Explore millions of new death and cemetery records

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By Niall Cullen | December 11, 2020

New Findmypast Friday records

With new releases from England, Ireland and USA, where will your past take you this Findmypast Friday?

This week, we've been busy releasing millions of new family records and newspapers to help you unlock your past. Here's everything you need to know about what's new.

Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions

We’ve added over 28,000 new records to this collection, covering over 300 years of Yorkshire history. The new arrivals date from 1663-2008 and come from the following parishes in Yorkshire (West Riding):

Monumental inscriptions can reveal when your relative died, where they are buried and the sometimes-detail-rich epitaph on their memorial. Check the parish list for the locations and years included in the entire collection.

United States Obituary Notices

This mammoth collection has grown with over 18.2 million new entries from all 50 American states. Use them to uncover vital family tree information.

Elvis' obituary

Elvis Presley's obituary. View the full record.

Three people named Elvis Presley appear in this collection. The King of Rock and Roll’s 1977 record includes a detailed account of his amazing life. His namesakes died in Wisconsin and Alabama in the 2000s.

Ireland Billion Graves Cemetery Index

Discover your Irish ancestors’ final resting places in this useful collection. We’ve added new records from all 32 Irish counties.

On Findmypast, you can also explore BillionGraves collections from Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, USA, and Canada. Even better, we add new records to all of these resources regularly so there’s always something new to discover.

3 top tips for exploring gravesites for family research

  1. Plan your visit. Check opening times and the exact location of the grave you’re interested in
  2. Note engravings and inscriptions – they usually include important family tree information
  3. Take photos and share them with online communities. Your detective work can help other family historians


With five brand new papers and additional pages for a further nine, our newspaper collection continues to grow this week. Released for the first time, we have:

Meanwhile, we've added thousands more pages to these newspapers:

Findmypast from home

We'll be back next week with another new batch of family records and newspapers. In the meantime, join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we're spreading some seasonal cheer with Christmas challenges and historical festive facts.

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