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Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby marie » Sun May 31, 2009 4:09 am

Before registration began in 1837 - parish registers provided most of the recording of genealogic events - baptisms, marriages and burials.
Many of the transcriptions on the LDS site are from these registers. However, there were also many transcriptions done and published in the late 1800s and early 1900s as people realized that the registers were disintegrating
These transcripted books are still available as copies that can be purchased or viewed in various libraries - however - many of them - especially from the Shropshire area - are available as a free download from Google books.
Go to Google books and search for 'parish registers' and the county or parish name.
They are very legible and some have indexes. You can download them for free and then search for your family at your convenience.
Most are true copies of the register and include any extra information that was entered. (the LDS ones don't always do this) such as occupation, if the person was from another parish and sometimes the suspected father of an illegitimate child.
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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby peterd » Sun May 31, 2009 9:10 am

thanks marie will have some of them in fact all if ican find them if anyone finds any please post in links thankyou :grin:
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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby Annie » Sun May 31, 2009 7:33 pm

Hi Marie thank you for telling us about the parish Records, I have googled Google Books then searched for Parish records but could not find any to download, when you have time can you let me know where I have gone wrong please.

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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby marie » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:47 am

Remember these are books of transcripts made around 1900 - not ALL parishes were done - but it's worth trying because if you are lucky you will get a tremendous amount of information and the only cost is your time
First , make sure you are in Google book search - not just google
then try searching with "parish register wem" - when I used this, the very first entry was the downloadable one about 13M
Using Parish Register or parish record returned slightly different lists but both contained the downloadable Wem register.
There are of course other books listed that can be purchased.
Once you have found the Wem downloadable - substitute the parish names you are interested in. The free downloads nearly always have a small book page next to them in the list
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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby Annie » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:47 pm

Hi Maria

Thank you I will go and have another try see if I can find them this time. :-)

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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby johnat » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:15 am

Annie,
There has been a lot of action regarding transcriptions of these Parish records for online access, lately. It is always worth checking your favourite online search site regularly. (I use both Genealogist and Findmypast and both have more stuff there now that they did a couple of months ago) :wink:

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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby Annie » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:04 pm

Hi John

Thanks for that information , do you know if those two sites are better than ancestry me subscription on ancestry will be due again soon and I have wondered if I should change to one of the others.

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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby MarkCDodd » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:23 pm

Most of the Worcestershire records are freely available online.

http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/worcestershire/parish-registers.htm

http://www.wolverhamptonhistory.org.uk/resources/indexes

Staffordshire is also well covered but some major parishes, such as Shifnal, are not found online.

http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/staffordshire/staffordshire_parish_registers.htm

Warwickshire Parish records are scarce online bu this volunteer group are excellent...

http://www.hunimex.com/warwick/opc/opc.html

Shropshire Parishes are poorly covered online.

http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/shropshire/

I have found Set 1 and 2 of the Shropshire Records from S&M to be excellent products.

For non-conformist records, "The Genealogist" has the best coverage.
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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby Northern Lass » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:43 pm

MarkCDodd wrote:Most of the Worcestershire records are freely available online.

http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/worcestershire/parish-registers.htm

http://www.wolverhamptonarchives.dial.pipex.com/par-registers.htm

Staffordshire is also well covered but some major parishes, such as Shifnal, are not found online.

http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/staffordshire/staffordshire_parish_registers.htm

Warwickshire Parish records are scarce online bu this volunteer group are excellent...

http://www.hunimex.com/warwick/opc/opc.html

Shropshire Parishes are poorly covered online.

http://www.genealogylinks.net/uk/england/shropshire/

I have found Set 1 and 2 of the Shropshire Records from S&M to be excellent products.

For non-conformist records, "The Genealogist" has the best coverage.


There is this one that covers Wolverhampton scroll down and the records are there
http://www.wolverhamptonhistory.org.uk/ ... ilyhistory

you will find Mark on the Bilston ones Thomas Homer and Rachel bapt Abel and Timothy
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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts -Another source

Postby marie » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:52 am

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query ... 0registers

This takes you to the Internet Archive and is another source of downloadable parish transcripts. The link is to a search for parish records. There are a large number of registers for Shropshire and Nottinghamshire among others
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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts -Another source

Postby peterd » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:59 am

marie wrote:http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=parish%20registers

This takes you to the Internet Archive and is another source of downloadable parish transcripts. The link is to a search for parish records. There are a large number of registers for Shropshire and Nottinghamshire among others


hi marie long time no see yes ive been dowloading most of these and have got the in a excel file i can search but any more most welcome also been adding pr locations in the country information section, pete
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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby Welshgen » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:52 am

Not sure if any of the above link to the site I do transcriptions for, but if not then here's the link (I hope) to their free to view transcriptions http://www.d-newbury.co.uk/england.htm Scroll down for Midlands counties
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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby Jimmy » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:35 am

There are records you can read on this site as well,

http://www.archive.org/index.php
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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby kdp » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:12 pm

Excuse my ignorance..
I have found these parish records :P but how do you download them :cry:
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Re: Downloadable Parish transcripts

Postby peterd » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:42 pm

kdp wrote:Excuse my ignorance..
I have found these parish records :P but how do you download them :cry:


put a link in and i will take a look
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