Jul 2, 2021

Findmypast Helps You Celebrate North American Ancestors With Thousands of New Records

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

Findmypast mark Canada Day and American Independence Day with new Revolutionary War records, Canadian life event indexes and more in this week’s Findmypast Friday update.

Manitoba Vital Records

Do you have roots in the Canadian province of Manitoba? Discover family milestones in brand new birth, marriage and death indexes. The new Manitoba records now available to search on Findmypast include;

Over 107,000 Manitoba birth records

Over 56,000 Manitoba marriage records

Over 76,000 Manitoba death records

Essential for growing your family tree, birth, marriage and death records will reveal important dates and locations as well as the identities of parent’s, spouses and children.

United States, Census of Revolutionary War Pensioners, 1840

Explore the veterans and widows of the American Revolution by identifying them on the list of pensioners, taken as part of the United States Federal Census of 1840.

In 1840, a census was undertaken of surviving revolutionary war veterans and widows as part of the sixth census of the United States. The material consist of transcripts and images that are listed geographically, starting with Maine and moving south. This special census may provide names of multiple family members, which is not included in the population schedule of the 1840 US census.

United States, British Loyalists

Not everyone in British America wanted independence. Trace those loyalists and their intriguing stories in this unique collection of publications.

This record set consists of PDF images from 22 combined publications from across British America, covering everything from orderly books to subscription lists.

United States, Lord Dunmore’s Ethiopian Regiment, 1776

This small but eye-opening record set lists enslaved people who answered Lord Dunmore’s call to arms during the American Revolution.

Compiled from a number of sources, Findmypast have created a searchable index of all known individuals who joined Dunmore’s unit. In it, you’ll discover their names, aliases, ages and, in some cases, what became of them after the war.


Three new papers have joined the Findmypast archives this week, including a publication designed for British emigrants moving to America. 12 existing titles have also been updated with additional pages. 

Brand new to the site are:

American Settler covering 1880-1892

Essex Times covering 1870, 1873, 1875, 1878, 1880-1882, 1884-1888, 1890-1896, 1898-1899, 1903-1907 and 1909-1913

Kentish Express covering 1979-1982

While new pages and date ranges have been added to:

Dundee Courier from 1997

Evening Irish Times from 1901-1904 and 1906-1914

Gorey Correspondent from 1873-1874, 1877-1878 and 1881

Halifax Evening Courier from 1898

Larne Reporter and Northern Counties Advertiser from 1871-1872, 1874, 1876, 1884, 1888-1889, 1891, 1899-1900 and 1903-1904

Luton Times and Advertiser from 1855

Morning Herald (London) from 1865-1869

Rochdale Times from 1913

Seren Cymru from 1851

Staffordshire Newsletter from 1934-1971 and 1973-1985

Teviotdale Record and Jedburgh Advertiser from 1857

West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser from 1991-1992