Its great to read that findmypast.co.uk has boosted their data holdings of parish records the UKâ€™s largest parish records collection with two million new Hertfordshire parish baptisms, marriages and burials dating from 1538-1990.
Once you have exhausted tracing your ancestors in the census collections and the civil records back as far as 1837 then you have to begin using the parish records for your ancestor’s area.
As readers of this blog know I am a great fan of these particular documents and so I am really pleased to hear when a new collection get digitised.
Findmypast.co.uk has made these Hertfordshire records available online for the first time, making it easier than ever to trace your ancestors further back through the centuries. Debra Chatfield, marketing manager at findmypast.co.uk, commented on the new release:
â€œThis collection of records is a wonderful treasure trove for anybody interested in looking into their familyâ€™s past in Hertfordshire. Publishing the records online for the first time will make it so much easier for people to find out if they have ancestors from Hertfordshire, as you can now search them alongside millions of other parish records from across the whole countryâ€.
Full details of the records contained in this release are as follows:
- 803,113 baptisms 1538-1910 (parishes covered)
- 164,314 banns 1653-1928 (parishes covered)
- 164,314 Â marriages 1538-1928 (parishes covered)
- 605,940 burials 1538-1990 (parishes covered)
This collection also includes the parishes of Chipping and East Barnet and Totteridge which, since 1965, formed part of the London Borough of Barnet.
These records can be searched here (http://www.findmypast.co.uk/
The records are also available on all findmypast sites as part of a World subscription.