Friday, 1 March 2019

Findmypast adds Liverpool Roman Catholic Parish Records

Over 1.4 million baptisms, marriages, burials and congregational records covering 47 Liverpool Roman Catholic parishes have been released online for the first time by Findmypast in association with the Archdiocese of Liverpool. Spanning the years 1754 to 1988 they include images of the original documents.

I've heard it claimed that Roman Catholic priests opposed civil registration so I took advantage of the baptismal records to investigate how baptisms could also be identified in the FreeBMD birth index.

Of 28 people of last name Marmon in the baptismal record only 8 could clearly be recognized in FreeBMD. Another 5 might have appeared in the subsequent year as late registrations, or because they were born near year's end, promptly baptized and registered the following year. Others might have been given different names on the two occasions. In any event that's less than half the Roman Catholic baptisms evident in FreeBMD.

Unfortunately the Marmon I was looking for is in neither record set.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have a possible ancestor in a Margaret Lynch who married William Lewis in Liverpool in 1815, so thank you for the information.