23 October 2013

Cheshire and Norfolk additions to FamilySearch

The latest batch of additions to the FamilySearch collection includes two British collections.

England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 now contains 204,049 records. These are indexes, no images of the originals, from the Cheshire Record Office. About 15% of England's population after 1850 was non-conformist.

Images for England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941, 1,161,877 of them, became available last week. This is the other side of the coin to the Cheshire records, no name indexing but image originals for browsing.

FamilySearch have quite a collection of Cheshire and Norfolk records, found by checking this list, and don't overlook the legacy International Genealogical Index.

A reminder of two other ways to find out about records for these and other English counties, Cyndislist and GENUKI.

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