Manchester Parish Records now Online at Ancestry

Manchester Parish RecordsI thought Ancestry & FindMyPast were about due to release another set of records, all genealogists need a regular hit of something new to search and Ancestry has just delivered……..

The release is Manchester parish records 1541 – 1985. The original records are held by the Manchester Libraries and Archives. A list of parishes is available online at Ancestry, in all 64 parishes are included.

A while ago FindMyPast also released a collection of Manchester records from the same source, their collection consists of apprenticeship records, cemetery & death records, school admissions & discharges, prison registers and workhouse registers.

So between the two rivals there is a splendid range of records for those with Manchester ancestors. This should keep my friend, Jill, whose family on both sides comes from within a small radius of Manchester, very happy !!

www.ancestry.co.uk

www.findmypast.co.uk

Catholic Ancestors – National Library and Family History Society

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Do you have ancestors who were of the Catholic faith? Of course prior to the falling out Henry 8th had with Rome all our ancestors attended Roman Catholic Churches, but that is another story !

The Catholic National Library is house at St Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough which is of interest to me as my father undertook building and masonry work there for quite a few years and I know the abbey well. They have a website with an online catalogue, opening hours of the library for research and other information of interest to genealogists. Well worth looking at if you have ancestors of the Catholic faith.

The Catholic Family History Society has published a number of CD’s of births, marriages, burials, and  wills etc.

  • St Anne, Junction St, Ancoats, Manchester baps 1848 – 1874
  • St Mary’s, Mulberry Street, Manchester  baps 1820-1831
  • St Patrick’s, Livesey Street, Manchester baps 1832-1860
  • St. Patrick’s, Livesey St., Manchester, burials1832-1858
  • Lancashire Catholic Wills 1492 – 1894
  • Lancashire Registers vol. 1 – covers The Register of Wrightington Hall (later St Joseph’s), The Registers of Standish Hall (later St Marie’s), St Wilfrid with St Mary RC Parish, Preston, Lancashire.
  • Sardinian Embassy Chapel Register, London 1772 – 1841
  • Miscellaneous London transcripts vol 1 – covers 27 indexed transcriptions of Catholic parish registers from churches, chapels and missions in the County of Middlesex.
  • Miscellaneous London transcripts vol 2 – covers a further 23 indexed transcriptions of Catholic parish registers from churches, chapels and missions in the ecclesiastical division known as the London District until 1850.
  • Introduction to Catholic Southampton by Canon R. E. Scantlebury covers The Registers of St Joseph’s Church, Southampton, Introduction to St Joseph’s Registers with Transcriptions of the Latin & French entries, Biography of Fr H. C. E. Van Doorne, the Belgian Poet & Curate and Historian of St Joseph’s, A full transcription of the Pylewell House and Elm Cottage Marriage Register (1843 and 1855).

http://www.catholic-library.org.uk/index.html

http://www.catholic-history.org.uk/cfhs/

 

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Connected Histories

Connected Histories

I’ve written about this website before, but took another look today as I was finishing off the last pieces of one of my talks that I am giving on the Unlock The Past Cruise next month.

Four new resources have been added to the website.

  • Convict Transportation Register Database
  • John Foxe’s The Acts & Monuments Online
  • 19th century British Pamphlets
  • Archbishopric of York Cause Papers

This site is turning into a real treasure chest of data useful to family and local historians. A simple surname search covers all 22 websites which are linked to Connected Histories. Some of the websites are pay, but others are free and even if your search turns up something from one of the pay sites and you don’t wish to subscribe, a brief description might be most useful in pointing you in the right direction for further research.

http://www.connectedhistories.org/Default.aspx

New Genealogy Records on FamilySearch

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Familysearch.org has released some new additions to their Cheshire & Northumberland Collections.

The Cheshire Collection has 31,521 new records indexed, and Northumberland has 525 images added to its collection. The Northumberland additions are not indexed so won’t come up in a general FamilySearch search, you will need to browse them by parish.

https://familysearch.org/

 

Doncaster Records go online

Doncaster Family History SocietyOh to have genealogy interests in the Doncaster region !!

FindMyPast has added a plethora of records for this area in the West Riding of Yorkshire. These records are transcripts and so may not give all the information that the original records hold, however they are a great resource for family history. Always check with the original records if at all possible and note that whilst the press release says they are records covering 1537 – 1986 this won’t apply to all the parishes.

Also included in this release are burial records including plot references for the Hyde Park Cemetery in Doncaster.

The records have been provided by the Doncaster Family History Society.

www.findmypast.co.uk

Below is a table of the parishes covered. 

Parish Baptisms Burials
ADLINGFLEET ALL SAINTS yes yes
ADWICK-LE-STREET yes
AIRMYN ST DAVID yes yes
ARDSLEY yes
ARKSEY ALL SAINTS WITH BENTLEY yes yes
ASKERN yes
AUCKLEY yes
AUSTERFIELD ST HELENA yes yes
BALBY ST JOHN yes yes
BARNBURGH ST PETER’S yes yes
BARNBY DUN ST PETER & ST PAUL yes yes
BAWTRY yes
BOLTON ON DEARNE yes
BRAITHWELL ST JAMES yes yes
BRAMPTON BIERLOW CHRIST CHURCH yes yes
BRODSWORTH yes
BURGHWALLIS yes
CAMPSALL yes
CANTLEY ST WILFRID yes yes
CONISBOROUGH yes
COWICK yes
DARFIELD yes
DENABY yes
DONCASTER CHRIST CHURCH yes
EASTOFT yes
FISHLAKE ST CUTHBERT yes yes
FRICKLEY yes
GOOLE ST JOHN yes yes
GOOLE SNAITH CHAPELS yes
HATFIELD ST LAWRENCE yes
HENSALL CUM HECK ST PAUL yes yes
HICKLETON yes
HIGH MELTON yes
HOOK ST MAR yes yes
HOOTON PAGNELL yes
KILNHURST yes
LOVERSALL yes
MARR ST HELEN yes yes
MEXBOROUGH ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
MOSS yes
OLD EDLINGTON yes
OWSTON ALL SAINTS yes yes
POLLINGTON ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
RAWCLIFFE ST JAMES yes yes
ROSSINGTON yes
SKELBROOKE yes
SNAITH ST LAWRENCE yes yes
SPROTBOROUGH yes
STAINTON yes
STAINFORTH ST MARY yes
SWINEFLEET yes
SWINTON yes
SYKEHOUSE HOLY TRINITY yes
THURNSCOE ST HELEN yes yes
WADWORTH ST JOHN THE BAPTIST yes yes
WARMSWORTH yes
WATH yes
WENTWORTH yes
WHITGIFT yes
WOODLANDS ALL SAINTS yes