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British Army Service Records - Scots Guards 1799-1939

Over 4,000 records consisting of 140 years' worth of personnel files and enlistment registers pertaining to the Scots Guards have been added to our collection of British Army Service records. The Scots Guards, part of the Guards Division, is one of the Foot Guards regiments of the British Army. Their origins lie in the personal bodyguard of King Charles I of England and Scotland and the regiment has a long and proud history of service to the sovereign in times of war and peace.

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Containing roughly 7.8 million records, Findmypast's British Army service records is one of the most significant British Army collections available online. The collection includes a myriad of Army forms including attestation papers, medical forms, discharge documents, pension claims, and proceedings of regimental boards.

Queensland, Mackay, Funeral notices and funeral director records

Queensland, Mackay, Funeral notices and funeral director records consists of over 44,000 transcripts of records kept by the local firms Melrose & Fenwick and Mackay Funerals as well as funeral notices published in the Daily Mercury. The indexes of funeral parlour records will reveal your ancestor's age at death and funeral date. You may also be able to obtain additional information from the Mackay Family History Society at a small cost, which might include such details as death date, funeral order date, who ordered the funeral, cause of death, doctor's name, death place, family members, funeral cost, burial place, plot number, whether an inquest was held, and type of coffin.

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The Daily Mercury Funeral notices run from 1955 to 2012 and will reveal your ancestors age, birth year, death year and date, burial year and date, and place.

Pennsylvania baptisms 1709-1760

Pennsylvania baptisms contains over 4,500 transcripts of original baptism records kept by Christ Church, Philadelphia. Founded in 1695 as a parish of the Church of England, Christ Church played an integral role in the founding of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States.

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Pennsylvania burials 1816-1849

Pennsylvania burials contains over 1,000 transcripts of original death records from Susquehanna County.

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United States Marriages

Over 17,000 new records covering the state of Pennsylvania have been added to our collection of United State Marriage records. The entire collection now contains over 140 million records.

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Irish Newspapers

Over 177,000 new articles and two brand new titles, the Tyrone Courier and the Mayo Constitution, are now available to search in our collection of historic Irish Newspapers

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