Kent 1/4 Sessions & Court Files, 1600-1883

The latest update from FamilySearch shows that images of Kent Quarter Session & Court Files 1600 – 1883 are now available for searching. These aren’t indexed and you will have to search them page by page as we used to do in pre internet days !!

However if you haven’t used quarter session records before then you are in for a treat. They give so much information that isn’t found elsewhere. What a joy to have such records being scanned and now online.

You will need to sign up for a Familysearch account, but this is very easy.

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Family Search Indexing

clip_image002If you would like to help the genealogy world then indexing is the way to go. In the past I have helped index, census, monumental inscriptions, wills and parish registers, all projects have given me a great sense of achievement. Of course I have also greatly benefited from other peoples indexing work, so why don’t you come and join in and start indexing.

The LDS are always keen to have volunteers for their indexing projects. You don’t need to be a Church member to become an indexer.

More information can be found at …….

Community Trees

clip_image002In the April issue of WDYTYA magazine there is a very useful article about how to get the best out of It is written by Sharon Hintz who is the director of the London Family History Centre. Sharon is an excellent genealogist who really knows her subject.

One of the items in the article caught my eye because I had used this dataset, but couldn’t seem to find it later on the website. It was Boyd’s Inhabitants of London and I had found it had one or two entries for my Pottinger family. I have to admit I hadn’t spent much time looking on the site and had put it in the “must get back and search for this properly” bin !!

Anyway below is the link for that dataset, but even if that doesn’t interest you take a look at all the other datasets on offer. There are items from all round the world, but Surrey Visitations, info on Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire & Royal and Noble Houses with Colonial American Connections caught my eye.

I’m off to have a happy few hours searching round this part of the Familysearch site as soon as I have finished this post!!

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Warwickshire Parish Registers 1538 -1900

Amongst the latest releases from are some English records.

These records are indexes of the original registers, unlike the previous post there are not any scanned images available. However they are still a very useful resource for tracking down ancestors in Warwickshire.

Here is the link to the indexes ….

Here is the link to the Wiki on these records …


Cornwall Parish Registers 1538 – 2010


Amongst the latest releases from are some English records.

The info on Cornish parish registers is ….

Cornwall parish registers containing baptisms, marriages, banns, and burials. Records are restricted for privacy reasons according to the following dates: baptisms to 1910, marriages to 1935, and burials to present. Date ranges of available records may vary by locality and availability. This collection is being published as images become available.

These records are scans of the original registers which is great, however they have not all been indexed so you may have to browse the records page by page – just like the old days when we used to trek to the Record Office !

I can recommend reading the Research Wiki before you start using these records only takes a minute or two, but it is important they you have a sound understanding of the records that you are looking at. Knowledge is King in genealogy!