Many of the databases in this collection, which will be launched throughout the week, contain parish registers. The parish registers begin in 1538 and contain baptism, marriage, and burial information. Some of the parish register databases also include details about births and deaths, as required by various Acts of Parliament.
ARA was founded by Guy Etchells and Angela Petyt B.A.(hons.). ARA is an organization dedicated to offering rare books on CD at an affordable price. It caters to local history researchers, as well as to family history researchers.
ARA also offers school and college registers, directories, local histories and topography, wills, study aids, and maps. Plus, they provide some rare printed resources from Medieval times up to the 20th century.