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Women’s Land Army Service Cards 1939-1950

This new-to-FMP collection contains 128,440 service records, offering details about those who served in the Women’s Land Army during World War II. It’s sourced from TNA, Kew. The Land Army was vital to supporting the war effort by carrying out essential agricultural work.

Records include:

  • Name
  • Marital Status
  • Date of Birth
  • Enrollment details

This collection is also on Ancestry although these 128,440 records mean FMP has a few more.

Ireland Land Commissions

Findmypast continues to expand its Irish holdings with 741,255 newly added Irish Land Commissions records. These records, spanning 1891 to 1920, document tenants who were able enough to purchase their farms with financial assistance from the UK government, from their landlords. Around 13.5 million acres, the vast majority of the farm land of Ireland, was acquired by occupying tenants prior to Independence. Discover:

  • Purchaser’s name
  • Seller’s name
  • Townland
  • County
  • Acreage: in acres “a”, roods “r” and perches “p”
  • Rental valuation: in pounds “£”, shillings “s”, and pence “p”
  • Tenement valuation: in pounds “£”, shillings “s”, and pence “p”

Northamptonshire Militia Lists 1762-1819

An additional 13,351 records bolster the existing early Northamptonshire Militia Lists on Findmypast to 26,819 records. Militia lists offer a snapshot, prior to the nominal census and civil registration, often with details including:

  • Name
  • Year recorded
  • Occupation
  • Place

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