Saturday, 21 November 2015

Gloucestershire Archives

Ancestry's addition of a Web database Gloucestershire, England, Non-Conformist Baptisms Index, 1739-1987 with 24,206 records sent me off looking at the website of the source, the Gloucestershire Archives.

The link given by Ancestry is
Check it out and you'll see Non-Conformist is just one of the categories of record in the online collection. Others are: Canal Boat Inspections, Overseers, Gaol, Wills 1541 - 1800,
Inventories, and Wills 1801 - 1858, An unrestricted search yields a total of 239,795 records.

The search is quite straightforward, there are no complicated instructions. Check out the results and click on the forename and scroll down to see a form with more detail. It may be all you need, or you can order a copy of the document from the Gloucestershire Archives.

The archives has an active blog at

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