Findmypast.com Adds 23 Million Records and 121 Million Newspaper Pages from Around the World
Newly added collection documents hundreds of years of significant life events and media headlines
LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2013) – Findmypast.com, an international leader in online family history, has published more than 23 million new records and 121 million pages of U.S. and world newspapers to its already extensive collection of historical records. New records, including Irish birth, marriage and death records, highlight important life events for our ancestors. Researchers can find their ancestors in a newspaper article among thousands or find their grandfather’s military service documented through World War II Enlistment Records. Those with a criminal in their past can find their ancestors throughout the extensive United Kingdom’s Courts, Crimes and Convicts record set.
The United Kingdom criminal records collection is the largest collection of historical criminal records from England and Wales to be published online, and is published in association with the National Archives (U.K.). These unique records offer a fascinating look at the colorful details of the criminal side of society from 1770 to 1934.
Another collection, the U.S. Veteran’s Gravesites, contains 7.6 million death records of people who served or are related to those who served, and are buried in various Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries, state veteran’s cemeteries, or other military gravesites. This collection offers a chance to trace the family members who answered the call to service, and is especially useful for genealogists who may not have a clear picture of details surrounding a particular ancestor.
“The new U.S. and world newspapers on findmypast.com broaden the scope of our collection to countries such as Denmark, France and even South Africa,” said D. Joshua Taylor, lead genealogist for findmypast.com. “This gives users an amazing opportunity to explore the events their ancestors lived through.”
The full collection of records recently added by findmypast.com includes:
Australia and New Zealand
Findmypast.com’s expertise at digitizing historical records and uniting communities provides the tools to help people connect with their past and present.
These collections of records and newspapers are available across all international sites. All new record additions to any one international site are also added to all other international sites.
To learn more about findmypast.com or to get started on your own family history search:
Findmypast.com (owned by brightsolid) is the U.S. site of findmypast, an international leader in online family history. Findmypast connects people to core and unique U.S., English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Australian and New Zealand records dating back as far as 1200.
Findmypast.com is owned by brightsolid online publishing, a British-owned world leader in online genealogy, with over 45 years’ experience in family history and a record of online innovation in the field of family history nearly two decades long. With nearly 18 million registered users across its family of online genealogy brands, brightsolid hosts more than a billion genealogical records from across the globe. The company reported a 75 percent growth in turnover and a 47 percent growth in gross profits in its most recent published accounts and was voted Best Genealogy Organization in the Online Gene Awards.
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