New and exclusive Scottish records now online
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By Niall Cullen
We're celebrating St Andrew's Day with a major release of family records from Scotland.
If you've got Scottish heritage, you'll be delighted by this week's new records. We've also added even more military records and a bumper tranche of newspaper pages.
Exclusive to Findmypast, we’ve added over 600,000 records to this important collection, making it the largest of its kind online.
Spanning 1,000 years of Scottish history, the collection now covers over 800 burial grounds across every county in the country. This useful resource has been created through a collaborative, grassroots project with our partners in 10 local and national family history societies across Scotland:
- Aberdeen & North East Scotland FHS
- Caithness FHS
- Dumfries & Galloway FHS
- East Ayrshire FHS
- Highland FHS
- Lanarkshire FHS
- Moray Burial Ground Research Group
- Scottish Genealogy Society
- Tay Valley FHS
- Troon@Ayrshire FHS
Some of Scotland’s most renowned sons and daughters can be found within the collection, including Flora MacDonald, famous for her role in the Jacobite Rebellions. Her original memorial was destroyed by tourists taking souvenir chippings from it.
This landmark release is the latest step in our drive to become the home of Scottish family history. Over the last year, we've added over 150 million new records from across the country, making Findmypast one of the best places online to research your Scottish family tree.
Find out if your Caribbean ancestor fought for Britain in the First World War. We’ve added new rolls of honour from The Bahamas, Barbados, St Kitts & Nevis and Bermuda.
Many of the men listed in this collection served in the British West Indies Regiment. These records can reveal their names, service numbers and, sometimes, how, when and where they died.
Did your American ancestors make the ultimate sacrifice? Unlock their war stories with this poignant resource.
Held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), these records can tell you your family heroes' names, ranks and parents' details. This initial release covers the U.S. Navy. Records from the other arms of the military services will be added over time.
Now available in their own standalone record set, we’ve added even more service records from this famous regiment.
Each record features a transcript and a full-colour, digitised copy of the original record. Use them to discover details about your army ancestors that you won't find anywhere else.
We've just added a huge tranche of newspaper pages to the site, including four brand new publications and updates to over 20 others. New to the collection are:
While we've supplemented 23 newspapers with additional coverage:
- Aberystwyth Times covering 1870
- Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian, Glamorgan, Monmouth, and Brecon Gazette covering 1845, 1848-1849, 1854-1855, 1858 and 1866-1867
- Cardiff Times covering 1871 and 1876
- Carmarthen Weekly Reporter covering 1896-1900
- Civil & Military Gazette (Pakistan) covering 1881-1883, 1885, 1887, 1895-1898, 1900-1905 and 1907-1909
- Dundee Courier covering 1992
- Glamorgan Free Press covering 1899
- Halifax Evening Courier covering 1960
- Kinematograph Weekly covering 1932
- Lynn Advertiser covering 1913-1925 and 1929-1944
- Mansfield & Sutton Recorder covering 1989
- Monmouthshire Merlin covering 1841-1842, 1844-1848, 1852-1853, 1856-1870, 1872-1873, 1875-1877 and 1879-1880
- Montgomery County Times and Shropshire and Mid-Wales Advertiser covering 1894-1896 and 1899-1900
- Pontypool Free Press covering 1886-1889
- Reynolds’s Newspaper covering 1901-1911
- Rhyl Record and Advertiser covering 1878 and 1888-1900
- South Wales Daily News covering 1874, 1891, 1893 and 1898
- South Wales Daily Post covering 1895
- South Wales Echo covering 1881, 1886 and 1889
- Tablet covering 1908
- Usk Observer covering 1856-1858, 1861 and 1866
- Widnes Examiner covering 1885-1886, 1888, 1890 and 1892
- Wrexham Guardian and Denbighshire and Flintshire Advertiser covering 1875 and 1877-1879
Where will your past take you this weekend? Delve into these new family records and newspaper pages to find out.