New and exclusive Welsh parish records
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By Niall Cullen
Explore Welsh family heritage and an important Black history document this Findmypast Friday.
This week, we're bringing you thousands of new Welsh family records and an Antiguan petition dating back to 1830. Read on for all the details of what's new.
We’ve added over 23,000 baptism, marriage and burial records from north-east Wales and you’ll only find them on Findmypast. Delve into:
All of the new additions come from the parishes of Ruthin and Llanrhydd. The parish list shows all of the churches and dates covered by the entire collection.
This relatively small but powerful new addition to our international record collection reframes a hidden part of Black history. Over 300 mixed-race males signed the (at the time) controversial document, demanding equality from the British parliament.
Distinctive surnames like Bouisson and Thibou feature on the petition. Other names, like James Grenville Hicks and William Wilberforce Millett, hint at the middle-class aspiration and self-assurance of the protestors.
We've gone global this week with the arrival of six new Caribbean papers and our first from New Zealand. Brand new to the collection are:
- Lyttelton Times covering 1851-1853, 1864-1865, 1871-1877, 1879-1894 and 1897
- Barnsley Telephone covering 1920
- Budget (Jamaica) covering 1877-1878, 1881-1883, 1886 and 1888
- Morning Journal (Kingston) covering 1838-1840, 1858 and 1864-1875
- St. Christopher Gazette covering 1771, 1837, 1839-1840, 1848, 1871-1888 and 1908-1909
- St. Kitts Daily Express covering 1884 and 1886
- Barbados Agricultural Reporter covering 1845 and 1870-1886
- Saint Christopher Advertiser and Weekly Intelligencer covering 1839-1840, 1855, 1869-1888 and 1897-1909
Plus, we've added even more pages to:
- Cradley Heath & Stourbridge Observer from 1882-1888
- Denton and Haughton Examiner from 1880, 1882-1885 and 1887-1889
- Liverpool Daily Post from 1888, 1894, 1897, 1899-1900 and 1907-1909
- Haslingden Gazette from 1901-1909, 1912 and 1914
- Liverpool Weekly Courier from 1882
- Lancaster Standard and County Advertiser from 1908-1909
- Evening News (London) from 1893
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