Saturday, 21 June 2014

Findmypast adds Registers of Non-conformist Births, Marriages and Deaths

The latest addition to findmypast is two million non-conformist (includes Catholic) register entries from the TNA collection RG4,  General Register Office: Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths surrendered to the Non-parochial Registers Commissions of 1837 and 1857.

In lieu of FMP's description loof for more information at: see http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/details/redirect/?CATID=12173&CATLN=3

In this instance FMP is playing catch-up with Ancestry where these records, and also those of RG5 and RG8, are already included.

If FMP or Ancestry is looking for another non-conformist source why not look to the Wesleyan Methodist Historic Roll described at http://goo.gl/Lxqcib as "a unique set of 50 large leather bound volumes which are located at Westminster Methodist Central Hall in London. The volumes contain the names of over one million people who donated a guinea [£1/1/- or £1.05] to the Wesleyan Methodist Twentieth Century Fund [or The Million Guinea Fund] between January 1st 1899 and September 1909 when the fund was finally closed."

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