Findmypast.co.uk Launches More New Records And Lowers Prices
Released on: August 31, 2011, 10:09 am
Industry: Consumer Services
Findmypast.co.uk, a leading UK family history website, has
been adding to its existing collection of over 40 million parish
records for England & Wales dating back to 1538.
The company has launched over 18,000 baptism, marriage and burial records from
London & Kent dating from 1825-1871, covering the parishes of Greenwich and
These follow hot on the heels of 79,842 parish records from Gwent (formerly
Monmouthshire), spanning the years 1634 to 1933, which were also published on the
site recently. These records cover the parishes of Chepstow, Shirenewton, Bedwellty,
Beaufort, Mynddislwyn and Risca. Monmouth workhouse baptisms and burials are also
included. Gwent Family History Society are providing these records on
findmypast.co.uk as part of an on-going project between findmypast.co.uk and the
Federation of Family History Societies to publish more parish records online, making
it possible to trace back ancestors long before the start of civil registration in
20,000 burial records from the St Mary parish of Lambeth for 1819-1838 were also
published online at findmypast.co.uk, supplied by East Surrey Family History
Society, along with 128,000 burial records for the years 1802-1846 from the East
Kent Burial Index.
Findmypast.co.uk has also announced the lowering of its prices, with full, annual
subscriptions to the website, which allow access to all the historical records on
the site, and annual foundation subscriptions both now cheaper than ever before.
Both include the complete 1911 census for England & Wales.
Paul Yates, Head of findmypast.co.uk said: "We're committed to making family
history as affordable as possible, while still ensuring that we continue to deliver
a steady stream of fascinating, new family history records to our customers every
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Leading UK family history website findmypast.co.uk (formerly 1837online.com) was the
first company to make the complete birth marriages and deaths indexes for England &
Wales available online in April 2003.
Following the transcription, scanning and indexing of over two million images, the
company launched the first website to allow the public easy and fast access to the
complete indexes, which until then had only been available on microfiche film in
specialist archives and libraries. The launch was instrumental in creating the
widespread and growing interest in genealogy seen in the UK today.
Findmypast.co.uk has subsequently digitised many more family history records and now
offers access to over 750 million records dating as far back as 1538. This allows
family historians and those interested in genealogy
to search for their ancestors among comprehensive collections of military records,
census, migration, occupation directories, and current electoral roll data, as well
as the original comprehensive birth, marriage and death records.
In November 2006 findmypast.co.uk launched the ancestorsonboard.com microsite in
association with The National Archives to publish outbound passenger lists for
long-distance voyages departing all British ports between 1890 and 1960.
As well as providing access to historical records, findmypast.co.uk is also
developing a range of online tools to help people discover and share their family
history more easily, beginning with the launch of Family Tree Explorer in July 2007.
In April 2007, findmypast.co.uk's then parent company Title Research Group received
the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2007 in recognition of
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