The third edition of this index features the addition of a map of the whole UK that shows the county boundaries before 1830 and a shift to reliance on census indexes rather than marriage indexes, which are now summarized in a paragraph. The index, which will be a resource for genealogists, is organized alphabetically by county; with the counties of Scotland grouped together in the second part. In the atlas that precedes the index, two maps for each county are given in full-page reproduction; one for pre-1832 parishes, and the second a simplified topographical map (from James Bell's A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales from 1834) with ecclesiastical jurisdictions highlighted and differentiated by color. Distributed by the David Brown Book Company. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)Independent Publishing Group
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Parish registers are an extremely important but widely scattered archive. They are essential to the family historian and provide the only written record of numerous ancestors. This guide to parish registers covers England, Scotland and Wales and is a vital time-saving tool that will quickly become any genealogist’s bible. The atlas includes county parish maps which show pre-1882 parochial boundaries, color-coded probate jurisdictions, starting dates of surviving registers, as well as churches and chapels. Topographical maps face each parish map and show the contemporary road system and other local features. A helpful index lists all parishes with grid references to the county maps, and provides registration districts and census information. It also indicates the present whereabouts of original registers and copies, and whether a parish is included in other indexes.
Parish registers are a vast, important but widely scattered archive. They are essential to the family historian, providing the only written record of the vast majority of our ancestors who left but three brief mentions - a baptism, a marriage and a burial.
This guide to parish registers, now in its third edition, and covering England, Scotland and Wales, is a vital, time-saving tool that has become universally known as 'the genealogist's bible.'
The Atlas includes the famous county 'parish' maps, which show pre-1832 parochial boundaries, colour-coded probate jurisdictions, starting dates of surviving registers, and churches and chapels, where relevant.
Topographical maps face each 'parish' map, and show the contemporary road system and other local features, to help deduce the likely movement of people beyond the searcher's starting point.
The Index lists the parishes, with grid references to the county maps. It indicates the present whereabouts of original registers and copies, and whether a parish is included in other indexes. It also gives registration districts and census information.