Explore brand new military records and memorials
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By Niall Cullen
Discover remarkable war stories and more with our latest Findmypast Friday releases.
Like the Netflix of family history, we bring you new releases every single week. That's why Findmypast subscribers enjoy the best value for money - there are always new resources to explore and discoveries to be made. Let's take a look at what's new this week.
Discover decorated military ancestors in thousands of new medal records. The latest additions cover:
- Indian General Service Medals 1854-1895, 1908-1935 and 1936-1939
- China War Medal 1900
- Second China War Medal 1857-60
- General Service Medal 1918-1962
- India Medal 1895-1902
You can focus your search on any of the above awards by selecting it from the 'Medal type' filter on the search page. The records can reveal important details for tracing someone's military past including service number, rank and regiment.
Search exclusive Scots Guards' service records from the Second World War and beyond. Some documents even include photos.
The records range from a couple of pages to complete service histories documented over many different types of army forms. This is the first time this important collection has been digitised and published online and it's only available at Findmypast.
See if you can spot your Norfolk relatives’ graves or memorials in thousands of unique colour photos.
Norfolk resident Louise Cocker provided us with these amazing photos. Louise's mission is to document all of the graves and memorials in her home county and we'll be adding more to the collection over time. Could you take on a similar challenge in your area? Photograph your local cemetery and give the snaps to your local family history society. Genealogists the world over will be forever grateful.
Six new papers come to us from England, Scotland and Ireland this week. And we've added to 17 others. Brand new to the site are:
And coverage has expanded in:
- American Register from 1895
- Argus, or, Broad-sheet of the Empire from 1841-1843
- Barnsley Telephone from 1918
- Blandford and Wimbourne Telegram from 1885
- Bridport, Beaminster, and Lyme Regis Telegram from 1881 and 1886
- Glasgow Sentinel from 1821-1823
- Lancaster Standard and County Advertiser from 1907
- London Daily News from 1912-1920
- Lynn Advertiser from 1971-1977, 1980-1989
- Nelson Chronicle, Colne Observer and Clitheroe Division News from 1893
- Northern Weekly Gazette from 1924 and 1929
- Pictorial Times from 1845 and 1847
- Pierce Egan’s Life in London, and Sporting Guide from 1824-1825 and 1827
- The Age from 1825, 1828, 1831, 1833-1834 and 1837-1845
- Weekly True Sun from 1834, 1836, 1838 and 1840-1842
- Weymouth Telegram from 1887
- Y Tyst from 1884
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Fridays Live May 14th
It's that time again! Join Myko Clelland for our weekly rundown of the latest Findmypast releases and a chat about all things family history. QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Even if you don't have relations from there, which historical times and places interest you most?Posted by Findmypast on Friday, May 14, 2021
Regular record releases are just one part of the Findmypast experience and there's so much more to come. We’re preparing a very special week of celebrations all about you, the Findmypast Community. Follow our social media profiles over the coming weeks for all the exciting details.