Desborough, Northamptonshire

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Westminster Archives now online

Westminster Archives now onlineJust got this press release from our good friends at Find My Past. This is just what I wanted to have at my fingertips – the contents of the Westminster Archives!! So many of my London Ancestors lived in these parishes that this is certainly a red letter day.

 

WESTMINSTER PARISH RECORDS PUBLISHED ONLINE BY FINDMYPAST.CO.UK
. Over a million baptism, marriage and burial records dating back to 1538 now available. First time that images of the original parish records from Westminster go online. Leading UK family history website
findmypast.co.uk
has today published online for the very first time parish records held by the City of Westminster Archives Centre. The Westminster Collection at findmypast.co.uk comprises fully searchable transcripts and scanned images of the parish registers, some of which are over 400 years old.

The 1,365,731 records launched today cover the period 1538-1945 and come from over 50 Westminster churches including St Anne, Soho, St Clement Danes, St George Hanover Square, St James Westminster, St Margaret Westminster, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Mary-le-Strand, St Paul Covent Garden.

Debra Chatfield, family historian at

findmypast.co.uk, said: "The Westminster Collection is one of the largest regional parish record collections we have ever published online and contains some truly wonderful gems. Family historians, wherever they are in the world, can now search this historical goldmine and uncover the fascinating stories of their London ancestors."

Today’s launch marks the start of a painstaking project to preserve digitally the City of Westminster Archives Centre’s collection, and sees the first tranche of its baptisms, marriages and burials go online. The remaining records are set to go live over the coming months, along with cemetery registers, wills, rate books, settlement examinations, workhouse admission and discharge books, bastardy, orphan and apprentice records, charity documents, and militia and watch records.

Adrian Autton, Archives Manager at Westminster Archives commented: "The launch of the Westminster Collection is of huge significance making Westminster records fully accessible to a global audience. This resource will be of immense value to anyone whose ancestors lived in Westminster and to anyone wishing to study the rich heritage of this truly great city."

The records can now be searched free of charge by visiting the Life Events (BMDs) section at

findmypast.co.uk, and then selecting parish baptisms or marriages or burials. Transcripts and images can be viewed with PayAsYouGo credits, vouchers or a full subscription to findmypast.co.uk.

The new Westminster Collection at

findmypast.co.uk joins a growing resource of official parish records from local archives, including Cheshire Archives & Local Studies, Manchester City Council and Plymouth and West Devon Records Office, with many more in the pipeline and due to go live in the coming months. In addition over 40 million parish records from family history societies can be found at findmypast.co.uk in partnership with the Federation of Family History Societies.

www.findmypast.co.uk

http://www.westminster.gov.uk/services/libraries/archives/

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Canterbury Cathedral Records

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>Find My Past has announced a partnership with Canterbury Cathedral Archives for the digitisation of the registers of East Kent parishes. The first release will be within the next few weeks and will comprise a browsable version of the registers of the Archdeaconry of Canterbury. Eventually there will also be an indexed transcript of the records.

This is great news for those with East Kent ancestry and will be most helpful during the temporary closure of the archives from February to October 2012.

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Find My Past Parish Records

Find My Past Parish RecordsIn one of my previous posts I mentioned how hard it was to find out which parishes and for what time period were covered on the Find My Past parish records collection. Being the sort of genealogist who likes to know these things I emailed Find My Past and Liam Kelly promptly replied. Many thanks Liam Find My Past Parish Records

The general link to the whole collection is

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records

but you then have to click the “next” to get to the various pages where the info is. Along the way you will go through pages that have some good descriptions of the records you are looking at. Very useful for those who are new to genealogy or who have gone along not really knowing the ins and outs of parish registers. Well worth a read.

So that you don’t have to go through all the pages if you just want to get to the listings here are the links to the actual coverage info.

Churches & Burial Grounds in City of London Collection. The lists are down the page.

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/city-of-london-burials

Burial Records.

These are from all around the country, some are county wide others from a specific parish.

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/other-burials

Marriage Records.

Like the burials these are from all around the country, some are county wide others from a specific parish.

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/marriages

Baptism Records.

Again these are like the burials & marriages.

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/baptisms

So there is the information, go and have a look to see if your parishes are covered and if they are then I can guess what you will be doing for the rest of the day !!

www.findmypast.co.uk

Warwickshire Parish Registers 1538 -1900

Warwickshire Parish Registers 1538  1900

Amongst the latest releases from www.familysearch.org 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 …. https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1462403

Here is the link to the Wiki on these records … https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/England_Warwickshire_Church_of_England_Parish_Registers_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)