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Dec 16, 2022

Findmypast Adds Surrey and US Records

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

Surrey and US records added this Findmypast Friday 

Explore English and US roots with this week’s new records 

Five new newspaper titles have been added, including updates to a further 68 

Plus, get25% off selectedFindmypast gift subscriptions until December 23 – the perfect last-minute gift  

This is the closest thing we have to a census for this time period, where men over the age of 18 were requested to sign one of three oaths to declare their support of the Protestant Reformation in England. You may find your ancestor’s name, parish and county while exploring the 132,304 new records.

New this week, this collection explores the genealogies of families that made contributions to the development of Philadelphia during the Colonial era. The families are mainly of English, Welsh or German descent, and the detail covers the 18th and 19th centuries, with some going further back still. What you’ll find will vary for each family, but you’ll normally find key biographical details, and sometimes extra clues such as letters or burial locations.  

Another 4,700 records have been added to this existing set from the 1883 publication Croydon in the Past. The person who compiled it was local to the area and noted down details of headstones on their walks. While the information available varies, you may see small biographies on the original images, in addition to a birth year, next of kin, and a last residence.  

Five new newspapers have been released this week, with more pages added to a further 68. 

(The long list of newspapers and more may be found at: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/surrey-states-protestation.) 

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