Whitchurch, Berkshire Genealogy

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Parish History[edit | edit source]

Whitchurch is an Ancient Parish partly in Berkshire and mostly in Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Whitchurch Tollhouse. A more detailed description is available from Genuki.org.uk under Oxfordshire.


Resources
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Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD. This parish is part of the Bradfield Registration District.

Church records[edit | edit source]

As this parish is mostly in Oxfordshire, the church records will be found in Oxfordshire in the FamilySearch Catalog.


Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 474574.
To view these census images online, they are available through a number of websites for a fee or free.


findmypast (fee-based) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
Ancestry.co.uk(fee-based) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
The Genealogist.co.uk(fee-based) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
FreeCen is a free based UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.

Probate Records
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Berkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scoll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Poor Law Records[edit | edit source]

The Workhouse in Berkshire

FamilySearch Catalog Entries

Maps and Gazetteers
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Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

England Jurisdiction

Vision of Britain

Websites
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Berkshire Family History Society