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Explore stories of immigration and so much more this Findmypast Friday

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By Daisy Goddard

7 July 2023
Findmypast Friday new records 7 July 2023

Discover your ancestors’ lives in more detail than ever, with 255,156 new records and 44,391 pages added to our newspaper collection.

This week, we’ve added an all-new set of 17th-century naturalization records, spanning almost 100 years of British and Irish history. We've also updated our Lincolnshire Baptisms and Herefordshire Burials. This Findmypast Friday, there’s lots to explore. Read on for all the details.

With 12,959 new records from the 17th century, you may be able to find out if your ancestor became a British citizen in this collection of naturalization records.

Naturalisation records on Findmypast

These records are compiled from William A Shaw's Letters of Denization and Acts of Naturalization for Aliens in England and Ireland (1603-1700). It was published by The Huguenot Society of London in 1911. They reveal names, dates of naturalization, and places of origin.

We've bolstered our baptism records this week with 231,796 additions for the county of Lincolnshire spanning from 1539 to 1922. Check our Lincolnshire parish list to see the churches covered in this latest tranche of records.

Baptism records are essential building blocks for every family tree. They reveal crucial information for your family story, including baptism dates and locations and parents' names.

If your family has roots in Herefordshire, you'll want to explore the latest additions to our burial records. We've added 10,401 transcriptions from Herefordshire to our national collection covering the years 1631-1812.

Published in partnership with the Family History Federation, this national index of burial records holds an abundance of detail on the people listed within. You can find out names, ages, years of death, burial dates and places, and more.

There are 44,391 new pages to explore within our newspaper collection this week, with three new titles and updates to a further 18.

New titles

Updated titles

  • Armley and Wortley News from 1895
  • Bingley Chronicle from 1893
  • Bradford Observer from 1872
  • Bury and Norwich Post from 1872
  • Eltham & District Times from 1914
  • Kerry News from 1913 and 1916
  • Leeds Evening Express from 1876
  • Limerick Echo from 1905, 1907 and 1921
  • Malton Messenger from 1885
  • Newmarket Journal from 1943-1944, 1950-1955, 1960 and 1966
  • Northern Echo from 1911
  • Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette from 1874
  • Selby Times from 1871 and 1900
  • Stalybridge Reporter from 1895, 1898, 1900-1901, 1903-1906, 1908-1910 and 1912
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Herald from 1866-1872, 1874-1879 and 1963
  • Streatham News from 1908, 1929, 1939 and 1944
  • Wexford and Kilkenny Express from 1885
  • Worcester Journal from 1912

Visit our newspaper archives and filter by title and date to explore any of the newest additions that pique your interest.

Where will your past take you this week? Whether you're piecing together an immigrant's story or exploring final resting places in Herefordshire, we'd love to hear about your discoveries. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to share your stories.