Friday, 19 April 2019

Findmypast adds Durham Bishop's Transcripts and to NBI

FamilySearch captured images of original Diocese of Durham Bishop's Transcripts held in the Durham University Library are now available linked to transcriptions by Findmypast.
The Diocese of Durham has seen changes over time — this collection includes records from modern-day Cumberland, Northumberland, and Yorkshire. A full list of the available parishes is available within the Durham Bishop's Transcripts parish lists.

Durham Bishop's Transcripts Baptisms
741,689 records have been added in the collection of Bishop's transcripts, contemporary copies of parish registers usually contain baptism place, baptism date, residence, parent's names and father's occupation.

Durham Bishop's Transcripts Marriages
291,166 transcripts of marriages are now available and include both images and transcripts providing marriage date, marriage place, father's name, witness's names and corresponding details for their spouse.

Durham Bishop's Transcripts Burials
539,504 new burial records have been added providing evidence of burial place, year of death and religious denomination. The records are copies of original parish registers and contain records of both Anglican and Quaker burials.


National Burial Index for England & Wales
The NBI adds over 410,000 additional records. This latest update includes new records covering a variety of locations across Essex, Bradford, Durham and North Yorkshire. Each record consists of a transcript with birth year, death year, burial date, burial place and denomination.

Caribbean Records
A collection of Jamaica records is added: five new sets encompassing over 2.4 million parish and civil register entries for births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials dating back to the mid-17th century.

Findmypast is a commercial site. Free access is available at LDS Family History Centres.

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