Friday, 19 July 2019

Additions to Findmypast this week: Essex

Over 5 million Essex BMB transcript records sourced from the Essex Record Office are now at Findmypast.

Essex Baptism Index 1538-1920
Search a brand new collection of more than 2.3 million Essex baptisms. Spanning over 350 years of the county's history and 532 parishes, these transcripts of original parish register entries may reveal date and place of birth, parents' names, father's occupation, residence, baptism date and the church in which they were baptized.

Essex Marriages and Banns 1537-1935
Explore more than 1.4 million transcripts of original Essex marriages and banns to discover marriage date, marriage place, residence and occupation as well as the names of the father, spouse and witnesses.

Essex Burial Index 1530-1994
Containing over 1.5 million records, this newly-released transcript collection of Essex Burial records will reveal a combination of your ancestor's age at death, birth year, marital status, burial date and burial place.

Note that in May this year Ancestry added the following transcript records
Essex, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1994, 730,118 records
Essex, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1935, 1,968,439 records
Essex, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1918, 3,937,941 records
Essex, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, 4,389,173 records

Although Ancestry's total number of records is larger than Findmypast's it includes many duplicates.

Derbyshire Births and Baptisms
Just under a thousand additional records from 15 non-conformist parishes have been added to FMP's collection of Derbyshire Births and Baptisms. Mainly covering Methodists, Baptists, and Presbyterians, the full list of new additions has been highlighted in our Derbyshire parish list.

International Records Update - Belgium
Explore two indexes, Belgium Marriages 1563-1890 and Belgium Deaths & Burials 1564-1900, containing more than 212,000 records.

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