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}}Before 1837 church records are the main source for genealogical research in Lancashire. They typically record baptisms, marriages and burials. After 1837 they were superseded by [[England Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]. However they remain useful post-1837 for determining which religions your ancestors belonged to and due to the costs for accessing civil registration records.
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== Church of England ==
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==Introduction==
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Before 1837 church records are the main source for genealogical research in Lancashire. They typically record baptisms, marriages and burials. After 1837 they were superseded by [[England Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]. However they remain useful post-1837 for determining which religions your ancestors belonged to and due to the costs for accessing civil registration records.  
  
 
=== Church of England ===
 
=== Church of England ===
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[[Image:Early morning view across the Lune valley, from near Crook of Lune - geograph.org.uk - 632931.jpg|right|350x250px|thumb|<center>Early morning view across the Lune valley, from near Crook of Lune<center>]]
  
Lancashire was comprised of&nbsp;at least 75 ancient parishes, but well over 400&nbsp;extant chapels&nbsp;(chapelries) and district churches&nbsp;prior to 1851. It is very important to note that each parish had many chapels with their own registers. On average each parish had 8, but Manchester had about 160!  
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Lancashire was comprised of at least 75 ancient parishes, but well over 400 extant chapels (chapelries) and district churches prior to 1851. It is very important to note that each parish had many chapels with their own registers. On average each parish had 8, but Manchester had about 160!  
  
 
To view Lancashire's parishes and/or chapelries, click on the links below for the desired parish or chapelry.  
 
To view Lancashire's parishes and/or chapelries, click on the links below for the desired parish or chapelry.  
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==== Online records ====
 
==== Online records ====
  
*[http://familysearch.org FamilySearch] has transcribed over 21 million parish records and cemetery records from Lancashire entries; see these collections of records: [[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oldham Cemetery Registers]], [[England, Lancashire, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Lancashire Parish Registers]] and [[England, Manchester, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Manchester Parish Registers]]  
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*[http://familysearch.org FamilySearch] - millions of parish records and cemetery records from Lancashire. See these collections of records: [[England, Lancashire, Oldham Cemetery Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oldham Cemetery Registers]], [[England, Lancashire, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Lancashire Parish Registers]] and [[England, Manchester, Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Manchester Parish Registers]]  
*[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Search/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish Clerks (OPCs)] . Indexes and transcripts only, no images. This site has transcribed over 9.3 million baptism, marriage, burial and banns entries for the county as of April 2018 . Search&nbsp;by parish or the whole county  
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*[http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Search/indexp.html Lancashire Online Parish Clerks (OPC)] - a project that aims to extract and preserve the records from the various parishes and to provide online access to that data, FREE of charge, along with other data of value to family and local historians conducting research in the County of Lancashire. Indexes and transcripts only, no images. This site has transcribed over 9.4 million baptism, marriage, burial and banns entries for the county as of June 2018. Search by parish or the whole county.
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/lprs/ Lancashire Parish Register Society] transcribes and publishes parish registers for pre-1837 Lancashire. Their published books may be accessed at local public and college libraries and archive institutions worldwide.  
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*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/lprs/ Lancashire Parish Register Society] - transcribes and publishes parish registers for pre-1837 Lancashire. Their published books may be accessed at local public and college libraries and archive institutions worldwide.  
*Ancestry ($) has indexes (12.6 million) and images of the nearly all Lancashire Church of England parish records; These are found in many sometimes overlapping collections, arranged by location (Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire) and date. For example, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2960 Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915]  
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) - indexes and images of the nearly all Lancashire Church of England parish records. These are found in many sometimes overlapping collections, arranged by location (Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire) and date. See Ancestry's [https://search.ancestry.com/Places/UK/England/Lancashire/Default.aspx?category=34 Lancashire page].
*FindMyPast has records for Manchester (2.6 million).  
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*[https://www.findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] has church records for Manchester   
 
*FreeReg.org.uk has some records for Lancashire.   
 
*FreeReg.org.uk has some records for Lancashire.   
 
*[http://www.burialrecords.manchester.gov.uk/ Manchester burials online]  
 
*[http://www.burialrecords.manchester.gov.uk/ Manchester burials online]  

Revision as of 09:40, 3 July 2018

Lancashire Wiki Topics
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Introduction[edit | edit source]

Before 1837 church records are the main source for genealogical research in Lancashire. They typically record baptisms, marriages and burials. After 1837 they were superseded by Civil Registration. However they remain useful post-1837 for determining which religions your ancestors belonged to and due to the costs for accessing civil registration records.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Early morning view across the Lune valley, from near Crook of Lune

Lancashire was comprised of at least 75 ancient parishes, but well over 400 extant chapels (chapelries) and district churches prior to 1851. It is very important to note that each parish had many chapels with their own registers. On average each parish had 8, but Manchester had about 160!

To view Lancashire's parishes and/or chapelries, click on the links below for the desired parish or chapelry.

  1. The Parishes(A-Z)
  2. The Chapelries(A-Z)

Online records[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch - millions of parish records and cemetery records from Lancashire. See these collections of records: Oldham Cemetery Registers, Lancashire Parish Registers and Manchester Parish Registers
  • Lancashire Online Parish Clerks (OPC) - a project that aims to extract and preserve the records from the various parishes and to provide online access to that data, FREE of charge, along with other data of value to family and local historians conducting research in the County of Lancashire. Indexes and transcripts only, no images. This site has transcribed over 9.4 million baptism, marriage, burial and banns entries for the county as of June 2018. Search by parish or the whole county.
  • Lancashire Parish Register Society - transcribes and publishes parish registers for pre-1837 Lancashire. Their published books may be accessed at local public and college libraries and archive institutions worldwide.
  • Ancestry ($) - indexes and images of the nearly all Lancashire Church of England parish records. These are found in many sometimes overlapping collections, arranged by location (Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire) and date. See Ancestry's Lancashire page.
  • FindMyPast has church records for Manchester
  • FreeReg.org.uk has some records for Lancashire.
  • Manchester burials online

IGI and Extracted Records[edit | edit source]

Other Sources

Marriage Licences

Catholic Records[edit | edit source]

Recusant rolls:

  • 1628 - Earwaker, J.P. Three Lancashire Subsidy Rolls, viz., for the Hundred of Salford, 1541, the Hundred of Salford, 1622 and the Hundred of Leyland, 1628, Together with a Recusant Roll for the Hundred of Leyland, in 1628. London: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1885. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library - free.
  • The Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (MLFHS) have made transcriptions of Catholic records from Manchester. Basic information is free online, the full details can only be viewed on CDs that must be ordered.
  • Liverpool History Projectshas over 200,000 Catholic church records from Liverpool.
  • Ancestry ($) has about 2.4 million Catholic church records from Liverpool.

Nonconformist Records[edit | edit source]

For Further Reading[edit | edit source]

  • Raymond, Stuart A. Lancashire: a genealogical bibliography, vol. 2. Registers, inscriptions and wills. Birmingham [England]: Federation of Family History Societies, c 1996-1997.


References[edit | edit source]

  1. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' British Origins, (Wayback Machine) accessed 31 August 2013.
  2. 'Coverage of the Joiner Marriage Index', The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 1 September 2013.
  3. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 1 September 2013.
  4. 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.
  5. 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.

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