Discover and celebrate North American ancestors with thousands of new records
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By Niall Cullen
We're marking Canada Day and American Independence Day with Revolutionary War records, life event indexes and more.
We hope you're all enjoying a week of celebrations for Canada Day and American Independence Day. We're joining the festivities this Findmypast Friday by bringing you a raft of new releases from both countries.
Do you have roots in the Canadian province of Manitoba? Discover family milestones in brand new birth, marriage and death indexes.
We've just released:
Essential for growing your family tree, birth, marriage and death records can reveal your ancestors' names, next of kin and where they lived.
Unlock family heroes' names, ages and addresses with this historic census. It documents the lives of American War of Independence veterans.
This special census can also reveal the names of multiple family members, a feature not included in the main 1840 US census.
Not everyone in British America wanted independence. Trace those loyalists and their intriguing stories in this unique collection of publications.
This record set consists of 22 combined publications from across British America covering everything from orderly books to subscription lists.
This small but eye-opening record set lists enslaved people who answered Lord Dunmore’s call to arms during the American Revolution.
Compiled from a number of sources, we've created a searchable index of all known individuals who joined Dunmore's unit. In it, you'll discover their names, aliases, ages, and, in some cases, what became of them after the war.
Three new papers have joined our archives this week, including a publication designed for British emigrants moving to America. Plus, we’ve updated 12 other papers with extra pages. Brand new to the site are:
While we've added more pages to these newspapers:
- Dundee Courier from 1997
- Evening Irish Times from 1901-1904 and 1906-1914
- Gorey Correspondent from 1873-1874, 1877-1878 and 1881
- Halifax Evening Courier from 1898
- Larne Reporter and Northern Counties Advertiser from 1871-1872, 1874, 1876, 1884, 1888-1889, 1891, 1899-1900 and 1903-1904
- Luton Times and Advertiser from 1855
- Morning Herald (London) from 1865-1869
- Rochdale Times from 1913
- Seren Cymru from 1851
- Staffordshire Newsletter from 1934-1971 and 1973-1985
- Teviotdale Record and Jedburgh Advertiser from 1857
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser from 1991-1992
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Happy Friday! Join Alex at 4pm BST for a look at this week's latest records, Revolutionary resources, how our ancestor's holidayed and more..... QUESTION OF THE WEEK: if you could take a trip with any of your ancestors, who would it be, where would you go and why?Posted by Findmypast on Friday, July 2, 2021