestoft Journal from 1913
- Manchester Daily Examiner & Times from 1872
- Northern Weekly Gazette from 1911 and 1917
- Pontefract Advertiser from 1874 and 1897
- Saffron Walden Weekly News from 1890 and 1990-1992
- Sleaford Gazette from 1888
- Sligo Chronicle from 1856
- Standard of Freedom from 1848-1849
- Tailor & Cutter from 1889 and 1911
- Weekly Free Press and Aberdeen Herald from 1891
- Wisbech Chronicle, General Advertiser and Lynn News from 1888
- Wooler’s British Gazette from 1820-1823
In case you missed the big announcement earlier this week, in partnership with the British Library, we've made over a million newspaper pages completely free to search and view.