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Hertfordshire, England : Classification : Parish Records


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Parish Registers were instigated by Cromwell from 1538, recording every wedding, baptism and burial. There are gaps in the records for a variety of reasons, such as the civil war, but these records are a prime source for building family trees. From 1597 a copy of the records had to be made and sent to the Bishop. Sometimes the Bishops' Transcript may contain more information than the original, so it can often be worthwhile tracking down both. For more information on Parish Registers there is a brief history on the Wikipedia Parish Register page.

After 1837 Civil Registration was introduced and the Local BMD and GRO BMD records become the primary source.

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Classification:GRO BMD, Births, Deaths, Marriages, National, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates - BMD Index
Link:Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates - BMD Index
Description:Complete GRO indexes online & Non-Parochial BMDs service. Includes overseas BMD's for armed forces.
Extra Info:Includes Pre-1837 Non-Conformist BMDs
Classification:GRO BMD, Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, National, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials
Title:Find My Past - BMD's, Censuses, Parish Records and More
Link:Find My Past - BMD's, Censuses, Parish Records and More
Description:Find My Past - BMD's, Censuses, Parish Records and More
Classification:Baptisms, Parish Records
Title:Baptisms - England and Wales Christening Records
Link:England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Description:England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Extra Info:Not complete.
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Census, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:BATSTONE One Name Study
Link:http://www.thebatstones.org.uk/OneNameStudy/index....
Description:BATSTONE One Name Study
Classification:Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:BLISS Family History Society and One Name Study
Link:http://www.blissfhs.co.uk/
Description:BLISS Family History Society and One Name Study
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:CLUETT / CLEWETT Records and One Name Study
Link:http://www.cluett.org.uk/
Description:CLUETT / CLEWETT Records and One Name Study
Extra Info:Part way down the home page is the Search link.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:COUSIN Family and One Name Study
Link:http://www.cousinsfamily.co.uk/
Description:COUSIN Family and One Name Study
Extra Info:Maybe slow to load.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:CREE One Name Study
Link:http://www.cree.name/
Description:CREE One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:CRIBB Family Name
Link:http://www.cribb-bmd.info/
Description:CRIBB Family Name Birth, Marriage and Death and Burial Records
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:DACKOMBE / DACOMBE Family History
Link:http://www.terrys.org.uk/
Description:DACKOMBE / DACOMBE Family History
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:DALTON Data Bank and One Name Study
Link:http://www.daltondatabank.org/
Description:DALTON Data Bank and One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:DEBENHAM Family History
Link:http://www.debenham.org.uk/
Description:DEBENHAM Family History
Extra Info:DEBENHAM and DEBNAM family history.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:DIBDEN One Name Study
Link:http://www.angelfire.com/ar3/dibden_onename/
Description:DIBDEN One Name Study, Including Variants
Extra Info:Many references to the DIBDEN name.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials
Title:DOIG and Variants One Name Study
Link:http://www.doig.net/
Description:DOIG and Variants One Name Study
Extra Info:Including Doig, Doige, Doigg, Doeg and Doegg
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:DRING Family History
Link:http://www.sussexbarn.com/dring/index.htm
Description:DRING Family History
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:DYSON Family of Worcestershire
Link:http://www.dyson-family-of-worcestershire.co.uk/
Description:DYSON Family of Worcestershire
Classification:GRO BMD, Census, Parish Records, Pedigrees, Visitations
Title:England Data from Ancestry
Link:England Data from Ancestry
Description:England Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes 1861-1901 Censuses; 1837-2005 GRO BMD; visitations and other records.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Family History Books via Family Search
Link:http://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb...
Description:Family History Books via Family Search
Extra Info:More than 40,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. Read online for free. Includes some parish register transcripts.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Family History Notebook
Link:http://www.fivenine.co.uk/family_history_notebook/
Description:Family History Notebook - Selected Records from Many Counties
Classification:Baptisms, Bishops Transcripts, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Family Search Records Collection - England
Link:Family Search Records Collection - England
Description:Family Search Records Collection - England
Extra Info:An increasing number of records, including census and parish records.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Family Search Records Collection - Worldwide
Link:Family Search Records Collection - Worldwide
Description:Family Search Records Collection - Worldwide
Extra Info: Includes the England and Wales 1841 & 1861 Census, and foreign records, such as the American cenus that contains Britons who were aboard.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:FE(A)THERSTON((E)HAUGH) One Name Study
Link:http://www.featherstone.org/
Description:FE(A)THERSTON((E)HAUGH) One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:FOSKETT One Name Study
Link:http://www.foskett-genealogy.co.uk/
Description:FOSKETT One Name Study
Extra Info:Click on records for many FOSKETTs.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, National, Parish Records
Title:FreeReg Project
Link:FreeReg Project
Description:Transcriptions for Parish Registers
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:HAWGOOD One Name Study
Link:http://www.hawgood.co.uk/Ons/
Description:HAWGOOD One Name Study
Classification:Parish Records, Pedigrees, Visitations
Title:Hertfordshire County Data from Ancestry
Link:Hertfordshire County Data from Ancestry
Description:Hertfordshire County Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes parish register extracts; Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634
Classification:Deaths, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Hertfordshire Online Indexes
Link:http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/leisculture/he...
Description:Hertfordshire Online Indexes
Extra Info:Includes marriages 1538–1837 and fatalities 1827-1933.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Obituaries, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:HOCKLEY Family History
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:HOCKLEY Family History
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:HOLLINGWORTH One Name Study
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20110611071735/http://h...
Description:HOLLINGWORTH One Name Study
Extra Info:An archived copy of the site -most information still seems to be available. HOLLINGWORTH and variations.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:HUTCHINGS Family Website
Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20140311050259/http://...
Description:HUTCHINGS Family Website
Extra Info:Archived copy of the site.Most information still seems to be available. Mainly HUTCHINGS in and around Sturminster Newton, Dorset, although transcriptions of all areas for census.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:KITNEY and KIDNEY Family Genealogy
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20140527190335/http://k...
Description:KITNEY and KIDNEY Family Genealogy
Extra Info:An archived copy of the site. Most information is still available to view. Be patient, some pages (especially census) make take a while to download.
Classification:Births, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:LEECH / LEACH Family Genealogy
Link:http://www.leechfamily.myzen.co.uk/
Description:LEECH / LEACH and Related Family Genealogy
Extra Info:Also includes Harris, Jordan / Jurdan, Sparrow, Wilson-Webb / Webb, Death, Doyle, and Savage.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:LEVEY Family History and Genealogy
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20150911094613/http://w...
Description:LEVEY Family History and Genealogy
Extra Info:This is an archived copy of a site which is no longer active. Most of the parish registers and census information are still available.
Classification:Parish Records
Title:Little Munden, Great Munden and Sacombe
Link:http://www.mundens.net/
Description:Little Munden, Great Munden and Sacombe
Extra Info:Click on Genealogy for records.
Classification:Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Marriages - England and Wales
Link:England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940
Description:England and Wales Marriages, 1538-1940
Extra Info:Not complete.
Classification:Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:NINEHAM One Name Study
Link:http://www.nineham.info/
Description:NINEHAM One Name Study
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, National, Parish Records
Title:Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial BMDs
Link:http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/affiliate/?affid=z...
Description:Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial BMDs from the National Archive, hosted by The Genealogist
Extra Info:They include the birth records at Dr Williams' Library in London, hospital records of maternity, overseas registrations for British citizens and those on board ships.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Nonconformist Register - Northowram of Coley Register
Link:http://archive.org/details/nonconformistreg00byuhe...
Description:Nonconformist Register - Northowram or Coley Register 1644-1752
Extra Info:Online book. Parish Registers 1584-1620. Index of surnames and place names at end of book.
Classification:Parish Records
Title:Parish Register - William Bradock's Guide 1910
Link:http://archive.org/details/parishregister00braduof...
Description:Parish Register - William Bradock's Guide 1910
Extra Info:Online book. It explains that start of parish registers and other associated items, such as Phillimore marriages, Hardwicke's marriage act, banns, explanation of register entries, foundlings, as well as some interesting register extracts.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Aldenham, Hertfordshire
Link:http://archive.org/details/parishregisterso02alde
Description:Parish Registers of Aldenham, Hertfordshire
Extra Info:Online book, published 1910. Registers 1660-1812.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Aldenham, Hertfordshire
Link:http://archive.org/details/parishregisterso00aldeu...
Description:Parish Registers of Aldenham, Hertfordshire
Extra Info:Online book. Registers 1559-1659.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Thorley - St James the Great, Hertfordshire
Link:http://www.friends-stjames.org/
Description:Parish Registers of Thorley - St James the Great, Hertfordshire
Extra Info:Baptisms 1751-1960, marriages 1754-1961 and burials 1813-1992. Also database and transcriptions of the monuments in the churchyard.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:PENNYFATHER One Name Study
Link:http://pennyfather.org/
Description:PENNYFATHER One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:POULTON Web - Also MELLOR, WHITE, TWEED and Associated Families
Link:http://www.thanksfrank.co.uk/
Description:POULTON Web - Also MELLOR, WHITE, TWEED and Associated Families
Extra Info:Many names and places included on this site. The name index also indicates records for that name.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:POWIS Surname and variants One-name Study
Link:http://www.4trudy.co.uk/
Description:POWIS Surname and variants One-name Study
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:PRATLEY One Name Study
Link:http://www.pratley.info/
Description:PRATLEY One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:PURSGLOVE One Name Study
Link:http://www.pursglove.org.uk/
Description:PURSGLOVE One Name Study
Extra Info:Includes variants such as Purseglove, Purslove, Purselove, Purssglove.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials
Title:RAINE Family Genealogy
Link:http://www.rainegenealogy.com/
Description:RAINE Family Genealogy
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:RAMSDALE Family Register
Link:http://www.ramsdale.org/
Description:RAMSDALE Family Register
Extra Info:Includes variants Ramsdall, Ramsdal, Ramsdell, Ramsdill and Ramsdaille.
Classification:Baptisms, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Romany References and Records
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20091026134802/http://g...
Description:Romany References and Records
Extra Info:This is an archived copy of a site that is no longer active, although most information still seems to be available.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:SACKETT Family Association
Link:http://www.sackettfamily.info/
Description:SACKETT Family Association
Extra Info:Click on Research Databases for transcriptions.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:SERCOMBE, SIRCOMBE, SURCOMBE, or SIRCOM One Name study
Link:http://www.mit.edu/~dfm/genealogy/sercombe.html
Description:A Compilation of SERCOMBE Families
Extra Info:Scroll down to sources of information.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:STERRY One Name Study
Link:http://www.sterryworldwide.com/
Description:STERRY One Name Study
Extra Info:Includes extracts from civil registration, parish records and marriage licences.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials
Title:STONER Genealogical Databases
Link:http://www.stoner.org.uk/
Description:STONER Genealogical Databases
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:STRANGE, STRAINGE and Variants One Name Study
Link:http://www.yourtotalevent.com/people/idxpepl.htm
Description:STRANGE and STRAINGE Family History
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:STRUDWICK One Name Study
Link:http://www.strudwicke.com/
Description:STRUDWICK One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:SWANTON Family Records
Link:http://www.ginnisw.com/
Description:SWANTON Family Records
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:SWINBURN(E) Family History Site
Link:http://webspace.webring.com/people/au/um_7035/
Description:SWINBURN(E) Family History Site
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Therfield Village Data
Link:http://www.therfield.net/
Description:Therfield Village Data
Extra Info:Includes Therfield people found in the Sandon records.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:WELLS Family Research
Link:http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wellsfam/wfraone...
Description:WELLS Family Research
Extra Info:Scroll down for country specific records.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:WESTAWAY One Name Study
Link:http://westawayfamily.co.uk/
Description:WESTAWAY One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:YEO Society and One Name Study
Link:http://www.yeosociety.com/
Description:YEO Society and One Name Study

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