There are over 5 million new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday, including:

New & Exclusive Parish Registers From Kent

We are pleased to announce the online publication of thousands of original Anglican parish registers in partnership with Kent County Council.

The new records have been created from over 3,000 handwritten registers currently held at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone. These registers, covering hundreds parishes across the county, have been scanned and digitised in full colour to ensure the highest possible image quality.

Over 2.6 million fully indexed baptism, banns, marriage and burial records spanning more than 400 years of Kent history are now available to search online exclusively at Findmypast.

Search Kent Records

Today’s release builds on an existing partnership between Findmypast and archives in Kent that has already resulted in the online publication of over 2.5 million Canterbury Archdeaconry records held by the Canterbury Cathedral Archives.

These new additions have been merged with Findmypast’s existing Canterbury and Kent Family History Society collections to form the most comprehensive online repository of Kent parish registers in the word with over 7.3 million records.

These new and improved combined collections include:

Kent Baptisms

Discover when and where the baptism took place, as well as your ancestor’s parents’ names, professions, and residence.

Search Kent Baptisms

Kent Marriages & Banns

These records may reveal when and where your relative’s banns were read, as well as who announced them. These records may also reveal when and where your ancestor married, as well as the bride’s and groom’s full names and names of their fathers.

Search Kent Marriages & Banns

Kent Burials

These records may reveal where and when they were buried, as well as their spouses’ and fathers’ names.

Search Kent Burials

Ontario Genealogical Society Provincial Index

Explore this vast index covering a vast range of Genealogical information on Ontario families.

Search these records

Established by Ontario Genealogical Society volunteers in 1997, this powerful resource currently contains over 2.6 million records and will prove invaluable to anyone looking to trace their Ontario roots.

British & Irish Newspaper Update

This week we have added 126,386 new pages to our collection. We have added four brand new titles this week, with the addition of Kent title the Thanet Times, London title the Harrow Leader, and Middlesex title the Staines & Ashford News. This week also sees the publication of a curious title from 1811, the Anti-Gallican Monitor, which was published during the the Napoleonic wars.

Explore historical newspapers

We have also updated two of our existing titles: adding over 60,000 pages to the Reading Evening Post, with additions also to the Kensington Post. Updates to both titles come from the 1990s.

Source: Find My Past – Friday Blog