Monday, November 25, 2013

Westmorland Records

Since 1974 Westmorland has been incorporated into the present-day county of Cumbria together with Cumberland, the Furness part of Lancashire and a small part of the former West Riding of Yorkshire around Sedbergh http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/WES/

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Workington Regiment

The Workington Regiment of local Militia was formed in 1803 This site has names and ranks of the volunteer Infantry. https://sites.google.com/site/workingtonmilitia/

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

English Parish Records Online

England, Lancashire Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers.1603-1910 This is a free records site with an excellent search engine https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1788853

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Parish Records

Record Content Church of England parish register baptism records usually contain the following information: Baptism date Name of the child Sex of the child Legitimacy of the child Marital status of the parents Social class of the parents Name of the father and often mother’s given name May list the residence of the parents, especially after 1812 Church of England parish register marriage records usually contain the following information: Marriage date Name of the bride and groom Age of the bride and groom May list names of parents or other relatives After 1837, the full names of the fathers Residence of the bride and groom Marital status of individuals and couples May list the dates that the marriage was announced (also called “banns published”). This normally took place on three separate occasions prior to the marriage and gave anyone with a valid reason a chance to object to the marriage. After 1754, the full names of witnesses May note if a spouse is single or widowed at the time of the marriage Church of England parish register burial records usually contain the following information: Burial date Name of the deceased. If the deceased is a child, the father’s name might be given. If the deceased is a married woman, the husband’s name might be given. Age of the person Residence of the deceased May give the sex of the deceased Residence of the deceased

FreeBMD

FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed Records. This site is an excellent source of information for every one researching their family history. It is updated regularly and is free. http://www.freebmd.org.uk/

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Finding Your Ancestors For Free

Have you come to an end to your Family Research? are you starting out new? Where to go next. I have been using Ancestry.co.uk for my research but lately i have been paying the fees but not using the site. Where can you find records of your Ancestors for free. www.yourancestorsfree.com has links to some of the best free web pages out there on the internet.Starting with England,here are some of the most useful websites to get you started or to reopen the pathway to your family history. Lancashire Parish Clerks is a good free site for you if your Ancestors came from Lancashire. It is being updated all the time,remember to try different spellings of the surnames. http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/