Hot off the press is the news that Ancestry has added Surrey Parish records 1538 – 1987 to their collection. Surrey borders London/Middlesex so those with ancestors who lived in the capital should search these records also.
The collection consists of 4 sections
Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1538 – 1812
Baptisms 1813 – 1912
Marriages 1754 – 1937
Burials 1813 – 1987
Many parishes combined the three types of records into one registers hence the 1538 – 1812 section, after Hardwick’s Act in 1754 separate registers for marriages had to be kept and then Rose’s Act of 1812 meant that separate registers were required for all three events.
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