Friday 26 December 2014

Start Your Family Tree Week: 50% off FindMyPast

Findmypast is celebrating Start Your Family Tree Week with a seven-day programme of new record releases (see below), exclusive content, expert advice, a webinar and a very healthy introductory 50%-off any annual subscription package.

The discount offer is valid across all four FindMyPast territories, so pick the most appropriate link from the four options below:
The offer is valid from Friday 26 December until 11:59pm on Thursday 1 January 2015. Terms and conditions can be found on the above landing pages.

To coincide with Start Your Family Tree Week, FindMyPast has also released 7.6million records. None of them are specifically Irish records, but they could be of great use in tracking down some of our migrating or wandering ancestors:
  • New South Wales Births 1889-1914: More than 2.2m entries in this index to the birth certificates from two distinct separate sets of records: the NSW Pioneers Index (1788–1889) and the NSW Federation Index (1889–1918).
  • New South Wales Marriages 1788-1945. More than 1.6m records.
  • New South Wales Deaths 1788-1945. More than 2.6m records.
  • More than 60,000 Devon Social & Institutional Records, gathered from 127 separate sources covering daily life in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Yorkshire, Sheffield Quarter Sessions 1880-1912. Some 11,000 records appear in this record set from the Quarter Sessions court, established in 1880.
  • More than 17,000 South Yorkshire Asylum admission records spanning the years between 1872 and 1910. Records can reveal not only when a patient was admitted to the asylum, but also the suspected cause of their insanity and whether or not they recovered.
  • Burial Index of Sheffield's Cathedral Church of St Peter & St Paul: More than 45,000 records dating from 1767 to 1812.
  • The People of New Lanark, 1785-1935: This collection of 41,000 records was formed using all surviving Lanark church records (baptisms, marriages, communion lists, irregular marriages and cases of fornication), Sheriff Court and High Court records (small debt and minor and major crime), as well as the Lanark prison register.
  • Revolutionary War Pensions containing the details of more than 90,000 Revolutionary War veterans and their families. Pension applications for veterans of the Barbary and Indian wars can also be found.