We are pleased to announce the release of over 884,000 new Irish newspaper articles and over 304,000 UK records as part of this week’s Findmypast Friday. The latest update to our collection of historic Irish newspapers has seen the addition of 9 new titles as well as substantial additions to existing titles while this week’s new UK additions include new birth, marriage and death records from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Irish Newspapers

9 new titles and over 884,000 new articles have been added to our collection of Irish Newspapers. The new titles include the Connaught Watchman, Galway Mercury, Dublin Morning Register, Statesman, Westmeath Journal, Kerry Examiner, Limerick and Clare Examiner, Journal of the Chemico - Agricultural Society of Ulster and Allnut’s Land Schedule.  Significant additions to existing titles include over 103,000 new articles from the Northern Whig, over 80,000 from the Waterford Mail and over 65,000 from the Tipperary Free Press.

The full collection now stands at 50 titles, contains over 4.2 million articles, and covers 152 years Irish history between 1748 and 1900.

UK  Records

Channel Islands, Births and Baptisms, 1820-1907 contain over 40,000 records. The majority of the records list births and baptisms from the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The Bailiwick includes all ten parishes on the Island of Guernsey as well as the smaller islands of Alderney and Sark. A smaller number of records from the Island of Jersey can also be found in the collection.

Each record contains a transcript of the original source material which usually lists a child’s name, year of birth, date of baptism, place of baptism and the names of their parents.

Isle of Man, Births and Baptisms, 1821-1911 contain over 52,000 records covering 20 of the Islands 24 administrative districts. The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency.

Each record contains a transcript of original source material. The amount of information varies but record will typically list the child’s name, place of birth, year of birth, date of baptism, place of baptism and the names of their parents.

Isle of Man, Marriages, 1849-1911 contain over 170,000 records and cover 32 towns, villages and churches on the island.

Each record contains a transcript of original material. The amount of information varies but records will typically list the bride and groom’s names, ages, the date of their wedding, the place of the wedding and the names of their parents.

Isle of Man, Deaths and Burials, 1844-1911 contain over 42,000 records

Each record contains a transcript of original material. The amount of information varies but records will typically list the deceased’s name, date of birth, date of death, place of death, place of burial and date of burial.

Remember to check our dedicated Findmypast Fridays page every week to keep up to date with the latest new additions.