Find My Past is a European genealogy website dedicated to digitizing records from all over the world. Their emphasis is on records for England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, but they also have extensive record collections for the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States. Here’s what Find My Past subscribers can enjoy.
Find My Past Record Collections
Find My Past record collections are extensive, but two of their most popular databases include access to the British Newspaper Archives and one of the largest databases of U.S. Marriage Records. The British Newspaper titles date back to the early 18th century through the year 2000. The U.S. Marriage collection dates back to the early 17th century! Find My Past also has hard to find church and parish records from the Caribbean like Jamaica and the Bahamas.
The highly anticipated release of the 1921 Census for England and Wales is available on Find My Past. Subscribers can search the census index for free, but to see the census page image requires a one time payment per page. One census page costs about $3.50 USD.
1939 Register at Find My Past is a great help to many who have ancestral roots in the U.K. This register was created at the beginning of WWII and would be used for issuing identity cards and ration books. Personal details included name, date of birth, occupation, and marital status. Over 41 million people were recorded in the 1939 Register. Subscribers can view these for no additional cost.
Each Friday, Find My Past releases a list of new records added to their website. Take a look at the list of the new newspaper releases for today!
- Carlow Nationalist, 1883-1916
- Colonial Standard, 1858, 1864, 1866, 1868-1869, 1871, 1873, 1875-1878, 1880-1888, 1890-1895
- Cork Weekly Examiner, 1896, 1898-1912
- Dominica Chronicle, 1911-1915
- Dominica Guardian, 1893-1920
- Mirror (Trinidad & Tobago), 1898, 1904-1907, 1909-1911
- Voice of St. Lucia, 1885-1888, 1890-1915
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