• Important Update: Our New Email Domain

    Please note: We've updated our email domain to familyhistory.email. All our emails will be from this domain.

  • Do you love Genealogy? Why not write for us? we're looking for volunteers to write articles for Family history. Please contact us for further information.

Hi, Hope you can help me

Broady

0
Location
Wrexham
From
Wales
Hi all.
I have just registered with FHUK and hope that someone may be able to help me.

I got interested in Genealogy when a family member was contacted in the 1980's by someone who had traced my maternal family way back to 1580.

I have been a member of Ancestry.co.uk for nearly a year and in that time I have been able to trace some members of my father's family back to about 1750 through the census and the births, marriages and deaths index as well as through finding existing family trees.

I have now hit a wall with my father's side as I seem to have got as far as I can go with the Ancestry site.

Can anyone please tell me if there is a way of getting Parish information such as baptisms, marriages and burials without having to visit the records offices in that particular area, or having to pay someone to do the research for me (which would take the fun out of it anyway)

My family originate in West Yorkshire and Lancashire. and I live in North Wales so it would be quite dificult for me to visit that area to do some research.

I do hope that someone can suggest how I can take my quest further

Many Thanks
 
Hi Broady,

Welcome to the forum. 1580 wow that a lot of generations.

Have you tried familysearch, will put the link below anyway.

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

Genealogy Links you can browse by region there are some transcribed parish records.

http://www.genealogylinks.net/index.html

Genuki's list Family History and Genealogical Societies.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/Societies/England.html

Online Parish Clerk Lancashire

http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/

Kirkheaton online parish clerk

http://www.kirkheaton-ops.co.uk/

There maybe parish registers for sale on CD online!
 
Last edited:
Wow....... Thanks Julie

Now how come I couldnt find all that.

I must be able to find something useful out of that lot. I'll let you know how i get on

Thanks again

Neil
 
Broady, ;)

What town's villages are you looking into? As Julie has already mentioned there are more and more sites going on line which show transcripts of parish records.

I must say though the best way to find out more is plan a day trip (if possible) and prepare yourself by deciding on the records you want to view. My family originate a long way away from where I live, so I do this every so often. I've even taken a few days leave from work (holiday time) to do this.
If the places you are researching are covered by the family search site you may well get a lot of info there - but beware the family search site does contain error's.

Seeing the original records does make them come alive infront of you. Also visiting the area will teach you more about the area. I'd never heard of the places my family are from, but now know all the little parish around and about.

;)
 
Well, the person that I am stumped with was born in1818 in Kirkheaton just outside Huddersfield (according to various census'). There are also others who are from Manchester (I know that they were married at Manchester Cathedral in 1777)

I did get to visit Kirkheaton for just a few hours earlier in the year, after a spur of the moment detour from a business trip. Its a lovely part of the world ( Last of the summer wine country) so I have been considering an overnight visit.

What records are best to look for ? I am guessing that these would be baptisms, marriages and burials is this correct . the people I have found so far are mainly non conformist. are these more difficult to find than C of E. Are these records found in the same places i. e in parish registers? if not where would be the best place to look?

Thanks

Neil
 
Well, the person that I am stumped with was born in1818 in Kirkheaton just outside Huddersfield (according to various census'). There are also others who are from Manchester (I know that they were married at Manchester Cathedral in 1777)

I did get to visit Kirkheaton for just a few hours earlier in the year, after a spur of the moment detour from a business trip. Its a lovely part of the world ( Last of the summer wine country) so I have been considering an overnight visit.

What records are best to look for ? I am guessing that these would be baptisms, marriages and burials is this correct . the people I have found so far are mainly non conformist. are these more difficult to find than C of E. Are these records found in the same places i. e in parish registers? if not where would be the best place to look?

Thanks

Neil

Hiya Neil and welcome,

anything pre 1837 you will be looking for Parish records....

the site below is very useful for post 1837 info

http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/

you could check www.familysearch.org for baptisms or hugh wallis' site for extracted entries only..

there may be an Online Parish Clerk (OPC) for the part of Lancs that you are interested in, usually you can find these on Genuki's website.

you can also get information/pr's etc.. on cd sometimes joining FHS does help, and some sell cd's of parishes etc that their members have transcribed, so pass them on for a price.

hope this helps
 
Hi Broady,
Lancashire libraries keep copies on microfilm of baptisms weddings etc, listed by parish, so if you know the town or church, they may well be able to help you. I'm in lancashire and have used this service alot, and although in some instances, teh copies are poor, on the whole, Ive had very good results.
Best wishes
Pat
 
Back
Top