Friday, 1 September 2017

Ancestry adds Shropshire, England, Extracted Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1812

This newly added database at Ancestry is a mishmash. As Ancestry describes it
"Original data: Electronic databases created from various publications of parish and probate records."
"The records include baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists, wills, and other miscellaneous types of records. Also included are some records from non-conformist churches. All of the data was converted as it was originally presented in various published registers and books."
I didn't know Agnes was a man's name, but the marriage for Wyllyam Northwood has the father's name as Agnes. Unfortunately there's no source given for a particular item so no way to check the transcription. Treat this database as leads for further research.

Dates for the 1.3 million records range from the early 1500s to the mid- to late-1800s.

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