Skip to main content

Parish Registers for Family Research Online Workshop

For family and Social Historians

Since their introduction in 1538, parish registers have gone through a number of changes. Throughout, they bear witness to life within each parish, and record the important personal events of baptism, marriage and burial and of course, after 1753, the reading of banns. They also evidence local, national and societal changes.  

Increase your chances of success with family historians’ core resource. Better understand what registers can provide for you. Including, where to find them, how Church of England and non-conformist registers differ, and how to interpret them. Discover some of the hidden codes which can appear in registers. Why a child could be apparently baptised more than once and in different locations. Also, the benefits and pitfalls of indexes and transcripts.

Please note this workshop is online using Zoom video conferencing technology.

Pre-booking is required because full joining instructions will be emailed in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.

7 - 9pm

Image: reproduced with the kind permission of Berkshire Record Office.

About Berkshire Family History Society

This workshop is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity number 283010.