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Mar 4, 2022

English Burial Records and a Snapshot of Women’s History Released This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

Findmypast release further burial records for Lincolnshire, a fascinating petition from 1659, plus 22 new historical newspapers  

Quaker Women’s Petition, 1659 

This week, discover if your early female ancestor campaigned for religious tolerance in England. This petition, in support of abolishing tithes, could help you find your ancestor’s name and location back in 1659.  

Lincolnshire Burials 

Over 50,000 new burial records have been added for four cemeteries in Lincolnshire, England: Horncastle, Louth, Bourne and Great Grimsby. These transcripts and original images give rich biographical detail, often including residence and marital status. 

Newspapers 

Findmypast have added 22 brand new historical newspapers to their archive this week, plus updates to a further 57 titles.   

New titles: 

·         Abingdon Free Press, 1902-1910, 1912-1916 

·         Ayrshire Weekly News and Galloway Press, 1879-1889, 1891 

·         Bedfordshire on Sunday, 1986 

·         Birmingham News, 1986-1987 

·         Burton Trader, 1986 

·         Chatham Standard, 1986 

·         Greenwich and Deptford Observer, 1879-1909 

·         Harrow Informer, 1986 

·         Horley & Gatwick Mirror, 1986 

·         Hounslow & Chiswick Informer, 1986 

·         Macclesfield Express, 1988, 1990 

·         Methodist Times, 1885-1902 

·         Oban Telegraph and West Highland Chronicle, 1881-1886, 1888-1891 

·         Scottish Border Record, 1881-1892 

·         Sevenoaks Focus, 1989 

·         South Devon Weekly Express, 1909-1913, 1915-1945, 1949-1954 

·         Stockport Express Advertiser, 1986 

·         Sutton Coldfield News, 1986 

·         Uxbridge Leader, 1986 

·         Weekly Scotsman, 1879-1890 

·         Welsh Gazette, 1899-1900, 1903-1910, 1912-1951 

·         Woolwich Herald, 1896-1900, 1902-1904, 1906-1931