The following announcement was written by Findmypast:
This latest Findmypast Friday updates features modern death records, exclusive parish registers and unique wartime indexes. Read on to find out what’s new this week.
Due to 100 year privacy rules having expired, Findmypast have just released over 821,000 new Catholic records from 1921, covering baptisms and marriages from the City of Brotherly Love.
The latest update includes:
Each record includes both transcripts and images of the original document. As well as revealing vital dates and locations, these exclusive sacramental registers will enable you to discover the names of your ancestors’ parents and spouse.
Search over 353,000 new modern death records that are now available to search in their own standalone collection,
When combined with England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007, this set sees Findmypast’s death record coverage for the two countries span an impressive 183 years.
Findmypast have also created a distinct record set for recent Northern Ireland deaths which has been expanded this week with over 5,000 new records.
The entire collection now stands at over 92,000 records. In it, you can discover your ancestors year of birth, year of death and where they lived.
Unique to Findmypast, this useful index can help you trace high-flying family members from World War 2. Containing over 32,000 transcripts, each result records an act of gallantry by the recipient whose name and key regimental details was published in The London Gazette
The award of a MiD or ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’ was signified by the wearing of an oak leaf emblem on the ribbon of the War Medal. This followed on from the convention adopted during the First World War when the MiD emblem was worn on the ribbon of the Victory Medal. A person could be MiD on multiple occasions but only one oak leaf emblem was ever worn.
While additional pages have been added to: