Saturday, 23 September 2017

Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire and Sussex additions at Findmypast

Gloucestershire, Bristol Baptism Index
With the addition of over 139,000 records the Gloucestershire, Bristol Baptism Index now has 551,100 records covering 116 Bristol parishes.

The earliest is from 1518, the latest 1914.

The database was created using original records held at the Bristol Archives and transcripts from FamilySearch's International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Each transcript includes a combination of baptism date, baptism place, parents' names and a reference number.

Gloucestershire, Bristol Marriage Index
More than 80,000 additional Bristol Marriage Index records are now available to search. The earliest records are four marriages in 1518 from Bitton, St Mary, the latest from 1939. This transcript collection includes both parish and non-conformist registers and now contains a total of 354,787 records.

Gloucestershire, Bristol Burial Index
An additional 96,000 records expands this index to 273,182 transcript records covering more than 70 parishes.

Records usually reveal age at death, birth year, burial year, father's name, residence and provide you with a Bristol Archives reference number.

Hertfordshire Baptisms
Over 6,000 records covering the town of Cheshunt have been added to Findmypast's collection of Hertfordshire baptisms bringing the total for the county to 831,117.

Each record includes a digitised image of the original record book and a transcript for the individual entry. That makes it easy to check for transcription errors such as baptisms 100 years before birth. It's a reminder not to entirely trust transcription records.

Sussex Monumental Inscriptions
Over 1,800 additional records covering churchyards in Chiddingly and East Dean have been added to FMP's Sussex Monumental Inscriptions collection which now totals 23,102 records from 1513 to 2007.
Each includes a transcript that lists the deceased's birth year, age at death, death year, burial location, the number of individuals buried in that plot, details of the inscription on their headstone or memorial and a reference number.

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