New Records at FindMyPast

More good news to help us with our research.  We really do need to keep our eyes open!  Every Friday is “FindMyPast Friday”  as they add new records to their website every Friday! This past week was very significant for my research and I was interested to read about their new records – they send me an email – and you can read about the new records at – I don’t think you need a subscription.

Over 3.4 million new records are available to search at FindMyPast – yes that is one weekly update!  Among the records added are the parish registers for Leicestershire and Rutland – both transcripts and images of the registers – along with Banns and Wills and Probate and even some Marriage Licences.

I have an ancestor John Guy from East Bridgford, a pretty but small village in Nottinghamshire,  who married in Nottingham an Elizabeth from Bottesford in 1824. I was grateful for the parish register transcripts (but not images) from the Nottinghamshire Family History Society but had great difficulty finding any online records from Leicestershire.  I worked hard to find my Margaret from Leicestershire and eventually felt I had found some information about her family – that her surname was Lamb and also found her birth and christening dates –  and that her father was William Lamb and her mother Ann Crowdal.  Now I can see the actual entries in the parish register – and got a surprise!  William was a widower when he married Ann!  I  have more research to do and hopefully more ancestors to find.

Talking about keeping your eyes on changes, we just reactivated the blog for the Red Deer FH Fair   This event will take place on Saturday 8 April 2017 – so mark your calendar and watch the blog for information on the schedule and registration.

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