Sunday, September 16, 2007

news from Kew

News | Nonconformist birth, marriage and death records online:
"The National Archives┬┤ collection of nonconformist birth, marriage and death records from 1567 goes online today for the first time.
A new partnership project between The National Archives and S&N Genealogy Supplies means that you can now access images of these records online.

BMD Registers provides access to the non-parochial and nonconformist registers 1567-1840 held in RG 4 and RG 5.

Birth, marriage and death records are crucial tools for anyone researching their family history. Before 1837, when civil registration was introduced in England and Wales, church registers provided an important source of information on births, baptisms, marriages and burials.

The National Archives holds 5,000 registers of a huge variety of nonconformist congregations, including Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Protestant Dissenters (known as 'Dr Williams Library') and Independents.

There are also registers from a small number of Roman Catholic communities. Basic searching is free of charge, but there is a fee for advanced searching and to download images. The entries are rich in detail and may include material about up to three generations of a family,"

BMD Registers: The Official Non-Parochial BMDs Service

Genealogy Supplies is the largest UK genealogy publisher and retailer, with over a decade of experience serving the needs of computer-based family historians.

The site is owned and operated by Genealogy Supplies (Jersey) Limited based in the beautiful surroundings of Jersey: Genealogy Supplies (Jersey) Limited, PO Box 530, Jersey JE4 8XX

For enquiries concerning the website: Tel: 01722 716121 International tel: +44 1722 716121

For administrative & corporate enquires: Administrative enquiries

2 Comments:

Blogger Tolley Family Historian said...

A good source, but not cheap if you want the details.

1:50 pm  
Blogger Hugh W said...

best to go there personally and make your own searches and copies

like NARA the only source for many things

5:36 pm  

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