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Bedfordshire, England : Classification : Parish Records


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Parish Registers were instigated by Cromwell from 1538, recording every wedding, baptism and burial. There are gaps in the records for a variety of reasons, such as the civil war, but these records are a prime source for building family trees. From 1597 a copy of the records had to be made and sent to the Bishop. Sometimes the Bishops' Transcript may contain more information than the original, so it can often be worthwhile tracking down both. For more information on Parish Registers there is a brief history on the Wikipedia Parish Register page.

After 1837 Civil Registration was introduced and the Local BMD and GRO BMD records become the primary source.

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Classification:GRO BMD, Births, Deaths, Marriages, National, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates - BMD Index
Link:Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates - BMD Index
Description:Complete GRO indexes online & Non-Parochial BMDs service. Includes overseas BMD's for armed forces.
Extra Info:Includes Pre-1837 Non-Conformist BMDs
Classification:GRO BMD, Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, National, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials
Title:Find My Past - BMD's, Censuses, Parish Records and More
Link:Find My Past - BMD's, Censuses, Parish Records and More
Description:Find My Past - BMD's, Censuses, Parish Records and More
Classification:Baptisms, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:APPERLEY One Name Study
Link:http://www.wells-genealogy.org.uk/apperley/
Description:APPERLEY One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, DNA Project, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:AUDLEY Family History
Link:http://www.audleyfamilyhistory.com
Description:AUDLEY Family History
Extra Info:Research for the name AUDLEY and variants such as AIDLEY.
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:BAALHAM Resource Centre
Link:http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~...
Description:BAALHAM Resource Centre and One Name Study
Extra Info:Mainly around Suffolk.
Classification:Baptisms, Parish Records
Title:Baptisms - England and Wales Christening Records
Link:England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Description:England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
Extra Info:Not complete.
Classification:Births, Deaths, Marriages, Parish Records, Pedigrees, Visitations
Title:Bedfordshire County Data from Ancestry
Link:Bedfordshire County Data from Ancestry
Description:Bedfordshire County Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes Visitations of Bedfordshire, 1566, 1582, and 1634.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Bedfordshire Parish Registers
Link:http://www.sgibbs1.freeserve.co.uk/ParishRegisters...
Description:Bedfordshire Parish Registers
Extra Info:Includes some census data for Great Barford
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:CLUETT / CLEWETT Records and One Name Study
Link:http://www.cluett.org.uk/
Description:CLUETT / CLEWETT Records and One Name Study
Extra Info:Part way down the home page is the Search link.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:COUSIN Family and One Name Study
Link:http://www.cousinsfamily.co.uk/
Description:COUSIN Family and One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:CRIBB Family Name
Link:http://www.cribb-bmd.info/
Description:CRIBB Family Name Birth, Marriage and Death and Burial Records
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:DALTON Data Bank and One Name Study
Link:http://www.daltondatabank.org/
Description:DALTON Data Bank and One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:DE WAHUL - Extracts from Parish Records
Link:DE WAHUL - Extracts from Parish Records
Description:Extracts from Parish Records relating to the family of DE WAHUL 1602-1624 in Bedfordshire
Extra Info:Also written Wadhelle, Wahulle, Wodhul, Woodhull, Wodell, Odell, Odle.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:DRING Family History
Link:http://www.dring.org.uk/
Description:DRING Family History
Classification:Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:DUGMORE's of the Past
Link:http://warwickshireinfo.webspace.virginmedia.com/d...
Description:DUGMORE's of the Past
Extra Info:DUGMORE's family name, mainly concentrated in the Midlands area.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials
Title:EARDLEY Family Genealogy Resources
Link:http://www.eardley.org/
Description:EARDLEY Family Genealogy Resources
Classification:GRO BMD, Births, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:ELKINGTON Family History
Link:http://www.elkingtonfamily.com
Description:ELKINGTON Family History - One Name Study
Classification:GRO BMD, Census, Parish Records, Pedigrees, Visitations
Title:England Data from Ancestry
Link:England Data from Ancestry
Description:England Data Collection from Ancestry
Extra Info:Includes 1861-1901 Censuses; 1837-2005 GRO BMD; visitations and other records.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Family History Books via Family Search
Link:http://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb...
Description:Family History Books via Family Search
Extra Info:More than 40,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. Read online for free. Includes some parish register transcripts.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Family History Notebook
Link:http://www.fivenine.co.uk/family_history_notebook/
Description:Family History Notebook - Selected Records from Many Counties
Classification:GRO BMD, Births, Deaths, Marriages, National, Parish Records
Title:Family Relatives
Link:http://www.familyrelatives.com/
Description:Family Relatives - BMD Indexes and More
Extra Info:Subscription site. Includes WW1 & WW2 deaths.
Classification:Baptisms, Bishops Transcripts, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:Family Search Records Collection - England
Link:Family Search Records Collection - England
Description:Family Search Records Collection - England
Extra Info:An increasing number of records, including census and parish records.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Family Search Records Collection - Worldwide
Link:Family Search Records Collection - Worldwide
Description:Family Search Records Collection - Worldwide
Extra Info: Includes the England and Wales 1841 & 1861 Census, and foreign records, such as the American cenus that contains Britons who were aboard.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:FOSKETT One Name Study
Link:http://www.foskett-genealogy.co.uk/
Description:FOSKETT One Name Study
Extra Info:Click on records for many FOSKETTs.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, National, Parish Records
Title:FreeReg Project
Link:FreeReg Project
Description:Transcriptions for Parish Registers
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:GenoGold Genealogical Data -- Transcriptions from Many English Counties
Link:http://www.genogold.co.uk/
Description:GenoGold Genealogical Data -- Transcriptions from Many English Counties
Extra Info:Some work currently being done on the site and not all options may be working.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:HEWITSON One Name Study
Link:http://www.johnstark.org/fh/hewitson/hewitsonframe...
Description:HEWITSON One Name Study
Extra Info:Also includes the variants Hewartson, Hewertson, Hewetson, Hewison, Huitson.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:HOLLINGWORTH One Name Study
Link:http://www.hollingworths.net/index.htm
Description:HOLLINGWORTH One Name Study
Extra Info:HOLLINGWORTH and variations.
Classification:Baptisms, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:HONEYBONE Family History Project
Link:http://www.honeybonefhp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/
Description:HONEYBONE Family History Project
Extra Info:Scroll down for Parish Records.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:HUTCHINGS Family Website
Link:http://www.hutchings.org/
Description:HUTCHINGS Family Website
Extra Info:Mainly HUTCHINGS in and around Sturminster Newton, Dorset, although transcriptions of all areas for census.
Classification:Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Marriages - England and Wales
Link:England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940
Description:England and Wales Marriages, 1538-1940
Extra Info:Not complete.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:NETHERWOOD One Name Study
Link:http://www.netherwood.name/
Description:NETHERWOOD One Name Study
Extra Info:Click on resources.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Nonconformist Register - Northowram of Coley Register
Link:http://archive.org/details/nonconformistreg00byuhe...
Description:Nonconformist Register - Northowram or Coley Register 1644-1752
Extra Info:Online book. Parish Registers 1584-1620. Index of surnames and place names at end of book.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Norman Tew's Genealogy Pages
Link:http://www.tech2u.com.au/~normtew/
Description:Norman Tew's Genealogy Pages
Extra Info:Includes the parish of Stoke Bruerne, Ashton, Roade, Bliswoth, Hastings and many more.
Classification:Parish Records
Title:Parish Register - William Bradock's Guide 1910
Link:http://archive.org/details/parishregister00braduof...
Description:Parish Register - William Bradock's Guide 1910
Extra Info:Online book. It explains that start of parish registers and other associated items, such as Phillimore marriages, Hardwicke's marriage act, banns, explanation of register entries, foundlings, as well as some interesting register extracts.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Parish Registers of Bedfordshire and More - Genealogia Bedfordiensis
Link:http://archive.org/details/cu31924029784638
Description:Parish Registers of Bedfordshire and More - Genealogia Bedfordiensis
Extra Info:Online Book.Genealogia Bedfordiensis; being a collection of evidences relating chiefly to the landed gentry of Bedfordshire, A. D. 1538-1700. Collected out of parish registers, the bishop's transcripts, early wills, monumental inscriptions, etc.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:PENNYFATHER One Name Study
Link:http://pennyfather.org/
Description:PENNYFATHER One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:POULTON Web - Also MELLOR, WHITE, TWEED and Associated Families
Link:http://www.thanksfrank.co.uk/
Description:POULTON Web - Also MELLOR, WHITE, TWEED and Associated Families
Extra Info:Many names and places included on this site. The name index also indicates records for that name.
Classification:Banns, Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:PRATLEY One Name Study
Link:http://www.pratley.info/
Description:PRATLEY One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:PREECE One Name Study
Link:http://www.preecefamilyhistory.co.uk/
Description:PREECE One Name Study
Extra Info:Mainly around Hereford, Worcester, Gloucester and Somerset areas
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials
Title:RAINE Family Genealogy
Link:http://www.rainegenealogy.com/
Description:RAINE Family Genealogy
Classification:Baptisms, Census, Marriages, Parish Records
Title:Romany References and Records
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20091026134802/http://g...
Description:Romany References and Records
Extra Info:This is an archived copy of a site that is no longer active, although most information still seems to be available.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Deaths, Marriages, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:Rushden and District History Society - Bedfordshire Pages
Link:http://www.rushdenheritage.co.uk/Villages/index-BD...
Description:Rushden and District History Society - Bedfordshire Pages
Extra Info:As well as parish registers, also has some workhouse births and deaths.
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:STERRY One Name Study
Link:http://www.sterryworldwide.com/
Description:STERRY One Name Study
Extra Info:Includes extracts from civil registration, parish records and marriage licences.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:STRANGE, STRAINGE and Variants One Name Study
Link:http://www.yourtotalevent.com/people/idxpepl.htm
Description:STRANGE and STRAINGE Family History
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, Monumental Inscriptions, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:STURTIVANT One Name Study
Link:http://www.sturtivant.org.uk/
Description:STURTIVANT One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Burials / Cremations, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, Wills / Probate
Title:SWINBURN(E) Family History Site
Link:http://webspace.webring.com/people/au/um_7035/
Description:SWINBURN(E) Family History Site
Classification:Burials / Cremations, Monumental Inscriptions, Parish Records
Title:Turvey's Village Website
Link:http://www.turveybeds.com/
Description:Turvey's Village Website
Extra Info:Click on Village, Families and Resources for information.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:WELLS Family Research
Link:http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wellsfam/wfraone...
Description:WELLS Family Research
Extra Info:Scroll down for country specific records.
Classification:Baptisms, Burials / Cremations, Census, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records, War Memorials & Other Memorials, Wills / Probate
Title:WESTAWAY One Name Study
Link:http://westawayfamily.co.uk/
Description:WESTAWAY One Name Study
Classification:Baptisms, Births, Census, Deaths, Marriages, One Name Study, Parish Records
Title:WHEATON Family History
Link:http://www.wheatonjk.co.uk/
Description:WHEATON Family History

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