Birth, Marriage and Death Records
Birth, marriage and death records are a vital source for family historians. The book describes how these record-keeping systems evolved, and shows how they can be explored and interpreted. It recounts the history of parish registers from their origin in Tudor times, they look at how civil registration was organized in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and explain how the system in England and Wales differs from those in Scotland and Ireland. The nonconformists and foreign churches, in communities overseas and in the military are also explained, as are the systems of the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
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