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New English parish records on Findmypast

Even more new and exclusive parish registers

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Niall Cullen
11 June 2021

We've added thousands more English Catholic records this Findmypast Friday. Plus, which records did you vote onto the site?

If you have English Catholic ancestors, you'll want to search our latest record releases. Read on for all the details on what's new this week.

We’ve added thousands more Catholic baptism, marriage, burial, and congregational records. These exclusive resources cover the dioceses of Birmingham, Middlesbrough, and Westminster. You can now search:

3 top tips for tracing English Catholic ancestors

  1. Use Findmypast’s name variant tool to account for the many Catholic records that were written in Latin
  2. Our ‘Diocese’ search field allows you to focus your search on the most relevant region
  3. Between 1754 and 1837, only Church of England marriages were legal, so search beyond Catholic marriage collections

For more advice on making the most of Findmypast's exclusive Catholic Heritage Archive, read our comprehensive guide.

After winning 50% of your votes in last week’s community poll, we’ve added over 1,900 new entries to this important Great War collection.

As well as names, ranks, and service numbers, the records reveal details you won't find elsewhere, like illness or wound descriptions and how long the injured soldiers stayed at a medical facility.

Spanning from 1801-1803, Morning Herald (London) has joined our newspaper collection.

Morning Herald (London), 29 January 1803. Read the full page.

Plus, we’ve expanded these four papers’ archives with extra pages:

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Have our latest releases steered your family story in a different direction? Maybe they've helped you break down a long-standing 'brick wall'. Wherever your past has taken you, we'd love to hear about it. Get in touch on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.