Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Westminster Collection adds 400 years of BMB records

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Parish Registers added to Westminster Collection on
400 Years of Baptism, Marriage, and Burial History Published Online just added millions of new parish registers to its Westminster Collection. Family historians can now search for London ancestors on transcripts and scanned images of these parish records  from the city of Westminster that date back more than 400 years.

The Westminster Parish records cover the period 1538-1945 and come from more than 50 Westminster churches, including St. Anne, Soho, St. Clement Danes, St. George Hanover Square, St. James Westminster, St. Margaret Westminster, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. Mary-le-Strand and St. Paul Covent Garden.
Parishes are renowned for keeping detailed records of congregation members, including baptismal, marriage and funeral records. has tens of million parish records, including those from Wales, England and Scotland that date all the way back to 1538.
In this new addition, you can find details of President Theodore Roosevelt’s wedding in 1886; the marriage of UK Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel; and the marriage of poet Percy Shelley.
“Parish records offer a wealth of information for genealogists,” said D. Joshua Taylor, lead genealogist. “Stretching back hundreds of years, they offer a glimpse into some of the most important moments in the lives of churchgoers and their families.”
The Westminster Collection at is part of a growing resource of official parish records from local archives, including Cheshire Archives & Local Studies, Manchester City Council and Plymouth and West Devon Records Office, with many more in the pipeline, due to go live in the coming months.
The Westminster Collection is available on all of findmypast’s international sites as part of a World Subscription.’s expertise at digitizing historical records and uniting communities provides the tools to help people connect with their past and present.

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