Findmypast Friday Newsletter

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Findmypast - New record releases

What's new this week?

New records England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1920-1932

A further 54 million newly indexed records spanning the years 1921 to 1925 are now available to search. This new and improved collection now contains over 107 million records that will enable you to discover where your ancestors lived during the 1920s and early 1930s, bridging the vital gap left by the destruction of the 1931 census of England & Wales.

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Dorset Baptisms

Discover if your ancestor was born in the British county of Dorset. Search more than 387,000 transcripts from the Dorset Baptism Registers to find out your ancestor's name, date of birth and the names of their parents. These records span the years 1538 to 1978, covering more than 300 parishes across the county.

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Dorset Burials

Find out where your ancestor is buried and your ancestor's age at the time of death in this collection of Dorset burials. Use these records to expand your family tree back to the centuries before civil registration. The collection spans the years 1538 to 1995 and covers more than 330 parishes across the county.

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Did your ancestors make headlines?
Historical newspapers hot off the press this week:

Newspapers The Showman covering the years 1900 & 1902
Newspapers Broad Arrow covering the years 1917 to 1919
Newspapers The New Crusader covering the years 1917 to 1919
Plus, we've added even more coverage to these papers:

Newspaper Years added
War Office Times and Naval Review 1910-1913, 1915-1916
War Savings 1916-1918
Silver Bullet 1918-1919
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From the archives

Looking for UK ancestors between the census years? Search for them in our wider collection of England & Wales, Electoral Registers 1832-1932. This vast collection of British Library records has more than 220 million names and is an excellent way of learning about the history of your family home in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Resurfaced Records
Facts Facts & Finds

Our new and improved collection of Electoral Registers has been created by reprocessing the original documents to improve image quality and by developing a new process for picking out individual names. For the very first time, the registers can now be searched accurately by individual names in a similar way to other indexed collections currently available on the Findmypast.

Your ancestors in the 20s and 30s


3 top tips for exploring UK Electoral Registers

1 Constituencies have changed throughout the century as voting laws developed and the franchise was extended. To find your ancestor, try searching through multiple constituencies or places.
2 In some registers, first names were abbreviated. If you cannot find your ancestor by their first name, try an abbreviated spelling. For example, the name William could be listed as W or Wm.
3 Many registers will include a street index or directory at the beginning of the document. You can either get to the beginning by continuously clicking the previous button on the image screen or you can start a new search for the constituency and year and then order the results by image number.