Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

7/3/2012

How to find a parish record

Using census records and the Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes for England and Wales at Ancestry.co.uk, you can quite handily research your family history back through the Victorian period. However, before the 1841 Census, and before the introduction of BMD certificates in 1837, where can you turn? The answer is parish records. These documents were recorded under law in the parishes of the established Church from 1538 onwards. They’re the greatest resource available to family historians who want to step back through the generations into the 1700s and beyond. Here we’ll look at how to use the growing collection of parish records at Ancestry.co.uk by finding the marriage of Charles Dickens…for more click here

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