Leicestershire And Rutland Family History Society
Established 20 September 1974 Reg. Charity No 518870 Member Of The F.F.H.S ©LRFHS Feb 2015
Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society
Unit 4B, Pilot House
Leicester LE1 6RN
Telephone 0116 2857211
LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE ON-
LATEST ACQUISITIONS AND DONATIONS TO THE CENTRE CAN BE FOUND ON THE RESEARCH CENTRE PAGE -
15 MARCH 2017
WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY RECORD OFFICE
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOLLOWING A PERIOD OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY RECORD OFFICE WILL BE CHANGING ITS HOURS TO THE FOLLOWING FROM 13TH MARCH 2017.
THE OFFICE WILL NO LONGER BE CLOSED FOR A COLLECTIONS WEEK EACH MONTH BUT WILL TAKE A TWO WEEK BREAK IN THE WINTER PERIOD THE DATE OF WHICH IS YET TO BE CONFIRMED. THIS WILL ENABLE STAFF TO WORK ON CATALOGUING LARGER COLLECTIONS AND CONTRIBUTE TO OUR AIM OF IMPROVING THE QUALITY, QUANTITY AND AVAILABILITY OF THEIR ONLINE CATALOGUES AND DIGITISED COLLECTIONS
ADDED TO FIND MY PAST 12 MAY 2017
City Of York Apprentices and Freemen 1272-
OVER 73,000 RECORDS Discover your ancestor in apprentice and freemen registers spanning 658 years of the city’s history. Discover your ancestor’s birth date, baptism place, occupation, residence, employer and father’s name or search for the city’s most illustrious former residents.
City Of York Calendars of Prisoners 1739-
OVER 24,000 RECORDS Do you have a black sheep hiding in your family tree? Explore hand written calendars of prisoners from York Castle to uncover ordinary and extraordinary stories of criminals and victims, from petty thieves to murderers sentenced to die.
City Of York Hearth & Window Tax 1665-
OVER 16,000 RECORDS Gain insight into your ancestor’s living conditions and wealth by discovering how many hearths and windows their dwelling had. These records pertain to taxes collected in the city and Ainsty of York.
City Of York Militia & Muster Rolls 1509-
OVER 16,000 RECORDS Explore fascinating Muster Rolls dating back to the reign of Henry VIII and see if your ancestor served in the local militia. Discover their dates of service, occupation and uncover details of the equipment they carried.
City Of York Deeds Registers 1718-
OVER 26,000 RECORDS Search these records to find out if your ancestor owned property in York and uncover details of their property dealings. Find out the names of buyers and sellers as well as specific details relating to their property.
ADDED TO FIND MY PAST 5 MAY 2017
United States Marriages
OVER 6.7 MILLION RECORDS New additions covering 127 counties across 18 states have been added to our collection of US marriages. This is the first time ever these records have been released online, providing you with brand new opportunities to expand your family tree.
Devon, Parish Registers Browse
OVER 459,000 RECORDS Browse over 4,500 handwritten volumes of parish baptisms, marriages, and burials. Parish registers are valuable for taking your research beyond 1837, the year civil registration was introduced in England and Wales.
Devon, Plymouth & West Devon Parish Registers Browse
RECORDS Find out if your family tree has roots in the South West of England, with over 900 volumes of original parish registers from Plymouth and West Devon. Explore thousands of pages spanning three centuries and browse through registers in their entirety.
ADDED TO FIND MY PAST 19 MAY 2017
Nottinghamshire Baptisms Index 1538-
Over 580,000 records have been added to our collection of Nottinghamshire baptisms. The collection now contains over 1.4 million transcripts that will reveal your ancestor’s baptism date, baptism location, religious denomination, residence and parent’s names.
Nottinghamshire Banns Index 1600-
Nottinghamshire Banns contains over 800 records. Banns are proclamations of a couple’s intention to marry. This proclamation would be read out three months prior to the intended marriage date on three consecutive Sundays in the couple’s home parishes. The practice was introduced in order to prevent clandestine marriages and to give local congregations time to raise any objections. Each transcript will reveal the couple’s names, birth years, marital status, residence, where there banns were read and the dates of their readings.
Nottinghamshire Marriages Index 1528-
Over 295,000 records spanning 400 years have been added to our collection of Nottinghamshire Marriage records. The collection now contains over 984,000 transcripts that will reveal your ancestor’s birth year, residence, marriage date, marriage place, occupation, residence, father’s name, whether they were married by banns or licence, and corresponding details for their spouse. Some records may also lists the names of any witnesses.
Nottinghamshire Burials Index 1596-
Over 423,000 new transcripts have been added to our collection of Nottinghamshire burials. Each transcript will allow you to determine when and where your ancestor was laid to rest, their age at death and religious denomination. You may also find notes on their marital status, cause of death, occupation, or other significant biographical details. Burial records can help you get an idea of where your ancestors spent their final years.