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Jul 22, 2022

Brand New World War 2 Records Released by Findmypast

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

Brand new World War 2 records released this Findmypast Friday  

Findmypast adds three new record collections this week, plus English burials and updates to several historical newspapers  

Airmen Died in the Second World War, 1939-1946 

Covering both airmen and airwomen, discover if your ancestor gave their life while serving under the Royal Air Force. Brand new to Findmypast, there are over 129,000 transcripts to explore.  

Bomber Command Losses, 1939-1945 

Also new this week, these records focus on your ancestors in Bomber Command. There are around 57,000 to delve into. Thanks to volunteers at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln, you may find an ancestor’s next of kin, place of burial and even their trade.  

Yorkshire, Sheffield, Air Raid Casualties, 1940-1941 

The last of our new collections spans around 650 records, and can help you find if your ancestor suffered under an air raid. You could find some standard biographical detail and an address, making these great for house history too. 

National Burial Index for England & Wales 

Around 100,000 new records have been added into this existing collection, mainly for Yorkshire. A go-to if you have ancestors from this English county to get those all-important biographical details such as birth year and death year. 

Newspapers 

Updated titles this week cover the UK and Ireland, Canada and Barbados. 

·         Aldershot News, 1977, 1981 

·         Aris’s Birmingham Gazette, 1742-1745, 1747-1760, 1762-1771, 1773-1790, 1792-1797, 1799, 1802, 1805-1807, 1810-1812, 1815-1816, 1818-1823 

·         Barbados Agricultural Reporter, 1896, 1911-1922 

·         Birmingham Mail, 1878-1879 

·         Birmingham Weekly Mercury, 1967, 1995-1997 

·         Black & White, 1897 

·         Bootle Times, 1986 

·         Bucks Advertiser & Aylesbury News, 1864-1865, 1951 

·         Cambridge Daily News, 1897, 1986 

·         Chelsea News and General Advertiser, 1988 

·         Cheshunt and Waltham Mercury, 1996 

·         Derbyshire Times, 1925-1926, 1929 

·         East Galway Democrat, 1920 

·         Edinburgh Evening News, 1951, 1954, 1956 

·         Glamorgan Gazette, 1972 

·         Harrow Observer, 1996 

·         Herts and Essex Observer, 1987 

·         Kentish Express, 1855-1871, 1893-1895, 1898-1960, 1962-1972 

·         Lewisham Borough News, 1919, 1923, 1952 

·         Munster Tribune, 1958 

·         Nantwich Chronicle, 1977 

·         Newcastle Daily Chronicle, 1928 

·         North Star (Darlington), 1920 

·         North Wales Weekly News, 1986 

·         Nottingham Evening Post, 1983, 1997 

·         Ottawa Free Press, 1903, 1907-1908, 1912, 1914 

·         Runcorn Weekly News, 1986 

·         Salford Advertiser, 1990 

·         South Wales Daily Post, 1992 

·         South Wales Echo, 1950 

·         Southall Gazette, 1989 

·         Sunday Sun (Newcastle), 1939 

·         Surrey Herald, 1988 

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