May 14, 2021

Explore Brand New Military Records and Memorials this Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

Discover remarkable war stories and more with Findmypast’s latest Friday releases. This week’s update includes new and exclusive WW2 service records, updates to Findmypast’s British medal collection, colour photos of thousands of Norfolfk headstones and memorials along with a whole host of new newspapers.

British Army Service Records

Search exclusive Scots Guards’ service records from the Second World War and beyond. Some documents even include photos.

Ronald Tillotson from Dewsbury enlisted in 1938. View his full record.

The records range from a couple of pages to complete service histories documented over many different types of army forms. This is the first time this important collection has been digitised and published online and it’s only available at Findmypast.

Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards

Discover decorated military ancestors in thousands of new medal records. The latest additions cover:

Indian General Service Medals 1854-1895, 1908-1935 and 1936-1939

China War Medal 1900

Second China War Medal 1857-60

General Service Medal 1918-1962

India Medal 1895-1902

You can focus your search on any of the above awards by selecting it from the ‘Medal type’ filter on the search page. The records can reveal important details for tracing someone’s military past including service number, rank and regiment.

Norfolk, Churchyard Graves and Memorials Image Browse

See if you can spot your Norfolk relatives’ graves or memorials in thousands of unique colour photos.

Gravestones and memorials can be full of useful family tree information. View this photo in detail.

Norfolk resident Louise Cocker provided these amazing photos. Louise’s mission is to document all of the graves and memorials in her home county and we’ll be adding more to the collection over time. Could you take on a similar challenge in your area? Photograph your local cemetery and give the snaps to your local family history society. Genealogists the world over will be forever grateful.


Six new papers from England, Scotland and Ireland have been published on Findmypast this week along with substantial updates to 17 existing titles. Brand new this week are;

Ballina Herald and Mayo and Sligo Advertiser covering 1891-1892, 1915-1924 and 1926-1927

Beacon (Edinburgh) covering 1821

Beacon (London) covering 1822

Glasgow Courier covering 1802

Midland Mail covering 1898, 1902-1910 and 1913-1923

Weekly Journal (Hartlepool) covering 1901-1904

While coverage has expanded in;

American Register from 1895

Argus, or, Broad-sheet of the Empire from 1841-1843

Barnsley Telephone from 1918

Blandford and Wimbourne Telegram from 1885

Bridport, Beaminster, and Lyme Regis Telegram from 1881 and 1886

Glasgow Sentinel from 1821-1823

Lancaster Standard and County Advertiser from 1907

London Daily News from 1912-1920

Lynn Advertiser from 1971-1977, 1980-1989

Nelson Chronicle, Colne Observer and Clitheroe Division News from 1893

Northern Weekly Gazette from 1924 and 1929

Pictorial Times from 1845 and 1847

Pierce Egan’s Life in London, and Sporting Guide from 1824-1825 and 1827

The Age from 1825, 1828, 1831, 1833-1834 and 1837-1845

Weekly True Sun from 1834, 1836, 1838 and 1840-1842

Weymouth Telegram from 1887

Y Tyst from 1884

Make amazing discoveries for less with a 20% discount on all subscriptions

There is still time to claim a 20% discount on any 1 and 12 month subscription but hurry, offer ends May 15th!

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