Blog09 Nov 2011
We have just published the Cheshire Collection on findmypast.co.uk, a fantastic resource for anyone with Cheshire ancestors.
This remarkable collection comprises 10 million records, which span the period 1538-1910.
The following records are contained in this exciting collection:
- Bishop’s Transcripts of the Parish Registers 1576-1905
- Church of England Parish Registers 1538-1910
- Electoral Registers 1842-1900
- Marriage Licence Bonds and Allegations 1663-1905
- Non-Conformist and Roman Catholic Records 1671-1910
- Workhouse Registers 1781-1910
We will be publishing Chester Wills and Probate records and Land Tax Records very soon to complete the Cheshire Collection.
One example of the rich and unusual detail to be found in these records is from 18 March 1612. An earthquake struck Cheshire, but one family defied Mother Nature to get their child baptised. Unusually, this was recorded in the register of baptisms: ‘this daye there was an Earthquake about 7 of ye clock in ye morning’.
We are working in partnership with Cheshire Archives and Local Studies to bring you these records.