Friday, 18 September 2015

Findmypast adds Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Parish Registers

The following is information provided on this Friday's release from Findmypast

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Parish Registers Browse, 1538-1913 
Findmypast’s existing collection of Canterbury Archdeaconry parish registers is now available to browse. The registers have been released in association with the Canterbury Cathedral Archives and consist of baptisms, marriages, banns and burials.
All parishes located within the Archdeaconry of Canterbury that gave consent for online publication are included within these records. Please note that four parishes withheld consent for publishing images of their records: Cheriton St Martin, Harbledown St Michael, Ramsgate St Luke, and Shepherdswell (also known as Sibertswold) St Andrew. Original records for each of these four parishes can be consulted on microfilm at Canterbury Cathedral Archives.

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Baptisms 1538-1912
Over 15,000 Baptism records from the parishes of Hythe, St Leonard & Canterbury and Holy Cross have been added to our collection of Canterbury Archdeaconry baptisms. These records constitute a valuable resource for researching ancestry in Kent and have been provided in association with Canterbury Cathedral Archives. Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry baptisms 1538-1912 is included in the Canterbury Collection.
Each record consists of a transcript and scanned image of the original document. Baptism records can reveal your ancestor’s full name, parent’s names, birth date and place of baptism. Images can include additional details such as parent’s residence, parent’s occupations and any additional remarks.

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Banns 1754-1928
Over 8,000 records from the parishes of Hythe, St Leonard & Canterbury and Holy Cross have been added to our collection of Canterbury Archdeaconry Banns. Banns of marriage are an ancient legal tradition, where a couple’s intention to marry would be publically announced at their parish church. The reading of the banns provided an opportunity for anybody to put forward a legal or religious objection to the marriage taking place. Banns had to be read on three Sundays in the three months before the wedding, unless the couple were to be married by licence.
It is important to note that banns only state an intention to marry; the posting of the banns doesn’t necessarily mean the marriage took place. Each record includes a transcript and image of the original document that will usually list the full names of the bride and groom, their places of residence, the date of banns and their date of marriage.

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Marriages 1538-1928
Over 9,000 records from the parishes of Hythe, St Leonard & Canterbury and Holy Cross have been added to our collection of Canterbury Archdeaconry Marriages. The new additions were provided by the Canterbury Cathedral Archives and come from Canterbury’s historic archdeaconry. Before 1841, Canterbury was the only archdeaconry in the diocese of Canterbury. From 1841 until 2011, the diocese of Canterbury was divided into two archdeaconries: Canterbury in the east and Maidstone in the west.
Each record contains a transcript and a scanned colour image of the original document. Records can reveal when and where your ancestors were married, where they lived, their occupations, the year they were born, the names of their fathers’ and their fathers’ occupations. Images may also reveal the names of any witnesses and the name of the officiating minister.

Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry Burials 1538-1988
Over 11,000 records have been added to our collection of Canterbury Archdeaconry parish burial registers. The new additions cover the parishes of Hythe, St Leonard & Canterbury and Holy Cross and consist of transcripts and images of original registers held by the Canterbury Cathedral Archives. Kent, Canterbury Archdeaconry burials 1538-1988 is part of the Canterbury Collection.
The amount of information contained within each record may vary, though most records will include a combination of your ancestors name, birth year, death year, age at death, burial date and place.

Also released is the NYG&B Digital Library, a collection from the New York Genealogical & Biological Society comprising "a variety of rich and varied sources including census fragments unpublished elsewhere, marriage & death abstracts, baptism registers and fascinating historical diaries.  The collection also includes rich periodicals and society publications, the most important of which is the entire run of the NYG&B Record."

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