If you have Ancestors in England

Genealogy Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin

St. Margaret’s Church at Westminister. Founded in the 12th century. Rebuilt 1486 to 1523. Expect to go back to 1500s in many of England’s old parish registers!

The fastest and most rewarding research that one can perform in the British Isles is in the parish registers. The reason is this is where the baptisms, marriages and burials were recorded for each parish. You will discover the names of the parents and all of their children, births, marriages and even burials.

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This is a broad collection of surviving parish registers and memoriams. The smartest approach is to go to the area, such as London, and search all of those registers. Some of these books are close to open, however, here is a fast way to approach this.

  1. click on the link. Wait until it opens.

  2. type Ctrl + Alt + F

  3. that will bring up a search box at the top of your screen. (You can use this keyboard code anywhere on the Internet).

  4. type in the name you are searching for.

    Georgia Pioneers.com is currently adding a vast collection of old out-of-print-genealogy books in every State and the United Kingdom. One scan was performed for each book, and (depending on your computer speed) may be rather slow to load. Hopefully, the 5G will be in all areas this year, because we sure need it to speed up the Internet!

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