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 February 2019 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Alan Rice titled Cemeteries and the Burial of the Dead: a more than personal view.

Next Fair

The next fair we will be attending is Family Tree Live at Alexandra Palace on 26/27th April 2019.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 19th January from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


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Recent updates

18-January-2019

The Fairs page has been updated.

18-January-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

3-January-2019

Committee minutes for November 2018 added to Members Area.

25-December-2018

Digitised journals now go back to 1998, full copy of articles available.

21-December-2018

Books and CDs page is now Items for sale page with sale of jumpers added.


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