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Jul 1, 2022

Findmypast: Celebrate 4 July With New US Records

The following was written by Findmypast:

Findmypast adds records from this key period in American history 

Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence  

Each signer of this historic document is included in this collection, new to Findmypast this week. Following a traditional genealogical style, you might uncover a personal family connection to a signer of the Declaration of Independence by following their descendants. These 18,000 records have been kindly supplied by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania, Oaths of Allegiance Lists 

Also new to Findmypast this week, with these 13,000 records you might discover if an ancestor renounced their allegiance to the British monarchy, and instead pledged support to the Continental Congress. Here, you may learn where and when your ancestor made this pledge. 

Pennsylvania, American Revolution Patriot Militia Index 

This new collection comprises 10,000 PDF records to help you discover if your ancestor was directly involved in the fighting during the American Revolution. The records normally include the name of the soldier, their rank and their type of involvement. 

Scotland Memorial Inscriptions 

Nearly 13,000 records have been added into this existing collection, with the new material covering Angus and Fife. Explore years of death, others buried in the same plot, denominations and more. 

Newspapers 

This week’s newspapers also have a North American feel, with the Gazette of the United States, the Anglo-American Times and the Canadian Ottawa Free Press.  

New titles

·         Anglo-American Times, 1865-1896 

·         East Galway Democrat, 1913-1921, 1936, 1938-1949 

·         Gazette of the United States, 1789-1798, 1803 

·         Munster Tribune, 1955-1959, 1961-1962 

·         Ottawa Free Press, 1904-1909, 1911-1915 

·         Wallington & Carshalton Herald, 1882-1897 

 

Updated titles: 

·         Brentwood Gazette, 1990 

·         Carmarthen Journal, 1998 

·         Colonial Standard, 1889 

·         Cork Weekly Examiner, 1897 

·         Derbyshire Times, 1919, 1927 

·         Dominica Chronicle, 1910 

·         Dominica Guardian, 1921 

·         Ellesmere Port Pioneer, 1990 

·         Harrow Observer, 1987 

·         Irvine Herald, 1989 

·         Llanelli Star, 1991 

·         Mirror (Trinidad & Tobago), 1901-1902, 1908, 1914-1915 

·         Stanmore Observer, 1991 

·         Westerham Herald, 1890

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