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Welcome to ParishRecord.com - this site is design to help you understand Parish Records and how they can be used to help you with your research into your family history. Below you can read a short introduction, and you can view other information by clicking the links above.

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Introduction to Parish Records

Parish Church at Great YarmouthAs we have seen, both Civil Registration and Census Returns run out when you get back to c.1840, and rarely provide information relevant before 1800. At this stage you need to turn to Parish Records - these date back to 1538 when Cromwell, at the Court of Henry VIII, ordered that every wedding, baptism and burial should be recorded.

Finding more information on Parish Records

To find more information, you can follow the links at the top of this page which can take you to information, find you available records, show you how to view Parish Records, and more.

Parish Records Daily - Top Items

Phillimore's Marriage Indexes on CD-ROM
Phillimore's Marriage Indexes can help you track your ancestors back to the 18th century.

 

A Short History of Parish Records
As we have seen, both Civil Registration and Census Returns run out when you get back to c.1840, and rarely provide information relevant before 1800. At this stage you need to turn to Parish Records.

 

Who was W.P. Phillimore?
Phillimore has played a huge part in the transcription and printing of marriage register, and by the time he died he had covered over 1200 parishes.