30 September 2013

England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603-1910

FamilySearch now includes just under one million index records inked to 424,016 images for Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire parish registers, 1603-1910 sourced from Manchester Archives and Local Studies. These are for the Church of England. There was considerable Nonconformist adherence in the area, but you may still find nonconformists using the established church, especially for marriages.
Researchers with ancestry in this area will know that there is an industrialized area mainly in Lancashire which spills into the two adjacent counties. In this case the Cheshire records are for Staleybridge andAshton-under-Lyne. Yorkshire records are for Dobcross, Holy Trinity; Lydgate, St Anne; Saddleworth, St Chad; and Saddleworth, St Thomas.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I think Ashton-under-Lyne, won't like your saying they are in Cheshire!!! One of my family branches were blacksmiths for 400-500 years in that then village back into the 1400s