English Church Records

Whatever the religious beliefs of your ancestors, English church records can provide wonderful insights into their lives and help you break down brick walls in your research. This class provides an overview of Anglican, Nonconformist, and Roman Catholic records from the 16th to the 20th century. What information do they contain, when were they created, where can you find them, why should you use them, and how can you access and understand them? Learn about parish registers, the contents of the parish chest, and what cases in the ecclesiastical courts can tell you about your ancestors' morals.

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