Nov 19, 2021

Search Over 22 Million New US Records This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

From obituary notices spanning all 50 states, to a focused collection documenting marriages not previously recognised during the slave trade, there is plenty to discover in our latest US update.

United States Obituaries Notices

Search over 22 million new additions to discover your ancestor’s name, birth and death years, and obituary text. Now containing over 79 million records, this vast collection covers all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and provides valuable details for tracking down an ancestor’s death record or full obituary.

This collection has been obtained from the and websites. Additional information such as images and details about the records can be found on the source’s website.

United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages

Explore almost 40,000 marriages from the Reconstruction Era documented by the Freedmen’s Bureau, including those which occurred during slavery that went unrecognized and those occurring immediately after Emancipation.

Formally, The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandon Lands, existed to help transition and offer aid to the now 4,000,000 freed African Americans across the country after the abolition of slavery. This agency is known commonly as “The Freedmen’s Bureau” in the United States and existed from 1865-1872.

These fascinating records consist of marriage registers, marriage certificates, marriage licenses and other proofs of marriages. While the amount of information varies, you will commonly find the following information:

Names of the couple

Date of marriage

Location of marriage

Ages of the couple

Names of witnesses


This week’s Findmypast Friday marks yet another milestone for Findmypast’s newspaper collection with over 46 million pages published online to date. Eight brand new papers have been added this week alone, and an amazing 86 have been updated, totalling a collective 181,690 pages. Our new titles include the Law Chronicle, Commercial and Bankruptcy Register, which named and shamed the businessmen that had fallen on hard times, and The London & China Herald, which reported commercial intelligence between the east and the west, including the trade prices of silk, tea, and cotton.

New titles include:

Beckenham Journal, 1890-1911, 1913-1914

Law Chronicle, Commercial and Bankruptcy Register, 1813-1819, 1821-1847

London & China Herald, 1867-1870

London & Provincial News and General Advertiser, 1861-1863

London and Scottish Review, 1875

London Mirror, 1872-1873, 1875-1876

Peterborough Express, 1884-1896, 1898-1910, 1913-1917

Weekly Review (London), 1862, 1864-1881

Updated titles include:

Alloa Journal, 1913-1914

Arbroath Guide, 1960

Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs, 1960-1961

Banffshire Advertiser, 1913-1914

Banffshire Herald, 1913-1914

Barking, East Ham & Ilford Advertiser, Upton Park and Dagenham Gazette, 1913-1914

Barrhead News, 1913

Bexley Heath and Bexley Observer, 1913-1914

Bolton Evening News, 1912-1914

Brechin Advertiser, 1960-1961

Broughty Ferry Guide and Advertiser, 1960-1961

Bury Free Press, 1998-1999

Cambrian News, 1913-1914

Carlisle Journal, 1913-1914

Christchurch Times, 1913-1914

Clitheroe Advertiser and Times, 1960

County Down Spectator and Ulster Standard, 1913-1914

County Express, 1913-1914

Crewe Guardian, 1913

Cumberland & Westmorland Herald, 1913-1914

Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware’s Whitehaven Advertiser, 1872

Dalkeith Advertiser, 1960-1961

Denbighshire Free Press, 1913-1914

Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer, 1960-1961

Exmouth Journal, 1913

Fermanagh Herald, 1913

Forres Elgin and Nairn Gazette, Northern Review and Advertiser, 1913-1914

Glasgow Chronicle, 1848

Hampshire Telegraph, 1960-1961

Haverhill Echo, 1998-1999

Herts & Cambs Reporter & Royston Crow, 1913-1914

Highland News, 1913-1914

Huntly Express, 1913

Irish Times, 1910

Isle of Wight County Press and South of England Reporter, 1913

Jersey Evening Post, 1913-1914

John o’ Groat Journal, 1913

Kenilworth Advertiser, 1878

Kilburn Times, 1913

Leven Mail, 1960

Liverpool Journal of Commerce, 1873, 1878, 1883

Lloyd’s List, 1914

Maidenhead Advertiser, 1913-1914

Midland Tribune, 1913-1914

Montrose Standard, 1960

Morecambe Guardian, 1960

Newark Advertiser, 1892-1895, 1898-1901, 1903, 1919

Newmarket Journal, 1998-1999

Newry Reporter, 1912-1913

North Star and Farmers’ Chronicle, 1913

Northern Chronicle and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland, 1914

Northern Scot and Moray & Nairn Express, 1913

Northwich Guardian, 1913

Nuneaton Observer, 1913-1914

Oban Times, and Argyllshire Advertiser, 1877

Orcadian, 1913-1914

Pearson’s Weekly, 1913

Penrith Observer, 1960

Port-Glasgow Express, 1960-1961

Ross Gazette, 1913-1914

Saffron Walden Weekly News, 1986-1989, 1998-1999

Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 1913-1914

Sheerness Times Guardian, 1876

Shipley Times and Express, 1960

Soulby’s Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer, 1913

Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser, 1913-1914

Spalding Guardian, 1998-1999

Stamford Mercury, 1920-1921, 1923-1925, 1927, 1930, 1937, 1946-1953

Strabane Chronicle, 1913-1914

Strabane Weekly News, 1913-1914

Suffolk and Essex Free Press, 1998-1999

Surrey Advertiser, 1877

Sussex Agricultural Express, 1959-1961

The Berwick Advertiser, 1959

The Referee, 1913

Tottenham and Edmonton Weekly Herald, 1913-1914

Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times, 1913-1914

Waterford Star, 1915-1917

West Cumberland Times, 1913-1914

Willesden Chronicle, 1913

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 1913-1914

Windsor and Eton Express, 1913

Witney Gazette and West Oxfordshire Advertiser, 1914

Workington Star, 1913-1914

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