If you have not been able to find the parish records you need in any other place, you may need to do some old-fashioned searching. Fortunately, that is easier than it used to be with the GENUKI website. The name comes from ‘Genealogy of the UK and Ireland.’ Start off at the GENUKI main page.… Continue reading Accessing Parish Records – Record Offices
Here is how you can access parish records in FamilySearch. It’s not the same as using the other websites, but not totally dissimilar, either. You do not need to be logged in to search (only to view the records) but since membership is free, why not start off by signing in? Not a member? Click “Create… Continue reading Accessing Parish Records – FamilySearch
Many parish records are available online, and the best places to look for them are Ancestry, Find My Past, and My Heritage. There’s FamilySearch as well, but I will cover that in the next post. Just bear in mind that there is no simple way to work out where the records you are looking for… Continue reading Accessing Parish Records – Genealogy Sites
Today, I will attempt to give a synopsis of why parish records may have been lost, and also where you may be able to locate those that have survived. For some details, I am indebted to the book Tracing Your Georgian Ancestors 1714-1837 by John Wintrip. I did say I would explain where you might… Continue reading Availability of parish records
Prior to 1 July 1837, when civil registration began, the records of the various Church of England parishes in England & Wales were extremely important. By their nature, they did not record information about everybody within the parish.