Monday, 30 June 2014

Genealogies & Registers

I realize not everyone has it within their present budget to subscribe to a pay genealogy site to look up BMD records. Besides the Family Search site, which is free, there are other sites and publications that hold BMD records, indexes or genealogies of our ancestors.

As I said in my article titled "No Luck of the Irish" I found my ancestors in one of the Irish Pedigrees published in the early 1900's. I found other family members in their community histories at Our Roots.  A lot of counties, towns, societies or individuals have put together genealogies over the years, and some have published transcripts of registers or indeed copies of the actual records in some cases.

In the UK a guy named William Phillimore Watts Phillimore (brother to Reginald Phillimore Phillimore the artist) of Nottingham who was a genealogist. He founded a publishing business, and therewith he published what are called the Phillimore Registers. One of the links below is for the Catalogue of Phillimore's parish registers. If you see the parish you want, at Internet Archive ( search [parish name] register + Phillimore. Also for the UK you can google search [county name] + OPC or parish register. Quite a few of them are transcribed online. (OPC is Online Parish Clerk). There is another site for the South Hams of Devon with info PLUS volunteer lookups - click the ask button. They broke down one of my walls for me, and sent me the marriage certificate. More genealogy people helping people.  Wonderful!!

Ontario is a difficult place to find records for.  Luckily there are several volumes published of "Papers and records - Ontario Historical Society" which hold a lot of birth and marriage records, and include other interesting information. That link is below as well. Check the index of each volume and some random pages, as not all registers are under a heading "Look here for registers!!" I have also provided the links to BMD of the other provinces.

I have also found for you some books with records for the USA, including some early Quaker records. You can find more Quaker records by searching at using the keywords quaker (or friends) + records.

Relevant Links:

London Marriage Licenses 1521-1869

Newfoundland Vitals

New Brunswick Vitals

Nova Scotia Vitals

PEI Links and Vitals

Quebec BMD Records 1621-1979

Papers and Records - Ontario Historical Society Vol 1 - Baptisms ad Marriages

Fort George - Ontario Historical Society Vol 15-18 Military Baptisms 1821-1827

Marriage Records of Thomas Cummings - Niagara Peninsula, Stamford and Chippawa

Marriages at Church of Assumption, "La Pointe de Montreal du Detroit" 1760-1781

Papers and Records - Ontario Historical Society - several volumes

Manitoba Vitals

List of men married by the Catholic Missionaries at Red River Mission 1818-1831

Saskatchewan Vitals

British Columbia Vitals

Mayflower Descendents: quarterly magazine and passenger lists

Catalogue of Phillimore's parish register series 1913

Marriage Records, Marion County, Indiana 1929-1944

Martin County, Indiana birth records 1-2

Martin County, Indiana birth records 3-4

Miller County, Mo Birth and Death Records 1883-1890 Transcribed by I. S. Yarnell

Birth and death records, 1764-1870's - Quaker - Mill Creek, IN

Birth Records of Livingston County, MO - 1883-1891

The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Lancaster, Mass 1643-1850

Birth Record Book A 1755-1882; Wayne County, Indiana Monthly Meeting

The Records of Lee, Mass 1777-1801

Vital Records of Washington, Mass, to the year 1850

The old records of the town of Fitchburg, Mass (several volumes)

New Amsterdam & New Netherlands Records

Quaker Records, Peru, Clinton Co, NY

Australia Victoria BMD historical index stored as cvs data

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Published quarterly since 1847 

Genealogical Register of the Town of West Boylston, Mass to 1858

New Brunswick Genealogy Files

Tweedsmuir Local town and family histories - Ontario

Irish Pedigrees (see Ireland links for more, blog "No Luck of the Irish")

Pedigree Register London 1867 (+ others)

The database Íslendingabók contains genealogical information about the inhabitants of Iceland, dating more than 1,200 years back (not English)

Record of the Smith Family from John Smith born 1655 Ireland

Lancashire Online Parish Clerk

South Hams, Devon - records and volunteer help

Genealogies del comtes de Barcelona 

Marriage contracts of Natchitoches (Louisanna) 1739-1803 

History of the Parish of Banchory-Devenick, Aberdeenshire 1890 

Here you will find several volumes of "Genealogy : a journal of American ancestry" - includes marriages and deaths, graves of soldiers, Preachers names, etc..New England - starts in the 1700's


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