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Kempy

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I've got fairly far with some parts of my tree which is great, but I've got to a couple of relatives born in the 1700's - as this is before records were officially recorded - how do I go about trying to find out more about them?

I would assume parish records (?) but how would I find / access these - is it expensive?

Hope someone can help!

Thanks!
 
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more and more parish records are being made available on line.
Look for the On Line Parish Clerks for the county concerned
Look at www.ukbmd.org.uk/.
The family history wed sites are adding parish records all the time, Ancestry having quite a few
Try https://familysearch.org/search/, this site having many free records
another good site is http://www.freereg.org.uk/
main libraries also hold copies

failing these try searching for BMD for the place you are looking at or join the local family history society

hope this helps. I am sure you'll get more ideas from other members

dave
 
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parish registers are deposited with county records offices so unless they are online a bit of leg work is required. some local studies centers have copies too. if you are near London the Society of Genealogists Library has a large collection well worth a visit. also look to see if the parish has an online parish clerk OPC who can help you.
 

Kempy

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Thank you both - I have already had a little more success in finding some more ancestors now - though now I have to contend with some confusing dates mismatching and lots of people with the same name! Just makes it more of a challenge I guess!!
 

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The only trouble with Parish registers is in the fact that the further back you go you will have less information to go on.
The consequence of this is if they moved there will be no forthcoming information as to from whence they came!( some of mine arrived by the Tardis)
Some registers will have entries like 'Mary daughter of John', not much use to anyone.
Still its all we have to go on.

Peter
 

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I've got fairly far with some parts of my tree which is great, but I've got to a couple of relatives born in the 1700's - as this is before records were officially recorded - how do I go about trying to find out more about them?

I would assume parish records (?) but how would I find / access these - is it expensive?

Hope someone can help!

Thanks!
What areas are you looking at for Parish regs.......I see you're in Aylesbury, Bucks.:)
 

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