Data: Scottish Highland Poor Law records

New at Findmypast: Find out if your Highland ancestors fell on hard times with more than 9,000 new poverty relief records. These detailed transcripts can reveal a wide range of information about your ancestors, a description of the relief they received, location, their occupation, residence, earnings, the names and earnings of their relatives, how poor … Read more

New AncestryDNA communities bring people and places together

Ancestry, the family history and consumer genomics website, has launched an update to its AncestryDNA service, adding county-level detail to UK ethnicity results and bringing the total number of UK communities to 73. One of many innovations available to users as part of the AncestryDNA test, communities take your DNA story one step further, connecting … Read more

Data: Wigtownshire parish lists

New release from Findmypast: Scotland, Wigtownshire & Minnigaff Parish Lists 1684. Search for your Scottish ancestors in parish lists containing over 53,000 names. First published in 1916 by the Scottish records society, the lists consist of “nominal Rolls of all persons, male or female, over the age of 12 years, resident within their respective parishes – … Read more

Data: Shetland newspaper notices

New release from Findmypast: Scotland, Shetland Newspaper Marriage & Anniversary Notices 1872-2018 Search over 47,000 marriage and anniversary notices printed in the Shetland Times between 1872 and 2018. Newspapers can an incredible resource when tracing your family tree, they reveal the daily lives of our ancestors, allowing you to further understand an ancestor’s place within … Read more

Data: Kent parish registers released

Family history website Findmypast has announced the online publication of thousands of original Anglican parish registers in partnership with Kent County Council. The new records have been created from over 3,000 handwritten registers currently held at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone. These registers have been scanned and digitised in full colour to ensure the … Read more

Data: Berkshire baptisms

New release from Findmypast: Berkshire Baptisms Index Over 31,000 additional records coving the parishes of Beenham St Mary, Bray St Michael, Cholsey St Mary, Kintbury St Mary, Reading St Giles, Reading St Mary, Remenham St Nicholas and Tilehurst St Michael are now available to search. Each record comprises a transcript of the original baptism register. … Read more

Data: Kent Poor Law and occupational records

New release from Findmypast: Kent Poor Law and Occupations Search for you Kent ancestors in this index of more than 2,000 poor law and occupation records. The records include church registers, alehouse keepers’ licenses and poor law documents that may reveal a variety of details relating to you ancestor’s birth, baptism, death, residence and occupation. … Read more

Data: Dalkeith census of 1834

New release from Findmypast: Scotland, Midlothian, 1834 Dalkeith Census Search for your ancestors in the 1834 census for Dalkeith, Midlothian. The collection contains over 5,000 transcripts that that will reveal a combination of your ancestor’s address, age, occupation, place of worship and corresponding details for their fellow household members. If they were a child at … Read more

Data: Criminals in Scotland 1801-1917

New release from Findmypast: Scotland, Criminal Database 1801-1917 Search this database of more than 130,000 records of Crown Office Precognitions and High Court Trial Papers to find out if your ancestor was ever in trouble with the law or the victim of a crime. Each record includes a transcript of the original document that, depending … Read more

Data: People of Banffshire

New release from Findmypast: Scotland, People of Banffshire 1334-1851 Explore more than 28,000 extracts that taken from original Kirk Session minutes. Responsible for parish business, and the morals of the parishioners, the Kirk Session was the lowest level of a church court and minutes typically contained a detailed account of the parish business. Banffshire is … Read more