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England Beginning Research Series Lesson 4: Understanding Church Records Welcome! This series of lessons will help you learn how to conduct genealogical.

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1 England Beginning Research Series Lesson 4: Understanding Church Records Welcome! This series of lessons will help you learn how to conduct genealogical research on an ancestor from England.. This lesson should take 20 minutes to complete. Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

2 Objectives By the end of this lesson, you will be able to do the following:  Understand the value of parish registers.  Explore  Search the Catalog.  Locate record collections.  Find a local FamilySearch Center.  Learn about handwriting.  Learn about other Church Records.  Evaluate the records that are found. Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

3 Parish Registers From 1538 to the present, the Church of England parish registers include: Baptism records Marriage records Burial records Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

4 Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

5 Types of Records Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. * For family history research purposes, christenings and burials replace records of birth and death before civil registration in 1837, and these records are a supplement to births and deaths after 1837.

6 Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

7 The Lucas Family

8 Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

9 Searching for Harriott Leeson Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

10 Searching for Harriott Leeson Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

11 FamilySearch – Historical Record Collections Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

12 FamilySearch – Historical Record Collections Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

13 FamilySearch–Historical Record Collections Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

14 Parish Registers Online Other free sites to search:     Pay sites to search:     Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

15 Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

16 Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

17 GENUKI Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

18 Search Engines Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Google Search Result Yahoo Search Result

19 Pay sites–www.findmypast.co.uk Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

20 Pay sites – Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

21 Pay sites – Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

22 Pay sites–www.origins.net–British Origins Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

23 FamilySearch–The Catalog Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

24 FamilySearch–Exploring the Catalog Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

25 FamilySearch–Exploring the Catalog Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

26 FamilySearch–Exploring the Catalog Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

27 FamilySearch–Exploring the Catalog Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

28 Parish Baptism Record Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

29 Parish Marriage Record Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

30 Parish Burial Record Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

31 FamilySearch–Locating a FamilySearch Center Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

32 FamilySearch–Locating a FamilySearch Center Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

33 Church of England Records  Parish Registers–local unit governing Church affairs; original  “Chapelries” (more records)  Bishop’s Transcripts, (1598), copies  Parish Chest records, business and activities Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

34 Other Church Records  Church Warden Accounts and Vestry Minutes  Poor Rates  Settlement Certificates and Removal Orders  Bastardy Bonds Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

35 Nonconformist Records Shown here is William Tyndale (1492 – 1536) Tyndale was an English scholar who became a central figure in Protestant reformation. Nonconformist Churches BaptistsCongregationalists MethodistsProtestants Dissenters IndependentsSociety of Friends (Quakers) Roman CatholicsChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints (Mormons) Presbyterians Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

36 Handwriting–Paleography  Many different types of handwriting  Online helps:  click Learn then Research Courses then English Paleography.  click Paleography. Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

37 The Lucas Family Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

38 Pedigree Chart James Lucas Hyrum J. Lucas Abt Newbold On Avon, Warwickshire, England Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

39 Family Group Record – James Lucas Family Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

40 Congratulations! You have completed the Church Records lesson in the series. This completes this four part England Research series. Copyright © 2012 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.


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