This book examines all the records created by parish officials for the civil and religious administrations of the English parish, except the baptism, marriage and burial records described so well in the companion volume - Discover English Parish Registers.
Records surviving in the parish chest will often solve your brick wall problems, including: 'Where did my ancestor come from before here?' or "Who is the father of that illegitimate child?" In this detailed guide, family historian Paul Milner explains how and why the records were created, how changing laws affected who was and was not included, what the records look like and what information they contain. After showing examples of numerous records, the guide explains how and where to access the records (online, microfilm, originals or in print). Here is a practical guide that will help family researchers solve their problems, and put them into historical context.
This small volume is full of material for both the beginner and the experienced researcher. It is a well-illustrated guide to the contents of the English parish chest that allows any researcher to go way beyond the baptism, marriage and burial registers commonly used for parish research.
Softcover, A5, 60 pages
Paul Milner, Unlock The Past Series 2015