New baptisms, marriages, deaths and so much more

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By Niall Cullen | April 2, 2021

Catholic records on Findmypast

Your past could take you from the Catholic Church to the Royal Air Force this weekend...

Modern death records, exclusive parish registers and unique wartime indexes make up this week's latest releases. Read on for all the details on what's new.

Philadelphia Roman Catholic Parish Records

As privacy rules allow us to now release records from 1921, we’ve added over 81,000 baptisms and marriages from the City of Brotherly Love.

The latest tranche of new records includes:

Each record includes a transcript with the most important information and a digitised copy of the original parish register where more genealogical gems could be hidden.

England & Wales Deaths 2007-2020

Now available to search in their own standalone collection, we’ve released over 353,000 new modern death records.

Combined with England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007, this set sees our death record coverage for the two countries span an impressive 183 years.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Deaths 1998-2020

We’ve also created a distinct record set for recent Northern Ireland deaths and expanded the resource with over 5,000 new records.

The entire collection now stands at over 92,000 records. In it, you can discover your relatives' names, birth and death years and where they lived.

Royal Air Force & Commonwealth, Mentioned in Dispatches 1940-1945

Unique to Findmypast, this useful index can help you trace high-flying family members from World War 2.

Medal for being mentioned in dispatches in World War 2

An oak leaf emblem worn on the ribbon of the War Medal signified the recipient was Mentioned in Dispatches during the Second World War.

A soldier was MiD (Mentioned in Dispatches) for their gallantry. The collection is compiled from lists of names and regimental details that were originally published in London Gazette.


Reading Standard, covering 1891-1895, 1897-1911 and 1913-1961 and The News (London), covering 1805, 1807 and 1809-1835, are brand new this week.

Old London newspapers

The News (London), 18 January 1835.

Plus, we've added more pages to:

Findmypast Fridays live

We hope these latest releases help unlock new chapters in your family's story. If you'd like to connect with fellow family history fans, stay up-to-date on the latest genealogy news and pick up some handy research tips, join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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