Guest post: London parish registers


Guest contributor: Marie Hickey

As many of you will be aware, digitised copies of London parish registers held by London Metropolitan Archives are now available through the website, ancestry.com. These are separated into four groups; Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538-1812, Marriages and Banns 1754-1921, Births and Baptisms 1812-1906 and Deaths and Burials 1812-1906. Not all parishes are included (for instance, St Margaret, Westminster) and date coverage varies considerably.

It is possible to do a name search in all of these databases except for Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538-1812. To learn if your parish is available, scroll to the end of the page (of the section you have chosen) where you will get a list of the parish/es included. Click on the parish and you will then have a choice of years and time periods. You will need to scroll through as you would with the films but at least you now have access to the films which you would not have had in the past and also access to post 1837 marriage certificates.

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