This week’s Findmypast Fridays marks the release of Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac & General Register of Ireland 1835-1845 as well as brand new additions to our collection of UK parish and probate records from the county of Devon.

Pettigrew and Oulton’s Dublin Almanac was the first annual publication to include a street by street directory of Dublin. First published in 1834, the Pettigrew and Oulton’s Almanac not only provided a street directory but also an alphabetical list of inhabitants.

Grouped by profession, these lists record the names of many of the rural gentry and well off inhabitants of large towns in their roles as local administrators. As well as the directory, the Almanac also listed the officers of virtually every Dublin institution, club and society, as well as clergy of all denominations.

The coverage extends beyond the city of Dublin itself. Under the title of “Official Authorities of Counties and Towns”, the Almanac also lists the names of many of the rural gentry and well off inhabitants of large towns in their roles as local administrators. As with the city itself, the better known institutions and societies are also listed, as are the more prominent local clergy.

Pettigrew and Oulton’s was published until 1845 when it was superseded by Alexander Thom’s Irish Almanac and Official Directory. Thom’s Directory, also available on Findmypast, started publication in 1844 and is still in print today. PDF volumes and fully indexed version of Pettigrew and Oulton’s Dublin Almanac are now available to available to Findmypast.

Over 1.7 million Devonshire parish baptism, banns, marriage and burial records as well as over 250,000 Devon Wills Index records have also been added. Collectively spanning over 850 years, the records will prove invaluable to anyone with West Country ancestors.

To find out more about these new records, visit our dedicated Findmypast Fridays page. Be sure to check it every week to keep up to date with all the latest new additions.