Questions tagged [parish-register]

Records kept by a local church for events affecting parishioners, including births, baptisms, christenings; marriage intentions, banns, marriages; and deaths, burials.

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Why would a family baptise at a parish but not marry or bury there?

I am researching the ancestors of Clementia Underhill, who married William Caldicott in 1703. According to her burial record from 1760, she was born in about 1675. I believe that she was the daughter ...
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Finding online parish records for churches in Werdau, Saxony, Germany

I'm studying a group of Germans that immigrated to the United States around 1860 to the mid-1880s. My source for their birth place is their local court naturalization papers on FamilySearch. Many of ...
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Researching English/Christian families in India during first half of 19th century?

Are there any online sources of information for (English) Christian families in India? I'm particularly interested in the first half of the nineteenth century.
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Making it easier to read scans of records when other side of page bleeds through?

Sometimes the scans of parish registers and other old records show “bleed-through” from the other side of the page. Is there something I can do to make these images easier to read? Here are some ...
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What does "privately baptised" mean in a Welsh parish register of 1799?

The parish register for St. Dogwells, Pembrokeshire has the following entry for 1799: There is no burial record in this or an adjacent parish church in Wales for an infant John James between 1799 and ...
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Explaining major discrepancies between Bishop's Transcripts and Parish Registers?

Bishop's transcripts were copies of parish registers that were sent periodically to the diocesan bishop. In the past I have noticed minor discrepancies between parish registers and bishop's ...
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Determining if FindMyPast image comes from Parish Register, Bishop's Transcript, or something else?

I am looking at an image via FindMyPast for the baptism of a William Milman on 14 Apr 1805 at Okehampton, Devon as the son of William and Ebbet. I think that this is from the Parish Register of ...
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When did printed register books come into use in England and Wales?

In Evidence Explained on page 35-36, Elizabeth Shown Mills talks about the analysis of public records, e.g. events which are recorded in register books. She gives an an example a church register book ...
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Who officiated at this baptism? (need help with handwriting)

This image was clipped from a baptism register that is part of the Devon Parish records at Find My Past. These are baptisms performed in the Year 1888-9 at Slapton, St James the Greater (snippet is ...
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Locating Hungary Civil Registration original indexes?

I am looking for the 24 February 1911 marriage entry between Marie Emma Kafka-Somfai (Mária Kafka-Somfai) and Dr. Karl Ritter von Taussig (Károly Taussig). (The only thing I have found was his death ...
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