Aug 20, 2021

Search New Burial, Army and Knighthood Records This Findmypast Friday

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Search new burial, army and knighthood records this Findmypast Friday

Where will your past take you this week? A London cemetery? Back to World War 2? Or maybe there’s a knight in the family you’ve yet to discover. Read on to find out What’s new this Findmypast Friday.

British Army, Royal Engineers Other Ranks: Casualty Cards

These detail-rich records cover casualties during and after World War 2. Consisting of both transcripts and images of original documents, these records will enable you to uncover information on their injuries, next of kin and more.

Harold North’s card shows his father’s name and address, his army number and when and where he was listed as a casualty. View the full record.

Findmypast is home to a host of useful collections for tracing the stories of Royal Engineers. Delve into tracer cardsjournals and more to uncover and commemorate their exploits.

Greater London Burial Index

Is your ancestor buried in London? This vast collection has grown again with thousands of new additions from Southwark and Chiswick.

Following today’s update, the Greater Burial Index now includes new records from:

Chiswick, 1856-1866

Southwark, St George the Martyr Workhouse, 1835-1874

Southwark, St Olave, 1848-1866

This ever-growing resource now contains over 2 million records. See Findmypast’s parish list to see which cemeteries timeframes are covered.

Britain, Knights of the Realm & Commonwealth Index

Findmypast have updated this collection of notable knights and dames with the latest entries from the Queen’s Honours lists.

This index spans several centuries, with entries dating back to pre-1500 and continuing on to present day. Each result will provides transcript that includes birth years, biographies, award types and death years (if applicable) and more.


With 13 new titles and updates to 26 more, Findmypast’s newspaper collection continues to grow. This week’s new arrivals include:

British Miner and General Newsman covering 1862-1867

Cannock Chase Examiner covering 1874-1877

Forest of Dean Examiner covering 1874-1877

Glasgow Chronicle covering 1844-1848 and 1850-1857

Lancaster Herald and Town and County Advertiser covering 1831-1832

Liverpool Journal of Commerce covering 1872, 1874-1877, 1879-1881, 1884-1885, 1910-1915, 1918-1920, 1922-1924, 1926, 1928-1929, 1931, 1935 and 1939-1940

Manchester Examiner covering 1846-1848

Nuneaton Times covering 1875

Preston Pilot covering 1842, 1877 and 1879

South Staffordshire Examiner covering 1874

Stalybridge Examiner covering 1876

Stockton Examiner and South Durham and North Yorkshire Herald covering 1878-1879

Stretford and Urmston Examiner covering 1879-1880

While additional pages have been added to:

Atherstone, Nuneaton, and Warwickshire Times from 1879

Barrow Herald and Furness Advertiser from 1863-1873 and 1876-1879

Blackpool Gazette & Herald from 1874-1879

Blandford and Wimborne Telegram from 1874-1879

Bridport, Beaminster, and Lyme Regis Telegram from 1865 and 1877-1878

Central Glamorgan Gazette from 1866-1879

Cradley Heath & Stourbridge Observer from 1864-1880

Darlington & Richmond Herald from 1867-1879

Denton and Haughton Examiner from 1874-1879

Dewsbury Chronicle and West Riding Advertiser from 1869-1879

Dorset County Express and Agricultural Gazette from 1858-1879

Glasgow Courier from 1844-1848, 1850, 1853-1855, 1857-1864 and 1866

Kenilworth Advertiser from 1869-1873, 1877-1879

Midland Examiner and Wolverhampton Times from 1874-1878

Northern Weekly Gazette from 1860-1862, 1865, 1868-1879, 1911 and 1917

Pontypridd District Herald from 1878-1879

Poole Telegram from 1879

Potteries Examiner from 1871-1874 and 1876-1879

Runcorn Examiner from 1870, 1874-1877, 1879 and 1892

Shropshire Examiner from 1874 and 1876-1877

Stockton Herald, South Durham and Cleveland Advertiser from 1858-1866, 1868-1876 and 1879

Swansea and Glamorgan Herald from 1847-1867, 1870-1872, 1874-1879, 1886-1888 and 1890

Tamworth Miners’ Examiner and Working Men’s Journal from 1873 and 1875-1876

Warrington Examiner from 1869 and 1876-1879

Weymouth Telegram from 1860-1871, 1873, 1875, and 1877-1878

Widnes Examiner from 1876-1877