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UK Searching pre 1841

UK Searching pre 1841

Posted: 1236779296000
Classification: Query
Hi

I'm looking for help in how to go about tracing my family before the initial 1841 Census. For example, I have a relation who was apparently born in a local town in 1811. If I want to find out who his parents were and back further do I need to visit every church in the town and hope to strike lucky with a christening record? Or is there a more efficient and generally accepted method to trace such people and their ancestors?

Sorry if it's a daft question but this is fairly new to me.

Hope someone can help.

Thanks

Re: UK Searching pre 1841

Posted: 1236785356000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1245343637000
Hi................

I am new to this too, can't help you but was going to post a similar question, will look forward to the replies you get for info.

Re: UK Searching pre 1841

Posted: 1236785664000
Classification: Query
At least it's nice to know I'm not the only one!

Re: UK Searching pre 1841

Posted: 1237121355000
Classification: Query
I can't believe nobody else has replied oh well.......I asked someone at work and they told me there are web-sites that can assist.......If you type in "searching Parish records" a whole list of them come up, and some charge........may be of some help though......

Re: UK Searching pre 1841

Posted: 1237121640000
Classification: Query
I've been a bit disappointed by the lack of response too - maybe I posted the message in the wrong place.

Thanks for your help though - much appreciated.

Re: UK Searching pre 1841

Posted: 1245707210000
Classification: Query
Hello Moggyman,

Before Census returns, the best way is to check through the parish records for the established church of your ancestors. You can follow these back to the early 1500s. To go back further there are Wills, Hearth Taxes and many more ways to track people down in the UK :)

The firs thing you need is where where they in 1841, were they in the county of their birth? If not check the 1851 and to see where they give their birthplace.

Their are parish record look up exchanges for many of the British counties.

Pat ...
www.suffolk-surnames-list.co.uk
home of the Suffolk look ups

Re: UK Searching pre 1841

Posted: 1245707497000
Classification: Query
Apologies ....

There are parish record look up exchanges for many of the British counties.

http://aztecrose.tripod.com/LookupExchange.htm

Pat ...

Re: UK Searching pre 1841

Posted: 1245739695000
Classification: Query
Thank you.

I appreciate your help.

Terry

Re: UK Searching pre 1841

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Re: UK Searching pre 1841

Posted: 1245770700000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1333980481000
Post on the appropriate county board and someone is bound to be willing to help you.
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