FINDMYPAST.COM ADDS MORE NEW RECORDS TO ITS ONLINE COLLECTION - City of London Burials Index, 1871 census and outbound passenger lists are all expanded
Findmypast.com, the UK family history website, has added a number of new data records to its existing online collection, bringing the total number on the site to well over 500 million records.
Firstly, burial records from 75 more parishes have been added to the City of London Burials Index, which now contains 350,000 records of burials within the Square Mile of London, many pre-dating civil registration in 1837. The earliest record is dated 1742, while the majority cover the period 1788 to 1855.
Two more counties have also been added to the 1871 census on findmypast - Yorkshire and Suffolk. There are now 13 complete counties on the website's 1871 census - Cornwall, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Glamorganshire, London, Middlesex, Norfolk, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire. Like all the censuses on findmypast.com, the new counties can be searched by name of person or by address, and also by a number of different fields, such as occupation or age.
In addition, a new decade - 1930 to 1939 - has been added to the outbound passenger lists at ancestorsonboard.com. These records now extend from 1890 to 1939 and contain details of passengers traveling on outbound voyages from all British ports to long-distance destinations. As well as potentially helping customers knock down their own family history research brick walls, the new decade also contains many records of broader historical interest. For example, within the new decade is a record of one Professor Albert Einstein traveling on 7 October 1933 from Southampton to New York.
Paul Yates, Head of Product & Services at findmypast.com, commented: "We're really pleased to be adding three new sets of data to our site this month. Now our customers have even more opportunities to find their ancestors at findmypast.com. By using the cross-database search facility on the home page, they can instantly search all these exciting new records, as well as the original collection, and getting a list of search results for your ancestor is still free at findmypast.com."