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

King Street

Leicester LE1 6RN

Telephone 0116 2857211

E-Mail Addresses:

Chairman

chairman@lrfhs.org.uk

Vice-Chairman

vicechairman@lrfhs.org.uk

Secretary

secretary@lrfhs.org.uk

Treasurer

treasurer@lrfhs.org.uk

Membership

membership@lrfhs.org.uk

Journal Editor

editor.lrfhs@gmail.com

Research Centre

librarian@lrfhs.org.uk

Projects

projects@lrfhs.org.uk

Publications

publications@lrfhs.org.uk

Publicity Officer

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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.

WEDNESDAY 10-4 , THURSDAY 10-4, FRIDAY 10-4 , SATURDAY 10-1

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


There are over 8.4 million new records are available to search this Findmypast Friday 30 June, including:

Canada Census 1861

The Canada Census of 1861 was the last census to be taken in the Province of Canada and records the details of over 2.9 million people. The United Province of Canada was a British colony in North America from 1841 to 1867. The province consisted of Canada West (Ontario) and Canada East (Quebec), although the 1861 census also collected population details for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Unfortunately, the original paper records were destroyed in 1955 following the microfilming done by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics. Each record contains an image of these 1955 microfilms and a transcript of the information recorded. The amount of information listed may vary but most records will reveal where your ancestor was living, who they were living with, when & where they were born, their marital status and religion. Images will reveal a wide variety of additional details relating to the household and its members ranging from biographical details to information about the property and local area.

Canada Census 1871

The 1871 Census of Canada was the first census to be taken in the newly formed federation of Canada and recorded the details of over 3.5 million records. The census covers the 206 districts and 1,701 sub-districts of the four original provinces. Each record contains a microfilm image and a transcript of the information recorded. Records will reveal your ancestor's age, year & place of birth, origin, marital status, family number and religion. Images will also reveal additional details relating to the household and property.

Yorkshire Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts Browse

Over 11,000 volumes of vital Yorkshire records dating back to 1538 are now available to browse in their entirety. Using Browse is a very methodical approach and can be particularly useful when searching for unknown individuals between a specific date range.

Yorkshire Baptisms

Over 638,000 new records have recently been added to our collection of Yorkshire Baptisms. The new additions cover Sheffield and Yorkshire's East Riding. Each record includes a transcript and an image of the original document that will reveal where your ancestor was baptised, the date their baptism, the names of their parents and their religious denomination.

Yorkshire Banns

Over 31,000 new records covering Sheffield and the East Riding have been added to our collection of Yorkshire Banns. Each record includes both a transcript and an image of the original document that will reveal your ancestor's name, place of banns, date of banns, marriage year, residence and the name of their spouse.

Yorkshire Marriages

More than 419,000 new records have been added to our collection of Yorkshire marriages. Search these records to discover when, where and to whom your ancestor was married. Each record includes both a transcript and image of the original document that may also reveal the couples birth years, residence, occupation, marital status, fathers' names and the names of any witnesses.

Yorkshire Burials

575,000 new Yorkshire burial records are now available to search and explore. As with the new baptisms, banns and marriages, these new additions cover Sheffield and the East Riding. The records will reveal your ancestors age at death, birth year, burial date, and burial place.

Irish Newspapers

Over 155,000 new articles and one brand new title, The Catholic Standard, have been added to our collection of historical Irish newspapers. The Catholic Standard was a weekly newspaper that currently covers the years 1933-1949 and 1951-1957.

PERiodical Source Index update

Over 28,000 new articles covering Ontario, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan and Rhode Island have been added to eight existing PERSI titles, including:

· Families – volumes 10-51 (1971-2012)

· NewsLeaf – volume 42, numbers 1, 3-4 (2012)

· Missouri Historical Review – added images to volume 18, numbers 2-4 (1924)

· Newport Historical Magazine – volumes 1-4 (1880-1884)* Nantucket Historical Association Bulletin – volumes 1-3 (1896-1913)

· Minnesota Historical Society Collections – volumes 2-7, 9-15 (1860-1915)

· Michigan History Magazine – volumes 1-7 (1917-1923)

· Medford Historical Register ­– volumes 1-26 (1898-1923)


Over 121,000 new Roman Catholic Parish records covering the Diocese of Westminster have been added to the Catholic Heritage Archive this Findmypast Friday 14 July , including:

England Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms

Over 94,000 records covering parishes throughout the Catholic Diocese of Westminster have been added to our collection of English Roman Catholic Parish Baptisms. Each record will include both a transcript and an image of the original document. The amount of information in each transcript may vary depending on the age of the original record, its legibility, and the amount of detail recorded by the parish priest at the time of the event. Images may provide additional information about your ancestor such as the names of their godparents, the minister who performed the baptism, and the parent's residence. Some registers will even include notes about the individual's marriage.

England Roman Catholic Parish Marriages

Just under 9,000 additional Westminster records have been added to England Roman Catholic Parish Marriages. Every result will display the original sacramental register and a transcript of the vital details which may vary depending the age and condition of the register itself. Most transcripts will list the couple's full names, role, the date of their marriage, marriage location and father's names. Images may reveal additional details about your ancestor's wedding day such as the name of their witnesses or the priest who performed the service.

England Roman Catholic Parish Burials

New Westminster records have also been added to our collection of English Roman Catholic Burials. Transcripts will reveal when and where your ancestor was laid to rest, the year in which they were born and the year of their death. Images may provide additional information such as their parents' names or details relating to their burial and plot.

England Roman Catholic Parish Congregational Records

Did your ancestor receive confirmation? Were they a benefactor of their local chruch? Explore more than 16,000 new additions to our collection of Roman Catholic congregational records to discover your ancestor's relationship with their local Catholic parish.

England Roman Catholic Parish Registers Browse

All of this week's new additions have also been added to the England Roman Catholic Registers Browse function. The entire collection now contains 756 volumes from the Birmingham and Westminster Archdiocesan Archives spanning the years 1657 to 1907.