There are 1,499,920 new “FindMyPast” records to search this week!
Middlesex, Brompton Cemetery Records
OVER 645,000 RECORDS Search through thousands of records from one of one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. Each result includes both a transcript and image of the original document digitised from the original register held by the National Archives. Records may reveal your ancestor’s death year, age at death, residence and burial date.
England, Cheshire School Records, 1782-1950
OVER 423,000 RECORDS
Were your ancestors educated in the English county of Cheshire? Search records covering more than 120 schools across the county to discover your ancestor’s birth date, residence, father’s name, the name of their school and years attended.
British Army, British Red Cross Society Volunteers 1914-1918
OVER 243,000 RECORDS
Discover your Red Cross ancestor’s name, birth year, rank and service history with a collection of records from the British Red Cross website. Additional information about the records, including images of original VAD cards, can be found on the source website.
Mississippi, Tippah County Records 1836-1923 Image Browse
OVER 115,000 RECORDS
Browse through records related to deeds, chattel deeds (personal property), and probate case files from Mississippi’s Tippah County Courthouse. The records will provide the names of grantors and testators, residences, names of witnesses, and dates of transactions.
Ireland Military Pensions and Medals 1916-1922
OVER 52,000 RECORDS
Learn about the service history of ancestors who served during the Easter Rising or the War of Independence as a member of the Óglaigh na hÉireann, National Army, Irish Republican Army, Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army, or Cumann na mBan
ADDITIONAL RECORDS FOR EXISTING SETS
Greater London Burial Index
New records: 19,619
Total records: 1,690,022
Covering: Over 300 Anglican and non-conformist parishes across Greater London
Discover: Birth year, death year, burial date, occupation, religious denomination, address, and burial location
FACTS AND FINDS
Designed by Benjamin Baud, Brompton Cemetery was opened in June, 1840. Opened by the West London and Westminster Cemetery Company in response to the shortage of burial spaces in London, it’s one of seven large cemeteries surrounding the capital city, known as the Magnificent Seven, established by private companies. Located on the western border of Chelsea and Kensington. Many notable figures have been buried in the cemetery over the years, many of whom can be found in the records, including:
- Sir Henry Cole – An inventor and civil servant, Cole is credited with introducing the world to the first commercial Christmas card in 1843.
- Emmeline Pankhurst – The Pankhurst family were leaders of the women’s suffragette movement. Emmeline died in June 1928, a short time before women were given equal voting rights.
- Long Wolf – A Native American Chief, Long Wolf died while touring with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. His body was later exhumed and reinterned at Pine Ridge, South Dakota. The records show that the burial plot originally belonged to William Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill.
- Henry Augustus ‘Gus’ Mears – The founder of Chelsea Football Club.
- General Michał Tadeusz Karaszewicz-Tokarzewski – The founder of the Polish resistance movement during the Second World War. After the war, the Polish General settled in England and became the General Inspector of the Armed Forces of the Polish forces in exile.
Next week’s update will include more UK vital records as well as new US additions covering Missouri and Connecticut.
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