Saturday, 14 February 2015

Gloucestershire records added by Ancestry and Findmypast

Sourced from the Gloucestershire Archives, Ancestry has added name indexed records linked to images of the originals for many of the county parishes:

Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813, with 1,045,350 records
Gloucestershire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1913, with 643,322 records
Gloucestershire, England, Confirmations, 1834-1913, with 14,295 records
Gloucestershire, England, Marriages, 1754-1938, with 850,725 records
Gloucestershire, England, Burials, 1813-1988, with 499,789 records

Findmypast adds 861,697 records for Bristol sourced from FamilySearch transcripts:

For baptisms 411,257  records cover the dates from 1660 to 1914
For marriages 243,084 records are for 1644 to 1939
For burials 176,626 records are for 1625 to 1950.

This is an example of Findmypast mostly playing catch-up. Ancestry already has an "England, Select Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900" collection of 2,414,712 records sourced from FamilySearch

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