Links for Parochial and Non-conformist Sources

Parish records

  • Family Search: Contains a lot of information from church registers prior to civil registration. The library catalogue can also be used to identify microfilms of registers which may then be ordered for viewing at the LDS Family History Centres.
  • FreeREG: The FreeREG Project's objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers in the UK
  • National Burial Index: Now hosted by FindMyPast, the Federation of Family History Societies project includes many records of burials from throughout England and Wales.
  • Pallot's Marriage Index 1780-1837: Hosted by Ancestry, Contains more than 1.5 million marriage entries, mainly from London and Middlesex including all but two of the 103 parishes in the City.
  • London Burials Index: Now part of Find My Past
  • General Register Office for Scotland: Provides pay-per-view access to records of births, baptisms, banns and marriages for Scotland, prior to 1855.
  • Society of Genealogists: The Society's library in London holds the largest collection of parish register copies in the country as well as a wide range of other genealogical source material. Some of this data is now online (eg Origins-UK) available to SoG members.
  • Parish Register Transcription Society.
  • Ancestors Reunited: A commercial gravestone/church photography service covering the entire UK.
  • The major commercial websites also provide access to increasing numbers of records from parish registers.

Churches and Clergy

  • The Clergy Database: Searchable database of clergy of the Church of England, providing references to their appointments, etc.
  • Find A Church: Provides the location and contact details for over 40,000 churches in the UK. See also the Parish Information page on this site for links to West Middlesex churches.

Non-conformity




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 21st November 2019 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Gill Thomas titled One Street Studies. See the Meetings page.

Next Fair

The fairs season for 2019 is over. The next fair we will be attending is in 2020. For more information please see the Fairs page.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 16th November from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.

Free access to Find My Past records

As they have done before Find My Past will be providing free access to all their military and civilian records ahead of Remembrance Day from 12pm GMT on 8th November to 12 pm on Monday 11th November, see their free-acess page for more information.


Previous news


Recent updates

8-November-2019

Committee minutes for September 2019 added to Members Area.

5-November-2019

The Memorial Inscriptions for St. John the Baptist, Hillingdon are added.

18-October-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

1-October-2019

You can now select a parish from the Parish Coverage pages.

20-September-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

13-September-2019

MI photos are here. See the MIs coverage page. Members can now see images of gravestones at three recently completed churches.


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