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
  • 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.