Thursday, 8 April 2010

British Unitarian ancestors

The farewell, April 2010, issue of Ancestors magazine arrived earlier in the week. Sad to see its demise. Apparently editor Simon Fowler is working with TNA on a possible new magazine.

The issue includes a short article Objecting Ancestors by Stuart Raymond on nonconformists.

Right at the end of the article is mention of the Unitarian denomination, which in the UK dates from 1773. A good starting point for Unitarian ancestors is the Unitarian Historical Society at http://unitarianhistory.org.uk

Some of the resources accessible online are:

An index of obituaries of Unitarians from 1798 to the present from Harris Manchester College www.unitarianobituaries.org.uk/index.php

Lists of Unitarian Ministers, for 1800-1899 with separate lists for before and after 1850 http://unitarianhistory.org.uk/ministerobit1800.html, and 1900-2004 at http://unitarianhistory.org.uk/ministerobit.html

There is also a location list of the records and archives of most Unitarian congregations in Great Britain, at http://unitarianhistory.org.uk/hsrecords.html

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