The following announcement was written by Findmypast:
With over 1.6 million Welsh electoral records and census substitutes from the Caribbean, where with this week’s Findmypast Friday update take you?
Search over 5,000 brand new additions to fill any gaps in your family tree. Exclusive to Findmypast and now containing over 3.3 million transcripts and images, these records will enable you to discover English and Welsh ancestors who left estates that incurred an inheritance tax.
Created by the Estate Duty Office (later to become the Inland Revenue), each result will provide you with the name and address of the testator, their date of death as well as the name and address of the administrator. The information captured by this index may also help you obtain copies of original entries from the Death Duty Register and track down your ancestors will or administration.
Containing over 1.6 million records, this expansive collection details over 80 years of electoral registers and Burgess Rolls for the Borough of Swansea in West Glamorgan.
Each result will provide you with the name, address and “qualification” of the individual who had registered to vote making them a valuable census substitute. Electoral registers are also and excellent resource for exploring the history of your home or local area.
Search these early name lists for early settlers of the islands of Anguilla, Antigua, Montserrat, Nevis and St Kitts (St Christopher Island). Containing roughly 6,000 transcripts, this collection will provide you with the names, race, gender and location of the islands’ inhabitants as well as the date they were recorded and, in some instances, their title, age, occupation, nationality, and parish
This week sees 116,740 new pages, eight brand-new Welsh titles and updates to 28 existing publications join Findmypast’s ever expanding newspaper archive.
Caerphilly Journal, 1914-1943
Herald Cymraeg, 1858-1900, 1902, 1904-1911, 1913-1916
Porthcawl Guardian, 1933-1961
Porthcawl News, 1910, 1912-1925
Newport Gazette, 1857-1869, 1891
Cardiff Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, 1875-1881, 1883-1886, 1888-1889
Y Gwyliedydd, 1877-1883, 1885-1887, 1889
Rhondda Socialist Newspaper, 1911-1914
Atherstone News and Herald, 1911-1912, 1950
Saffron Walden Weekly News, 1985, 1993
Hull Daily News, 1879, 1896-1899
Coleshill Chronicle, 1874
Fleetwood Chronicle, 1845
Press (London), 1860
Sun & Central Press, 1871
Grantham Journal, 1971, 1998-1999
Herts and Essex Observer, 1981
New Milton Advertiser, 1993
London and China Express, 1916-1917, 1921
Fenland Citizen, 1993
Newark Advertiser, 1992
Stamford Mercury, 1954, 1985
Spalding Guardian, 1893-1894, 1903, 1921, 1976
Diss Express, 1993
Y Tyst, 1893
Glamorgan Advertiser, 1950
Kilmarnock Standard, 1875-1891
Flintshire Observer, 1899, 1912
South Eastern Gazette, 1875