Monday, 16 July 2012

FMP UK's mammoth month continues with London Docklands

FindMyPast UK has today added a collection of London Docklands baptism records to its database. The parishes involved – in Stepney and Bethnal Green ‐ were among the poorest in the sprawling capital and many Irish migrants settled in their slums.

The collection is small, just 13,000 entries, and most of them are for the late 17th century, but could be worth checking if your Irish ancestry dates back that far. Details are as follows:
  • St Dunstan, Stepney — 1689-1697, 10,062 records
  • George In the East, Stepney — 1893-1901, 2,403 entries
  • St Andrews, Bethnal Green — 1843-1876, 760 records.
These records are the latest in a mammoth run of new releases. FMPUK has released more than 2.2million records in the last month bringing new parish baptism, marriage and burial records from Wales, East London, Sheffield & Yorkshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Plymouth & West Devon from 1568 right the way up to 1999. In addtion to the Docklands records detailed above, the following English records were released:
  • Sheffield Baptisms — 1852-1940, 16,997 entries
  • Sheffield Marriages — 1848-1991, 26,512 entries
  • Cleveland Baptisms — 1600-1869, 22,343 entries
  • Greenwich Burials — 1748-1793, 12,832 entries
  • Lincolnshire Marriages — 1700-1837, 49,184 entries
  • Devon Baptisms — 1900-1999, 5,275 entries
  • Devon Burials — 1626-1927, 1,111 entries
  • Ryedale Baptisms — 1790-1886, 2,176 entries
  • Sheffield Burials — 1767-1802, 31,470 entries
  • Merionethshire Baptisms — 1568-1894, 8,316 entries
  • Merionethshire Marriages — 1568-1837, 1,744 entries
  • Merionethshire Burials — 1568-1899, 6,258 entries
There were also 2 million new Welsh records, so those whose family sailed to Wales in search of work can now seek them out from nearly 6 million parish entries from the counties of Anglesey, Brecknockshire, Caernarvonshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Glamorganshire, Merionethshire, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire and Radnorshire
  • Baptisms — 2,083,430 records covering 1538-1912
  • Banns — 557,078 records covering 1603-1927
  • Marriages — 1,226,650 records covering 1539-1927
  • Burials — 2,057,453 records covering 1539-2007
FindMyPastUK seems determined to be the database of choice for those whose ancestors lived or settled in England or Wales!