30 October 2017

Portsmouth Parish and Workhouse Registers

This past Friday Findmypast loaded a gem of a collection for anyone with roots in Portsmouth, Hampshire. It has 550,207 baptisms, 379,004 marriages, 312,946 burials.
Index transcriptions are linked to images of the original record.
Find a list of parishes and years covered here.
You can also browse through 873 volumes of parish registers of baptisms, marriages and burials held at Portsmouth History Centre. These records pertain to Church of England parishes in the deaneries of Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, and Havant.

The icing on the cake from Findmypast is the Portsmouth Workhouse Registers with 60,953 entries. Records for the workhouse on Portsea Island run from 1879 to 1953. Typically find name, year born, religion, where from (normally Portsmouth), informant (often self) and dates of admission and discharge.

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