In this detailed guide, family historian Paul Milner explains how and why English parish records were created, beginning in 1538, what the records look like and what information they contain. The guide continues by explaining how and where to get access to the records (online, microfilm, originals or in print) and concludes by explaining what to do when you can't find your ancestors in the records.
Introduction and how to use this book
Origins and law regarding English parish records
What do the parish registers contain?
Finding church records
Why can't I find my ancestor in the parish registers?
Ten things to remember when using parish registers
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