Parish Records - Helping you trace your Family History back to the 1500's

Parish Records - Helping you trace your Family History back to the 1500's

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Case Study: Lawrence Oates
Lawrence Edward Grace Oates saw military service during the Second Boer War, as an officer in the dragoons. He can be found the the 1900 Army List.


Naval Service
Navy Lists contains additional information beyond naval officers and the dates of their seniority, which takes the careers of some back into the late eighteenth century.


Celebrities of the Army - Colonel R.S.S. Baden-Powell
A short extract from 'Celebrities of the Army', a book written in the 19th Century.


Military History - A wealth of resources to help trace a military ance
Those inspired by November's Remembrance Day events to research their military forebears have a wealth of information available to help them.


Parish registers are records of baptisms, marriages, and burials made by the Church. These records are a valuable resource for researching your family tree, as civil registration and census returns do not go back further than c.1840. Parish records can extend your research back to the time of King Henry VIII, with most records going back to the 1600s (and some going back to the 1500s!)

Transcripts are published by societies or individuals. S&N Genealogy have published these parish records when permitted to do so or when the records are out of copyright, and are always looking to increase the range of the publications.

Tracing your Ancestors back to Parish Records

Birth, Marriage and Death records can be used to trace your ancestry back to 1837, where you can begin using Parish Records. The complete range of birth, marriage and death records (BMDs) are available online at - there are records from 1837 - 2004 as published by the General Records Office (GRO) - that's 168 years of data, or an amazing 250 million events!

Viewing Parish Records

You can view Parish Records on CD or you can view the product list on our website by clicking here. You can also view them online for a subscription fee.

Choosing the right set of Parish Records

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