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Scotland, Forfarshire (Angus) Dundee Poor Lists 1821-1840

Did your Dundonian ancestors fall on hard times? Explore this collection of more than 2,400 poor relief records to find out. In mid-19th century Scotland, the plight of the poor was intolerable. These records include orphans, the sick, disabled and the insane. Able-bodied unemployed were classed as vagrants and told to seek work.

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Scotland, Forfarshire (Angus), Dundee Militia Lists 1801

Search returns by constables and schoolmasters listing men between the ages of 19 and 30 who were liable for service in the militia in accordance with the Militia Acts in Forfarshire. Each transcript will reveal a combination of your ancestor's name, occupation and address.

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Irish Parish Register Archive, ffolliott Collection

Explore three new collections of Irish baptisms, marriages and burials compiled by the renowned genealogist Rosemary ffolliott. These records mainly cover the counties of Cork, Limerick, Dublin and Monaghan, however there are also records overwhelmingly taken from Church of Ireland (Episcopalian) parish registers that date between the 1950s and 1990s.

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1939 Register Update

To mark the 80th anniversary of the 1939 Register on 29 September, we have made over 79,000 closed records searchable for the first time. In the three years since the Register was first launched, Findmypast has matched millions of ‘closed records’ to multiple data sources to correctly confirm the date and location of death for individuals recorded. These new additions are currently exclusive to Findmypast, the official home of the 1939 Register.

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Did your ancestors make headlines?

Historical newspapers hot off the press this week:

Northern Daily Times covering the years 1853, 1856-1857 & 1859-1861
North British Daily Mail covering the years 1852, 1858, 1870-1871, 1875, 1882, 1888, 1898 & 1901
East of Fife Record covering the years 1870-1917

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Liverpool Standard and General Commercial Advertiser 1832-1833, 1835-1836, 1838-1850, 1854-1856
Aberdeen Press and Journal 1996

Aberdeen Evening Express


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Records of the world

Explore your Spanish heritage with over 12 million transcripts of baptisms, marriages and burials spanning the years 1502 to 1950. These records will provide you with important dates, locations, the names of family members, and will generate hints against the details stored in your Findmypast family tree.

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The 1939 Register - 80 Years On

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On the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, we look back to the 1939 National Register.

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Facts & Finds

Dubbed ‘The Wartime Domesday Book’, the 1939 Register was the most comprehensive survey of the population of England and Wales ever taken. On 29 September, just after war had been declared, 65,000 enumerators were employed to visit every house in England and Wales to take stock of the civil population. The information recorded was used to issue identity cards, plan mass evacuations, conscription, establish rationing and co-ordinate other war-time provisions. In the longer term, the Register went on to play a central role in the establishment of post-war services like the NHS.

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Every house has a story. Search a location using our exclusive 1939 Map Search feature to uncover the history of your home. Simply enter a street name and town to get started.

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