Archives for April 2014

Shropshire Parish Records now online

I have just received this Press Release from our friends at FindMyPast………

Leading UK family history website has today, 26 April 2014, published online for the first time parish records held by the Shropshire Archives as the latest instalment of their 100 in 100 promise to launch 100 record sets in 100 days.

Spanning 1538 to 1900, the Shropshire Collection comprises approximately 2.1 million fully searchable transcripts and 155,000 scanned colour images of the parish registers. A selection of Anglican, Methodist and Non-Conformist registers from well over 200 Shropshire parishes from Abdon to Yockleton are included in the collection.

The records comprise –

Baptism 1537 – 1900
Banns 1760 – 1900
Marriages 1538 – 1900

1538 – 1900

Before English Genealogists get too excited I should point out that not all the 100 records sets in a 100 days cover the UK. So far there have been some American and Australian records as well as UK datasets. However it would be a very unusual family who didn’t have a few members who set sail for greener pastures and adventures!


I’m Back–well sort of !!!

Hi Readers of MadAboutGenealogy website,

As you will have been aware I have not blogged for quite a few months, this was due to a family member being unwell and me needing to give them my 100% attention. No time to write about the long dead, the living had to be my full focus. As things improve I am hoping to get back to adding more content onto the site.

Some of you may be aware that I lived in New Zealand so hardly in the midst of English Genealogy, due to the family situation I have re-located back to England (I was originally a Hampshire lass!) so the bonus is that I am now in the heart of English Genealogy so can keep you updated with all the latest news as it happens.

So stick with me as I get back into the swing of blogging on my favourite subject Smile