Discover brand new family milestones in our latest releases

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By Niall Cullen | October 8, 2021

New birth, marriage and death records on Findmypast

Search new and exclusive birth, death and apprentice records this Findmypast Friday.

What's new on Findmypast this week? Keep reading for all the details.

Scotland, Edinburgh Apprentices 1583-1800

This useful collection is now fully searchable and includes details on Edinburgh’s apprentices, their fathers and masters, as far back as the 1500s.

Apprenticeship records reveal details about your ancestors’ lives and careers you won’t find elsewhere. Plus, they often date way back. Butcher, baker, candlestick maker? Endless stories are waiting to be discovered in Findmypast’s apprentice collections.

British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Deaths

We’ve added thousands of new records from The National Archives and the General Register Office. Discover amazing stories of births at sea, fallen seamen and more.

Register of deceased seamen, 1943

This register of deceased seamen from 1943 includes each person's name, birth year and place and the name of the ship they died on.

This vast resource also features members of the British Armed Forces who were serving overseas. Within the entire collection, you can uncover birth, baptism, marriage, banns, death and burial records.


We’re celebrating Black History Month in the UK with the arrival of The Keys. This week on Findmypast From Home, author and historian S.I. Martin joined us to explain why this journal is such an important part of Black British history.

Plus, we’ve added extra pages to six more papers:

Findmypast Fridays live

Is there an apprentice with an amazing life story in your family tree? Perhaps you've been shocked by a newly-discovered death at sea in your past. Whatever your story, we'd love to hear it. Drop us a line on or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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