Findmypast Weekly Update

Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902

Covering the years 1899-1902, 24,088 new transcriptions have bolstered this existing collection.

Don’t look for Canadians. I found only one listed, George A S Sparkes of Strathcona’s Horse. That’s out of a total of 7,368 Canadians and 12 Nursing Sisters who served in South Africa. Strathcona’s Horse embarked 28 officers, 512 other ranks from Canada for South Africa in March 1900.

Find information on Canadians from the Library and Archives Canada research guide South African War, 1899-1902 – Service Files, Medals and Land Applications .

Derbyshire Births & Baptisms
An additional 13,932 non-conformist baptism transcriptions, from 1760 to 1966 appear this week. This collection, now totalling 1,251,107 entries, including duplicates. It’s published in partnership with Derbyshire Family History Society, the Family History Federation and FamilySearch Intl.

Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions, Exley Cemetery
The Yorkshire monumental inscriptions collection was also updated this week with 6,979 additional records between the years 1626 and 2023.
There seems to be confusion about the cemetery name. Exley does not appear in FMP’s Yorkshire monumental inscriptions parish list. Google maps, and a sign on at the entrance shown on Street View indicate a name Elland Cemetery with address 30 Exley Ln, Exley, Elland HX5 0SW, United Kingdom

One Reply to “Findmypast Weekly Update”

  1. In 2016 I located a newspa[er article written by one of my Snell friends in Brackley’s grandfather, about his experiences in the Boer War. It was printed in an Oxford newspaper. Easy to find on FMP. Cheers, BT

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