Oct 16, 2021

Explore New School Records and More This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

Discover your ancestors’ school days in thousands of new records and explore the latest updates to Findmypast’s newspaper archives this Findmypast Firday.

National School Admission Registers

Findmypast have added thousands of new school records from Halifax, Yorkshire spanning 1859-1922 to there ever expanding collection of British school records.

Search these new additions to gain rare insights into your ancestor’s childhood and reveal their birth date, admission year and the school they attended. You may also discover their parents’ names, father’s occupation, exam results and any illnesses that led to absence from school.

This latest tranche of school records is published in partnership with the Family History Federation and Calderdale Family History Society. The schools and years covered are:

Haugh Shaw, 1892-1922

Akroyd Place Board School, 1896-1919

Heath Grammar School, 1874-1875

Halifax School Board, 1859-1884

Halifax Technical College, 1902-1910

Now containing over 9 million records, the National School Admission Registers & Log-books collection is the result of a landmark project between schools, record offices and archives in England and Wales. Never before have so many organisations come together to create a digital version of their records. This is an ongoing project to scan and transcribe school admission registers and log-books from around the country.

Does your heritage lie in the UK’s largest county? Findmypast’s Yorkshire collection is second to none. Delve into millions of parish records, 90 regional newspapers and so much more.


Hot off the press, the latest papers to join the Findmypast newspaper Archive are:

Dial covering 1860-1864

Finsbury Free Press covering 1868-1869

Illustrated Times 1853 covering 1853-1854

Orr’s Kentish Journal covering 1860-1866

Sport (London) covering 1880

Surrey Mercury covering 1845-1847

Wellington Gazette and Military Chronicle covering 1869-1878, 1880

York House Papers covering 1879-1881

While 18 publications have been updated with additional content covering the following date ranges :

Bolton Free Press from 1836-1841 and 1847

Bury Free Press from 1995-1996

Diss Express from 1991

Fenland Citizen from 1990-1992

Fleetwood Chronicle from 1846-1849, 1851-1873, 1875-1876, 1889-1894, 1925 and 1948

Flintshire Observer from 1857-1895, 1897, 1904-1911, and 1913-1914

Glossop-dale Chronicle and North Derbyshire Reporter from 1872-1894, 1911

Grantham Journal from 1994

Kent Messenger from 1912

Lynn Advertiser from 1989, 1991-1992

New Milton Advertiser from 1991

Newark Advertiser from 1991

Newmarket Journal from 1976-1977, 1994-1996

Oxford Chronicle and Reading Gazette from 1873, 1896, 1899, 1903, 1907, 1913, 1915

Saffron Walden Weekly News from 1996

Shetland News from 1888-1892

Spalding Guardian from 1881-1884, 1887, 1890, 1892

Suffolk and Essex Free Press from 1995-1996

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