FindMyPast adds a massive 450,000 parish records to their genealogy collection

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FindMyPast has added nearly half a million parish records to their England and Wales Parish Records Collection. The new additions cover Suffolk, Wiltshire, Northumberland & Durham, Sheffield and Ryedale and the type and time periods are as follows:

  • 141,525 Suffolk Baptisms 1753-1911
  • 244,309 Wiltshire Baptisms 1538-1867
  • 27,420 Northumberland & Durham Burials 1587-2009
  • 22,687 Sheffield Baptisms 1837-1968
  • 8,181 Sheffield Marriages 1824-1991
  • 7,113 Ryedale Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1754-1999

The records have been supplied by the various family history societies that cover these areas. The records are transcripts and therefore may not always be a complete record of what is on the originals.

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East Kent parish records now fully searchable

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FindMyPast has had the parish registers for those churches within the Canterbury and Maidstone Archdeaconries’ online for some time, but as browse only. So the announcement that they are now fully indexed will be good news for those with Kent ancestry. The records date back to the start of parish registers in 1538 and span up to the 19th century. The original records for Canterbury are held at the newly re-opened Canterbury Cathedral Archives, whilst the Maidstone registers are held at the History & Library Centre at Maidstone.

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http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/kent_history/kent_history__library_centre.aspx

http://www.canterbury-cathedral.org/conservation/archives/

St Patrick’s Day freebies!!

St Patrick’s Day freebies!!

Those with Irish ancestry will need to keep off the Guinness so that they have a clear head to make good use of the two St Patrick’s Day offers  made by FindMyPast & Origins !

FindMyPast.ie is offering 50 free credits for use on their site. The code is STPATRICK which you put into the redeem coupon box. Thanks to Chris Paton for this news.

Origins.net is offering free access to their Irish Directories collection from 16 – 18 March.

http://www.origins.net/

 

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Westminster Baptisms Parish & Time Period List

I’ve been playing with the recently released Westminster parish registers that are now available on FindMyPast and found this list of baptisms showing which parishes  have been digitised and for what time period.

This is very helpful and would explain why some of my London people didn’t come up in the search. Hopefully the time periods will be extended as I notice that some of them are only for a few years, such as Chelsea 1900 – 1903.

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Parish Time Period
ALL SAINTS, ENNISMORE GARDENS, KNIGHTSBRIDGE 1849 – 1921
BELGRAVE CHAPEL, HALKIN STREET 1898 – 1910
CHELSEA 1900 – 1903
CHRIST CHURCH, BROADWAY 1895 – 1921
CHRIST CHURCH, DOWN STREET, MAYFAIR 1865 – 1921
HOLY TRINITY, KNIGHTSBRIDGE 1658 – 1921
HOLY TRINITY, VAUXHALL BRIDGE ROAD 1855 – 1921
MARYLEBONE 1899 – 1914
PADDINGTON 1844 – 1921
SCOTCH CHURCH, MARYLEBONE 1758 – 1921
ST ANDREW, ASHLEY PLACE 1850 – 1921
ST ANNE, SOHO 1686 – 1921
ST ANNE, WESTMINSTER 1817 – 1921
ST ANSELM, DAVIES STREET (HANOVER CHAPEL) 1868 – 1921
ST BARNABAS, PIMLICO 1850 – 1921
ST CLEMENT DANES 1558 – 1921
ST GABRIEL, WARWICK SQUARE, PIMLICO 1292 – 1921
ST GEORGE 1875 – 1920
ST GEORGE, HANOVER SQUARE 1725 – 1921
ST GEORGE’S CHAPEL, ALBEMARLE STREET 1730 – 1903
ST GEORGE’S CHAPEL, MAYFAIR 1735 – 1754
ST JAMES THE LESS, THORNDIKE STREET 1862 – 1921
ST JAMES, PICCADILLY 1669 – 1921
ST JAMES, WESTMINSTER 1739 – 1882
ST JOHN 1839 – 1872
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET 1871 – 1921
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, CAUSTON STREET 1851 – 1921
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, SMITH SQUARE 1728 – 1921
ST JOHN, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET 1871 – 1876
ST JOHNS 1841 – 1877
ST LUKE 1847 – 1850
ST MARGARET, WESTMINSTER 1519 – 1921
ST MARK, NORTH AUDLEY STREET 1863 – 1921
ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS 1681 – 1921
ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS 1838 – 1921
ST MARY LE STRAND 1705 – 1921
ST MARY THE VIRGIN, SOHO 1847 – 1876
ST MARY-LE-STRAND 1558 – 1882
ST MARY, BOURDON STREET 1882 – 1921
ST MARY, SOHO 1875 – 1920
ST MARY, TOTHILL FIELDS 1881 – 1921
ST MARYLEBONE 1782 – 1921
ST MATTHEW, GREAT PETER STREET 1851 – 1921
ST MICHAEL, BURLEIGH STREET 1849 – 1918
ST MICHAEL, CHESTER SQUARE 1846 – 1921
ST PAUL, COVENT GARDEN 1653 – 1921
ST PAUL, WILTON PLACE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE 1843 – 1921
ST PETER, EATON SQUARE, PIMLICO 1802 – 1921
ST PETER, GREAT WINDMILL STREET 1865 – 1921
ST PETER, PALACE STREET 1822 – 1831
ST PETER’S CHAPEL, PALACE STREET 1890 – 1921
ST PHILIP, BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD 1888 – 1919
ST SAVIOUR’S, ST GEORGE’S SQUARE, PIMLICO 1864 – 1921
ST STEPHEN, ROCHESTER ROW 1846 – 1921
ST THOMAS, REGENT STREET 1894 – 1921
STRAND 1872 – 1875
WESTMINSTER 1801 – 1921

Westminster Parish Registers Now Online

Westminster Parish Registers Now OnlineWhatever I was planning to do today has just flown out the window because FindMyPast has added the Westminster Collection to their stable of Parish Registers. 3,000,000 records running from 1538 – 1945 covering 50+ churches in Westminster including the well-known St Martins in the Fields, St Anne Soho, St Clements Danes and lots more.

Those of us with FindMyPast.com subscriptions are especially pleased to see that the records are available on the .com site as well as the .co.uk site.

I am told that this is just the first phase of the project FindMyPast and City of Westminster Archives have embarked on. In the next few months we can look forward to seeing the following online. 

  • Non-conformist registers 1694-1945
  • Cemetery registers 1855-1990
  • Parish rate books 1561-1900
  • Settlement examination books 1701-1840
  • Removal registers 1710-1867
  • Poor relief lists 1715-1869
  • Workhouse admission and discharge books 1725-1869
  • Apprenticeship registers 1640-1869
  • Bastardy records 1657-1825
  • Militia records 1780-1816
  • Watch, constables and beadles’ records 1736-1830
  • Wills and probate records 1504-1829

The chances of finding London ancestors has just increased, log on and enjoy !

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image – St Anne Soho