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Discover Sheffield's vivid social history

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By Daisy Goddard

19 January 2024
Sheffield social history

There are over 30,000 new records to explore this Findmypast Friday.

If you've got roots in Yorkshire, this week's 32,437 brand new Sheffield records may just help you to build the branches of your family tree. We've added 29,000 workhouse admission records to our collection, spanning over 200 years, in addition to 2,175 crime and courts records.

We've also added social and institutional records from Sheffield, and over 70,000 new newspaper pages.

This exciting brand-new set consists of 29,003 workhouse records from Sheffield in Yorkshire. These transcriptions span an impressive 215 years.

Next up we're staying in Yorkshire with an existing collection of court records, to which 2,185 transcriptions have been added, spanning from 1769 to 1938.

We also added 1,259 records to our Sheffield social and institutional collection this week, consisting of exam records from the Norton Free School.

We added a brand new Scottish title to our newspaper collection this week and updated six existing publications. Explore new pages from Sussex to Selby...

Here's a full rundown of all that's been added:

New titles:

  • Cumbernault News, 1961-1991

Updated titles:

  • Bo’ness Journal, and Linlithgow Advertiser, 1885-1887, 1890-1891
  • Eastbourne Herald, 1988
  • Larne Times, 1930
  • Market Harborough Advertiser and Midland Mail, 1969-1972, 1974, 1976-1980, 1983-1988, 1990
  • Selby Times, 1917
  • Thetford & Watton Times, 1917

Have you made a surprising family history discovery? Whatever you've uncovered about your past, we'd love to hear about it. You can now get in touch and tell us using this handy form.

Last week, we added Derbyshire baptisms, Boer War records and much more. Explore the full release for yourself here.