Parish Records from England Now Available at WorldVitalRecords.com

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WorldVitalRecords.com has launched three new databases containing parish records from England. These registers are as follows and will be available FREE to access until March 7, 2007.

Sedgley Parish Registers 1558 – 1684
Wandsworth Parish Registers 1603 – 1787
Hampshire Parish Register – Newport, Isle of Wight Marriages

The Sedgley Parish Registers contain more than 8,900 records. These records have been scanned from the Everton Library Collection. Thanks to Thomas Janns Minister and Edward Perhouse and William Perhouse, church wardens, who compiled this database.

The Wandsworth Parish Registers have been scanned from the Everton Library Collection. The proximity of Wandsworth to London gives additional value to the publication of this volume. The database contains various entries on aliens, as there were a large number of French Refugees who settled there at various times. For a number of years, the Refugees kept their records in a court-yard, which was across from the Parish Church. the Parish Rate Books contains several French surnames, which are not located in the Parish Registers. Ministers at this time may have kept separate registers. The possibility of whether such Registers exist is in question.

The Hampshire Parish Registers contain more than 10,000 records. Many of the records contain civil marriage data from the Commonwealth Period which range from 1541 to 1837, the time in which the Civil Registration began. These records have also been compiled from the Everton Library Collection.

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