Links for Parochial and Non-conformist Sources

Parish records

  • Family Search: Contains a lot of information from church registers prior to civil registration. The library catalogue can also be used to identify microfilms of registers which may then be ordered for viewing at the LDS Family History Centres.
  • FreeREG: The FreeREG Project's objective is to provide free Internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records, which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers in the UK
  • National Burial Index: Now hosted by FindMyPast, the Federation of Family History Societies project includes many records of burials from throughout England and Wales.
  • Pallot's Marriage Index 1780-1837: Hosted by Ancestry, Contains more than 1.5 million marriage entries, mainly from London and Middlesex including all but two of the 103 parishes in the City.
  • London Burials Index: Now part of Find My Past
  • General Register Office for Scotland: Provides pay-per-view access to records of births, baptisms, banns and marriages for Scotland, prior to 1855.
  • Society of Genealogists: The Society's library in London holds the largest collection of parish register copies in the country as well as a wide range of other genealogical source material. Some of this data is now online (eg Origins-UK) available to SoG members.
  • Parish Register Transcription Society.
  • Ancestors Reunited: A commercial gravestone/church photography service covering the entire UK.
  • The major commercial websites also provide access to increasing numbers of records from parish registers.

Churches and Clergy

  • The Clergy Database: Searchable database of clergy of the Church of England, providing references to their appointments, etc.
  • Find A Church: Provides the location and contact details for over 40,000 churches in the UK. See also the Parish Information page on this site for links to West Middlesex churches.

Non-conformity




Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on 17th December and will be Zoom party time for Christmas. Bring your own crackers and refreshments. There will be a quiz.

Next Fair

We shall be running our virtual stall (with chat) at the Family History Show Online on Saturday 20th February 2021.

Next Advice Session

Advice sessions run at Feltham Library have had to be suspended, but advice may be requested by email. See the Advice page.


Previous news


Recent updates

24-November-2020

Digitised journals now go back to 1992, all fully indexed.

20-November-2020

Matt Brown's London Etymology Map has been added as an option to our Parish Maps page.

20-November-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.

5-November-2020

Committee minutes for September 2020 added to Members Area.

28-October-2020

Tickets at half price for our members for next year's family history show - see our Discounts page .

16-October-2020

New image (and tip) of the month.


Previous updates


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