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Even more new and exclusive English parish records are now online

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Niall Cullen
19 August 2022

Explore family milestones and so much more with this week's Findmypast Friday new releases.

The largest collection of British parish records online has just gotten even bigger. This week, our long-standing partnership with the Family History Federation sees another huge tranche of baptism and marriage records arrive on the site. If you've got family roots in Staffordshire or Suffolk, this is a release you won't want to miss. Plus, it's all about '90s nostalgia in our newspaper archives.

We've enhanced this set with over 307,000 new records from Suffolk Family History Society. This vast release covers 232 churches from 1813-1900.

Rickinghall, St Mary Church

St Mary's church, Rickinghall Inferior, Suffolk. Wikimedia Commons/Harvey1973.

Baptism records reveal essential information for taking your family tree back further including dates, places, and parents' names. To see the expansive list of churches and years covered in this collection, check our updated parish list.

Amongst these newest arrivals, you'll find the baptism records of famous suffragettes Millicent Fawcett and Sophia Singh.

We've added over 141,000 new baptism records from 28 Staffordshire churches and you won't find them anywhere else online. Courtesy of Burntwood Family History Group, the localities, churches, and years covered are:

  • Armitage, St John the Baptist, 1623-1921
  • Boney Hay, Wesleyan, 1894-1921
  • Brereton, St Michael, 1843-1921
  • Brownhills, Park View Wesleyan, 1868-1921
  • Burntwood, Christchurch, 1820-1921
  • Burntwood, Primative, 1870-1921
  • Cannock, St Luke, 1659-1921
  • Chase Terrace, Carmel Methodist, 1879-1908
  • Chase Terrace, Mount Calvary, 1870-1921
  • Chase Terrace, St John, 1920-1921
  • Chasetown, St Anne, 1867-1921
  • Chasetown, St Joseph, 1883-1921
  • Chasetown, Trinity Wesleyan, 1868-1921
  • Chasetown, Zion's Hill, 1865-1921
  • Farewell, St Bartholomew, 1694-1921
  • Gentleshaw, Christ Church, 1837-1921
  • Hammerwich, St John the Baptist, 1724-1921
  • Heath Hayes, St John the Evangelist, 1914-1921
  • Hednesford, St Peter, 1865-1921
  • Lichfield, St Chad, 1635-1921
  • Lichfield, St Mary, 1566-1917
  • Lichfield, St Michael on Greenhill, 1813-1921
  • Norton Canes, St James the Great, 1761-1903
  • Ogley Hay with Brownhills, St James, 1849-1921
  • Pelsall, St Michael & All Angels, 1754-1921
  • Rugeley, St Augustine, 1570-1905
  • Shenstone, St John the Baptist, 1580-1921
  • Stonnall, St Peter, 1823-1921

This brings our entire Staffordshire baptisms collection to an incredible 2.1 million records, making Findmypast the go-to destination for exploring your heritage in England's West Midlands.

Expand the Staffordshire branches of your family tree even further with over 70,000 new marriage records stretching all the way back to the 1560s.

The records, also from Burntwood Family History Group, include marriages from 19 Staffordshire churches as follows:

  • Armitage, St John the Baptist, 1625-1921
  • Brereton, St Michael, 1846-1921
  • Burntwood, Christ Church, 1845-1921
  • Cannock, St Luke, 1657-1921
  • Chasetown, St Anne, 1867-1921
  • Chasetown, St Joseph, 1884-1921,
  • Farewell, St Bartholomew, 1695-1921
  • Gentleshaw, Christ Church, 1840-1921
  • Hammerwich, St John the Baptist, 1724-1921
  • Hednesford, St Peter, 1870-1921
  • Lichfield, St Chad, 1635-1921
  • Lichfield, St Mary, 1566-1921
  • Lichfield, St Michael-on-Greenhill, 1754-1921
  • Norton Canes, St James the Great, 1755-1901
  • Ogley Hay with Brownhills, St James, 1854-1921
  • Pelsall, St Michael & All Angels, 1849-1921
  • Rugeley, St Augustine, 1570-1915
  • Shenstone, St John the Baptist, 1580-1921
  • Stonnall, St Peter, 1846-1921

If you've got Staffordshire ancestors, you'll find so much more than parish records on Findmypast. Why not peruse monumental inscriptions, see what social history records can reveal, or read the fine print in local newspapers? And if you're eager for even more Staffordshire records, keep your eyes peeled to Findmypast Fridays over the coming weeks.

With thousands of new pages from 1990-1999 added to 64 newspapers, it's time to delve into more recent history.

Stockport Times archives 1990s

Discover what was making local headlines 30 years ago - Stockport Times, August 20, 1992. Read the full paper.

Plus, we've also added six brand new titles. See all the latest releases below.

New titles:

  • Trinidad Chronicle, 1864-1885
  • Midland & Northern Coal & Iron Trades Gazette, 1875-1884 and 1886
  • Leytonstone Express and Independent, 1877-1912
  • Jarrow Guardian and Tyneside Reporter, 1872-1880, 1898, 1909-1910
  • Surrey Independent and Wimbledon Mercury, 1882-1905
  • Haltemprice & East Yorkshire Advertiser, 1995

Updated titles:

  • Birmingham News, 1994-1995
  • East Kent Gazette, 1993-1994
  • Great Barr Observer, 1995
  • Dover Express, 1993-1994
  • Sutton Coldfield Observer, 1992 and 1994-1995
  • Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, 1994
  • Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, 1995
  • Cannock Chase Post, 1993 and 1995
  • Boston Target, 1994-1995
  • East Grinstead Observer, 1994
  • Surrey Mirror, 1993
  • Northampton Herald & Post, 1993
  • Southport Visiter, 1993
  • Long Eaton Advertiser, 1904 and 1999
  • Sleaford Target, 1993
  • Staines Informer, 1993-1994
  • Leatherhead Advertiser, 1992
  • North Wales Weekly News, 1993
  • Birmingham Daily Post, 1996-1998
  • Sunbury & Shepperton Herald, 1992-1993
  • Ruislip & Northwood Gazette, 1993
  • Sports Argus, 1981-1982, 1984, 1987-1988, 1990-1991 and 1993
  • Birmingham Weekly Mercury, 1949, 1956, 1971 and 1981
  • Caernarvon & Denbigh Herald, 1986-1987
  • Stockport Times, 1992
  • Crawley News, 1994
  • Surrey-Hants Star, 1993
  • Kent & Sussex Courier, 1995
  • Dumfries and Galloway Standard, 1893 and 1993-1994
  • Faversham Times and Mercury and North-East Kent Journal, 1994
  • Accrington Observer and Times, 1995
  • Sutton Coldfield News, 1993
  • Irvine Herald, 1993
  • Caterham Mirror, 1992
  • Loughborough Echo, 1999
  • Burntwood Post, 1990 and 1993-1994
  • Harrow Observer, 1999
  • Wellingborough & Rushden Herald & Post, 1993
  • Horncastle Target, 1993
  • Wokingham Times, 1998-1999
  • Crosby Herald, 1993-1994
  • Horley & Gatwick Mirror, 1993
  • Middlesex County Times, 1999
  • Runcorn Guardian, 1900
  • Civil & Military Gazette (Lahore), 1939 and 1944
  • Kent Messenger & Gravesend Telegraph, 1968
  • Erdington News, 1908-1910
  • Plymouth Extra, 1995
  • Bedworth Echo, 1999
  • Brent Leader, 1994
  • Stapleford & Sandiacre News, 1999
  • Hoddesdon and Broxbourne Mercury, 1999
  • Derby Express, 1999
  • Birmingham Mail, 1964, 1968, 1970 and 1974
  • Ashbourne News Telegraph, 1999
  • Southall Gazette, 1999
  • Rugeley Mercury, 1993
  • Winsford Chronicle, 1999
  • Cheshunt and Waltham Mercury, 1999
  • Marylebone Mercury, 1999
  • Westminster & Pimlico News, 1999
  • Crewe Chronicle, 1999
  • Evening Despatch, 1919
  • Edinburgh Evening News, 1957

To dig deeper into the paper that piques your interest, simply filter by title on our newspaper search page and select your favorites.

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