Friday, 1 March 2019

FindMyPast uploads big bundle of Liverpool records

FindMyPast has added a sizeable bundle of records from Liverpool – the city once known as the second capital of Ireland. An estimated three quarters of today's population is estimated to have Irish roots, so there is good reason to expect that searching through Liverpool's historical parish, workhouse and school collections could prove rewarding for family historians looking for 'lost' ancestors who either passed through the port or settled in the growing city and nearby towns and villages.

Roman Catholic Records
The record sets released today include more than 1.4million Roman Catholic sacramental and congregational records making their online debut. Published in association with the Archdiocese of Liverpool, these collections cover 47 parishes, span 1754 to 1988, and include both a transcription and an image of the original documents. The Liverpool records have been added to each of the following collections:

Liverpool Workhouse Registers
Within this collection are some 2.5million records found in admission and discharge registers, classification lists, registers of the sick, and other documents from seven institutionsL Fazakerley Cottage Homes, Kirkdale Industrial Schools, West Derby Union Workhouse, Olive Mount Children's Home, Sefton General Hospital, Toxteth Park Workhouse, Walton Workhouse, and West Derby Union.

Admission and discharge registers typically note the inmate's religion, last residence, name and address of nearest relatives, and admission and discharge dates. Classification lists recorded children as orphans, illegitimate, deserted, child of parents undergoing punishment, child of widows or widowers, or child of lunatics. These records also contain lists of children sent to Canada; these provide the name and address of the foster parents, the ship's name and the date the child was sent.

Lancashire Church of England Parish records
More than 2.2million parish baptisms, marriages, burials and congregational records have been added to FindMyPast's collection of Lancashire Church of England parish records. The new indexed additions cover 157 parishes across the city and span the years 1653 to 1991. They are also available to browse.

School Records
Over 646,000 additional records covering hundreds of schools across Liverpool and Lancashire between 1807 and 1952 are now available to search in this collection. The most recent additions include admissions, withdrawals and log books that will enable you to learn more about your ancestor's early years.

These records may reveal a variety of details about your ancestors including birth dates, admission years and the schools they attended. You may also be able to discover their parents' names, father's occupation, exam results and any illnesses that led to absence from school.

England & Wales Non-Conformist Records
Over 50,000 additional records have been added to FindMyPast's collections of England & Wales Non-Conformist births and baptisms, marriages and burials covering Methodist churches in the English port city of Liverpool. The new additions span over 100 years of the city's history between 1800 and 1915 and are available to search within the following collections: