Findmypast Weekly Update

Norfolk, Churchyard Graves and Memorial Transcriptions, previously released as a page-by-page browsable collection, are now fully searchable. Included are 266,158 records from memorials photographed by the licensor, Louise Cocker, with entries as late as 2021. It consists of 345 places, including ruined or abandoned cemeteries and some locations which are now usually off limits to non-military personnel. I was hoping Bradwell would be included . . .  alas.

Britain, Naturalisations 1844-1990 has 98,346 entries.
Over 70% are for the 1960s and 1970s, and only 13 before 1940. According to the release information, the records usually include a combination of the following information:

Age or date of birth
Names of parents, or spouse and children, if applicable
Place of origin and original nationality
Naturalization certificate date and number

Russia was the origin of the most significant number of naturalized, followed by India and Poland.

Other records added this week are for the Caribbean — St Vincent’s most populous parish, St George — for 1765-1820, there were 3,475 baptisms and 1,534 marriages.

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