Discover Warwickshire during World War Two

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By Daisy Goddard | April 12, 2024

From wartime to workhouse records, there are 180,000 Warwickshire additions to explore this week.

This week we added 183,015 new records from the county of Warwickshire. Delve into Second World War history in more detail than ever with new Coventry bomb damage schedules and updates to our existing Coventry Air Raid set.

There are also new Coventry workhouse registers and burials to explore. From the West Midlands to Toronto, enrich your family tree with new newspaper pages that span the globe. 

Coventry Bomb Damage Schedules 1940-1941 and Coventry Blitz, German Air Raids 1940-1941

These 74,615 new and updated records recount the German Air Raid bomb damage that Coventry suffered between 1940 and 1941.

Taylor (Lt) - War Office official photographer

Broadgate in Coventry city centre following the Coventry Blitz of 14/15 November 1940

Warwickshire, Coventry, Bomb Damage Schedules is a brand new set, comprising 73,811 images and transcriptions which cover the years 1940 and 1941.

To further bolster our Blitz record collection, we've also added 804 new transcriptions and images to our existing Warwickshire, Coventry Blitz, German Air Raids 1940-1941 record set.

If your ancestor lived through this fateful period of British history in the county of Warwickshire, you may be able to glean key information about their experiences from these new and updated records.

Coventry Workhouse Admission and Discharge Registers, 1853-1946

If your ancestor passed through the doors of one of Coventry's workhouses between 1853 and 1946, their name may appear in this new brand collection. 

There are 70,437 fascinating new workhouse additions for you to discover this Findmypast Friday.

Warwickshire Burials, 1847-1896

We also added 37,963 burial records from Coventry's London Road Cemetery this week, covering the years 1847 to 1896. 

New pages from Coventry to Canada

There are 91,584 brand-new pages for you to explore this Findmypast Friday, with 22 new and updated titles that span the globe.

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We added 100,000 brand-new record sets last week. Don't miss out - discover the full release here.

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.

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