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Jessie O'Hara
13 January 2023

This week sees the release of 460 years of documented history.

From school records to monumental inscriptions, it's time to enrich your family tree. Here's a rundown of everything that's new this week.

We've added 7,859 records to this collection, all from Halifax, Yorkshire.

"A Concise History of the Parish and Vicarage of Halifax, in the county of York", circa 1836.

A Concise History of the Parish and Vicarage of Halifax, in the county of York, circa 1836.

These records come from the following 10 schools:

  • Warley Road - Girls
  • Warley Road - Boys
  • Warley St John
  • West Vale - Boys
  • Central St Hebden Bridge, Hebden Bridge
  • Cottonstones National, Sowerby
  • Ripponden Zion Evening, Soyland
  • Cloughfoot Evening - Todmorden
  • Cornholme Board, Todmorden
  • Old Town Evening, Wadsworth

In them, you'll find information such as full name, age, and years attended. Some records will also have parents' names, home address and the last school attended.

These records can be crucial for building a bolder picture of your ancestor's early life.

We've added 1,731 new records to this collection, all with images.

A war memorial from the Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions.

A war memorial from the Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions. View this record here.

These inscriptions come from five different burial yards:

  • Feltham Prison
  • Hampton, St Mary
  • Hayes, Victoria Lane Burial Ground
  • Littleton, St Mary Magdalene
  • Staines, Quakers

They will give you information such as full name, death year, place, and - where legible - the full inscription. Each transcript also has a document link, which will give you very detailed information on the burial yard or church.

Glamour at the Archive

We've updated two of our titles this week, and for the second release in a row, one of them is our hailed specialist title the Picturegoer. Perfect for any cinephile, this paper documented the inner-workings of Hollywood stardom in the run-up to its golden era.

Updated titles:

Have you heard the news? To celebrate one year of the 1921 Census, we're offering 21% off selected subscriptions until Sunday 15 January, 10am GMT. And yes, that includes our Premium subscription, which will give you unlimited access to the 1921 Census. What are you waiting for?