What can these records tell me?

While the amount of information may vary from transcript to transcript, most will include the following details:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Birth year
  • Baptism year
  • Baptism date
  • Baptism place
  • Denomination
  • Father’s first name(s)
  • Father’s last name
  • Mother’s first name(s)
  • Mother’s last name
  • County
  • Archive
  • Archive reference

While the vast majority of the records include images of the original parish registers, there are 2,075 transcripts that do not include images. These transcript-only records were provided by Julie Gerring and cover five parishes: Breedon on the Hill (1752-1758), Long Whatton (1743-1769), Sileby (1683-1727), Walton on the Wolds (1752-1768), and Wymeswold (1752-1802). All other transcripts include images of the original registers, provided by the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland.