Posted by Web Operations on July 31, 2012 in Births, Content, Deaths, Military, United Kingdom

We have added over 2.3 million Lancashire parish records to the site this week, including baptisms, marriages and burials ranging from 1538 to 1986. These records reveal the past residents of one of England’s most historic counties.

What’s New –

Parish records are the best source of vital record information before the nineteenth century. Before Civil Registration began in 1837, key events in a person’s life were typically recorded by the Church rather than the State. Starting in the sixteenth century, parish records are some of the longest running records available.

The baptism, marriage and burial registers let you build a timeline of your family’s most important events right back to the start of parish records in 1538. Even better, they often reveal parents’ names and addresses, giving you further generations to explore.

These new records are available in our UK Heritage Plus and World Heritage memberships. Let us know on Facebook if you make any new discoveries.

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