Over 101 million UK, US and Australian records have been released on Findmypast as part of last week's Findmypast Friday.

Over 100 million of these new records have been added to our US collection. Extensive additions have been made to our US Military, Census & Substitutes, Life Events and Immigration & Travel collections and substantial additions have also been made to PERiodical Source Index.

Over 415,000 Will books from News South Wales have been added to our collection of Australian records, and over 861,000 birth, marriage and death records from the English county of Gloucestershire are also now available to search.

US Records

An incredible 75 million records have been added to our collection of US Immigration and travel records. Consisting of Passenger lists, Arrivals and Naturalisation records, these new additions have substantially bolstered our existing collection which now contains over 110 million records.

Over 1.1 million records containing the details of soldiers who fought in the Indian Wars, Civil War and both World Wars have been added to our collection of US military records.

Over 11.5 million records have been added to our collection of US Census & Substitute records. Among these new additions are censuses from the States of California, Minnesota, South Dakota, Alabama, Florida and Colorado.

Over 13 million records have been added to our US Life Events collection. The new additions include birth, marriage and death records from 11 different states.

PERSI update

The PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) has once again been updated with the addition of over 12,000 images. This update includes images from publications around the United States and beyond, including historical society yearbooks, genealogy magazines, State-specific collections and county registers to name but a few. New Images, only available to view at Findmypast, have been added to 32 existing titles that span 200 years of American history (1827-2012). Searching PERSI has never been easier as Findmypast’s powerful search tools allow you to find exactly what you’re looking for quickly and easily. You can filter your PERSI searches by name, location, subject, periodical title, publisher, year of publication and keywords.

New South Wales Will Books

The New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, contain over 415,000 wills containing beautiful images of the original handwritten documents only available online at Findmypast. The records are copies of original Will Books held by the State Records Authority of New South Wales and include the wills of a number of individuals from other states and countries, typically in cases where the individual was a resident of New South Wales but their last place of residence was outside the state, or where they had originated from overseas and left legacies to family members back home.

The Will books can be used to discover more about your family tree or simply investigate how the rich and famous lived. Famous figures that can be found within the Will books include the first Prime Minister of Australia and Justice of the High Court, Edmund Barton; legendary soldier, engineer and administrator, Sir John Monash; and Ludwig Leichhardt, the Prussian explorer, who famously vanished during an expedition in 1848.

Gloucestershire Parish Record Indexes

Over 861,000 Baptism, Marriage and Burial records from the English county of Gloucestershire have been added to our collection of UK Parish records. The Gloucestershire, Bristol baptism index 1660-1914 contains over 411,000 records, the Gloucestershire, Bristol marriage index 1644-1939 contains over 273,000 records and Gloucestershire, Bristol burial index 1625-1950 contains over 176,000 records. Each record consists of a transcription of the original document.


Visit our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to see full lists of and learn more about the 101 million plus records that have just been added to Findmypast.