Jul 9, 2021

Explore Brand New British Army Lists and Caribbean Family Records This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

Immerse yourself in family history research this weekend with thousands of new records to explore. Here’s a rundown of what’s new on Findmypast.

British Army Embarkation Lists, 1871-1889

This detailed collection documents British Army soldiers who were drafted to India in the late 19th century.

There are over 100,000 transcripts in this collection taken from original embarkation returns held in the British Library’s India Office Collection. They can reveal your army ancestors’ names, ages, service numbers, ranks, regiments, the date they left for India and the ship they travelled on.

St Kitts & Nevis Baptisms 1716-1881

Delve into thousands of new baptism records from the Caribbean islands of St Kitts & Nevis.

An old map of St Kitts (St Christopher) & Nevis, circa. 1775.

Spanning from 1716-1881, the records reveal essential family tree information including names, parents’ names and addresses.


It’s a bumper week of releases with 13 new papers and updates to six others. Brand new additions include:

Aberystwyth Observer covering 1869, 1874-1884, 1887-1895 and 1899-1910

Censor or Satirical Times covering 1846

Dissenter covering 1812

Douglas Jerrold’s Weekly Newspaper covering 1846-1851

Emigrant and the Colonial Advocate covering 1848-1849

English Mail covering 1860

Evening Star (London) covering 1843

Fleetwood Express covering 1889, 1896-1917 and 1919-1920

Jewish Record covering 1868-1871

London Free Press covering 1827

London Mercury 1836 covering 1836-1837

Monthly Times covering 1842 and 1844-1849

National Standard covering 1858 and 1860

Findmypast have also published pages from additional years in the following newspapers:

Haslingden Gazette from 1915

Morning Herald (London) from 1855-1860

Northern Guardian (Hartlepool) from 1901-1902

Swansea Journal and South Wales Liberal from 1899-1900

The News (London) from 1808

Weekly Chronicle (London) from 1836-1840 and 1851