Find your ancestors in Leicestershire burials

What can these records tell me?

There are over 790,000 burial records originating from the ancient county of Leicestershire in this collection. The records span over 400 years from 1538 to the 1991 and cover 279 parishes. Follow the link in the **Useful links and resources** section to see a full list of parishes covered.

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

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Death year
  • Burial year
  • Burial date
  • Burial place
  • Denomination
  • Father’s first name(s)
  • Mother’s first name(s)
  • County
  • Archive
  • Archive reference

While the vast majority of the records include images of the original parish registers, there are 3,027 transcripts that do not include images. These transcript-only records were provided by Julie Gerring and cover seven parishes: Breedon on the Hill (1752-1763), Cossington (1752-1837), Long Whatton (1752-1818), Prestwold (1752-1835), Quorndon (1752-1756), Walton on the Wolds (1752-1816), and Wymeswold (1752-1806). All other transcripts include images of the original registers, provided by the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland.

If your ancestor’s record includes an image, be sure to look at for any additional recorded details. As many registers included other fields such as abode and who performed the ceremony, there may be new details you can glean from the images.