Nov 7, 2021

Explore Thousands of New Wartime Records, Special Interest Newspapers and More with Findmypast

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

Explore thousands of new wartime records, special interest newspapers and more

Explore newly-opened 1939 Register entries, brand new baptism records and a handy new search tool this Findmypast Friday.

1939 Register

We’ve opened over 57,000 previously-redacted records from one of the most important twentieth century genealogical resources for England and Wales. Taken on the eve of WW2, the 1939 Register enables you to discover exactly where, how and with whom your ancestor were living. You can also search the register by address to explore the history of a home and see who was living there in 1939.

As the official home of the 1939 Register, Findmypast holds the most the most up-to-date and extensively-detailed version available online.

1939 Register – Special Interest Groups search

Findmypast have also created a new search feature to help you find special interest groups in the 1939 Register. Using their new search field, you can focus your research on disabled people, evacuees, refugees, heavy workers, Welsh language speakers and more.

Northumberland Baptisms

Spanning 1753-1919, delve into over 9,000 additional baptism records from several Northumberland parishes. The churches covered by Findmypast’s latest Northumberland update include:

Blanchland, St Mary


North Shields, Bankside Independent

North Shields, Low Meeting House Unitarian Chapel

North Shields, Middle Street Mission

North Shields, Secession Church

North Shields, Union St Baptist

Tynemouth, Holy Trinity (Western Town)

Tynemouth, St Peter (Low Town)

To see everything Findmypast’s growing Northumberland collection covers, check the parish list.

Durham Baptisms

Findmypast have further expanded this collection with over 3,000 records from St Paul’s Church in Ryhope. The latest releases cover 1889-1903.

Baptism records are essential for taking your family tree back further. They reveal important information on your ancestors’ lives including birth years, baptism dates and parents’ names.


Findmypast have added over 99,000 brand new pages including seven brand new special interest titles which provide an incredible snapshot of early twentieth century culture. From cars to yachts, from movies to the modern man, these fascinating, full colour titles provide vivid insights into what life was like over one hundred years ago.

Children’s Paper covering 1920-1925

Gallery Gazette covering 1921

Irish Exile covering 1921-1922

Modern Man covering 1908-1915

Motor Owner covering 1919-1930

Movie-Land covering 1921

Yacht Owner and Motor Boat Owner covering 1924

While additional pages have also been added to six existing titles, including:

Bootle Times from 1886

Leicester Evening Mail from 1917-1918

Newark Advertiser from 1931-1957

Spalding Guardian from 1903-1911, 1913-1918, 1920-1930, 1932-1934, 1944-1946, 1948-1952, 1958-1960, 1964, 1976, 1978-1979, 1982 and 1985

Staffordshire Newsletter from 1982

Stamford Mercury from 1954-1985 and 1987