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Marking 80 Years Since D-Day With Updates to Findmypast's World War 2 Allies Collection

7 Jun 2024 9:02 AM | Anonymous

The following is an announcement written by the folks at Findmypast:

Trace your family's remarkable D-Day stories with this week's insightful new additions. 

As we commemorate #DDay80, we've enriched our World War 2 Allies Collection with over 566,000 additional records. This handpicked collection of detail-packed records is your go-to resource for wartime family history. 

Soldiers. Nurses. Home Front civilians. Your relatives. Discover how their pasts have shaped your present this Findmypast Friday. Plus, we've released two new Yorkshire collections.

World War 2 Allies Collection

Now enhanced with records released in the past three years, this huge collection features enlistments, casualty lists, rolls of honour and more.

British Army, Royal York Rangers

Was your ancestor in this unique regiment? 

Mostly made up of prisoners evading hanging, ironically, it was praised for good conduct and gallantry.

Yorkshire, Leeds City Police 1899-1939

Spanning 40 years, this colourful collection charts the lives and careers of those who kept law and order in Yorkshire's largest city.

276,000 new newspaper pages...

We've welcomed Hunts County News to our newspaper archive this week, alongside updates to 22 other publications.

D-Day 1944

D-Day as featured in the Illustrated London News, 1944.

Here's everything that's been added to the archive this Findmypast Friday.

New titles:

  • Hunts County News, 1886-1888, 1890-1891, 1900-1911, 1913-1917, 1919-1926

Updated titles:

  • Ballymena Weekly Telegraph, 2003
  • Batley News, 1987
  • Bellshill Speaker, 1988-1989, 1992-1994
  • Belper News, 1922-1923, 1925, 1932
  • Berwick Advertiser, 1988, 1993-1998, 2000
  • Bucks Advertiser & Aylesbury News, 1987-1988, 1993-1994
  • Carluke and Lanark Gazette, 1990-1991, 1998
  • Crawley and District Observer, 1889, 1982-1984, 1986-1989, 1995
  • Dunstable Gazette, 1988
  • Eastbourne Herald, 1989, 1995
  • Harrogate Advertiser and Weekly List of the Visitors, 1990
  • Horncastle News, 1995
  • Jedburgh Gazette, 1957-1963
  • Kirkintilloch Herald, 1987-1989, 1993-1994
  • Knaresborough Post, 1988
  • Lincolnshire Standard and Boston Guardian, 1988-1989, 1993-1994, 2000
  • Lurgan Mail, 2000-2002
  • Morecambe Guardian, 1996
  • Portadown Times, 1960-1963, 1971-1977, 2000-2001
  • Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press, 1987-1988, 1993-1998, 2000-2001
  • Skegness Standard, 1986-1988, 1993-1995, 1997-2000
  • Worthing Herald, 1989, 1995

Last week we added exciting new British naval records and so much more. Explore the full release for yourself here


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