NEW to FindMyPast: DC Thomson staff photograph collection, plus 175,000 Cumberland family history records

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23 September 2019
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A unique photographic record of men and women of the publishing company D C Thomson, Dundee, who volunteered to serve in the Second World War is the latest addition to the FindMyPast genealogy website.
NEW to FindMyPast: DC Thomson staff photograph collection, plus 175,000 Cumberland family history records Images

A unique photographic record of men and women of the publishing company D C Thomson, Dundee, who volunteered to serve in the Second World War is the latest addition to the FindMyPast genealogy website.

The unique collection has portrait images of men and women employed with DC Thomson in Dundee, who volunteered to serve during the Second World War. DC Thomson, the long established Dundee based publishing company, is the parent company of Findmypast. DC Thomson is best known for publishing The Evening Telegraph, The Dundee Courier, The Dandy and the longest running British children’s comic, the Beano.

Most of the staff depicted were employed at the Meadowside headquarters, which is still in operation today. The photo album contains each employee’s:
  • date of enlistment
  • name
  • notable details
  • most have an accompanying photograph, many in uniform. A number of those listed were sadly captured, went missing or were killed

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Cumberland baptism, marriage & death records

The new FindMyPast additions also include:

Cumberland baptisms

Did your ancestors live on the Scottish border? Search over 76,000 Cumberland baptisms to find out. These transcripts and images of original documents include a combination of your ancestor’s baptism date, baptism place, residence, parents’ names and father’s occupation.
This collection has been provided by the College of Arms.
 
The College of Arms is the official heraldic authority for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and much of the Commonwealth including Australia and New Zealand. The records cover the parishes of Dacre, Dalston, Great Orton, Holme Cultram, Kirkoswald, Lamplugh, Lanercost, Millom, Penrith, Skelton, Whicham and Wigton.
 
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Cumberland marriages
 
Add new branches to your family tree with over 37,000 new parish marriages. Each result includes both a transcript and image of the original document. The details listed include the date of the marriage and where it took place as well as the ages, residences and father’s names of both the bride and groom.
 
This collection has been provided by the College of Arms and covers the parishes of Crosthwaite, Dacre, Dalston, Great Orton, Holme Cultram, Kirkoswald, Lamplugh, Lanercost, Millom, Penrith, Skelton, Whicham and Wigton.
 
Explore here.
 
Cumberland burials
 
Discover the final resting place of your Cumberland ancestors with more than 61,000 new burial records. These transcripts and images will reveal a combination of your ancestors’ burial date, burial place and residence at time of death. 
 
These College of Arms records cover the parishes of Crosthwaite, Dacre, Dalston, Great Orton, Holme Cultram, Kirkoswald, Lamplugh, Lanercost, Millom, Penrith, Skelton, Whicham, Wigton.
 
Explore here.