Findmypast Weekly Update

The North of England is the focus this week.

City of York Electoral Registers 1848-1938
Ninety years of electoral registers, 1.76 million records.

These records will give you a name, place, district and address. However, check the original image, too – you may find extra information such as the type of property and whether it was rented or owned.

Durham Baptisms
Over 16,000 records, indexed and with images of the original, are added to this collection.

These records span  257 years, between 1664 and 1921, and cover 19 churches across the county. These churches include those of Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, and Methodist faiths and even cover the Unitarian Free Church in Sunderland.

Find a full Durham parish BMB list here.

Northumberland Baptisms
The 9,500 new additions to this collection, indexed and with images of the original, brings the total number of records to 758,000.

They cover 1571-1921, a wider span than the previous additions, 11 churches across Northumberland – check out the complete parish list here.

These include Anglican, Roman Catholic, and Presbyterian churches, and the All Saints Dissenter church of central Newcastle. The information will vary from record to record. You may be able to gather parents’ names and occupations, helping you trace multiple generations.

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