Findmypast Weekly Update

Enhanced Genealogical Data From Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography
This new collection contains 4,013 images and transcriptions supplementing the 32,866 of the Britain, Dictionary Of National Biography, 1885-1904.

It indexes the names of people mentioned who are not the primary subject of the biography. Every record will have a brief transcript and an image of the full entry. The transcript includes the name, birth year, status, and reference person.

This FMP content is historical. The current DNB, with an additional 120 years has over 65,000 biographies, and 12,000 portraits of significant, influential or notorious figures. It was recently updated with biographies of 276 men and women who died in the year 2020.

Lancashire Wills & Probate 1457-1858
This collection with 5,803 new records relating to ‘Infra Wills’, that is, estates valued at less than £40. If Lancashire ancestor passed down a small sum to their next of kin in the early 19th century, their name may just appear within this updated collection.

The collection now comprises 301,771 records. Original records are held at the Lancashire Record Office plus a small collection of records created by the Lancashire and Cheshire Records Society. These records include an image of the index books published by the society.

Most records contain: name, status or occupation, event date, place, Deanery, county, volume number, volume description, archive and reference, document ordering link.

Surrey Prerogative Court Will Abstracts, 1420-1857
This week’s biggest record update consists of 11,308 Surrey will abstracts, transcriptions and images, from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, spanning 1700 to 1858.

Each record contains a transcript of the index to the original wills. The information given varies but you can find out name, residence, names of beneficiaries, relationship to the testator (who wrote the will), and the date of the will.


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